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FRITZ!Powerline is not marked with Mesh symbol

Although the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is connected to the FRITZ!Box and displayed in the Mesh Overview, the Mesh symbol is missing.

Once FRITZ!Powerline adapters with Wi-Fi functionality have been integrated into the Mesh, they are marked with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview. FRITZ!Powerline adapters without Wi-Fi support (for example FRITZ!Powerline 1220E) are only marked with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview if a Mesh Repeater is connected with the Mesh Master via this FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

Fig.: FRITZ!Powerline adapter not marked with Mesh symbol in Mesh Master

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click on "Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click "Find New FRITZ!OS".
  4. Click the "Start Update" button.

2 Disabling the keylock

You can only integrate devices into the Mesh at the touch of a button. Therefore, disable keylock in the Mesh Master and the FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

Disabling the Mesh Master's keylock

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Keylock" tab.
  4. Disable the "Buttons locked" checkbox.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Disabling keylock for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Keylock" tab.
  4. Disable the "Buttons locked" checkbox.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

3 Adding the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the Mesh by button

  1. Briefly push the Connect button (see table) on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter (for about 1 second) and release it again. When you release the button, all of the LEDs start to flash.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Connect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E / 540E WLAN · WPS
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the Connect button on the Mesh Master until the Connect LED (see table) lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConnect LED
    FRITZ!Box 6690, 4060 Connect Connect
    FRITZ!Box 7590 (AX), 7530 (AX), 7520, 6890, 6850, 6660, 5530 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the Mesh Master marks the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview.