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  • Page 1 Acer HomePlug Ethernet Adapter User Manual...
  • Page 3 Copyright Copyright 2004 by Acer Inc., All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical,...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 0.0 Introduction to HomePlug networking 0.1 Understanding HomePlug Networking Concept ....... 3 0.2 Understanding Encryption and Security ........... 3 0 . 3 B a s i c R e q u i r e m e n ts ..........4 1.0 Installation................
  • Page 5: Introduction To Homeplug Networking

    HomePlug Encryption and Protection Schemes The HomePlug device uses encryption to block outside access. The key is set by using the configuration software on the CD. By default, the protection is enabled. However, it is recommended that you change the default encryption key.
  • Page 6: Basic Requirements

    0.3 Basic Requirements - At least 2 HomePlug devices - Available USB port for each computer - Available empty power outlet - Standard home power line wiring - CD-ROM drive...
  • Page 7: Installation

    0.0 Installation Acer HomePlug Ethernet Adapter Do not plug in the device onto the network yet. Insert CD. Replace CD with your actual CD drive. If CD doesn’t automatically load, run (CD Drive Latter):\eth\setup.exe Click on Next to start installation.
  • Page 8 Click Install. Installation is now complete.
  • Page 9: Configuration

    Homeplug network. Just launch the Newly created Shortcut on your desktop. Device– On this window, the utility will try to detect what HomePlug devices are connected. Your HomePlug Mac Address will be shown here. Refresh– Click on it when you need to refresh your information.
  • Page 10 Network– This tab will show all HomePlug devices connected to the network. Scan the network for newly added devices. MacAddress– The device ID or MacAddress is displayed on the tab to identify the unit. Data Rate– Shows the speed that this device is connected at. This data will vary depending on the Powerline quality.
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