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Connecting FRITZ!Powerline with a powerline network

FRITZ!Powerline devices are already protected by a unique network password in the factory settings. To connect them, they need to have the same password.

If you want to use two FRITZ!Powerline devices from a set, you do not need to do anything else. Both FRITZ!Powerline devices already use the same password and can therefore be used immediately as a small powerline network.

If you want to connect individual FRITZ!Powerline devices with each other or add them to an already existing powerline network, set up the connection quickly and securely at the push of a button.

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline device that you want to add to the powerline network into an outlet near a FRITZ!Powerline device that is already in the powerline network.

    Important:If you want to add FRITZ!Powerline to an already existing powerline network, make sure that at least two FRITZ!Powerline devices in the existing network are active. FRITZ!Powerline devices without Wi-Fi support switch to standby mode if no network cable is connected to the LAN port or no data is transmitted for about 5 minutes.

  2. Wait until the FRITZ!Powerline device is ready for operation and the Connect LED flashes slowly or the Power LED or WLAN LED remains lit.
  3. Briefly push the Connect button (see table) on both of the FRITZ!Powerline devices. You can push the button on whichever FRITZ!Powerline device you want first. After you release the button, either the Powerline or the Connect LED flashes. Depending on the FRITZ!Powerline model, several other LEDs flash at the same time.
    FRITZ!Powerline modelConnect button
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260(E) / 1240 AX / 1220 / 1210 Connect
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 1220E / 1000E / 546E / 540E Powerline · Security
    FRITZ!Powerline 530E / 520E / 510E / 500E Security
  4. The process is completed and the FRITZ!Powerline devices are connected with each other as soon as the Powerline LED remains lit.