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FRITZ!Powerline 1240E Service
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Updating FRITZ!OS of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter

FRITZ!OS is the software stored in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that controls all of its functions. On a regular basis, we make new versions of FRITZ!OS available that enhance and add new functions to your adapter. You can download these updates free of charge from the Internet.

There are various ways to install the latest FRITZ!OS on your FRITZ!Powerline adapter:

  • Online update or manual update using the FRITZ!Powerline user interface

    Note:With the "Online Update" function you can install the latest version for your FRITZ!Powerline adapter quickly and easily. However, in some cases you cannot perform an "Online update", for instance when the FRITZ!Powerline adapter is not connected to the Internet. In this case you can manually update it.

  • Update with the FRITZ!Powerline software

1 Updating with "online update"

  1. Click "System" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click "Find New FRITZ!OS".
  4. If a new version is found, then the "Start Update" button is displayed. Click the button to start the update.

2 Updating the firmware manually

Downloading the FRITZ!OS file

  1. Call up in your web browser.
  2. Switch to the folder for your FRITZ!Powerline model.
  3. Download the latest version of FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Powerline adapter with the file extension ".image" to the computer.

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

  1. Click "System" in the user interface of FRITZ!Powerline.
  2. Click "Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "FRITZ!OS file" tab.
  4. Click the "Save settings" button.

    Note:Save your FRITZ!Powerline settings again under "System > Backup" right after successfully completing installation. Then you can always restore it to a working configuration.

  5. Click the "Browse..." button.
  6. Select the update file that you downloaded (image file) and click the "Open" button.
  7. Click the "Start Update" button.

3 Using FRITZ!Powerline to update FRITZ!OS

Downloading and installing FRITZ!Powerline

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Connect a computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed to the FRITZ!Powerline network.
  2. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  3. Move the mouse pointer over the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter whose firmware you would like to update.
    • You will see an info window that informs you that an update is available (see fig.).

      Important:If "Update available..." is not displayed, then the latest version is already installed for that FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

      Fig.: Info window for FRITZ!Powerline adapter

  4. Click "Update available..." and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
    • The update is now installed for this FRITZ!Powerline adapter.
  5. Repeat steps 3 - 4 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters.