Tp-link AV1300 3-port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter
About This Guide
This guide is a complement to the Quick Installation Guide. The Quick Installation Guide provides instructions for quick internet setup, while this guide contains details of each function and demonstrates how to configure them in typical scenarios.
Features available in Powerline Adapter may vary by model and software version. Powerline Adapter availability may also vary by region or ISP. All images, steps, and descriptions in this guide are only examples and may not reflect your actual Powerline Adapter experience.
*Compatible with all HomePlug AV and AV2 Standard Powerline adapters. This product may not be compatible with routers or gateways with firmware that has been altered, is based on open source programs, or are non-standard or outdated.
*Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, client limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and client location.
*Maximum Powerline signal rates are the physical rates derived from HomeplugAV/AV2 specifications. Actual Powerline data throughput and Powerline range are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors, including electrical interference, the volume of traffic and network overhead, AFCI circuit breaker, and Powerline being located in a separate circuit.
* The Power Saving feature takes effect when your appliances are disconnected or turned off. Actual power-saving data will vary in different network conditions and environments.
In this guide, the following conventions are used:
- The latest software, management app, and utility are available from the Download Center at https://www.tp-link.com/support/download.
- The Quick Installation Guide (QIG) can be found where you find this guide or inside the product package.
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- Our Technical Support contact information can be found at the Contact Technical Support page at https://www.tp-link.com/support.
Get to Know Your Powerline AdapterThis chapter introduces what the powerline adapter can do and describes its appearance. It contains the following sections:• Product Overview• Product Appearance
1. 1. Product Overview
TP-Link powerline adapter aims to extend your existing home network, with the help of your home’s electrical circuit. The integrated power socket on the powerline adapter provides an outlet for other electronic devices. Its built-in noise filter eliminates electrical signal noise and therefore guarantees the high-quality transmission of data via powerline.
1. 2. Product Appearance
Your powerline adapter may differ in appearance slightly from that depicted because of the region and product version. *TL-PA8030P KIT (European version) is used for demonstration in this guide.
1. 2. 1. LED Legend
LEDs indicate the powerline adapter’s working status. For more details, please refer to the following table.
* If the device connected to the adapter is turned off or inactive for more than 5 minutes, the powerline adapter will automatically switch to Power-Saving Mode.
1. 2. 2. Physical Interface
Integrated Electrical SocketThe integrated electrical socket is a pass-through AC outlet used to power other electronic devices. Its built-in noise filter reduces electrical noise and therefore guarantees performance.
Power PlugThe powerline adapter has a Plug that can be connected to a (100V-240V~, 50/60Hz) power socket.
Pair ButtonPress and hold the button for 1 second to join a powerline network. Go to Secure Your Powerline Network by Pairing for more information.Press and hold the button for about 8 seconds to leave the existing powerline network.Press and hold the button for more than 15 seconds to reset the powerline adapter to factory defaults.
Ethernet PortsConnect the Ethernet port to your wired devices, such as a computer, a router or a game console, via an Ethernet cable.
Use Your Powerline AdapterThis chapter guides you on how to use the powerline adapter. It contains the following sections:• Before You Start• Extend Your Wired Network by Plug & Play• Secure Your Powerline Network by Pairing• Before You Start• Manage Your Powerline Network via tpPLC Utility
2. 1. Before You Start
Powerline adapters work in pairs. You should have at least two powerline products to build a powerline network. To optimize your network performance, please follow these principles:
- All powerline adapters should be on the same electrical wiring system.
- Avoid plugging in powerline adapters and high-powered household devices(such as washing machines and refrigerators) close to one another.
- Plug the powerline adapter directly into a wall outlet. Do not plug the powerline adapter into a power strip, extension cord, or surge protector.
2. 2. Extend Your Wired Network by Plug & Play
I want to:Use two powerline adapters to set up a new powerline network in my house. For example, a wall in my house is thick enough to influence the signals, but I want to bring internet to the room upstairs, to the basement, garage, or the far corner of my house. I don’t want complex and expensive cabling. People told me that I can solve these problems with two powerline adapters.
How can I do that?
- Connect one of the powerline adapters to an available LAN port of the router using an Ethernet cable.
- Plug the powerline adapter into a wall outlet.
- Plug the other powerline adapter into a wall outlet on the same electricalcircuit at the place you want internet. Wait until the powerline LED turns on.Note: If the Powerline LED does not turn on, reset each powerline adapter to its factory default settings. Refer to How do I reset my powerline adapter? for detailed information.
- Connect your wired device, such as a computer or game console, to the powerline adapter via an Ethernet cable.
Done!Now enjoy the internet!
2. 3. Secure Your Powerline Network by Pairing
All powerline adapters share some common factory settings and can communicate with one another. If you want your powerline adapters to communicate only with your own powerline adapters, you should pair them. Thus a secured powerline network is formed and other powerline adapters can no longer join your powerline network without being paired.Note: You can only pair two devices at a time.
I want to:Secure my powerline network and prevent other powerline devices from being added to my network. For example, I’ve extended my network using the Plug & Play method. Now I want to secure my network.
How can I do that?
- Verify all powerline devices’ Power LEDs are solid on.Tips: We recommend that you plug in your powerline devices next to each other, or as close to each other as possible when pairing. Your settings will not be affected. The devices can be relocated to where they are needed once pairing is complete.
- Press the Pair button on one of the powerline devices for 1 second. Its Power LED starts blinking.
- Within two minutes, press the Pair button on another powerline adapter for 1 second. Its Power LED starts blinking. When the Powerline LED stays on, the pairing process is complete.
Done!Enjoy your secure powerline network!
2. 4. Add Another Powerline Adapter
I want to:Add a new powerline adapter into the existing powerline network to extend my network. For example, I’ve already set up a powerline network using powerline devices, but the network does not reach everywhere I need it to. I purchased another one to further extend my network.
How can I do that?
- Plug the new powerline adapter into a wall outlet near one of the existing powerline devices.
- Wait for a minute, and check whether the Powerline LED stays on. If it’s on, skip stepping 3. If it’s not, continue with step 2 to pair the new powerline adapter into the secured powerline network.a . Press the Pair button on one of the existing powerline devices for 1 second. Its Power LED starts blinking.b . Within two minutes, press the Pair button on the new powerline adapter for 1 second. Its Power LED starts blinking. When the Powerline LED stays on and solid, the pairing process is complete.
- Relocate the new powerline adapter to the place where wired internet access is needed.
Done!Enjoy the internet through your extended network!
2. 5. Manage Your Powerline Network via tpPLC Utility
The tpPLC utility enables you to view and manage your TP-Link powerline network. Its bold and intuitive interface helps you easily configure each powerline device. You can find the utility and its user guide on the product support page at https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)Q1. How do I reset my powerline adapter?With the powerline adapter plugged into the wall socket, press and hold its Pair button for more than 15 seconds until the Power LED goes off momentarily and comes back on.
Q2. How to troubleshoot if there is no internet connection via my powerline network?
- Make sure all powerline devices are on the same electrical circuit.
- Make sure the Powerline LEDs are lit on all of your powerline devices. If theyare not, pair all powerline devices according to Secure Your Powerline Network by Pairing.
- Make sure all devices are correctly and securely connected.
- Verify that you have an internet connection by connecting your computer directly to the modem or the router.
Q3 What can I do if a successfully paired powerline device does not reconnect after it has been moved to a new location?
- Try another socket on the same electrical circuit.
- Try to pair it again, and make sure the Powerline LED is on.
- Check for possible interference due to washing machines, air conditioners, or other household appliances. Some powerline devices have an integrated electrical socket. You can plug appliances into this socket to remove the electrical noise originating from them, using a power strip if necessary.
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Product Name: AV1300 3-port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Model Number: TL-PA8030P Responsible party: TP-Link USA Corporation, d/b/a TP-Link North America, Inc.Address: 145 South State College Blvd. Suite 400, Brea, CA 92821Website: http://www.tp-link.com/us/Tel: +1 626 333 0234Fax: +1 909 527 6803E-mail: [email protected]This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to whichthe receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:1. This device may not cause harmful interference.2. This device must accept any interference received, including interferencethat may cause undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
We, TP-Link USA Corporation, have determined that the equipment shown above has been shown to comply with the applicable technical standards, FCC part 15. There is no unauthorized change is made in the equipment and the equipment is properly maintained and operated.Issue Date: 2020.06.10
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This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
EU declaration of conformityTP-Link hereby declares that the device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of directives 2014/30/EU, 2014/35/ EU, 2009/125/EC, 2011/65/EU, and (EU)2015/863. The original EU declaration of conformity may be found at https://www.tp-link.com/en/ce
Canadian Compliance StatementThis device contains license-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada’s license-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) This device may not cause interference.(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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- Keep the device away from water, fire, humidity, or hot environments.
- Do not attempt to disassemble, repair, or modify the device.
- The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easilyaccessible.
- For passthrough devices, plug the power strips into the integratedelectrical sockets of the devices, but devices of the same or another type not be stacked in normal use.
- Plug the powerline devices directly into the wall outlets but not the power strips.
- Plug the powerline devices into the wall outlets with earthing connection.
- Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~104°F)
- Alert to a service personCAUTION: NEUTRAL FUSINGNicht hintereinander stecken.
Please read and follow the above safety information when operating the device. We cannot guarantee that no accidents or damage will occur due to improper use of the device. Please use this product with care and operate at your own risk.
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