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FRITZ!Powerline 500E Service
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Updating the firmware of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter

The firmware is the software stored in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that controls all of its functions. On a regular basis, we make new firmware versions available that optimize the functions of your adapter. You can download these updates free of charge from the Internet.

There are various ways to install the latest firmware on your FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

  • Update with the FRITZ!Box user interface
  • Update with the FRITZ!Powerline software

1 Using the FRITZ!Box user interface to update firmware

If you are using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS version 5.50 (or higher) in your powerline network, you can use the FRITZ!Box's user interface to install the update:

Note:The version of FRITZ!OS installed on the FRITZ!Box is displayed on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

  1. Use a network cable to connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter you would like to install the update on to the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  3. Click "Home Network Overview" or "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  4. Click the "Edit" button after the entry for the powerline adapter you would like to install the update on and then "Start Update" or the "Perform update" button.
  5. Repeat steps 1 - 5 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters.

2 Using FRITZ!Powerline to update the firmware

Downloading and installing FRITZ!Powerline

The following step is only necessary if the FRITZ!Powerline software is not installed on your computer, or if an older version is installed:

Installing the latest firmware for FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Connect a computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed to the FRITZ!Powerline network.
  2. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose firmware you would like to update.
    • You will see an info window that informs you that an update is available (see fig.).

      Important:If "Update available..." is not displayed, then the latest version is already installed for that FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

      Fig.: Info window for FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  4. Click "Update available..." and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
    • The update is now installed for this FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters.