NETGEAR PL1000v2 PowerLINE WiFi 1000 User Guide
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PowerLINE adapters give you an alternative way to extend your network using your existing electrical wiring. Plug two or more PowerLINE adapters into electrical outlets to create a wired network connection. Use a PowerLINE WiFi access point to add a WiFi access point to your wired network. You can add up to eight adapters to extend your network.
Meet Your Adapters
Before you install your adapters, familiarize yourself with their LEDs, buttons, and ports.
- Power LED
- Ethernet LED
- Pick A Plug LED
- Ethernet port
- Factory Reset button
- Security button
- WiFi LED
- On/Off switch
- WPS button
|Solid green. The electrical power is on.|
|Solid amber. The adapter is in power saving mode (PL1000v2 only).|
|Blinking green. The adapter is in the process of setting up security.|
|Off. The adapter is not receiving electrical power.|
|Solid. The Ethernet port is linked.|
|Off. No Ethernet connection is detected.|
Pick A Plug LED
|The Pick A Plug feature lets you pick the electrical outlet with the strongest link performance, indicated by the color displayed by the LED:|
|Red. Link rate < 50 Mbps (good).|
|Amber. Link rate > 50 and < 80 Mbps (better).|
|Green. Link rate > 80 Mbps (best).|
|Off. The adapter did not find any other compatible PowerLINE devices using the same encryption key.|
|Solid blue. The WiFi radio is on.|
|Off. The WiFi radio is off.|
Factory Reset button
|Press the Factory Reset button for one second, and then release it to return the PowerLINE adapter to its factory default settings.|
|Connect your wired devices, including computers, WiFi routers, and game consoles, to your PowerLINE network.|
|Use the Security button to create a secure PowerLINE network.|
|Use the On/Off switch to turn the device on and off.|
|Use the WPS button to automatically connect your computer or other WiFi-enabled devices that support WPS to your PowerLINE network.|
Install Your Adapters
To install your PowerLINE adapters:
- Plug PowerLINE adapter model PL1000v2 into a power outlet near your router.
Note: Do not plug your PowerLINE adapters into extension cords, power strips, or surge protectors.
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect the PowerLINE adapter to a LAN port on your router.
- On the second PowerLINE adapter model PLW1000v2, locate the WIFI SSID (WiFi network name) and WIFI KEY (WiFi password) on the label.
The SSID is similar to Netgear##_EXT or Netgear##-5G_EXT.
You will need this information to connect with WiFi.
- Plug the second PowerLINE adapter into a power outlet in the location where you want to add Internet access.
- Wait until the Pick A Plug LEDs are lit.
- On your computer, tablet, or smartphone, connect with WiFi to your new PowerLINE WiFi network.
Congratulations. You installed your adapters and set up your network.
You can customize the network and security settings later.
After your PowerLINE network is installed and running, you can use WPS to connect your access point, expand your network, customize the network settings, and customize security.
Use WPS to Connect to Your Network
To automatically connect to the PowerLINE access point using a WPS button:
- Press and hold the WPS button on the PowerLINE access point for two seconds and release it.
The WiFi LED starts to blink.
- Press the WPS button on your WiFi-enabled device for two seconds and release it.
When the WiFi LED stops blinking, your WiFi device is automatically connected to the PowerLINE access point and you can surf the web.
To add adapters before you configure the network security feature, just plug them in. On your computer, tablet, or smartphone, connect with WiFi to the same PowerLINE WiFi network.
To add an adapter to a PowerLINE network with security set:
- Plug the adapter into a wall outlet where you want to add Internet access.
- If you used a private encryption key, press the Security button on one of the adapters that is already a part of the network for two seconds, and then press the Security button on the new adapter for two seconds.
Both buttons must be pressed within two minutes.
Note: The Security button does not work in power saving mode.
Warning: Do not press the Security button on the PowerLINE adapter until installation is complete and the adapters are communicating with each other (indicated by the blinking Power LED). Pressing this button too soon can temporarily disable PowerLINE communication. If this occurs, use the Factory Reset button to return the PowerLINE adapter to its factory default settings.
Customize Your Network Settings
The web browser setup guide helps you configure the WiFi settings of your PowerLINE adapter.
To change your settings:
- With your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device connected to your WiFi network, open a web browser.
- Navigate to the following address: www.mywifiext.net.
- Follow the onscreen instructions.
- When prompted to log in, enter the user name admin and the password. The initial password is the same as the WiFi key password and is printed on the adapter label.
You can record the new WiFi settings here:
WiFi network name (SSID)
Network key (passphrase)
Customize Your Network Security
When you first set up your network, the setup uses a default encryption key common to all adapters. You can change this.
To create a private secure network:
- Wait until the Pick A Plug LEDs are lit.
- Press the Security button for two seconds on one adapter, and then press the Security button on one of the other adapters for two seconds. Both buttons must be pressed within two minutes.
Note: The Security button does not work in power saving mode (see Troubleshooting Tips on page 13).
Warning: Do not press the Security button on the PowerLINE adapter until installation is complete and the adapters are communicating with each other (indicated by the Power LED).
Pressing this button too soon can temporarily disable PowerLINE communication. If this occurs, use the Factory Reset button to return the PowerLINE adapter to its factory default settings.
If you add adapters later, use this procedure to add the new adapters to your secure network.
|Power LED is off.||Make sure that power is supplied to the electrical outlet, and that the PowerLINE devices are not plugged into an extension cord, power strip, or surge protector.|
|Power LED is amber.||Power saving mode occurs when the Ethernet LED is off. This can occur in the following circumstances:
|Pick A Plug LED is off.||
|Pick A Plug LED is amber or red.||Something is interfering with communication between adapters. To resolve this, do the following:
|Ethernet LED is off.||
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Regulatory and Legal
For regulatory compliance information including the EU Declaration of Conformity, visi https://www.netgear.com/about/regulatory/.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
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