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Using FRITZ!Powerline in a home network without a DHCP server

By default, the FRITZ!Powerline adapter obtains its IP settings from the router (for example FRITZ!Box) via DHCP. If you are using the FRITZ!Powerline adapter in a home network without a DHCP server, you must manually configure the IP settings.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

1 Preparing the device

For the duration of the setup, assign the following IP settings to the device you want to use to configure the FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

Configuring the device to automatically obtain IP settings

The following step is only necessary if you are assigning static IP settings to a FRITZ!Powerline adapter in powerline bridge or LAN bridge mode:

Configuring the device for the FRITZ!Powerline adapter's IP network

The following step is only necessary if you are assigning static IP settings to a FRITZ!Powerline adapter in wireless bridge mode:

  1. Enter 192.168.178.200 as the IP address in the device.
  2. Enter 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask in the device.
  3. Enter 192.168.178.2 as the standard gateway in the device.
  4. Enter 192.168.178.2 as the DNS server in the device.

2 Assigning static IP settings to the FRITZ!Powerline adapter

Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a powerline bridge

  1. Connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the FRITZ!Box or the router via powerline and select "Configure the IP address manually" in the configuration wizard.

Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a LAN bridge

  1. Connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the FRITZ!Box or the router via LAN and select "Configure the IP address manually" in the configuration wizard.

Setting up the FRITZ!Powerline adapter as a wireless bridge

  1. Connect the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to the FRITZ!Box or the router via Wi-Fi and leave the network cable between the FRITZ!Powerline adapter and the FRITZ!Box or router plugged in after setup.
  2. Click "Network" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  3. Click "Network Settings" in the "Network" menu.
  4. Enable the option "Configure the IP address manually".
  5. Enter the IP settings in the corresponding fields.
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the FRITZ!Powerline adapter uses static IP settings. Restore the device you used to configure the FRITZ!Powerline adapter to its original IP settings. If you change the FRITZ!Powerline adapter's operating mode again, you must reconfigure the settings given here.