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FRITZ!Box 4040 Service

Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via LAN

Integrate your FRITZ!Powerline adapter into your FRITZ!Box's Mesh via LAN to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range (WiFi) of your home network. As a Mesh Repeater, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter automatically adopts all of the wireless settings from the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master), such as wireless access information and guest access, and can be used directly by all wireless devices in the home network.

As soon as the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is integrated into the Mesh, it is marked in the user interface of the Mesh Master with the Mesh symbol :

Fig.: Mesh overview with FRITZ!Powerline in LAN 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. 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
  2. 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 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the home network

  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).

3 Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a LAN bridge

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click the "Change type of connection" button in the "Access to Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "LAN bridge" and click "Next".
  4. Select which IP settings the FRITZ!Powerline adapter should use and click "Next".
  5. Keep the wireless LAN settings displayed for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter and click "Next".
  6. Click "Finish" to save the settings.

4 Integrating FRITZ!Powerline adapter into the Mesh at the touch of a button

Integrate the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into the Mesh so that it automatically adopts the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings:

  1. Briefly push the connect button on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. All of the LEDs start to flash after you release the connect button.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Connect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E WLAN · WPS
    FRITZ!Powerline 540E
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the connect button on the Mesh Master until its confirmation LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530, 6890 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560 WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the Mesh Master marks the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview.