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Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Powerline

The correct positioning of your FRITZ!Powerline device is a key factor when extending the Wi-Fi range of your home network. The quality of the connection between the FRITZ!Powerline device and the router (for example FRITZ!Box) is just as important as the quality of the connection between the FRITZ!Powerline device and the wireless devices connected to it.

When the FRITZ!Powerline device is connected to the router via Wi-Fi, it is therefore important to find a location where the FRITZ!Powerline device can establish fast and stable connections to the router, and at the same time be easily accessible to your wireless devices.

1 Tips on finding the ideal location

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline device directly into a wall outlet and do not use it with a power strip, an extension cord, or behind a surge protector. To minimize interference in the home's power supply, avoid powerline connections on different phases, fuse boxes, and ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI).
  2. Test different wall outlets.
  3. If possible, do not position the FRITZ!Powerline device directly behind or under an obstacle such as pieces of furniture or a heater.
  4. Do not place the FRITZ!Powerline device directly in the corner of a room.
  5. Position the FRITZ!Powerline device so that there are as few obstacles as possible between it, the router, and other wireless devices. Especially metallic objects or objects containing water, for example radiators, refrigerators, or houseplants, significantly reduce the quality of the Wi-Fi signal.
  6. Position the FRITZ!Powerline device away from other radio transmitters, such as microwaves, wireless speakers, or Bluetooth devices.