FRITZ!Box 4020 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 4020 Service

Does the FRITZ!Box support the WDS method?

The FRITZ!Box does not support the WDS (Wireless Distribution System) method. The trade association Wi-Fi Alliance stopped the development of WDS over 10 years ago. The WDS specification was therefore never adapted to the latest wireless standards for security and speed such as WPA2 and wireless 802.11n.

The obsolete and unsafe WEP encryption method was used to establish WDS connections; it no longer supported by new wireless devices.

The FRITZ!Box's method for increasing Wi-Fi range offers a modern and secure alternative.

Note:Most FRITZ!Box models support the method for increasing the Wi-Fi range if the latest FRITZ!OS is installed. This method is not necessary if you use a FRITZ!Repeater.