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WP-A002E WodaPlug Ethernet Adapter
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Distributor:
Tomorrow Systems s. r. o.
K Zadní Kopanině 182, Praha 515, 155 00
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Technical support:
E-mail: podpora@wodaplug.com
Informations:
E-mail: info@tomorrows.cz
Phone: +420 257 960 350
www.tomorrows.cz
www.wodaplug.com
Info Brochure
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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).