I managed to get them to pair up using their built in encryption. For owners of the NewLink NL-HP555DL plugs, here's what I did:-
- Pressed and held down the 'Security' buttons for on each homeplug for more than 10 seconds. This 'leaves' the current network.
- All lights on the homeplug go out briefly then light up again.
- You can tell its successfully left the network by the fact that only the power and ethernet lights will be illuminated - the little house symbol for 'data' remains unlit.
- Then you press and hold the 'Security' button for less than 3 seconds on the first homeplug (the one next to the router and connected to it via the LAN cable).
- The power light starts slowly blinking. You then proceed to the other homeplug and do the same - hold the 'Security' button down for less than 3 seconds.
- Same again, power light will rhythmically blink slowly for about 10 seconds or so as they pair using network encryption.
That's it - job done. Can now access my BT Home Hub and checking the ipconfig of both PC's it is showing as it should for the HH4 - 192.168.1.254.
I've posted the above procedure as I couldn't find a damn thing about it online anywhere in relation to the NewLink NL-HP555DL 500 Mbps
plugs as far as a user guide etc is concerned. Until I eventually tracked down the info on an obscure university help forum. Hopefully Google will throw up this thread if anyone else has similar issues in future and looks for info on the NL-HP555DL. That said, the above procedure is more than likely similar to most other homeplugs.
Thanks for the assistance and replies folks, much appreciated. Just glad to have solved the issue!
Edited by RSV_Ecosse (Sun 12-Oct-14 12:38:10)