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How do you set up Devolo powerline adapters?

Installing Devolo powerline adapters is simple. You can easily do it yourself. Just follow the steps below.

What do you need to install a powerline adapter?

  • Your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • A network cable
  • A router or modem
  • 2 Devolo powerline adapters
  • 1 socket near your router
  • 1 socket at the desired spot in your home

Note: Powerline adapters don't work as well in power strips. Always plug them into a socket. Make sure you have:

  • 1 socket near your router
  • 1 socket at the desired spot in your home

Step 1: Connect the adapter to your router

Powerline adapter aansluiten
  • Plug the main adapter into an empty socket near your router.
  • Plug the network cable into a free network port on your router.
  • Plug the other end of the network cable into the main adapter's network port.

Step 2: Connect the adapters

Powerline adapter koppelen
  • Plug the second adapter into a socket in the same room as the main adapter.
  • Wait until the front light, or home icon lights up (about 45 seconds).
  • Does your powerline adapter have a button with a home icon? Press it and hold briefly.
    • Does your powerline adapter have a front light? Press the right-side button briefly.
  • As soon as the adapter are connected, the ligths on both adapters will light up. After they've been linked, you can just plug the adapter in any other socket in the house.

Step 3: A WiFi network in your home

1 wifi netwerk met een powerline adapter

Option 1: clone the details

  1. Plug the WiFi adapter in socket no more than 10 meters from your router.
  2. After, 45 seconds, press the home icon on the WiFi adapter.
  3. Within 2 minutes, press the the WPS button on your router.
  4. The WiFi details (name + password) are automatically cloned.
  5. Plug the adapter into any socket in the house you want.
  6. It's not working? Try option 2 and manually enter the details via the Devolo app.

Option 2: manual setup

  1. Note down the WiFi code indicated on the powerline adapter. It's usually on the back of the device.
  2. Connect your smartphone or tablet to the WiFi network of your Devolo adapters.
  3. Download the Devolo Cockpit app for iOS or Android.
  4. Open the app and select the WiFi adapter.
  5. Change the name of the network by selecting "rename".
  6. Tap on "apply".
  7. Connect your smartphone or tablet to the new network name and your done.

Change the password

  1. Go back to the main menu and select the WiFi adapter.
  2. Tap on "device website", you'll now leave the app.
  3. On the left, tap "WLAN configuration" and then "Access point".
  4. Under "WPA/WPA2", enter the password next to the field "Key". Use the same password as that of your router's WiFi network.
  5. Tap "OK".
  6. The WiFi network of your powerline adapters is now secured.

Is it not working?

We'll gladly help you install your new Devolo powerline adapters. If you can't make it work with the video and step-by-step plan, you can of course contact our customer service.

Add an extra adapter

You can expand the Devolo powerline adapter network in your home with an extra adapter. You can install it with the Devolo Cockpit app.

  1. Connect the adapter and write down the serial number.
  2. If the light blinks red, the adapter is active but not added to your network yet .
  3. Press the button with the home icon or the button on the side, and hold it for 2 seconds.
  4. Do the same with the new powerline adapter. Note: this has to happen within 2 minutes.
  5. The powerline adapter is added to your network if the light ligths up.

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