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FRITZ!Box 3390 Service

Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi

Connect your FRITZ!Powerline adapter to your FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi to increase the Wi-Fi range of your home network easily and efficiently. The FRITZ!Powerline adapter adopts the Wi-Fi access information from the FRITZ!Box and can be used directly by all of the wireless devices in the home network.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Loading the factory settings of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter must be set to factory settings:

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the "WLAN" LED remains lit.
  3. Push the corresponding button on the device:
    ModelButtonDuration
    FRITZ!Powerline 540E / 546E"WLAN/WPS" and "Powerline · Security"10 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E"WLAN-WPS/Powerline · Security"15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E"Connect"15 seconds
  4. All of the LEDs flash once during this process. The "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

2 Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a wireless bridge

Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  1. Use a network cable to connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a LAN port in your home network (for example on FRITZ!Box or FRITZ!Repeater).

Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline. If you are asked for a password, enter the password for the user interface of the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click the "Change the Type of Connection" button in the "Access to Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Wireless bridge" and click "Next".
  4. In the list "Wi-Fi Networks Found" ("Radio Networks (WLANs) Found"), select the name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box and click "Next".
  5. Configure the Wi-Fi settings and click "Next".
  6. Click "Finish" to save the settings.
  7. The "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter remains lit as soon as setup is completed.
  8. Clear the LAN connection between the FRITZ!Powerline adapter and FRITZ!Box.

3 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

To extend the range as much as possible, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter where the quality of the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi signal is good.