Section 2 - Installation
Push Button Security
Understanding PowerLine AV Network Security
The PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Starter Kit must use an identical encryption key for the network. The default encryption key for each PowerLine AV
4-Port Switch Starter Kit is HomePlugAV. All PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Starter Kits with a default encryption key can communicate with each other.
It is recommended to create a private encryption key for network security purpose. The private encryption key allows you to protect your network
from unauthorized access via the PowerLine network. To create a private encryption key instead of the default encryption key, please follow below
1. PowerLine AV 4- Port Switch
Press the Security button located on the back of the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch for no more than two seconds.
The Power LED will start blinking after you release the button. The Switch will create a private, randomly
generated encryption key that the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switches in your network will use.
2. PowerLine AV Network Adapter
Within two minutes of pushing the Security button of the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch, press the Security
Button on the PowerLine AV Network Adapter for no more than two seconds. The Power LED will start blinking
after you release the button.
Note: Both Security buttons must be pressed within two minutes.
3. PowerLine Network
After the above network security setup steps, your PowerLine network will be securely configured with the
same network encryption key. The PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch and the PowerLine AV Network Adapter will
memorize the security settings even if they are unplugged.
Note: To change the private encryption key, please reset the adapter back to its default value by pressing the
Reset button for two seconds and then follow the security setup procedure above.
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