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FRITZ!Powerline 500E Service

Changing password for 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. 

The FRITZ!Powerline adapter uses a preset network password in the factory settings. With the FRITZ!Powerline software you can assign your own network password; however, all 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 your computer's operating system.
  4. Install FRITZ!Powerline on a computer that is either connected via the FRITZ!Box or connected directly to a FRITZ!Powerline adapter 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 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 standard alphanumeric characters and not symbols or special letters such as ä, ë, ö, ü, á, é, í.
    The network password may be up to 1024 characters long.

  7. Answer the question "Are you sure you want to change the network password?" with "OK".
    • Once you have made the changes, click "OK".
  8. Repeat steps 5 - 8 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters and assign them the same network password.
  9. Finally, double-click the symbol of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that is connected to the computer or the FRITZ!Box and also assign it the same network password.