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FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Powerline to a router from another manufacturer

The FRITZ!Powerline adapter adds an additional wireless access point to your home network quickly and easily. This way you will even have ideal Wi-Fi reception and high-speed connections to the internet and home network outside the Wi-Fi range of your router.

You can either connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with your router over your home's electrical wiring (powerline), LAN, or Wi-Fi. Which connection type is best depends on your operational environment.

1 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via powerline

Fig.: Connection scenario for powerline bridge mode


A powerline connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to place the FRITZ!Powerline adapter outside the Wi-Fi range of the router in the home network.
  • you want to integrate a device without Wi-Fi support, for example an IPTV receiver, into the home network via a LAN port on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  • it should be possible to reposition the FRITZ!Powerline adapter quickly and easily if necessary.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer over powerline

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via LAN

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode


A LAN connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to place the FRITZ!Powerline adapter outside the Wi-Fi range of the router in the home network.
  • it is possible to establish a LAN connection to the router from where the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is being used, for example using the existing cabling in your home.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer over LAN

3 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via Wi-Fi

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode


A Wi-Fi connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to place the FRITZ!Powerline adapter within the Wi-Fi range of the wireless router.
  • you want to integrate a device without Wi-Fi support, for example an IPTV receiver, into the home network via a LAN port on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  • it should be possible to reposition the FRITZ!Powerline adapter quickly and easily if necessary.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer via Wi-Fi