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18 Feb 2016
AVM Market Launch for FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set

New Powerline Powerhouse with Wireless LAN: The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set

  • Gigabit speed from the power outlet with 1200 Mbit/s gross
  • Powerful gigabit LAN and Wireless N for all network devices
  • Ideal for video streaming or gaming in the home network
  • On sale now ‎as a set

The new FRITZ!Powerline model 1240E WLAN Set from AVM combines the fastest data transfer over electrical wiring possible with flexible wireless LAN for surfing and home networking. The new, compact powerhouse receives data over your home's electrical wiring at rates of 1200 Mbit/s gross and passes them on via gigabit LAN and Wireless N. It transmits in the 2.4-GHz frequency band at up to 300 Mbit/s, so that all smartphones, tablets and notebooks can be integrated in the wireless home network, even in the remotest corners of the home. The sleek FRITZ!Powerline model is ideal for applications like HD streaming, gaming or downloads that require fastest transfer speeds. Ex works 128-bit AES encryption provides for secure connections over powerline and wireless LAN. The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set is based on the HomePlug AV2 specification and uses the MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology familiar from wireless networks on all three wires of the power lines. This increases the range over the power lines by up to 60 percent compared to other powerline classes, while increasing the robustness of transmission. The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set is available in stores now for 149 euros (RRP).

Quick to deploy and compatible with other powerline products

Launching operation of the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set is simple and secure. As soon as the two powerline products are inserted in an outlet and connected to a FRITZ!Box and devices like a PC, TV or game console, the network is secure and ready for operation. It is easy to expand the radio network of a FRITZ!Box so that Internet access can be extended seamlessly to smartphones and tablets in all spaces of your home. Mobile devices can be integrated into the wireless network at the push of a button (WPS method). FRITZ!Powerline products can be combined with each other in any constellation. The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN set is compatible with 200-, 500- and 600-Mbit/s powerline devices, so that a powerline network can be created with all device classes.

Gigabit speed – Faster and further than all other powerline classes

Gigabit powerline is based on the HomePlug AV2 specification and supports MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output). This new powerline technology uses three wires of the power lines concurrently (phase, neutral, protective). This increases the range over the power lines by up to 60 percent compared to other powerline classes, while increasing the robustness of transmission. Thanks to MIMO technology, data can be transmitted at rates of up to 1200 Mbit/s. The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set thus enables double the data rates of powerline 500-Mbit/s and 600-Mbit/s adapters, as well as stabler transmission – with no increase in power consumption.

Secure and always up to date

Thanks to 128-bit AES encryption, the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set is secure from the start. All FRITZ!Powerline products allow the user to monitor the home network and the powerline network on the FRITZ!Box user interface or a special software package (for Windows). The FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set has its own interface for configuration in six languages (DE, EN, FR, IT, ES, PL), operation and maintenance (http://fritz.powerline), which can be protected with a password. Like all FRITZ! products, the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set includes an update function for adding new features. Starting with the upcoming version of FRITZ!OS (6.50) for the FRITZ!Box, the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set and all other powerline models can be updated centrally in the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Highlights of the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set at a glance

  • Wireless network connection over the power lines with up to 1200 Mbit/s gross
  • 2 adapters with 1 x gigabit LAN port each
  • Wireless LAN in 2.4 GHz: Wireless N with 300 Mbit/s
  • Slim adapter integrates network-enabled devices into the home network quickly and simply over the home's electrical wiring
  • Mobile computers, tablets and smartphones have wireless internet access in the entire living area
  • MIMO technology applied: Increases range over electrical wiring up to 60 percent over other powerline classes and more robust transmission
  • Easy to install at any outlet
  • Compliance with the HomePlug AV2 standard, compatible with IEEE P1901 and all 200-, 500-, 600- and 1200-Mbit/s powerline adapters
  • Automatic 128-bit AES encryption ex works to protect data
  • Maximum wireless LAN security with WPA2, simple configuration thanks to WPS
  • Free updates including new features can be installed automatically


Along with the FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN Set, AVM currently offers six different powerline models to meet every challenge:

1200 Mbit/s powerline:


  • FRITZ!Powerline 1000E (gigabit LAN)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN (gigabit LAN und WLAN N)
  • In planning: FRITZ!Powerline 1220E (gigabit LAN and socket)

500 Mbit/s powerline:


  • FRITZ!Powerline 540E WLAN (2 x LAN, Wireless N)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 546E (2 x LAN, Wireless N, socket, switching and measuring)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 530E (LAN und Steckdose)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 520E (Gigabit-LAN und Steckdose)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 530E (LAN and socket)
  • FRITZ!Powerline 510E (LAN)

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