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Connecting a wireless device directly with FRITZ!Powerline

If you set up your FRITZ!Powerline adapter as described in our guide Setting up FRITZ!Powerline in the FRITZ!Box home network, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter adopts the Wi-Fi network name and network key of the FRITZ!Box during setup. This allows your wireless devices to automatically connect to the best Wi-Fi network.

If you customized the FRITZ!Powerline adapter with individual Wi-Fi settings, connect your wireless devices directly with the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

Setting up the Wi-Fi connection

Windows

  1. Click (Start) and then (Settings) in the Windows task bar.
  2. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If you are using Windows 11, click "Show available networks".
  4. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID) of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter and then "Connect".
  5. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter in the field "Enter the network security key" and click "Next". If the message "You can also connect by pushing..." is displayed, you can also push the Connect button on the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to establish the Wi-Fi connection.
  6. Click "Yes" if you are asked "Do you want to allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices on this network?"
  7. Now the Wi-Fi connection is established.

Android (for example Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy)

Note:It is especially easy to establish the Wi-Fi connection with FRITZ!App WLAN, for example by pointing the camera on your smartphone at the QR code found under "Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi Channel" ("Wireless > Radio Network") in the user interface.

  1. Open the "Settings" on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap "Network & Internet" in the "Settings".
  3. Tap "Wi-Fi".
  4. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  5. Tap the connection that displays the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  6. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter in the "Password" field and tap "Connect".
  7. Now the Wi-Fi connection is established.

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)

  1. Tap the "Settings" symbol on the home screen.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  4. Under "Choose a network..." tap the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID) of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  5. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter in the "Password" field and tap "Join".
  6. Now the Wi-Fi connection is established and the Wi-Fi symbol is displayed in the status bar next to the clock.

Apple macOS

  1. Click the Wi-Fi symbol in the menu bar in the upper corner of your screen (see figure).
  2. Select the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter from the context menu.
  3. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter in the "Password" field and click "OK".
  4. Now the Wi-Fi connection is established and the Wi-Fi symbol indicates the field strength.

Linux and other wireless devices (for example HDMI dongles, wireless printers, wireless loudspeakers)

  1. Set up the Wi-Fi connection according to the manufacturer's instructions. How to set up the Wi-Fi connection differs depending on the distribution and type of device, which is why it is not possible to give universal instructions. Refer to the manufacturer of the device for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.