[FAQ ID: 258]How to secure (pair) the Powerline Network?

Indicado para: Powerline de 200Mbps, Powerline de 500Mbps, Powerline Wireless

Powerline adapters are simply plug and play devices, but for better secure network, you can pair them through the Pair Button or TL-Link Utility. This article is about how to secure your powerline network. We suggest you plug them as close as possible to pair and then place them in the suitable location.
 
Method 1: Through Pair Button
Step 1:
Press and hold the Pair button of Powerline adapter A for 1 second, the Power LED will start flashing.
 
Step 2:
In 120 seconds, please press and hold the Pair button of adapter B for 1 second, the Power LED will start flashing. About 60 seconds later, the Powerline LED on both adapters will light up.
 
Notes:
1. For TL-PA201/TL-PA211 V1/TL-PA210 V1/TL-PA251 V1, you need hold the Pair button 3-8 seconds to start the pair procedure.
2.  If you have tried several times but failed, please press the pair button and hold it more than 10 seconds to leave the network and then try to pair again.
 
Step 3:
For more adapters, please press the pair button on one of the existing network, then press Pair button on the adapter which wants to be joined in the existing network. Simply add them one by one.
 
Method 2: Through Utility
 
Step 1:
Insert the CD or click here to download on the website, then install the powerline utility.
 
Step 2:
Connect your computer directly to the adapter. Then open the Utility and go to Status page. Type in the Network Name and click Apply button. The name should be more than 4 letters.
 
Step 3:
Connect the computer to another adapter and repeat the Step 2. The network name should be the same. In this way, all adapters will be on the same secured network.

If you still have problem, please feel free to mail us. support@tp-link.com