FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service - Knowledge Base
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Wireless range is too low
The range of the wireless connection (WiFi) between a notebook, smartphone, or another wireless device and the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is too low. Even at a short distance from the FRITZ!Powerline adapter, web pages load slowly, it takes a long time to download files, and video streams are not played correctly, for example.
- Surrounding structural conditions (such as thickness and reinforcement of the walls) as well as other electronic devices such as wireless speakers and baby monitors influence the quality and thus the range of the wireless connection.
Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem persists.
1 Installing the latest software for the wireless device
- Install the latest driver for the computer's wireless network adapter (for example using Windows Update) or the latest operating system (for example Android, iOS) for the wireless device.
Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the device for information on how to update it, for example consult the manual. You can find the latest drivers for the FRITZ!WLAN Sticks in our download area.
2 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter
- Do not position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter directly in the corner of a room.
- Position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter so that it is as unobstructed as possible, i.e. not directly in back of or under an obstacle such as pieces of furniture or a heater.
- Position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter so that there are as few obstacles as possible between it and other wireless devices. Especially metallic objects or objects containing water, for example radiators, refrigerators, or even houseplants, significantly reduce the quality of the wireless signal.
- Position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter away from other radio transmitters, for example microwaves, wireless speakers, or Bluetooth devices.
3 Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID)
If there are other wireless networks with the same name in the immediate vicinity, wireless devices may automatically attempt to connect to the wrong wireless network. To avoid this, give the FRITZ!Powerline adapter a unique name:
- Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
- Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
- Enter the same unique name in the fields "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)" for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band.
- Click "Apply" to save the settings.
All wireless connections are cleared when you apply the new wireless network name. You must then reconfigure the wireless connections to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
Now the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is ideally configured. If the wireless range is still too low despite these measures, then the wireless environment is causing the issue and cannot be further influenced by the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
Note:You can use a FRITZ!Repeater to quickly and easily increase the range and stability of the wireless network.