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The update file "FRITZ.Repeater.xx.xx.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Powerline 1260E.

Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!Powerline 1260E! Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.

Product:    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E

Version:        FRITZ!OS 7.20

Language:       English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Release date:   03/08/2020

New Features:

  • NEW Support for encryption according to the WPA3 standard (SAE)
  • NEW Support for "WPA3/WPA2 Transition Mode" for configuring the user interface
  • NEW Connection situation signaled with the "Connect" LED

Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 07.20

WLAN:

  • Improved When FRITZ!Powerline 1260E (dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz) is connected on only one band, the connection of the other band is completed automatically
  • Improved Event messages added for WPA3
  • Improved Better compatibility with Sonos speaker systems
  • Improved Support for configuration at the touch of a button (WPS) with access points that only use 5 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Improved Improved messages on Wi-Fi ("System / Event Log")
  • Change Outdated WPA/TKIP encryption removed

Mesh:

  • Change FRITZ!Powerline 1260E enabled for Mesh without a password assigned request user name and FRITZ!Box password when the user interface is opened

Powerline:

  • Improved Automatic switching for an energy-saving powerline connection optimized to the required transmission rate (MIMO/SISO)
  • Improved Stability of transmission for video streaming
  • Improved General improvement to stability of powerline connections
  • Fixed Avoidance of rarely observed losses in speed and even disconnections

System:

  • Improved Simplified login with the FRITZ!Powerline 1260E user interface (drop-down menu and pre-assigned user name)
  • Change FRITZ!Powerline 1260E not enabled for Mesh without a password assigned request you to assign a password when the user interface is opened
  • Change Option for saving and restoring settings removed

New features and improvements for Use with a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.20

  • NEW Performance Mesh Steering improves Wi-Fi connections for terminal devices that are used from on the go
  • NEW Mesh auto-channel: Accounts for the Wi-Fi environment of the Mesh Repeater in selecting the best Wi-Fi channel for the entire Mesh
  • NEW Automatic detection and configuration of "LAN bridge" operating mode for FRITZ!Powerline 1260E in the factory settings and active LAN connection to the FRITZ!Box
  • Improved Mesh steering improved for terminal devices that do not fully support the 802.11v/k protocol
  • Improved Better detection of terminal devices that cannot be rerouted via Mesh steering
  • Improved Mesh steering evaluates and accounts for connection type and the speed of different connection paths in steering decision
  • Improved Notification in FRITZ!Box event log when a network loop is created (for instance, simultaneous LAN and Wi-Fi connection to the same FRITZ!Powerline)

Improvements in FRITZ!OS 07.12

Mesh:

  • NEW WiFi Mesh Steering: devices (e.g.: smartphones or computers) are automatically connected to the best WiFi Mesh Repeater (Access Point Steering)
  • Fixed Mesh WiFi steering for devices on the wireless guest access improved
  • Improved Stablity

WLAN:

  • Fixed Mesh WiFi steering for devices on the wireless guest access improved
  • Fixed Time display for scan of wireless environment (5-GHz band) corrected

System:

  • Fixed Push Service could not be disabled
  • Fixed Push Service for saving settings deleted the sender settings
  • Improved Stability
  • Improved Browser compatibility optimized for saving table renderings locally

Enabling the Mesh Function

To check whether a FRITZ! product is enabled for Mesh, see the Mesh Overview of the FRITZ!Box (the Mesh Master) under "fritz.box -> Home Network -> Mesh". Here the products in the Mesh are designated with a corresponding "Mesh active" symbol.

A FRITZ!WLAN Repeater or FRITZ!Powerline Adapter with FRITZ!OS 6.90 or higher installed can be enabled for Mesh in various ways:

  • If the product has the ex works settings configured and is being connected with the FRITZ!Box for the first time, it will be automatically enabled for Mesh.
  • If the product is already connected, but not enabled for Mesh, it is added to the Mesh by pressing a button on the product to be integrated and a button on the FRITZ!Box. On the FRITZ!Box, use the button that initiates WPS (depending on the model, press the "Connect" or "WPS" button briefly, or the "WLAN/WPS button for 6 seconds)

If you've received the second FRITZ!Box from your internet provider this feature may not work in some cases. Please configurate this FRITZ!Box as a mesh repeater by visit the FRITZ!Box GUI manually. Instructions for configuring a FRITZ!Box connected via wireless LAN as a Mesh Repeater are presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq

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  • processed, disassembled, reverse engineered, translated, decompiled or in any other manner "opened" and subsequently copied, propagated or made publicly accessible in any other manner.

GHA 2020/08/03