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FRITZ!Powerline 540E Serwis

Expanding your home network with FRITZ!Powerline

With FRITZ!Powerline you can connect your network devices to your home network and the Internet using your home's electrical wiring, by means of a LAN connection, or over your wireless network (WiFi).

For example, you can connect network devices (such as satellite/TV receivers, printers, or network storage) to the home network using your home's electrical wiring. This means that you do not have to lay any cables. You can connect wireless devices (such as notebooks, smartphones, tablets) to your home network over wireless LAN, even if they are outside of the wireless range of the wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box).

There are different ways to connect FRITZ!Powerline to your router (for example a FRITZ!Box). FRITZ!Powerline offers you the following three different connection types:

  • Powerline bridge
  • LAN bridge
  • Wireless bridge

Which of them is most suitable depends on the actual conditions in your home network and how you would like to use FRITZ!Powerline.

1 Configuring FRITZ!Powerline as a powerline bridge

Note:"Powerline bridge" is the recommended connection type and is preconfigured in the factory settings.

When FRITZ!Powerline is configured as a powerline bridge, it uses your house's electrical wiring to connect to another powerline adapter that is connected to the FRITZ!Box. Network devices can then access the home network over wireless LAN or LAN and use your FRITZ!Box's Internet connection:

Fig.: Connection scenario for connection type "powerline bridge"

  • Configure FRITZ!Powerline as a powerline bridge if you
    • would like to bridge the distance to the FRITZ!Box with a wireless powerline connection that uses your home's electrical wiring (for example if you would like to use wireless LAN on the upper floors of your home, although the FRITZ!Box is in the basement where it is shielded by a reinforced concrete floor).
    • would like to connect your wireless devices to the FRITZ!Box using the full transmission speed.

      Note:In the "powerline bridge" mode, FRITZ!Powerline does not have to transmit data packets over the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box. This way, the entire bandwidth can be used for the connections to your wireless devices.

2 Configuring FRITZ!Powerline as a LAN bridge

When used as a LAN bridge, FRITZ!Powerline is connected to the FRITZ!Box by means of a network cable. Network devices can then access the home network over wireless LAN and use your FRITZ!Box's Internet connection:

Fig.: Connection scenario for connection type "LAN bridge"

  • Configure FRITZ!Powerline as a LAN bridge if
    • your house is wired for Ethernet.
    • you would like to bridge the distance to the FRITZ!Box with a network cable.
    • would like to connect your wireless devices to the FRITZ!Box using the full transmission speed.

      Note:In the "LAN bridge" mode, FRITZ!Powerline does not have to transmit data packets over the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box. This way, the entire bandwidth can be used for the connections to your wireless devices.

3 Setting up FRITZ!Powerline as a wireless bridge

Important:The connection type "wireless bridge" is only appropriate if you can establish a good wireless connection between the FRITZ!Box and FRITZ!Powerline that is stable!

When used as a wireless bridge, FRITZ!Powerline is connected with the FRITZ!Box over wireless LAN. Network devices can then access the home network over wireless LAN or LAN and use your FRITZ!Box's Internet connection:

Fig.: Connection scenario for connection type "wireless bridge"

  • Configure FRITZ!Powerline as a wireless bridge if
    • you would like to bridge the distance to the FRITZ!Box over wireless LAN.
    • you would like to to extend the FRITZ!Box's wireless range.
    • network devices in the home network are to be connected to FRITZ!Powerline over wireless LAN or LAN.

      Important:In the "wireless bridge" mode, FRITZ!Powerline must transmit data packets over the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box. This means that the entire bandwidth is not available for the connections to your wireless devices.