FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service

Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the home network

With FRITZ!Powerline you can either extend your home network via the electrical wiring, a network cable, or wireless LAN. All of these connection types increase the wireless range of your router (for example FRITZ!Box) and you can then enjoy unrestricted access to your home network and the internet from an even greater distance with your smartphone, tablet, or other devices.

Which type of connection is suitable for your home network depends on your requirements and the conditions at your location.

1 Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via powerline

If you connect FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via powerline,

  • you can position FRITZ!Powerline regardless of the wireless range of the home network.
  • you can add a wireless network to your home network if you are using a router without wireless capabilities.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline.

Fig.: Connection scenario for powerline bridge mode

2 Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via LAN

If you connect FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via LAN,

  • you do not need additional powerline adapters in your home network.
  • you can position FRITZ!Powerline regardless of the wireless range of the home network.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline. To connect devices using a network cable, you must also use a hub/switch.

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode

3 Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via wireless LAN

If you connect FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via wireless LAN,

  • you do not need additional powerline adapters in your home network.
  • you must position FRITZ!Powerline within the wireless range of your home network.
  • you can use a network cable and wireless LAN to connect devices to FRITZ!Powerline.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode