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User Guide - Page 9
......21 2.1 Overview of the Installation Process ...21 2.2 Installing the Utility ...21 2.3 Low Power Mode ...24 Part II: Managing the PLA-401 Series ...25 Chapter 3 Firmware Tool...27 3.1 Overview ...27 3.2 Firmware Upgrade Tool ...27 Chapter 4 The ENCRYPT Button ...29 PLA-401 Series User's Guide 9
User Guide - Page 10
...49 6.1.6 QoS Settings ...49 6.1.7 Set HomePlug Light Color ...51 6.1.8 Link Information ...52 6.1.9 Download Firmware ...54 6.2 Firmware Detection Tool ...54 6.3 Firmware Upgrade Tool ...56 6.3.1 Notes on Upgrading Firmware ...56 6.3.2 Procedure to Upgrade Firmware ...56 Chapter 7 Powerline Network Setup Tutorial...61 7.0.1 Overview ...61 7.0.2 Important Terms ...62 7.0.3...
User Guide - Page 16
...PLA-4xx Series Configuration Utility (or utility, for short) to manage the PLA-401 Series. See Section 2.2 on page 21 for instructions on installing the utility. Use the firmware upgrade tool to upgrade to the latest firmware. Because the latest PLA-401 Seriess are only compatible with other powerline devices with the latest HomePlug AV firmware, as ...
User Guide - Page 17
...Series Note: This User's Guide describes the latest version utility. This utility is only compatible with a PLA-401 Series which has the latest firmware installed. If you don't already have them, download the latest firmware and utility from the ZyXEL website. 1.4 Security Since your powerline network may extend outside your premises...
User Guide - Page 19
... For PLA v1 models (for example, PLA-400, PLA-401, PLA-470, PLA-491 and so on) upgrade the firmware version from 1.4.5 to 3.0.5. Refer to ... PLA v2 models can be upgraded to firmware version 3.3.4. The firmware will be available for download in ZyXEL's website (www.zyxel.com). At the time of writing, PLA-401 Series can only work with firmware version 3.3.4. Use Configuration Utility version 3.3.4 ...
User Guide - Page 20
... This diagram below shows a Powerline network where two PLAs have an earlier firmware that cannot be managed by the 3.3.4 Configuration Utility. You should upgrade the firmware of these PLAs. Figure 2 Wrong Firmware in a Powerline Network 3.0.5 1.4.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 1.4.5 3.0.5 The diagram below shows a Powerline network where each PLA has ...
User Guide - Page 21
..., right-click on My Computer > Properties. You should see this information in the General tab. 2 Installs ZyXEL's PLA-4xx Series Configuration Utility. ... utility. This utility is only compatible with a PLA-401 Series which has the latest firmware installed. If you don't already have them, download the latest firmware and utility from the ZyXEL website. 2.2 Installing the Utility Follow the steps ...
User Guide - Page 27
...ensure you have the latest firmware (version 3.3.4 or later) on your PLA-401 Series(s). You need to upgrade all your PLA-401 Seriess to the latest firmware to ensure they can ...Firmware Upgrade Tool Use the firmware upgrade tool to upgrade your PLA-401 Series's firmware to the latest version. You...Tool. You do not need to download the firmware separately. PLA-401 Series User's Guide 27
User Guide - Page 36
... name allows the powerline adapters to understand the encrypted information sent in the powerline network. By default the PLA-401 Seriess are all configured with the network name HomePlugAV, this .... Click Start > Programs > ZyXEL PLA-4xx Series Configuration > PLA-4xx Series Configuration Utility. Note: Close the Firmware Upgrade Tool and Firmware Detection Tool if either of them are open for the ...
User Guide - Page 38
...the MAC address of the powerline adapter you are configuring. You can find the MAC address of your PLA-401 Series displayed on a sticker on the bottom of your device. DAK (Device ... you can make changes to it. 5.4 Firmware Screen Use the Firmware screen to update the firmware on the PLA-401 Series directly connected to the computer running the configuration utility. 38 PLA-401 Series User's Guide
User Guide - Page 39
Chapter 5 The Configuration Utility Firmware is the software which is embedded in the PLA-401 Series. This software contains processing instructions for how the PLA-401 Series sends and receives ... the PLA-401 Series such as how to power up and how to load the firmware. You can check the ZyXEL website for firmware upgrades for your PLA-401 Series. Note: To upgrade to the latest firmware, use the ...
User Guide - Page 41
... all the Remote powerline adapters. Site This field displays: • • MAC Address Local, if it is the PLA-401 Series directly connected to the computer running the configuration utility. Remote, if it is a PLA-401 Series in your powerline network but not directly connected to the computer running the configuration utility. This field displays the...
User Guide - Page 44
...one connection. However, if your computer has two network cards and both are connected to ...are configuring. You can find the MAC address of your PLA-401 Series displayed on a sticker on ...view information regarding the configuration utility and firmware version of the PLA-401 Series you are connected to.... 20 About Screen Upgrade to latest version firmware and utility. 44 PLA-401 Series User's Guide
User Guide - Page 45
... meaning this is firmware version 3.3.4. If your device's firmware is earlier than 3.3.4, please use the Firmware Upgrade Tool to upgrade your firmware. Released Close This field displays the date when the firmware was released. Click the button in upper right corner to close the About window. PLA-401 Series User's Guide 45
User Guide - Page 47
... Name (NMK) • Change Nickname • QoS Settings • Set HomePlug Light Color • Link Information • Download Firmware 6.1.1 System Requirements These are the OS X utility system requirements at the time of writing. • Supported Models: PLA-401 Series • Supported Mac operating systems: Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4,...
User Guide - Page 54
... in this screen to zero. Click this button to close this window. Clear Statistics Close 6.1.9 Download Firmware Use this screen to go to the ZyXEL download library from where you can download firmware to your computer. Figure 27 Download Firmware 6.2 ... of the powerline devices on your network. All powerline devices of the same type should 54 PLA-401 Series User's Guide
User Guide - Page 56
... the latest firmware, use the firmware upgrade tool on the CD included with your PLA-401 Series. Make sure you ... utilities may not be compatible with PLA-401 Seriess using the latest firmware. 6.3.1 Notes on Upgrading Firmware • If the...; The firmware is included in the upgrade tool. You do not need to download the firmware separately. • After you upgrade firmware, all settings that you ...
User Guide - Page 61
...not have the CD with the utility, the utility software is also available for download at www.zyxel.com. Navigate to the powerline products section of the ZyXEL website to find this software. Follow the instructions provided by the software to install it on your computer. ...'s Guide for a list of hardware and software compatible with the utility. Note: The PLA-401 Series in this tutorial is...
User Guide - Page 75
... ZyxEL HomePlug AV devices on your network have the latest firmware installed. The latest utility cannot communicate with PLA-401 Seriess using earlier versions of the firmware. Go to Section 5.4 on page 38 for ... the latest version utility. Earlier version utilities cannot communicate with PLA-401 Seriess using the latest firmware. If you do not have the latest ...
User Guide - Page 82
...AG) to easily configure the PLA-401 Series. Note: The PLA-4xx Series Configuration Utility version 3.0.5(AG) is only compatible with PLA-401 Seriess with the latest firmware installed. Network Name Firmware Upgrade Change the powerline network name to only allow the powerline adapters you specify to join your ...
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