Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh - Mesh with FRITZ!

Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

Mesh with FRITZ!

No matter whether you have a big apartment, house with several floors, or a garden - Mesh with FRITZ! brings fast and stable wireless LAN to every corner of your home. Simply add additional FRITZ! products to your home network, for example FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and FRITZ!Powerline with wireless LAN, and the FRITZ!Box meshes the individual wireless networks to form a large wireless LAN.

Automatic synchronization of all wireless settings

As the Mesh Master, the FRITZ!Box transmits all of your wireless settings (for example account information, guest access, schedule) to the other FRITZ! products in the home network. This way you only have to set up a single wireless connection on your smartphones, tablets, and notebooks to gain access to the home network and your FRITZ!Box's internet connection via every FRITZ! product.

Simple configuration at the touch of a button

It is extremely easy to integrate new FRITZ! products into your Mesh: Simply push the "Connect" or "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) and the new FRITZ! product - that's all!

Now it is even easier to automatically set up the wireless connection via WPS (WiFi Protected Setup): Simply push the "Connect" or "WPS" button on any FRITZ! product in the home network, and you can quickly and easily connect any WPS-compliant smartphone, tablet, or notebook with your wireless LAN.

Central overview

The FRITZ!Box's Mesh overview always shows you which devices are currently active in the home network and guest network, how they are connected with each other, and which throughput rates are available over the individual connections. And, if an update is available for a FRITZ! product, you can install it directly via the Mesh overview at the click of a button.

Fig.: Mesh overview in the FRITZ!Box user interface

 

Flexible networking via wireless LAN, powerline, or LAN

Fast wireless connections to the FRITZ! products require fast data forwarding within the home network. To guarantee this, Mesh with FRITZ! uses innovative technologies and all available transmission media:

  • FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters with dual-band wireless LAN use intelligent crossband repeating to ensure that data is transmitted to the FRITZ!Box via wireless LAN without speed loss.
  • FRITZ!Powerline adapters with wireless LAN are integrated into the home network at gigabit rates over your home's electrical wiring, which means you can use them outside the wireless range of your FRITZ!Box.
  • You can also use network cabling to connect all of the FRITZ! products with LAN ports to the home network; this way you do not have to take the wireless range of your FRITZ!Box into consideration when positioning them.

Mesh with FRITZ! also supports the cascading of FRITZ! products. This way you can also connect a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with a FRITZ!Powerline adapter in your home network over wireless LAN and integrate it into the Mesh, for example.

Optimal performance for wireless devices with dual band support

As of FRITZ!OS 6.90, all FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters and FRITZ!Powerline adapters with dual-band wireless LAN support band steering. This function ensures that wireless devices that support the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency band are always redirected to the more powerful frequency band.