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FRITZ!Powerline 1240E Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Powerline adapters

The connection between the FRITZ!Powerline adapters within a powerline network is encrypted with a password (AES 128-bit) and thus protected from unauthorized access. To communicate with each other, all of the adapters must use the same password.

If you purchased the FRITZ!Powerline adapters as a set, they already use the same password in the factory settings and automatically connect to each other. Individual powerline adapters each use a unique password in the factory settings, which you must adjust in order to connect the adapters.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for FRITZ!Powerline.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • If the powerline network only consists of adapters with data rates of at least 1000 Mbit/s, you can connect a maximum of 64 powerline adapters with each other.
  • If there are powerline adapters with data rates lower than 1000 Mbit/s in your powerline network, then you can connect a maximum of 16 powerline adapters with each other. The number is reduced to 12 if FRITZ!Powerline 510E or 530E is used.

Adjusting the passwords

Adjust the password quickly and easily at the touch of a button. The FRITZ!Powerline adapters then connect automatically:

Note:FRITZ!Powerline adapters automatically recognize whether they are already in a powerline network or should join it. It therefore does not matter whether you first push the button for the powerline connection on an adapter that is already in the network, or on an adapter that you want to add to the network.

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapters into outlets in the same room.
  2. If you are using a FRITZ!Powerline adapter with wireless capabilities, wait about one minute until the "WLAN" LED remains lit.
  3. Briefly push the "Security" or "Powerline · Security" or "Connect" button on the adapters.
  4. The "Powerline" LED starts to flash after you release the button. Depending on the FRITZ!Powerline model, various other LEDs flash simultaneously.
  5. The process is completed and the adapters are connected with each other as soon as the "Powerline" LED remains lit.
  6. Plug the adapters into the desired wall outlets.

    Note:Always plug powerline adapters directly into wall outlets and not into a power strip because the additional resistance and interference from other devices plugged into the power strip impair the powerline connection.

  7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 for the other FRITZ!Powerline adapters you want to add to the powerline network.