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

Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with another Mesh Repeater

You can cascade several Mesh Repeaters in the Mesh. This means that not only can you connect your FRITZ!Repeater with your FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master), you can also connect it with another Mesh Repeater, regardless of whether it is a FRITZ!Repeater, FRITZ!Box or FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

This allows you to extend your home network beyond the wireless range of the other repeater in a specific direction. The FRITZ!Repeater adopts all of the wireless settings from your FRITZ!Box, such as wireless access information and guest access, and can be used directly by all wireless devices in the home network.

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

Fig.: Wireless cascading of two FRITZ!Repeaters

1 Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

  1. Load the factory settings of the FRITZ!Repeater you want to reintegrate into the Mesh.

2 Integrating FRITZ!Repeater into the Mesh

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

  1. For setup, position the FRITZ!Repeater near the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box).
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit or the "Connect" LED on the FRITZ!Repeater flashes.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" or "Connect" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. The "WLAN" LED starts to flash or the "Connect" LED starts to flash quickly 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 signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit or the LED for connection quality glows green; after about 5 seconds the FRITZ!Repeater is integrated into the Mesh.

3 Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with the Mesh Repeater

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

  1. For setup, position the FRITZ!Repeater near the Mesh Repeater.
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit or the "Connect" LED on the FRITZ!Repeater flashes.
  3. Push and hold the "WPS" or the "Connect" button on the new FRITZ!Repeater for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" or "Connect" 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, 7520, 6890 Connect / WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430 WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7580, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Repeater Connect or 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 signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit as soon as setup is completed.

4 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

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

  1. Depending on the FRITZ!Repeater model, select a location for the FRITZ!Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up or the LED for connection quality glows green and not orange.

    Note:You can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal position for the FRITZ!Repeater.