VideoLink Powerline
Internet Adapter
User Manual
8820-00661 Rev. A01
F5D4077
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2 Installing and Setting Up the Adapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
4 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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Thank you for purchasing the VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapter (the Adapter). Most people don’t enjoy buying long and
expensive Ethernet cables or pulling the cables from one place to another, but the Adapter offers one of the easiest ways to enjoy
home or small-business networking. Users can now experience a total network solution with the Adapter. The VideoLink Powerline
Internet Adapter operates on the HomePlug® Powerline AV standard, providing up to 200Mbps* bandwidth over home AC wiring.
Since the home power lines are the most pervasive medium in households with multiple outlets in every room, the Adapter allows
multiple home desktop and notebook computers to be networked to share an Internet connection, printers, and files, stream video,
and play games without any additional wiring. The advanced signal processing is capable of maintaining coverage throughout the
entire house, even across different phase rings.
These Adapters also use xtendnet technology to ensure the most robust
powerline network in the market. Each additional Belkin VideoLink
Powerline or Gigabit Powerline Adapter that is plugged in is capable of
repeating the data signal for maximum coverage of your home.
For security, all HomePlug devices are equipped with 128-bit AES
encryption. The private home power grid plus encryption makes
HomePlug significantly more secure than competing technologies.
The VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapter provides the best solution for
no-new-wires home networking. With easy plug-and-play installation,
and the reliability of HomePlug Ethernet’s products, the VideoLink
Powerline Internet Adapter is the best solution for high-speed
networking.
The installation of the Adapter only requires that a 10/100Mbps Ethernet
port is available on your device. This makes the VideoLink Powerline
Internet Adapter compatible with any device, including Mac, Windows,
and UNIX machines. Note that you need at least two adapters to create
a powerline network.
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Features
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Up to 200Mbps* bandwidth over standard home power lines
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HomePlug signal easily passes through circuit breaker
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128-bit AES encryption ensures data security
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Encryption completed by hardware, without sacrifice to bandwidth
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Uses IEEE 802.3 computer interface
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Plug-and-play installation
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xtendnet™ feature for a robust powerline network
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HomePlug Powerline AV-compliant
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Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0 and 1.0 Turbo networks
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Product Specifications
Computer Interface: IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Operating Temperature: 32–104 degrees F (0–40 degrees C)
Storage Temperature: -4–176 degrees F (-20–80 degrees C)
Humidity: Max. 5%–90% (non-condensing)
*The standard transmission rate—200Mbps—is the physical data rate.
Actual data throughput will be lower.
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System Requirements
Solid Green
Power on
Off
Power off
Blinking Green
Encryption setting up
Solid Green
Encryption setup successful
Double Flash
Fail in encryption
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At least 2 HomePlug devices
Available Ethernet port on each computer or network device
Available power outlet
Standard home powerline wiring
CD-ROM drive
Package Contents
Powerline Link LED
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Two VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapters
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Powerline data transmitting
or receiving
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2 Ethernet Cables
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User Manual on CD
Color Green
Link rate excellent: greater
than 80Mbps
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Quick Installation Guide
Color Amber
Link rate low: less than 80Mbps
Off
No activity
Ethernet Link LED
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10/100Mbps port linked
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No Ethernet link
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Installing and Setting Up the Adapters
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Hardware Setup
Installation of the VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapter takes only
seconds and does not require setting up long wires throughout the
house. Simply plug the units directly into any available wall outlet and
connect to any device with an Ethernet port. Users have the option to
randomly change the security password for their powerline network.
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Plug your network cable into the device’s RJ45 network
adapter port.
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Plug the other end of your network cable into the RJ45 port located
at the back of the Adapter.
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Insert the Adapter directly into a power outlet in the wall.
NOTE: Do not plug the device into a UPS or power strip with
surge protection as they may filter the powerline signal.
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Repeat this process for the second Adapter.
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Changing the Network Password
The Adapter uses 128-bit AES encryption to block access from
the outside. By default, the protection is enabled. However, it is
recommended that you change the default network password with the
“Encryption” button located on the units.
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With both Adapters plugged into the wall, press the “Encryption”
button on both units for 10 seconds. The password on these
Adapters has now been changed to a random value.
2. Next, press the “Encryption” button on one unit for more than one
second, but less than three seconds.
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Within two minutes, press the “Encryption” button on the second
unit for more than one second, but less than three seconds.
4. The new network password has now been saved to the second
unit. The password will not be lost, even if the Adapters are
unplugged from the wall.
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Adding Another Adapter to the Network
Resetting to Factory Defaults
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If the default network password has been changed, a new Adapter
will have to load the new password before it can join the network.
Using a pointed object, press and hold the “Reset” button for one
second to restore defaults. This procedure resets the network password
to the default out-of-box value.
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Press the “Encryption” button on an encrypted unit for more than
one second, but less than three seconds.
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Within two minutes, press the “Encryption” button on the new unit
for more than one second, but less than three seconds.
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The new device has now been loaded with the network password
and added to the current powerline network.
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You can find technical support information at www.belkin.com/support
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FCC Statement
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
We, Belkin International, Inc., of 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista,
CA 90094, declare under our sole responsibility that the product,
F5D4077,
to which this declaration relates, complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of this device is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the device shall be used in
such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized. When connecting an external antenna to the
device, the antenna shall be placed in such a manner to minimize the
potential for human contact during normal operation. In order to avoid
the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits,
human proximity to the antenna shall not be less than 20cm (8 inches)
during normal operation.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
to this device that are not expressly approved by Belkin International, Inc.,
may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the essential requirements of the EMC
Directive 2004/108/EC. A copy of the European Union CE marking
“Declaration of Conformity” may be obtained at the website:
www.belkin.com/doc.
Federal Communications Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
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Belkin International, Inc., Limited 1-Year Product Warranty
What is not covered by this warranty?
All above warranties are null and void if the Belkin product is not
provided to Belkin for inspection upon Belkin’s request at the sole
expense of the purchaser, or if Belkin determines that the Belkin product
has been improperly installed, altered in any way, or tampered with.
The Belkin Product Warranty does not protect against acts of God such
as flood, earthquake, lightning, war, vandalism, theft, normal-use wear
and tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence, abuse, damage due to low
voltage disturbances (i.e. brownouts or sags), non-authorized program,
or system equipment modification or alteration.
What this warranty covers.
Belkin International, Inc. (“Belkin”) warrants to the original purchaser of
this Belkin product that the product shall be free of defects in design,
assembly, material, or workmanship.
What the period of coverage is.
Belkin warrants the Belkin product for one year.
What will we do to correct problems?
Product Warranty.
Belkin will repair or replace, at its option, any defective product free of
charge (except for shipping charges for the product). Belkin reserves the
right to discontinue any of its products without notice, and disclaims any
limited warranty to repair or replace any such discontinued products.
In the event that Belkin is unable to repair or replace the product (for
example, because it has been discontinued), Belkin will offer either a
refund or a credit toward the purchase of another product from Belkin.
com in an amount equal to the purchase price of the product as
evidenced on the original purchase receipt as discounted by its
natural use.
How to get service.
To get service for your Belkin product you must take the following steps:
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ontact Belkin International, Inc., at 12045 E. Waterfront Drive,
Playa Vista, CA 90094, Attn: Customer Service, or call
800-223-5546, within 15 days of the Occurrence. Be prepared to
provide the following information:
a. The part number of the Belkin product.
b. Where you purchased the product.
c. When you purchased the product.
d. Copy of original receipt.
2. Your Belkin Customer Service Representative will then instruct you
on how to forward your receipt and Belkin product and how to
proceed with your claim.
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How state law relates to the warranty.
Belkin reserves the right to review the damaged Belkin product. All
costs of shipping the Belkin product to Belkin for inspection shall be
borne solely by the purchaser. If Belkin determines, in its sole discretion,
that it is impractical to ship the damaged equipment to Belkin, Belkin
may designate, in its sole discretion, an equipment repair facility to
inspect and estimate the cost to repair such equipment. The cost, if any,
of shipping the equipment to and from such repair facility and of such
estimate shall be borne solely by the purchaser. Damaged equipment
must remain available for inspection until the claim is finalized.
Whenever claims are settled, Belkin reserves the right to be subrogated
under any existing insurance policies the purchaser may have.
THIS WARRANTY CONTAINS THE SOLE WARRANTY OF BELKIN.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR, EXCEPT AS
REQUIRED BY LAW, IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OR CONDITION OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IF ANY,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BELKIN BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES SUCH
AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST BUSINESS OR PROFITS ARISING
OUT OF THE SALE OR USE OF ANY BELKIN PRODUCT, EVEN IF
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights, which may vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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