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Getting to know the Linksys PLW400

The PLW400 is a Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender that turns your home’s wiring into a network of digital devices.  It features one (1) Ethernet port where you can connect a router, computer, or other network device.  It also has a wireless access point function that lets you connect several wireless devices to it.

Front Panel

 Powerline (Green) – Lights up when the adapter is connected to the Powerline network.  The LED flashes to indicate network activity.

 Ethernet (Green) – Lights up when a wired network device is connected to Ethernet (network) port of the Powerline device.

 Wireless (Green) – Lights up when a wireless network device is connected to the PLW400.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) (Green) – Flashes when a wireless network device is connecting to the PLW400 using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.

 Power (Green) – Lights up when the Powerline adapter is powered ON.

Left Panel

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button – Configures wireless security for devices that support WPS.

 HomePlug Simple Connect button – Configures advanced security (the network password) for your Powerline network.

 Reset – Restores your Powerline adapter to factory defaults.  To do this, press and hold the Reset button for at least 10 seconds using a pin or a pointed object.

NOTE:  There are three (3) ways to reset the Powerline adapter:  through hardware reset, software reset, and utility reset.  To learn more, click here.

Right Panel

 Power Switch – Turn the PLW400  ON or  OFF.

Bottom Panel

 Ethernet – Connects a computer or another networking device.

Minimum Setup Requirements

      •    Any computer or other device with Ethernet network adapter
      •    Available AC power outlet

NOTE:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.

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