Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh - Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh

Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh

Integrate a FRITZ!Powerline adapter into your FRITZ!Box's Mesh to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range of your home network. As a Mesh Repeater, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter then automatically adopts all of the wireless settings from the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) and creates an additional wireless network over which your devices can connect to the home network.

To integrate it into the Mesh, you can either use powerline over your house's electrical wiring, a network cable (LAN), or wireless LAN. Which type of connection is suitable for your home network depends on your requirements and the conditions at your location.

1 Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via powerline

If you integrate FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via powerline,

  • you can position FRITZ!Powerline regardless of the wireless range of the home network.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline.

Fig.: Connection scenario for powerline bridge mode

2 Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via LAN

If you integrate FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via LAN,

  • you do not need additional powerline adapters in your home network.
  • you can position FRITZ!Powerline regardless of the wireless range of the home network.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline. If the adapter has a single LAN port, you must also use a hub/switch if you want to connect other devices via a network cable.

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode

3 Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via wireless LAN

If you integrate FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via wireless LAN,

  • you do not need additional powerline adapters in your home network.
  • you must position FRITZ!Powerline within the wireless range of your home network.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode