FRITZ!Powerline 500E – Service - Base de connaissances

FRITZ!Powerline 500E – Service

Updating the firmware of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter

The firmware is the software stored in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that controls all of its functions. We make new firmware versions available on a regular basis that enhance and add new functions to your adapter.

You have several options to install the latest firmware on your FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

  • Update with the FRITZ!Box user interface
  • Update using the FRITZ!Powerline software

1 Using the FRITZ!Box user interface to update

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" next to the respective FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

2 Using the FRITZ!Powerline software to update

If you are using a router from another manufacturer, you can use the FRITZ!Powerline software to install the update.

Downloading and installing FRITZ!Powerline

Installing the latest firmware for FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Connect a computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed to the FRITZ!Powerline network.
  2. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose firmware you would like to update.
    • A window that informs you that an update is available opens (see fig.).

      Fig.: Info window for FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  4. Click "Update available..." and follow the instructions.