11-15-2009 02:21 PM
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11-16-2009 01:57 PM
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11-17-2009 01:16 PM
I have just had a fruitless attemp at doing something similar and Tech Support was no help at all.
To cut a long story short I will say this...
You will not be able to run the config utility on Window 7 as it is not compatable (even in compatability mode)
You HAVE to run the config utility on the XP machine and have the network cable directly plugged into the PLE200 - a hub will NOT work at all.
Once you have configured BOTH devices on the XP machine then you can happily put them whereever you need them as they will talk to each other without any further fiddling.
I hope that helps - it seems that tech support need to go on a course!
11-19-2009 07:16 AM
11-19-2009 12:35 PM
Thanks guys, i have just tried everything you mentioned and nothing is working, i'm beginning to wonder if these are just duds. I opened the configuration on the xp computer upstairs and it only found the one adapter. I tried to configure it and it wouldn't let me change anything. I also tried putting both the adapters upstairs in the same room and it still didn't even find the second adapter. I'm seriously stumped here.
11-19-2009 03:42 PM
I might be stating the obvious here but I have been experimenting with my two PLE200's and found the following with a lot of time and hair loss...
Program each device separately and plug it directly into the network jack of the computer AND directly into a wall socket (extension leads are a big no no)
Using a PC or laptop running XPStart the config util ver 1 AFTER you are all connected, you should see the unit in the network tab and the staus should be 'connected'
In the Security tab, change the network password if you want (I left mine as default) enter the password, untick the encryption option and save (takes about 30 secs so be patient)
Repeat this process for the other unit(s) They are then configured to 'talk' to each other and will require no more programming - they will also work on all operating systems including Win 7.
Then try both units connected and you should see them in the network tab - you can then connect to either unit, seeing the data rate to the other one.
Experiment with different sockets around the room, floor and house - I got readings from zero to 138 just by moving from one socket 10 feet away from the first!
Keep away from sockets with heavy loads, dimmer switches and extension leads - in fact a lone socket is probably best. These units are VERY picky about who they are neighbours with.
I hope that helps in some way - its certainly more than tech support were able to tell me anyway ;-)
11-20-2009 10:22 AM
11-20-2009 10:53 AM
Awesome! i tried what razman said and configured the adapters by themselves on the xp commputer! it recognized it right away and had XP under device name. i had to fiddle witht he second adapter a bit and enter the default pw and i did set the remote encryption password from the back of the second adapter. I have them connected basement to top floor with a speed of 10mbps (according to the configuration utility) but it loads web pages pretty quick. Thanks a lot guys this has been a very frusterating sitaution and i am very glad it is over!