FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service

Changing FRITZ!Powerline's wireless security settings

In wireless bridge mode, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter adopts the wireless security settings of the wireless router, for example a FRITZ!Box, during setup. In LAN bridge or powerline bridge mode, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter makes a wireless network available with its own wireless security settings that can be changed during setup.

You can change the FRITZ!Powerline adapter's wireless security settings any time.

Note:We recommend using identical wireless settings for your entire home network in order to allow wireless devices to easily switch between wireless networks (wireless roaming).

1 Enabling the wireless network

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the wireless network for the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
  4. Enable the wireless network for the 5 GHz frequency band.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Changing the wireless security settings

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "Encryption" tab.
  4. If you want to use secure WPA encryption (recommended):
    1. Enable the option "WPA encryption".
    2. Select "WPA2 (CCMP)" for the "WPA mode".

      Note:If you still use old wireless devices that do not support WPA2, you can use the setting "WPA + WPA2". If you select this setting, your wireless devices will automatically use the safest WPA mode for wireless connections.

    3. Enter a password that is between 8 and 63 characters long in the "Network key" field. Use numerals, letters, and other characters, and combine capitals and lower-case letters.
    • If you do not want to use encryption (not recommended), which would leave your wireless network unprotected, enable the option "non-encrypted".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the popup window "Wireless LAN Access" with the new wireless security settings for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter opens. Print out or make note of them and reconfigure the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.