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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

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

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 1260EConnect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240EWLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E / 540EWLAN · 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, 4060ConnectConnect
    FRITZ!Box 7590 (AX), 7530 (AX), 7520, 6890, 6850, 6660, 5530Connect / WPSConnect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590Connect / WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490WLAN WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430WLAN WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SLWLANWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490WPSWLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the Mesh Master marks the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview.