Somebody has suggested me to go for powerline network adaptor for my network and I am planning to purchase Linksys PLEK500 powerline network adaptor. But I do not know too much about powerline adaptor. Can you please explain various aspects related to PLEK500 Powerline network adaptor?
User is always advice to go for networking device as per the requirement of their network. So if your network’s requirement is power line network adaptor then you must go for it. You will be required to buy two powerline adaptors so that to create a power line network. Out of them one power line adaptor will be connected to your router and other one will be connected to any WiFi device such as computer or laptop.
Before proceeding further, user must know basic functioning of Linksys powerline adaptor. This will help in understanding other aspects related to Linksys powerline adaptor better.
Powerline network adaptor can be break up into three parts for sake of understanding i.e. Power+line+network. Powerline network works by taking power from your home’s wiring line to connect your wired network devices. That means powerline adaptor uses your home’s electrical wiring to function.
User needs at least two powerline adaptor to establish powerline network. Though one powerline adaptor is connected with network router but other one is used to connect any wired Ethernet device to powerline network. Connection between these two powerline adaptors is established through your home’s electric wiring. This is reason why it is said that powerline adaptor network is like adding new Ethernet port in your network.
Before moving forward to install powerline network, there are some pre requisites which you should have to check. That includes
After checking these pre requisites user may proceed further for installing powerline network. Steps involved in this process are:
If in case user is facing any trouble while installing powerline network following above given steps, then he/she is advice to follow advanced configuration utility. Steps for the same are:
Now comes how to use advanced configuration utility? Answer to it is given in following steps:
After ding desired modification you can exit from the utility.
What if you encounter with an issue either during installation process or even after installation process? In some situations, such issues get resolved by following standard steps while in some scenario it does not. Some of such standard issues and their standard troubleshooting steps are discussed below:
1) What if no LED get lit up even after your powerline adapter is installed?
In such scenario user is advice to follow following given steps:
2) What if Ethernet LED does not lit up on your powerline adapter?
In normal scenario Ethernet LED lit up when local network connection is established. But if in case it does not then user is advice to follow following given steps:
By this you can troubleshoot these issues yourself. But if in case issue still persist then you are requested to contact on Linksys’s support service.
We had tried to explain about Powerline adapter as well as its installation procedure. We hope this will be helpful for those who are struggling to know about basic functionality of powerline adapter. We had used as simple language as possible. But if in case user still get stuck at any point then he/she is advice to visit Linksys’s official website for further support. We hope your query and doubt get resolved soon!!!!!!!