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FRITZ!Powerline 546E Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Powerline to a router from another manufacturer

The FRITZ!Powerline adapter easily and efficiently adds an additional wireless access point to your home network. This way you will even have ideal wireless reception and high-speed connections to the internet and home network outside the wireless range (WiFi) of your router.

You can either connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with your router over your home's electrical wiring (powerline), LAN, or wireless LAN. Which connection type is best depends on the operational environment.

1 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via powerline

Fig.: Connection scenario for powerline bridge mode


A powerline connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter outside the wireless range of the router in the home network.
  • the FRITZ!Powerline adapter should be repositioned quickly and easily if necessary.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer over powerline

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via LAN

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode


A LAN connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter outside the wireless range of the router in the home network.
  • you can establish a LAN connection from the router to where the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is being used, for example using the existing cabling in your home.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer over LAN

3 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the router via wireless LAN

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode


A wireless connection to the router makes sense if

  • you want to position the FRITZ!Powerline adapter within the wireless range of the wireless router.
  • the FRITZ!Powerline adapter should be repositioned quickly and easily if necessary.

Just follow these steps: Connecting a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a router from another manufacturer over wireless LAN