TRENDnet 4-Port Powerline 500 AV Adapter User Manual
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TPL-4052EUser’s Guide

Table of Contents

Product Overview 1

Package Contents 1 Features 1 Product information on device label 2 Push Buttons 3 Diagnostic LEDs 3 Application Diagram 4

Install Your Powerline Adapter 5

Before you Install 5

Connect a Powerline Adapter to your router 5 Add adapters to your network 6

Secure Your Powerline Network 7

Using the Sync button 7

Change the network name and associate two Powerline Adapters: 8

Add adapters using the Sync button 8

Configure an additional Powerline Adapter to connect and use the network name of your existing powerline network: 9

Using the Powerline Utility 9

Powerline Utility System Requirements 10 Software Installation 10 Using the Utility 13

Table of Contents

Powerline Utility - Map View 14 Powerline Utility - Detailed View 16 Powerline Utility - Device Setup 17 Powerline Utility - Advanced 18 Powerline Utility - Options 19 Powerline Utility - About 20

Technical Specifications 21 Troubleshooting 22 Appendix 23

Overlapping powerline networks 23

Move Powerline Adapters between different overlapping powerline networks 23

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement 25

RoHS 25 Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity 25 Limited Warranty 27

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TPL-4052EUser’s Guide

Product Overview

TPL-4052E

Package Contents

TPL-4052E package includes:

TPL-4052E:4-PortPowerline 500 AV Adapter

Multi-languageQuick Installation Guide

CD-ROM(Utility & User’s Guide)

Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)

Product Overview

Features

TRENDnet’s 4-PortPowerline 500 AV Adapter, modelTPL-4052E,uses an electrical outlet to create a 500 Mbps powerline network. Two adapters are needed to start a network. Connect network ready TVs, media players, game consoles, and computers to the four Ethernet ports. No CD installationrequired—encryptedTRENDnet adapters autoconnect out of the box. This adapter will automatically connect to other out of box TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters. No installation required. (To add up privacy on top of your network, TRENDnet recommends using button pressing sequence to scramble network name instead leave the key public as set in default.) Power saving mode reduces

up to 80% electric consumption when network is idle. QoS, Quality of Service, technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming, smoothing your streaming experience. LED lamps indicate device and

port status for network monitoring and easy troubleshooting. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Compliant with IEEE1901 and HomePlug AV standards

High speed networking over an existing electrical system

4 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIXFast ports

One-touchSync button networks adapters quickly

Three LED indicators: Power (on/off), Powerline Link (green (best), amber (better), red (good), off(no connection), Ethernet Link (solid, blinking, off)

Connect one Powerline 500 AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 15* additional Powerline 500 AV Adapters for instant connectivity

Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at faster data transfer rates

Advanced 128-bitAES encryption to ensure total network security

Power Save mode reduces electric consumption by 80%

Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)

Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing

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Optional management utility compatible with Windows 8 (32/64bit), Windows

* 8 active adapter can stream data at the same time. Up to 16 adapters

can be configured in the same network. Additional adapters may decrease network performance. 500Mbps is the maximum theoretical powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on the environment. Networked Powerline devices must be plugged into power outlets that are on the same electrical system. GFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers may degrade powerline network signals.

Product information on device label

ModelNumber

SerialNumber

NetworkMACAddress

DevicePassword(DPW)

Hardwareversion

Firmwareversion

Power (PWR) LED

Powerline (PL) LED

Network 1 ~ 4

Connect network cables from Powerline Adapter to your computer, game console, network TV, and othernetworkdevices.

Power plug

Plugsdirectlyintoan availablepoweroutlet.

Not on power strip.

Product Overview

{

Reset button

Resetstheunittofactory defaults.

Sync button

Synchronizewithother

PowerlineAdapters.

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Product Overview

Push Buttons

Button

Action

Function

 

 

Initiate Sync/Connection and generate random

 

 

private network name on first adapter (PWR

 

 

LED will start blinking).

 

 

 

 

 

Match the network name on secondary

Sync

Push and hold

or additional adapter and connect to first

(see Using

for 2 seconds

adapter. (PWR LED will start blinking)

the Sync

 

Note: To establish connectivity, the secondary

Button

 

Section for

 

or additional Powerline Adapter’s Sync button

instructions)

 

must also be pushed within 2 minutes (120

 

 

 

 

sec) of pushing the Sync button of the first

 

 

adapter.

 

 

 

 

Push/hold for

Erases the network name

 

15 seconds

(All LEDs will turn off and turn back on).

 

 

 

 

 

Reset device to factory defaults (All LEDs will

Reset

Push/Hold for

turn off and turn back on).

1 second only

Note: Will reset to the factory default private

 

 

 

network name “HomePlug AV”.

 

 

 

Save Mode: The device will automatically standby to reduce power usage when there is no network traffic for more than 10~20 minutes. It will automatically resume back to full speed service when traffic resumes.

Diagnostic LEDs

Indicates the device and connection status

LED

Color

Sequence

Definition

PWR

Green

Solid

Device powered on

(Power)

N/A

Off

Device powered off

 

 

Solid

Powerline connected (Best)

 

Green

Blinking

Syncing or Powerline data

 

 

 

transmitting/receiving (Best)

 

 

Solid

Powerline connected (Better)

PL

Amber

Blinking

Powerline data transmitting/receiving

(Powerline)

 

(Better)

 

 

 

 

Solid

Powerline connected (Good)

 

Red

Blinking

Powerline data transmitting/receiving

 

 

 

(Good)

 

N/A

Off

Powerline is not synced or

 

connected

 

 

 

1-4

Green

Solid

Network connection established

Blinking

Data transmission is detected

(Fast

Ethernet

N/A

Off

Network standby or no network

Connection)

connection

 

 

 

Note: Powerline (PL) LED color indicates the strength and quality of the Powerline connection through the electrical system. The following factors may affect the powerline network’s connection quality:

Noise – Generated by appliances which use your electrical system (e.g. Microwaves, ovens, hair dryer, irons, dishwashers, etc.). The quality of your household electrical wiring may also cause additional noise on your electrical system.

Distance – Long lengths of electrical wiring through your electrical system between connected Powerline Adapters.

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Product Overview

Application Diagram

Diagram Explanation:

The first Powerline unit is networked to a router which is in turn connected to a modem (typically supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)) that provides Internet connectivity. A second Powerline Adapter is plugged into a wall power outlet near a media center and is providing Internet connectivity to a game a game console and a Blu-rayplayer / media player via Ethernet.

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Installing Your Powerline Adapter

Before you install

1.Before you proceed with the installation, verify the following:

Verify that you already have Internet access through your existing network.

Verify that you have an available Ethernet port (also known as a LAN port) on you router.

Verify that you have at least two Powerline Adapters. Two or more Powerline Adapters are required to create a powerline network.

Note: TheTPL-4052Epackage only includes a single Powerline Adapter. Please ensure that your other Powerline Adapter is HomePlug® AV or IEEE 1901 compliant (e.g. TRENDnet modelsTPL-401E,TPL-402E,TPL-405E ,TPL-406E ,TPL-407Eor anotherTPL-4052E.)

2.Plan the location of where you will install your Powerline Adapters.

Avoid plugging the adapters into power strips, extension cords, or surge protectors as this may prevent the adapter from functioning correctly or degrade performance.

Avoid plugging the adapters into wall power outlets that are controlled by a light switch to prevent the Powerline Adapter from being turned off accidentally.

Avoid plugging the adapters into wall power outlets that are located near appliances that consume a lot of power (e.g. refrigerators, washers, dryers) as this may degrade performance.

Make sure there is an available wall power outlet in the room where the router is installed and also near the router.

Make sure there is an available wall power outlet in the room where you want to extend network connectivity.

Installing Your Powerline Adapter

Connecting a Powerline Adapter to your router

1.Plug the Powerline Adapter into an available wall power outlet near your router.

Note: This will allow devices connected to your powerline network to access the Internet and other devices connected to your network.

2.Connect the included Ethernet cable (also called a network cable) from the Ethernet port (also called network port) of your Powerline Adapter to an available Ethernet port (also called LAN port) on your router.

3.Once the Powerline Adapter is installed and connected to your router, verify that the Power (PWR) LED is on or blinking and the Network LED is on or blinking.

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Adding adapters to your network

Once you have installed and connected the first Powerline Adapter to your router, you can easily extend your network to other rooms by adding additional Powerline Adapters.

To extend your network using an additional Powerline Adapter:

1.First, make sure the first Powerline Adapter is installed and connected to your router.

Note: This will allow devices connected to your powerline network to access the Internet and other devices connected to your network. See “Connecting a Powerline Adapter to your router” on page 5.

2.Plug in the additional Powerline Adapter to an available wall power outlet in another room near a computer or network device (e.g. game consoles, network-enabledTVs, network attached storage, network media server/players, etc.) you want to connect to your network.

3.Connect one end of the included Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your Powerline Adapter and then connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computers or another network enabled device.

4.After the additional Powerline Adapter is connected and installed to your computer or network device, wait for the Powerline (PL) LED to turn on. After thePowerline (PL) LED turns on, verify that thePower (PWR) LED is on, thePowerline (PL) LED is on or blinking, and thenetwork LED is on or blinking.

Note: To verify that your Powerline Adapters are connected successfully

Installing Your Powerline Adapter

to your network, you can check if the computer(s) or network device(s) can access the Internet through your powerline network.

To install additional Powerline Adapters in other rooms, repeat the steps above for each adapter.

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Secure Your Powerline Network

Powerline Adapters join powerline network by using network name. The default network name is “HomePlugAV”. All out-of-the-boxTRENDnet HomePlugAV Powerline Adapters have the same default network name and can be connected to each other without further configuration. To add network security to your network, you can change your Powerline network name away from the factory default name. With a private custom network name, no one can connect to your Powerline network with anout-of-the-boxHomePlugAV adapter.

TRENDnet recommends you change the Powerline network name away from the factory default name to increase network security. Once configured, the Powerline network name will be saved. The adapter can be moved freely within its operating range without having to reconfigure the network name. If a mistake is made in the settings, the adapter can be reset to the factory default settings by pressing the reset Reset button for 1 second.

There are two ways to change the default network name:

1.(Recommended) Use the physical Sync button on your Powerline Adapter to generate a random private network name.

See “Using the Sync Button” in next section.

OR

2.Create a customized private network name for your powerline network by using the included Powerline Utility. See “Using the Powerline Utility” on page 9”.

* If the Powerline Adapter settings have been changed, the adapter must be reset to the factory default settings to be recognized by Powerline Utility.

Securing Your Powerline Network

Using the Sync button

Change your default network name using the Sync button

The physical Sync button on the Powerline Adapter provides an easy method of changing the network name. TheSync button generates a random network name for your powerline network. To create a customized network name, see “Using the Powerline Utility” on page

9.

Note: The default network name assigned to TRENDnet Powerline Adapters isHomePlugAV. Before changing the default network name, please make sure your Powerline Adapters are already installed and connected using the default network name.

See “Installing Your Powerline Adapter” on page 5.

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Changing the network name and associating two Powerline

Adapters:

Note: Use the Sync button procedure below if you are connecting

TRENDnet Powerline models TPL-401E,TPL-402E,TPL-405E ,TPL-406E ,

TPL-407EorTPL-4052E.

1. Verify that all Powerline Adapters are already installed and connected using the default network name, see “Installing Your Powerline Adapter” on page 5.

Prepare your adapters:

2.On one of the connected Powerline Adapters, push and hold the Sync button for 15 seconds and then release it. All LEDs will turn off and turn back on. This will erase the current network name assigned to the first Powerline Adapter.

Note: Once you have completed this step, the other Powerline Adapter will no longer be able to communicate to this Powerline Adapter.

3.On the other Powerline Adapter, push and hold the Sync button for

15seconds then release it. All LEDs will turn off and turn back on. This will erase the current network name assigned to the second Powerline

Adapter.

Start association:

4.Within 2 minutes, push and hold the Sync button on the first Powerline Adapter for 2 seconds and then release it. ThePower (PWR) LED will start blinking. This will generate a random network name on the first Powerline Adapter.

5.Push and hold the Sync button on the second Powerline Adapter

for 2 seconds and release it. The Power (PWR) LED will start blinking. This will create a connection between both Powerline Adapters using

Securing Your Powerline Network

the new network name. All LEDs will turn off and turn back on and the Powerline (PL) LED will turn on the when adapters are connected.

Adding adapters using the Sync button

If you have changed the default network name assigned to your Powerline Adapters, additional adapters will not automatically connect to your powerline network after they are plugged into a wall power outlet. You have to change the network name on additional Powerline Adapter in order to join your existing powerline network.

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