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FRITZ!Powerline 546E – Service
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Accessing FRITZ!Powerline over the Internet

You can also access FRITZ!Powerline over the Internet. This way you can also monitor or control your powerline network and the switchable socket when you are away from home.
There are two ways to access it. One option is to use a computer and MyFRITZ! to access the FRITZ!Powerline user interface directly, or you can use a smartphone or tablet and MyFRITZ!App to switch the socket of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter when you are away from home.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface.

Requirements

1 Preparations

Configuring FRITZ!Powerline

For security reasons, you can only access FRITZ!Powerline from the Internet if the user interface is password protected:

  1. Click "System" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Password" in the "System" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Login with the FRITZ!Powerline password".
  4. Enter a password of your choice in the "FRITZ!Powerline Password" field.
  5. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Configuring the FRITZ!Box

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the FRITZ!Box home network from incoming connections and unsolicited data from the Internet. Before you can access FRITZ!Powerline using your FRITZ!Box's Internet connection, you must first set up a MyFRITZ! Access for FRITZ!Powerline:

  1. Click "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Permit Access" or "MyFRITZ!" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. Click on the "MyFRITZ! Access Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "New MyFRITZ! Access" button.
  5. Select the entry for FRITZ!Powerline from the "Network device" drop-down list.
  6. Select "HTTP-Server" from the drop-down list "Application".
  7. Click "Apply" to save your settings.
    • Now the address that can be used to access FRITZ!Powerline's user interface from the Internet is displayed under "MyFRITZ! Address".
  8. Make note of the MyFRITZ! address from FRITZ!Powerline.

2 Using the MyFRITZ! address to access FRITZ!Powerline

Now you can use the MyFRITZ! address to access the FRITZ!Powerline user interface from the Internet:

  1. Call up the MyFRITZ! address you noted above for FRITZ!Powerline in a web browser on a computer.
  2. When prompted to do so, enter the password for the user interface.
    • The user interface of your FRITZ!Powerline opens.

3 Using MyFRITZ!App to access FRITZ!Powerline

When you are away from home, you can use your smartphone or tablet and MyFRITZ!App to switch the socket: