Solved need advice before attempting setup

January 10, 2014 at 05:43:49
Specs: windows 7
once i have set this up, could it be set up on another computer in a different area, or is it set only once device .. the small cd supplied is this a driver , and will it fit in a normal cd drive system, its looks so small thank david tp link AV500

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January 10, 2014 at 16:39:49
I'm using three of them right now and they are great - even the cheap ones. At the worst when you set them up elsewhere they will need to be synchronized again by pressing the buttons. They can be reused as many times as you like and continue to work even if they have been removed from the socket for a short while. The rest is in my #3.

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#1
January 10, 2014 at 07:33:15
What are you trying to set-up. You give no information for anyone to work on.

The Small CD you mention is probably the driver software and will fit in a standard CD/DVD drive. If you look in your CD/DVD tray it has a smaller recess to accommodate these three inch CDs that drivers often come on.

Stuart


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#2
January 10, 2014 at 08:31:08
Driver cds can be used anywhere on any system that requires them… They are not tied to any one given system.

Incidentally I would suggest you duplicate the disk, and keep it in a safe place; just in-case you lose or damage the one you already have?

It is NOT generally advisable to try mini-cd disks in a slot loading cd/dvd drive… Usually they will get lost/stuck in there - and seldom work properly even if you manage to get one in. But as StuartS advises OK in tray loading system.


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#3
January 10, 2014 at 13:28:08
Yes, it's not very clear but the clue appears to be in tp link AV500 which is a PowerLine adapter to link to your router, using the domestic power as an Ethernet cable. It is used to avoid long cables running about the premises, not for long distance working.

So it is unlikely to work beyond your own building, and even that might depend on how the power is distributed. Having said that I like PowerLine adapters, which work fine in many instances.

I doubt you need to use the CD at all on Windows 7 and most likely it just contains a user guide (look at it in "Computer"). The adapters just plug up and are synchronised with buttons on each adapter.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
January 10, 2014 at 16:20:21
No I did not make it clear, ok my friend has got a super hub from virginmedia this is 60meg, but sadly it will only put wifi in the back bedroom and a small back room in the bungalow, she cannot get wifi in the living room at all, which amazes me, but anyway,I have got hold of a tp link av500 , these units you fit one unit to the super hub, setup the 2nd unit, and then you go and plug this unit into a electric socket in the living room and bingo,you should have a wired or wifi setup, these units use the electic wiring of the house. My problem was, I live aprox 1 half hrs from her, so I wanted to test this setup in my house first ,but I was worried if these units can be setup more than once, there is no info in the instructions , so any info would be good,. The answer about the small cd was ok, I did not think it would go onto the drives all, but that is ok. I don't think I will need the cd anyway. So thank you all, if anybody has used these before and can answer this,it will help me a lot, thanks again. David. Pippyboy

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January 10, 2014 at 16:39:49
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I'm using three of them right now and they are great - even the cheap ones. At the worst when you set them up elsewhere they will need to be synchronized again by pressing the buttons. They can be reused as many times as you like and continue to work even if they have been removed from the socket for a short while. The rest is in my #3.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
January 10, 2014 at 16:40:58
I have used the Devolo versions - specifically the second generation 85Mbps version. It.'s now olde stock... Devolo were (I think) first with this technology and it was only available in Europe and the UK/Ireland; but may now be elsewhere too... (Devolo have quite a range of the nowadays.)

They went in as it were straight out of the box...

But I found that is was wiser to install the software they came with - on at least one computer. This allows all the adapters to be "registered" as Devolo put it. This (in my experience at least) removes an occasional irritation - which is that sometimes a given adapter will not connect (or allow connections) unless it has been "registered".

I'm guessing that tp adopt a similar approach?

Otherwise the current models/version from whomever all aspire to a similar end?

Incidentally setup instructions for Devolo were a little sparse, but adequate; and there was a little on the included cd - and some more on their website. Likely tp will be much the same - so perhaps browse the cd, and check their website/support too?

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#7
January 10, 2014 at 17:29:48
I guess they all vary. Mine had no software at all, just plugged in. I've also used them between router and a TV with internet (not much use for software there).

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#8
January 11, 2014 at 00:46:43
thank you all,sounds like good stuff . yes i will let you know how it all goes , many thanks david …… pippyboy

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#9
January 13, 2014 at 09:02:26
fitted yesterday,followed instructions all went well, many thanks to everybody for your tips david ---pippyboy

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#10
January 13, 2014 at 09:05:58
i think the main advice was from trvir , i have never seen a cd so small , must get out more . david ----pippyboy

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