20 Most Recent NetGear XE102 Powerline Ethernet Adapter (XE102US) (D85639) Bridge Questions & Answers


I have charter internet speed

Powerline data transition speed can be effected by many things. Distance, equipment producing electrical noise on the power lines, being on separate circuits, or even running though power filters or surge protectors can cause slow or failed connection. Make sure the adapters are connected directly into the wall, remove any electrically noisy equipment on the circuit between the adapters, and try to make sure the adapters are on the same electrical circuit. These things should help.
1/15/2018 4:16:34 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Jan 15, 2018

Software for netgear bridge will not install

This cryptic microsoft error message sounds like you need to be in the administrator account login. Try right clicking on the install program and see if any option to run as administrator (this is another little secret microsoft trick ) Came across this with my A plus training I am doing ATM I did not know what it meant either before doing my course .
9/18/2014 11:47:48 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Sep 18, 2014

Hi hi

Be the first to answer 7/29/2011 4:36:02 AM • NetGear XE102... • Posted on Jul 29, 2011Be the first to answer

Netgear xe102 isnot picking up an ip address

-- Xe102 is a plug n play powerline device
-- there is no specific configuration required for that .
-- try hard resetting from the reset hole on the back of the device
-- then get the powerline checked
-- check the light status of the powerline device.
And if the problem still persists , upgrade the powerline device ..
Follow the link below ::
4/7/2010 8:23:19 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Apr 07, 2010

All the indicators are on but network is not

1. first check that are you able to go online with router
2. connect both adapter in the same room where the router is connected
3/18/2010 3:50:01 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Mar 18, 2010

The middle ight keeps blinking and it wont work how do i fix it

Blinking middle light indicates an issue with the powerline used between the powerline adapters. To isolate the issue plug both the poweline adapters in the same room and check the lights on them. If they work fine in the same room then the issue is with the powerline. You may have circuit breaker, surge protector between the powerline adapters and that will prevent you to get a connection.
Hope this helps.
3/13/2010 6:29:26 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Mar 13, 2010

No lights come on when I switch on my XE102.

Though, it is not repairable, yuu may contact NETGEAR to get the unit replaced if it is still under warranty. Contact them http://my.netgear.com


2/16/2010 4:36:59 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Feb 16, 2010

Only power light NetGear XE102

I was never a big fan on thos plug in ethernet devices. I would either go wireless or run hard line to the computer.
12/25/2009 4:11:22 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Dec 25, 2009

Hi, why isn't it possible to have the devices

It is, but due to the electrical requirements of Ethernet, it's not as simple as having one of those telephone Y-connectors. The multiple connector is called an ethernet switch, and can be had for $20-30.
11/26/2009 9:11:28 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Nov 26, 2009

Using Vista, where do I find the ip address that


to view "all" the settings for your TCP/IP setup.


to "reset" the adapter.
11/6/2009 8:21:10 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Nov 06, 2009

My download speed has been reduced from

The top speed between the devices is 14 Mb/s, so they will never attain the 20Mb/s speed you had with you router / modem.

Netgear offers this FAQ for Powerline devices:

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  • Powerline products work better when plugged into the wall without power strips, extension cords, surge protectors, or uninterruptable power supplies.
  • Passwords. Powerline products have both a network password, and a device password. A particular device's password, which is not changable, is printed on the Powerline product label. Once you have collected all your Powerline device passwords, use the encryption dialog box, as described on pages 9 and 12 of the XE102 User's Guide, to change the network password. (Without password protection, it is possible, although unlikely, for someone very nearby to access your network.)
  • If you changed the default network password, make sure that all the Powerline products use the same network password.
  • If you've moved a Powerline unit, or disconnected the cables, your other network devices may need about 5 minutes to refresh their information about the Powerline's current status.
  • If you have earlier Powerline products, switch to the encryption used by later products. (Early versions of XA601 and XE602 are known to have compatibility problems with newer models.)
  • To test whether a house's electrical wiring is contributing to Powerline problems, plug units in the same room. Examples of potential problems are:
    • Old fuse boxes.
    • Old wiring that does not meet modern wiring building codes.
  • Swap devices to isolate the problem to a particular Powerline unit.
  • Reset the Powerline adapters to the default settings using the utility.
  • Use all the same Powerline models for best connectivity. Also, software for one model may not work for another model. In particular, remote and advanced features may not work between Powerline manufacturers.
  • Powerline is not directed at businesses, however it may work in a business environment, anyhow. See Assessing Powerline for Business Environments. In some cases noise can be limited by placing line conditioners or surge protectors between the source of the noise, and the Powerline units. (Not between the units.) Consult a professional electrician to evaluate your electricity's noise and to suggest remedies.

9/29/2009 4:34:31 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Sep 29, 2009

I purchased two netgear wall plugged bridge XE102.

I had the exact same problem those branded ones at our shop where one just stopped working all together.
THeres a couple of things to rule out so you can try some steps to figure it out.
Try changing the port on the router where the first plug is hooked into, if you can, try a direct connection without the plugs aswell. Also, try inserting the plugs in different outlets and see if anything has changed. If they're only a month old, they are still under warranty and you could get them replaced either through ytour place of purchase or from netgear aswell.
6/4/2009 4:15:45 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Jun 04, 2009

Trouble installing XE102 Powerline

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.

12/17/2008 7:51:43 AM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Dec 17, 2008

Netgear ethernet xe102

You have to be on the same transformer leg Xmitter and reciver try moving the input device to a diffeent outlet. or use one of the ethernet only units to see if you have etherne tconnectivity, also there is a pricatical distance limitation of about 600 feet. are you in that range. Best of Luck Graeme at ctcco.com
10/15/2007 11:05:27 PM • NetGear XE102... • Answered on Oct 15, 2007

How To Connect With Mywifiext net Setup Page?

This sounds like an answer to someone's question? You need to click in the MY ANSWER box under the question. It doesn't work adding your ANSWER as a new QUESTION.
3/11/2023 6:13:39 PM • NetGear... • Answered on Mar 11, 2023

How to check netgear r7000 speeds ?

hi please find link for how to check speed https://kb.netgear.com/000038894/How-do-I-check-my-Internet-speed
11/25/2021 1:20:54 PM • NetGear... • Answered on Nov 25, 2021

How to connect PC to netgear WIFI extender

By connecting to your existing WiFi network and enhancing coverage, the NETGEAR range extender enhances your home WiFi network. The steps below will assist you in setting up your extender.We recommend using the Nighthawk app to set up your extension on our latest devices. See the following articles for more information:https://pnews.org/boost-your-speed-with-netgear-nighthawk-r7000/
11/18/2021 3:59:41 PM • NetGear... • Answered on Nov 18, 2021
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