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FRITZ!Box 7581 Service

Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh via powerline

Integrate your FRITZ!Powerline adapter into the Mesh of your FRITZ!Box via powerline to increase the Wi-Fi range of your home network easily and efficiently. As a Mesh Repeater, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter then automatically adopts all of the settings from the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master), such as Wi-Fi access information and guest access. In the Mesh, your wireless devices automatically connect to the wireless access point with the best Wi-Fi reception.

From then on, you can simply make changes in the Mesh in the Mesh Master. The Mesh Master automatically transmits the new settings to all of the Mesh Repeaters. If you still want to access the user interface of the Mesh Repeater, use the password from the Mesh Masters to log into the Mesh Repeater.

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 powerline 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 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the home network

  1. Connect FRITZ!Powerline adapters without Wi-Fi support to a LAN port in your home network (for example on a FRITZ!Box, FRITZ!Repeater).

3 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:

4 Adding the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the Mesh by button

  1. Briefly push the connect button on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. When you release the connect button, all of the LEDs start to flash.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260EConnect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240EWLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546EWLAN · 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, 6850, 6660Connect / WPSConnect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590Connect / WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490WLAN WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490WLAN WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560WLANWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490WPSWLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the Mesh Master marks the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview.