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FRITZ!Box 7590 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

Preparations

  1. Either use wireless LAN 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 operating mode

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click on "Mesh Networking" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Mesh Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Mesh Repeater" in the "Mesh Operating Mode" section.
  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 over your home's electrical wiring using FRITZ!Powerline as an example:

Note:Information on how to set up other powerline adapters can be obtained from the manufacturer, for example refer to the manual.

  1. Plug the first FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box with internet access.
  2. Plug the second FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box in the home network.
    • Now the powerline connection is automatically established and the "Powerline" LEDs on both adapters remain lit.

      Note:Upon delivery, the adapters from a FRITZ!Powerline set use a unique network password. You do not have to configure any additional settings before using them.

  3. Use a network cable to connect the first FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box with internet access.
  4. Use a network cable to connect the second FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the "WAN" port on the FRITZ!Box in the home network.
    • As soon as the "LAN" LEDs on both of the FRITZ!Powerline adapters remain lit, the 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, 7520, 6890 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  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.