Belkin 8820-00661 Rev. A01 F5D4077 User Manual

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VideoLink Powerline

Internet Adapter

User Manual

8820-00661Rev. A01

F5D4077

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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-businessnetworking. 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.

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.

For security, all HomePlug devices are equipped with 128-bitAES 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-wireshome networking. With easyplug-and-playinstallation, and the reliability of HomePlug Ethernet’s products, the VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapter is the best solution forhigh-speednetworking.

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Features

• Up to 200Mbps* bandwidth over standard home power lines

• HomePlug signal easily passes through circuit breaker

128-bitAES encryption ensures data security

• Encryption completed by hardware, without sacrifice to bandwidth

• Uses IEEE 802.3 computer interface

Plug-and-playinstallation

• xtendnet™ feature for a robust powerline network

• HomePlug Powerline AV-compliant

• 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: 32–104degrees F(0–40degrees C)

Storage Temperature: -4–176degrees F(-20–80degrees C)

Humidity: Max. 5%–90%(non-condensing)

*The standard transmission rate—200Mbps—isthe physical data rate. Actual data throughput will be lower.

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System Requirements

At least 2 HomePlug devices

Available Ethernet port on each computer or network device

Available power outlet

Standard home powerline wiring

CD-ROMdrive

Package Contents

Two VideoLink Powerline Internet Adapters

2 Ethernet Cables

User Manual on CD

Quick Installation Guide

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Installing and Setting Up the Adapters

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Overview 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.

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.

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The Adapter uses 128-bitAES 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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Changing the Network Password

1.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.

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.

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Adding Another Adapter to the Network

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.

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.

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Resetting to Factory Defaults

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-boxvalue.

Technical Support

You can find technical support information at www.belkin.com/support or www.belkin.com.

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FCC Statement

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

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.

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.

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:

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.

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