FRITZ!Powerline 1220E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 1220E Service

Updating the FRITZ!Powerline firmware

There are several ways to install the latest firmware for your FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

  • Online update using the FRITZ!Box user interface
  • Online update or manual update using the FRITZ!Powerline software

Important:Currently, AVM does not offer the latest firmware as an online update or a download. At the moment, the firmware is only transmitted to the FRITZ!Powerline adapters by AVM. The update is installed gradually and the process process is not complete yet. As a result, devices in the home network may not receive the update at the same time, but this does not pose a technical problem.

1 Using the FRITZ!Box user interface to update

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Mesh Networking" or "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" next to the respective FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

2 Using the FRITZ!Powerline software to update

  1. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  2. Move the mouse pointer over the icon of the respective FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  3. If an update is available, click "Update available..." (see fig.) and follow the instructions.

    Fig.: Info window for FRITZ!Powerline adapter

3 Updating manually

If you cannot use the "online update" function, for example when FRITZ!Powerline is not connected to the internet, update manually:

Downloading the firmware file

  1. Call up in your web browser.
  2. Switch to the folder for your FRITZ!Powerline model, then to the subfolder "other", and then to the folder "fritz.os".
  3. Download the file with the extension ".image" to the computer.

Installing the latest firmware

  1. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  2. Click "more..." next to the respective FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  3. Click the "Update File" button.
  4. Select the firmware file you downloaded (image file).