VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapter User Manual 8820-00661 Rev. A01 F5D4077 Table of Contents Table of Contents sections 1 2 1 Introduction��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1 3 4 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 Powerline AV Networking Adapter i Introduction Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 4 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter 1 Introduction Table of Contents sections 1 2 Features • Up to 200Mbps* bandwidth over standard home power lines • HomePlug signal easily passes through circuit breaker • 128-bit AES encryption ensures data security • Encryption completed by hardware, without sacrifice to bandwidth • Uses IEEE 802.3 computer interface • Plug-and-play installation • xtendnet™ feature for a robust powerline network • HomePlug Powerline AV-compliant • Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0 and 1.0 Turbo networks Powerline AV Networking Adapter 2 3 4 Introduction Table of Contents sections 1 2 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter 3 3 4 Introduction Table of Contents sections 1 2 Power LED 3 System Requirements Solid Green Power on Off Power off Blinking Green Encryption setting up Solid Green Encryption setup successful Double Flash Fail in encryption • • • • • 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 • Two VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapters Blinking Powerline data transmitting or receiving • 2 Ethernet Cables • User Manual on CD Color Green Link rate excellent: greater than 80Mbps • Quick Installation Guide Color Amber Link rate low: less than 80Mbps Off No activity Ethernet Link LED Solid Green 10/100Mbps port linked Off No Ethernet link Powerline AV Networking Adapter 4 4 Installing and Setting Up the Adapters Table of Contents sections 1 2 Overview 3 4 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter 5 1. Plug your network cable into the device’s RJ45 network adapter port. 2. Plug the other end of your network cable into the RJ45 port located at the back of the Adapter. 3. 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. 4. Repeat this process for the second Adapter. CONFIGURATION Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 Overview 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. 1. 4 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter 6 3. 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. CONFIGURATION Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 4 Adding Another Adapter to the Network Resetting to Factory Defaults 1. 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. 2. Press the “Encryption” button on an encrypted unit for more than one second, but less than three seconds. 3. Within two minutes, press the “Encryption” button on the new unit for more than one second, but less than three seconds. 4. The new device has now been loaded with the network password and added to the current powerline network. Powerline AV Networking Adapter Technical Support You can find technical support information at www.belkin.com/support or www.belkin.com. 7 information Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 4 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. • Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver. • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter • 8 information Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 4 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: 1. C 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. Powerline AV Networking Adapter 9 information Table of Contents sections 1 2 3 4 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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