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FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service

Changing the password for the FRITZ!Powerline network

The connection between the FRITZ!Powerline adapters within a powerline network is encrypted with a password (AES 128-bit) and thus protected from unauthorized access. 

FRITZ!Powerline adapters have a preset network password in the factory settings. You can use the FRITZ!Powerline software to assign your own network password, but all of the powerline adapters within a powerline network must use the same network password.

1 Downloading and installing the FRITZ!Powerline software

  1. Call up our download area in a web browser.
  2. Select the product group "FRITZ!Powerline" and then your product.
  3. Download the FRITZ!Powerline software for the operating system of your computer.
  4. Install FRITZ!Powerline on a computer that is connected to a FRITZ!Powerline adapter via the FRITZ!Box or directly by means of a network cable.

2 Changing the network password

  1. Plug each of the FRITZ!Powerline adapters into a power outlet.
  2. If the FRITZ!Powerline adapters still use different network passwords, connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with each other at the push of a button.
  3. If the powerline network is not connected with the FRITZ!Box yet, use a network cable to connect a FRITZ!Powerline adapter directly to the computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed.
  4. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  5. Double-click the icon of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter that is not connected to the computer or the FRITZ!Box.
  6. Enter the desired network password in the "New network password" field and click "OK".

    Note:Only use letters (but not special characters such as ä, ë, ö, ü, á, é, í) and numbers.
    The network password can be up to 1024 characters long.

  7. Click "OK" when you are asked "Are you sure you want to change the network password?".
    • After making the changes, click "OK".
  8. Repeat steps 5 - 8 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters and assign the same network password to each of them.
  9. Finally, double-click the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that is connected to the computer or the FRITZ!Box and also assign it the same network password.