PowerLine XE104 adapters - encryption / throughput question
Just got 2 of these. Ran utility to add a password. It all works but I have a few questions.
I am a newbie in that it asks you to enter one of the passwords that are on the adapter itself. I did that. It propagates this encryption password to the other adapters to which I have another router acting as an access point.
It also asks you to enter a password of your own choosing into the adapter which I did.
- Any idea why the 2 passwords? When are 2 used?
- Also would I get faster throughput if I had no encryption? The adapters are in my house and I have no worry that someone is going to walk up to my house with an XE104 and tap into it form an outside electrical outlet.
- Is it me (probably) or do I sense an Internet slowdown (via direct connect Ethernet from router to PC-I have upstairs) when adapter is plugged into the wall and router. I currently have the other adapter unplugged (hence only 1 adapter-doing nothing) until I get a laptop later this weekend (will use downstairs with AP-also not plugged in currently) ie: is it me or could the Powerline slow down my router???
Thanks in advance Patty