Section 2 - Installation
Push Button Security
Understanding PowerLine AV Network Security
The PowerLine AV+ Mini Starter Kit on the same network must use an identical encryption key. The default encryption key of each PowerLine AV+
Mini Starter Kit is HomePlugAV. All PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapters with default encryption key can communicate with each other.
It's 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. First Adapter
Press the Simple Connect button of the first adapter for no more than 2 seconds. The Power LED will start blinking after you
release the button. The adapter will create a private, randomly generated encryption key that each PowerLine AV Network
Adapter will use.
2. Second Adapter
Within 2 minutes of pushing the Simple Connect button of the first adapter, press the Simple Connect button of second adapter
in your PowerLine network for no more than 2 seconds. The Power LED will start blinking after you release the button.
Note: Both Simple Connect buttons must be pressed within 2 minutes.
3. PowerLine Network
After above network security setup steps, your PowerLine network will be securely configured with the same network encryption
key. The adapters 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 1 second
and then follow the security setup procedure above.
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