Privacy screen, Diagnostics screen, Netcomm powerline – NetComm Powerline Adapter 85Mbps User Manual

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Powerline Adapters User Guide


Powerline Adapters User Guide

Powerline Adapters User Guide

Powerline Adapters User Guide


NetComm Powerline


Series - Powerline Adapters 85Mbps Twin Pack

Privacy Screen

the Privacy dialog screen provides a means for managing the local network and providing additional security. All Powerline devices are shipped
using a default logical network (network name), which is normally “HomePlug”. The Privacy dialog screen allows user to make the network private
by changing the network name (network password) of devices. the user can always reset a Powerline network to the universal one (public) by
entering “HomePlug” as the network name or by clicking on the Use Default button.


Changing the network name to any other name other than HomePlug will show the network type on the main screen as Private. The Network Name is between 4 to 24

the Set Local Device only button is used to change the network name (network password) for the local device only. After doing this, all the
devices seen on the main panel prior to this will no longer be able to communicate or respond to the computer, as they will be on a different
logical network. Devices previously set up with the same logical network (same network name) will appear in the device list afterward selecting this

the Set All Devices button is used to change the logical network of all devices that appear on the main panel. the user must have entered the
Device Password in order to set it to the new logical network. A notification message will appear to report the success of this operation.

Diagnostics Screen

the Diagnostics screen shows system information and a history of all devices seen. the upper panel shows technical data concerning software
and hardware on the host computer used to communicate over Powerline. It shall include the following:

operating System type/Version

Host Network Name

User Name

mAC Address of all NICs (network interface card)

Identify versions of all Driver DLLs and Libraries used (NDIS) and optionally

Powerline chipset manufacturer name (turbo only devices)

mAC Firmware Version (turbo only devices)

Vendor namehe Network dialog screen provides detailed information about your powerline network.

the lower panel contains a history of all remote devices seen on the computer, over time. Devices are shown here regardless of whether or not
they are on the same logical network.

Adapter Alias Name

Adapter mAC Address

Adapter Password

Adapter Last known rate

Adapter Last Known Network

Date device last scanned.