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FRITZ!Powerline 510E Service
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Updating the firmware of a FRITZ!Powerline adapter

The firmware is the software stored in the FRITZ!Powerline adapter that controls all of its functions. We make new firmware versions available on a regular basis that enhance and add new functions to your adapter.

There are various ways to install the latest firmware on your FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

  • Update with the FRITZ!Box user interface
  • Update with the FRITZ!Powerline software

1 Using the FRITZ!Box user interface to update firmware

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" after the entry for the powerline adapter you would like to install the update on.

2 Using FRITZ!Powerline to update the firmware

You can also use the FRITZ!Powerline software to install the update, for example if you are using a router from another manufacturer.

Downloading and installing FRITZ!Powerline

Installing the latest firmware 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.