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

Mesh allows you to connect a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater directly to the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) or to another FRITZ!product that is set up as a Mesh Repeater. This way you can increase the wireless range of your home network in any direction.

Fig.: Wireless cascading of two FRITZ!WLAN repeaters

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The other Mesh Repeater is already connected with the FRITZ!Box.

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

1 Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

2 Integrating FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh

Before you configure the wireless connection between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the Mesh Repeater, integrate the repeater into the Mesh:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into an outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the 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 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 of the repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit once the wireless connection is established and it is integrated into the Mesh.

3 Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with a Mesh Repeater

Now, configure 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 repeater remain lit.
  3. Push and hold the "WPS" button on the repeater for about 6 seconds until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the other Mesh Repeater for the time indicated in the table until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
    Mesh RepeaterConnect buttonDuration
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530 Connect / WPS  about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7580, 4040 WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7490 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 repeater once configuration 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: