Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with a powerline network

Powerline adapters connect to form a powerline network if they use the same network password. FRITZ!Powerline adapters are already secured in the factory settings with a unique network key.

If you want to connect two FRITZ!Powerline adapters from a set, no further steps are necessary. Both FRITZ!Powerline adapters already have the same password and can therefore form a small powerline network right away.

If you want to connect individual FRITZ!Powerline adapters with each other or add a FRITZ!Powerline set to an already existing FRITZ!Powerline network, you just set up the connection quickly and securely at the push of a button.

  1. Insert the new FRITZ!Powerline adapter that you want to add to the powerline network into a power outlet near a FRITZ!Powerline adapter that is already part of the powerline network.
  2. Wait until the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is ready for operation. This takes up to 10 seconds with FRITZ!Powerline adapters without Wi-Fi support and up to 1 minute with FRITZ!Powerline adapters with Wi-Fi support.
  3. Briefly push the connection button on both of the FRITZ!Powerline adapters. It does not matter which of the connection buttons you push first. The "Powerline" LED flashes when you let go. Depending on the FRITZ!Powerline model, various other LEDs flash simultaneously.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260EConnect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240EWLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546EWLAN · WPS
    FRITZ!Powerline 540E
  4. The process is completed and the FRITZ!Powerline adapters are connected with each other as soon as the "Powerline" LED remains lit.