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FRITZ!Powerline 540E – Service
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Changing password for FRITZ!Powerline network

With FRITZ!Powerline you can connect any network devices (for example FRITZ!Box, a computer) with each other using your home's electrical wiring. To protect the powerline network from unauthorized users, all communication between FRITZ!Powerline adapters is encrypted with a unique network password that must be identical for every powerline adapter within a powerline network.

Every FRITZ!Powerline adapter has its own network password upon delivery. You can also assign your own password.

1 Preparations

2 Changing the password

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Powerline adapters into electrical outlets.
  2. Use a network cable to connect a FRITZ!Powerline adapter to a computer on which the FRITZ!Powerline software is installed.
  3. Start the FRITZ!Powerline software.
  4. Double-click the icon of a FRITZ!Powerline-Adapter that is not connected to the computer.

    Note:The FRITZ!Powerline-Adapter connected to the computer is displayed on the very left of the FRITZ!Powerline software.

    • The "Device Profile" window opens.
  5. Enter a password of your choice in the "New network password" field and click "OK".

    Important:Only use standard Latin letters (not letters such as ä, ë, ö, ü, é, í) and numbers in the network password.
    The network password can be a maximum of 1024 characters long.

    • The "Network Password" window opens.
  6. Click "OK" when you are asked "Are you sure you want to change the network password?".
    • In the next window, click "OK" when you are finished with your changes.
  7. Repeat steps 4 - 7 for all other FRITZ!Powerline adapters that are not connected to the computer and assign them the same password.
  8. Once you are done, double-click the icon of the FRITZ!Powerline adapter connected to the computer in the FRITZ!Powerline software.
    • The "Device Profile" window opens.
  9. Enter the same password that you assigned to the other adapters in the "New network password" field and click "OK".

Now the powerline connection is established. The process is completed as soon as the "Powerline" LEDs on the adapters remains lit again.