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FRITZ!Box 7530 Service

Integrating a FRITZ!Box into the home network via powerline

You can connect a FRITZ!Box to an existing FRITZ!Box over your home's electrical wiring, for example with FRITZ!Powerline, and configure it so that it uses the first FRITZ!Box's internet connection (operation as a Mesh Repeater / an IP client).

Internet and telephony services configured in the FRITZ!Box with internet access are then available to the FRITZ!Box in the home network and the devices connected to that FRITZ!Box, such as computers and telephones.

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

1 Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater / IP client

Connecting the FRITZ!Box

  1. Use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect a computer to the FRITZ!Box you want to use in the home network.
  2. If the computer is already connected to the FRITZ!Box that establishes the internet connection, clear that connection.

Configuring the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click on "Mesh" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Mesh Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater".
  5. Enable the option "This FRITZ!Box is a network device (IP client) in the home network [...]".
  6. Enable the option "via LAN".
  7. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

The FRITZ!Box is now configured for for operation in the home network.

Important:In this operating mode, the FRITZ!Box can no longer be reached at http://fritz.box. Instead, to access it you must use the Mesh or home network overview of the FRITZ!Box with internet access or the IP address assigned to it by the FRITZ!Box with internet access.

2 Connecting FRITZ!Box with the home network

Here we show you how to connect two FRITZ!Boxes with each other over your home's electrical wiring using FRITZ!Powerline as an example. Information on how to set up other powerline adapters can be obtained from the manufacturer, for example refer to the manual.

Connecting FRITZ!Powerline adapters with each other

FRITZ!Powerline adapters from a set are already connected with each other and do not require any additional settings before being used. If you bought the FRITZ!Powerline adapters individually, you must connect the powerline adapters with each other first:

  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 and the "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit.
  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 1220E / 1000E / 546E / 540EPowerline · Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 530E / 520E / 510E / 500ESecurity
  4. The process is completed and the FRITZ!Powerline adapters are connected with each other as soon as the "Powerline" LED remains lit.

Connecting the FRITZ!Box

  1. Plug the first FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box with internet access.
  2. Use a network cable to connect the first FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box with internet access.
  3. Plug the second FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box in the home network.
  4. Use a network cable to connect the second FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box in the home network.
  5. As soon as the "Powerline" LEDs on the FRITZ!Powerline adapters remain lit, the FRITZ!Powerline adapters are connected and the network connection is established.

3 Setting up Mesh

If FRITZ!OS 7 or later is installed on the FRITZ!Box with internet access, connect the devices to form a Mesh.

  1. Push and hold down the connect button on the FRITZ!Box in the home network (see table) until its "WLAN" LED flashes. Other LEDs may also flash.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the connect button on the FRITZ!Box with internet access until its confirmation LED (see table) lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530 AX, 7530, 7520, 6890, 6850, 6660, 5530Connect / WPSConnect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590Connect / WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490WLAN WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430WLAN WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SLWLANWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490WPSWLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the FRITZ!Box with internet access marks the FRITZ!Box in the home network with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview.

4 Setting up telephony

If you also want to use the telephone numbers configured in the FRITZ!Box with internet access with telephones connected to the FRITZ!Box in the home network:

  1. If FRITZ!OS 7 or later is installed on the FRITZ!Box with internet access, set up telephony in the Mesh.