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Knowledge document #1196

Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the FRITZ!Box via LAN

Connect your FRITZ!Powerline adapter to your FRITZ!Box via LAN to add an additional wireless access point to your home network quickly and easily. This way you will have ideal Wi-Fi reception and high-speed connections to the internet and home network, even when outside the Wi-Fi range of your FRITZ!Box.

If you use the same Wi-Fi settings in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter and the FRITZ!Box, your wireless devices will automatically connect with the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal (Wi-Fi roaming).

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode

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

1 Loading the factory settings of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter must be set to factory settings:

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapter into a power outlet and wait until the "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit or the "Connect" LED starts flashing slowly.
  2. Push the corresponding button on the device:
    ModelButtonDuration
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E / 1220Connect15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240EWLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 1220E / 1000EPowerline · Security10-15 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E / 540EWLAN · WPS und Powerline · Security10 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 530E / 510ESecurity12 seconds
    FRITZ!Powerline 520E / 500EReset2 seconds
  3. During this process, all of the LEDs flash once. The "Power" LED or "WLAN" LED remains lit or the "Connect" starts flashing slowly as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the home network

  1. Use a network cable to connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a LAN port in your home network (for example on FRITZ!Box or FRITZ!Repeater).

3 Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a LAN bridge

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click the "Change the Type of Connection" button in the "Access to Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "LAN bridge" and click "Next".
  4. Select which IP settings the FRITZ!Powerline adapter should use and click "Next".
  5. Accept the preset Wi-Fi settings of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter or configure individual Wi-Fi settings and click "Next".
  6. Click "Finish" to save the settings.