Important safety instructions, System requirements, Getting to know �our np – 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

Important Safety Instructions

Please read these instructions carefully:


Unplug the NP��� Powerline Adapter from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp

cloth for cleaning.


Do not use the NP��� Powerline Adapter near water.


the NP��� Powerline Adapter should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat source, or in a built-in installation unless proper

ventilation is provided.


the NP��� Powerline Adapter should be only connected to a �40Volt power circuit. If you are not sure of the type of power available,

consult your dealer or local power company.


The NP285 Powerline Adapter relies on the building’s electrical installation for short-circuit (over current) protection. Ensure that a fuse or

circuit breaker no larger than �40 VAC is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors).


For maximum performance we advise that you do not use an extension cord or multi power board between the adapter and the AC

power source. Plug the NP��� Powerline Adapter directly into a �40V AC power point if possible.


Do not attempt to service the NP��� Powerline Adapter yourself, as opening or removing covers will expose you to dangerous electrical

voltage points and will also void your product warranty.


Refer the product to a qualified service personnel for the following conditions:

If liquid has been spilled into the product.

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed.

If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

System Requirements

NP��� Powerline Adapter is compatible with all tCP/IP operating systems with ethernet port. Drivers are not required for this adapter, but you can
use the supplied Configuration Utility software to assign the network passwords.

Your computer must meet the following requirements in order to use the NP285 Powerline Adapter Configuration Utility:

Windows Operating Systems:

Windows 9�Se, Windows me, Windows �000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with ethernet connection (for manual
configuration). As above and MAC operating systems if using automatic plug and play configuration

Pentium III 300 mHz mmX PC or greater

At least 1��mB hard disk space and memory

CD-Rom drive


Your computer or the device to which you want to connect the NP285 Powerline Adapter must have an Ethernet port, i.e. a network card or a network Adapter.

Getting to Know �our NP���

The NP285 Powerline Adapter has three lights indicator (LEDs) and an RJ-45 Ethernet port:


Lights up when connected to AC power supply.


Lights up when detected and connected with another HomePlug Adapter within the network.

ETH-LINK/ACT: Lights up when connected to the ethernet port of the computer or other ethernet devices.

Flashes during data transfer.


this is the connection point for connecting it to a computer or other devices with ethernet port.