Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh - Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with another Mesh Repeater

Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with another Mesh Repeater

You can cascade your Mesh Repeaters in the Mesh. For example, you can connect a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with another Mesh Repeater (FRITZ!WLAN Repeater, FRITZ!Box, FRITZ!Powerline adapter) instead of with the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box). This way you can increase the wireless range in a specific direction.

In this guide we show you how to connect a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with an already existing Mesh Repeater.

Fig.: Wireless cascading of two FRITZ!WLAN repeaters

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

1 Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

2 Integrating FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh

Before you set up the wireless connection between your new FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the Mesh Repeater, integrate the new FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into an outlet near the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box).
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater (for about 1 second). The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the button.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box) for the time indicated in the table until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
    Connect buttonDuration
    Connect / WPS  about 1 second
    WPS about 1 second
    WLAN about 6 seconds
    WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
  5. One or more LEDs indicating signal strength remain lit on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater as soon as it is integrated into the Mesh.

3 Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with a Mesh Repeater

Now, set up the wireless connection between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the Mesh Repeater:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into an outlet near the Mesh Repeater.
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater remain lit.
  3. Push and hold the "WPS" button on the new FRITZ!WLAN Repeater for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED flashes.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the existing Mesh Repeater for the time indicated in the table until the "WLAN" LED flashes.
    Mesh RepeaterConnect buttonDuration
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530 Connect / WPS  about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7580, 4040, 3490 WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430 WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!WLAN Repeater WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260 Connect about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240 WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 546, 540 WLAN · WPS about 1 second
  5. One or more LEDs indicating signal strength remain lit on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater as soon as setup is completed.

4 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

In the final step, determine a location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater where the wireless connection to the Mesh Repeater is fast and stable:

  1. Select a location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.

    Note:If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal position for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.