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

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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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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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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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