Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh - Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater

Detailed information about FRITZ! Mesh

What is wireless roaming and how does it work?

The wireless networks of individual devices overlap in home networks with a wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box) and one or more wireless repeaters (for example FRITZ!Repeater). If a smartphone, tablet, or other wireless device automatically switches from a wireless network with a weak signal to one with a stronger signal in such an environment, this is known as "wireless roaming".

The roaming behavior is not influenced by the router or the repeater. Instead, the wireless device itself decides to switch between wireless networks as soon as the values for signal strength and transmitting power fall below the limit defined by the manufacturer. Network and data connections (for example VoIP calls, video streams, or downloads) are briefly interrupted when a device switches to a different wireless network. If routers and repeaters use identical wireless network names (SSIDs), network keys, and wireless channels, the duration of the interruption caused when wireless roaming occurs can be reduced to a minimum. In contrast to wireless roaming, starting with with FRITZ!OS 7.10, the FRITZ!Box can use Mesh WiFi steering to seamlessly steer newer wireless devices to the optimal wireless network.

Not all wireless devices support wireless roaming. Refer to the respective manufacturer for information on the range of functions offered by other wireless devices.

Note:All FRITZ!WLAN Sticks support wireless roaming.