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Intellinet Network Solutions 503839, PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter 503839 User Manual


PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter user manual

Model 503839*

*This manual can also be used for the PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit, Model 503808



Thank you for purchasing the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONSPowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter, Model 503839.*

This easy-to-install device allows you to create a high-speed network for the computers in your home or office by simply plugging the adapter(s) into any electrical outlet. You immediately create a network using the existing AC power lines and can extend your home network into areas a wireless signal cannot reach. Attach multiple computers to the network by simply plugging them into additional adapters.

The PowerLine Turbo Ethernet Adapter provides a network connection speed of up to 200 Mbps and automatically senses the speed of a router or computer device, adjusting to accommodate 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet devices. Quality of Service (QoS) further improves performance by prioritizing your important traffic through the use of up to eight priority levels.

An effective data throughput of up to 90 Mbps streams crystal-clear, 1080p high-definition (HD) video to the media streamer connected to your home entertainment center, making it the perfect choice for the connection of network-enabled gaming consoles and digital media devices such as Slingbox, Tivo, Xbox 360, Nintento Wii or PlayStation 3.

It’s also Plug and Play (no drivers are required), and comes with the


*This manual can also be used with the PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit, Model 503808.

NOTE: Some screen images have been modified to fit the format of this manual.

FCC Warning

This device has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Parts 2 and 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates and radiates radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the user’s manual, may cause interference, in which case the user will be required to correct such interference at his own expense.

CE Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

AC Power Plug (U.S. version)

HARDWARE Installation

The PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter is LED Indicators designed for quick, easy installation.

10/100M Fast Ethernet Port

Using the included Ethernet cable, connect the adapter to a network router, switch or other Ethernet-enabled device.

NOTE: The Ethernet port on the adapter supports 10/100M Auto-MDI/MDIX, so you can use a straight-through or a crossover Ethernet

cable when connecting to another Ethernet-enabled

AC Power Plug

Plug the device directly into an AC power outlet. Do not connect the PowerLine adapter to a power strip, extension cord or surge protector, as this may prevent it from working properly or degrade the network performance.

Quick Setup Button

This front-panel button provides a quick option for joining an adapter to an established PowerLine network.

Quick Setup


10/100M Fast

Ethernet Port

1.Press and hold the Quick Setup button until all LEDs are off (this may take more than 10 seconds). The adapter will reset the network ID setting and generate a random network ID. NOTE: Always reset the network ID before pairing the adapter with other PowerLine devices.

2.To join a new unit to the network, press the Quick Setup button on any adapter currently in the network and — within 3 seconds — press the

Quick Setup button on the new adapter. A blinking Power LED indicates the pairing is in progress; a lighted Power LED means the unit is paired.

LED Indicators

Power, PowerLine and Ethernet (as detailed below).





Solid blue

Power is on.





Device is paired or upgrading firmware.





Power is off.


Solid blue

A proper PowerLine link has been made.




Blinking blue

There is activity on the link.





No PowerLine link has been made.


Solid blue

A proper Ethernet link has been made.




Blinking blue

There is activity on the link.





No Ethernet link has been made.


















The HomePlug AV Utility (for Windows 2000, XP or Vista) enables users to identify PowerLine devices on the PowerLine network. It also measures data rate performance, ensures privacy and performs diagnostics by setting user-defined, secure PowerLine networks.

To begin installation, insert the included setup CD into your CD-ROM drive to display the Autorun program. Click/select “Install Software

(Utility)” on the menu screen; the install wizard will begin the software installation. When the HomePlug

AV Configuration Utility icon (right)

displays on the desktop, double-click on it to start the utility and access the various option screens.

The left-hand menu (shown on the screen image below) presents six sub-menus — Device Information, Network Information, QoS, Network ID (Security), Upgrade and About — each of which is explained in the following sections.

Device Information

This screen presents the MAC address, firmware version and the connected PowerLine device.

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