Network Security - Sharp HN-VA100U Operation Manual

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Network Security

To prevent others using nearby power lines from accessing or
eavesdropping on your network, only adapters that have been registered
are permitted to connect to the network. In addition, the adapters
communicate using 128-bit AES encryption. Encryption is automatically
enabled when an adapter is registered on your network. (Note that
although 128-bit AES encryption provides a high level of security, it does
not guarantee 100% protection against unauthorized access to your
The procedure for registering the additional adapter on your PLC
network is explained on page 8.
In the event that you transfer one of your adapters to another person or
send an adapter out for service, it is recommended that you cancel the
registration of the adapter (see page 18).
If you lose an adapter, it is recommended that you cancel the
registration of your remaining adapters (see page 18) and then re-
register the adapters.
Compatibility with other PLC systems
The PLC adapters use the HomePlug
standard to communicate.
The PLC adapters cannot communicate with adapters that use a previous
HomePlug standard. However, the PLC adapters can coexist on the same
power line with previous HomePlug adapters without mutual interference.
The PLC adapters cannot communicate or coexist with adapters that use
a standard other than HomePlug AV.
The SHARP PLC adapter is only for use in the U.S.A.
AV 1.1
Network Security

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