smanual_print-english.pdf smanual_print.qxd 9.11.2006 21.2.2005 9:47:27 14:41 Page 2 2 WodaPlug C M Y 506-40249-00 CM WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter MY CY CMY Distributor: Tomorrow Systems s. r. o. K Zadní Kopanině 182, Praha 515, 155 00 K Technical support: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Informations: E-mail: email@example.com Phone: +420 257 960 350 www.tomorrows.cz www.wodaplug.com Info Brochure smanual_print-english.pdf smanual_print.qxd 10.11.2006 21.2.2005 8:37:03 14:41 Page 4 4 Technical Data The table below shows the Technical Speciﬁcations of the WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter. Standards 10 Base-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.3 10 Mbps, Auto MDI/ MDIx support 14 (85) Mbps HomePlug 1.0 compatible Protocola CSMA/CA MAC control Transfer rate Max. 14 Mbps (or 85Mbps for A002-85 model) Transfer procedure Asynchronous Modulation OFDM, DQPSK, DBPSK, ROBO Carrier Modulation Support Frequency Band 4.3 Mhz to 20.9 Mhz band Range Up to 470 m Security 56bit DES Platform Support OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed and with Ethernet port LED Indicators 1x Power LED, 1x Powerline Link Status LED, 1x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED HomePlug connection Standard power plug Computer interface RJ45 Power consumption 5,8 W Power supply Integrated 230V AC Supply via Power Socket for Europe/UK Model Integrated 120V AC Supply via Power Socket for US Model Storage: -25°C—70°C, Operation: suitable for room temperature, 27°C 2 C , 300m in line M Y CM MY CY CMY K Temperature Environment Suitable for room temperature, 27°C, 10—90% humidity (non-condensing) System requirements for Conﬁguration Utility Ethernet interface Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Macintosh OS 10.2 or higher External Connectors 1 x Electrical Power Socket 1 x RJ45 for 10Base-T Ethernet Dimension (height x width x depth) 92 mm x 66 mm x 45 mm Weight Approx. 180 g 2 WodaPlug KEY FEATURES: - Easy to install & use - No additional wiring needed - No drivers needed - Speed up to 14 Mbps (or85Mbps for A002-85 model) - 56bit DES security - Ideal for building home/small oﬃce network smanual_print-english.pdf smanual_print.qxd 9.11.2006 21.2.2005 9:29:34 14:41 Page 6 1 Introduction 2 Installation and Connection WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter 2.1 System Requirements One of the major drawbacks in setting up home network is the absence of required wiring inside the house to interconnect networked computers. In recent years several technologies have attempted to address the issue. The most prominent technology so far is the family of WIFI (802.11 X) products. Recently, however, another technology called HomePlug has come forth. It uses electrical grids, already available inside walls to transmit data from computer to computer. HomePlug technology modulates computer data in a way to enable them use power grid as a medium of transmission from point to point. Using this technology, two computers have a virtual Ethernet connection without the need to be physically connected to each other. The WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adaptor has 3 indicator lights (LEDs) and an Ethernet port. The LEDs depict the connection status, as well as other information, enabling detailed diagnosis of system malfunction. The Ethernet port is to connect to a device in the home network. The WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adaptor has a standard power plug for connection to a power outlet. C M Y WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter is applicable with all TCP/IP operating systems with Ethernet port. Drivers are not required for this adapter. But the supplied Conﬁguration Utility software to assign the network password operates only with Windows operating systems. Your computer must meet the following requirements: IBM PC compatible computers: Operating system Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP Processor Intel Pentium II 300 MHz MMX compatible, or higher Min. 64 MB free space RAM and HDD CD-ROM drive Apple Macintosh computers: Operating system Apple Mac OS X 10.2 or higher Processor G3 or higher Min. 64 MB free space RAM and HDD CD-ROM drive There are three main kinds of power plugs: — A002(UK) – 3 pins UK plug with integrated 230V AC power supply, — A002E (EUR) – 2 pins Euro plug with integrated 230V AC power supply, — A002(US) – 2 pins US plug with integrated 120V AC power supply. CM MY CY CMY Computer networking in the oﬃce or at home has the following advantages: — Share centrally stored data — Share one printer — Multi-access to one Internet connection — Multi-user games over the network. K Note: Your computer or the device to which you want to connect the WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter must have an Ethernet port, i.e. a network card or a network adapter. 2.2 Connection and Indicator Lights 1.1 Package Contents The WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter has three lights indicator (LEDs) and an Ethernet port: Make sure that you have the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, please contact your dealer immediately. Manual „Easy Start“ WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter CAT-5 UTP Straight Ethernet Network cable (RJ-45) 1 pc. in Singl Pack 2 pc. in Twin Pack 1 pc. in Singl Pack 2 pc. in Twin Pack Conﬁguration Utility Installation CD ACT : Indicate activity in powerline networking LINK : Lights up when detected and connected with another WodaPlug adapter within the network. ETH-LINK/ACT : Lights up when connected to the Ethernet port of the computer or other Ethernet devices. Flashes during data transfer. ETHERNET : This is the connection point for connecting it to a computer or other devices with Ethernet port. smanual_print.qxd 21.2.2005 14:41 Page 8 3 Examples of Applications 3.4 Home Networking — option 4 Networking for several workstations with one Internet connection over an ADSL/Cable router and an ADSL/Cable modem. 3.1 Home Networking — option 1 Workstation with Internet connection over an ADSL/Cable modem. 3.2 Home Networking — option 2 Networking for Online Gaming. 3.5 Care Instructions Network Volume The maximum number of HomePlug adapters in a single-family house is theoretically 253 connections, but in practice no more than 10 devices should be transferring data simultaneously. Network Security Normally the electric meter forms a physical barrier, i.e. only devices connected to this meter can be part of the network and benefit from the phase coupling. We strongly recommend that you use the WP-A001E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter internal device encryption. It is configured with the WP-A001E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter Configuration Utility (refer to Page 11 on the Configuration Utility User Guide for Windows or Page 15 on the Installation and Configuration Utility User Guide for Macintosh). 3.3 Home Networking — option 3 Networking for several workstations with one Internet connection over an ADSL/Cable modem router. 3.6 Frequently Asked Questions Please refer to the FAQ.html file located in the \Manuals folder on the Configuration Utility Installation CD for the WP-A001E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter frequently asked questions (FAQ).