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FRITZ!Powerline 546E Service

Changing FRITZ!Powerline's wireless settings

When setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter, it automatically adopts the wireless 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 wireless 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 wireless 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 wireless connection to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

2 Change the wireless 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 wireless connection to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

3 Setting up 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 wireless network. If you want to add another wireless device to the list, you can briefly disable the MAC address filter to connect the wireless device with the FRITZ!Powerline adapter. The wireless device's MAC address is then automatically added to the list.

4 Setting up a wireless LAN schedule

  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. Enable the option "Adopt scheduling settings from the FRITZ!Box" if the times for the FRITZ!Box should also be valid for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
    • If different times should apply to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter, set up your own schedule.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.