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Assigning unique names to FRITZ!Powerline adapters

You can assign unique names to your FRITZ!Powerline adapters, for example "livingroom". This way you can keep track of your FRITZ!Powerline adapters and access individual ones if you are using multiple FRITZ!Powerline adapters.

If you are using your FRITZ!Powerline adapters with a FRITZ!Box, you can also change the name with the FRITZ!Box's user interface. If you are using a router from another manufacturer, use the FRITZ!Powerline software to change the name.

1 Changing the name with the FRITZ!Box user interface

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Mesh" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the device you want to rename or click "Details".
  4. Enter a unique name of your choice in the "Name" field. The name may not consist of only numbers.
  5. Click "Apply" or "OK" to save the settings.

2 Changing the name with the FRITZ!Powerline software

Downloading and installing the FRITZ!Powerline software

  1. Call up in your web browser.
  2. Switch to the folder "de" or "en".
  3. Download the FRITZ!Powerline software for the operating system of your computer.
  4. Install FRITZ!Powerline on a computer that is connected to a FRITZ!Powerline adapter via the FRITZ!Box or directly via a network cable.

Change the name

  1. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  2. In the FRITZ!Powerline software, double-click the symbol of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose name you want to change.
  3. Enter a unique name of your choice in the "Name" field.
  4. Click "OK" to save the settings.