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Trouble installing XE102 Powerline

I am trying to install a powerline network at my home. When plugged in, both XE102's show the correct LED's being lit meaning the Power, Network and Powerline network lights stay on properly. The 1st XE102 is connected to my WRT54G router and the second XE102 is connected to my laptop. I am seeing 2 issues

1. When I run the powerline encryption utility, I don't see any devices connected to the network.
2. My laptop cannot connect to its XE102, the network connection shows that it has limited or no connectivity.

Can someone help ?

Thanks!

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There wasn't actually any problem with the device. For these bridges to work, you need to be on the same phase of the wiring. If the devices are on different phases then they can't communicate. But I still couldn't get the encryption to work. Netgear support doesn't seemed to be bothered with that...they told me to ignore it.

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