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FRITZ!Powerline 540E Service
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Configuring FRITZ!Powerline as a LAN bridge

When FRITZ!Powerline is configured as a LAN bridge, it makes wireless access to your home network and internet connection possible in places where the wireless network (WiFi) of your wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) is not accessible, or if the router does not have wireless LAN capabilities. In addition, you can use a network cable to connect media receivers for IPTV, game consoles, or other network devices without wireless capabilities to FRITZ!Powerline, and therefore to your wireless router. Since a network cable is used to connect FRITZ!Powerline and the wireless router, you do not need an additional powerline adapter with this connection type.

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode

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

Requirements

  • FRITZ!Powerline is located somewhere where it can be connected to the router by means of a network cable.

1 Connecting FRITZ!Powerline to the router using a network cable

  • Use a network cable to connect FRITZ!Powerline to a LAN port on the router.

2 Configuring LAN bridge mode in FRITZ!Powerline

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the FRITZ!Powerline user interface.
  2. Click the "Change type of connection" button in the "Access to Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "LAN bridge" and click "Next".
  4. Select which IP settings FRITZ!Powerline should use and click "Next".
  5. Accept the preset wireless settings of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter or define individual wireless settings and click "Next".

    Important:To ensure optimal security, the password should be at least 20 characters long and contain capital and lower-case letters (but not letters such as ä, ë, ö, ü, é, í), digits, and other characters.

    Note:If FRITZ!Powerline and the wireless router use identical wireless settings, wireless devices automatically connect to the wireless network with the strongest signal wireless roaming).

  6. Click "Finish" to save the settings.

3 Connecting the device with FRITZ!Powerline

You can connect game consoles, computers, smartphones, or other devices to FRITZ!Powerline using a network cable or wireless LAN:

Connecting a device to FRITZ!Powerline using a network cable

  • Use a network cable to connect the device to a LAN port on FRITZ!Powerline.

Connecting the device with FRITZ!Powerline via wireless LAN