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FRITZ!Powerline 546E Service

Changing FRITZ!Powerline's Wi-Fi settings

When setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter, it automatically adopts the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and network key of the FRITZ!Box (or another router) to allow wireless devices in the home network to quickly switch between networks (wireless roaming).

You can also configure the FRITZ!Powerline adapter's Wi-Fi settings according to your individual needs.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

1 Changing the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID)

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enter a unique name in the field "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

2 Change the Wi-Fi network key

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "Encryption" tab.
  4. Enter a password in the "Network key" field. Use numerals, letters, and other characters, and combine capitals and lower-case letters.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  6. Reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

3 Enabling the MAC address filter

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "Encryption" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Do not allow any new wireless devices" in the "Restricting wireless LAN access" section.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now only wireless devices listed under "Restricting wireless LAN access" can connect to the FRITZ!Powerline Adapter's Wi-Fi network. If you want to connect a new wireless device with the FRITZ!Powerline adapter, briefly disable the MAC address filter and do not re-enable it until the new wireless device has been connected with the FRITZ!Powerline adapter. This automatically adds the MAC address of the new wireless device to the MAC address filter.

4 Setting up a Wi-Fi schedule

You can set up an individual schedule in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter if you want to switch off its Wi-Fi network and the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network at different times:

Note:The schedule is applied regardless of whether the Wi-Fi network was switched on or off manually beforehand. You can use the button on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to enable the Wi-Fi network at any time.

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Schedule" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Use schedule for wireless radio network".
  4. Disable the option "Adopt scheduling settings from the FRITZ!Box" and define when the Wi-Fi network should be switched off.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.