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FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the home network via powerline

Connect FRITZ!Powerline to your home network via powerline to easily and efficiently expand it with several powerline adapters. The powerline adapters are connected via your home's power mains and you do not have to lay network cables. Alternatively, you can use FRITZ!Powerline as a LAN or wireless LAN bridge.

If you bought the FRITZ!Powerline adapters in a set, they are already connected with each other and the operating mode "powerline bridge" is preconfigured. If you bought the FRITZ!Powerline adapters individually or now just want to add an additional adapter to your powerline network, you must connect the adapters with each other first.

Fig.: Connection scenario for powerline bridge mode

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for FRITZ!Powerline.

1 Loading the FRITZ!Powerline factory settings

If you just purchased FRITZ!Powerline and have not changed any settings yet, it is not necessary to load the factory settings:

2 Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with the router

  1. Connect a FRITZ!Powerline adapters without wireless capabilities to a LAN port on the router.
  2. Connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapters.

3 Integrating FRITZ!Powerline into the Mesh

If your FRITZ!Box supports Mesh, simply apply the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings by button. Then you can use all of the Mesh functions.

  1. Briefly push the connect button on your FRITZ!Powerline (for about 1 second). All of the LEDs start to flash after you release the connect button.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Connect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E WLAN · WPS
    FRITZ!Powerline 540E
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the FRITZ!Box until its confirmation LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 7580, 4040 WPS Info
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN Info
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 5491 WLAN WPS Info
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590 Connect / WPS Info
  3. The process is complete as soon as FRITZ!Powerline is marked with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview of the FRITZ!Box.