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FRITZ!Box 5490 Service

Integrating FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh via wireless LAN

Integrate a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into your FRITZ!Box's Mesh via wireless LAN to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range of your home network. As a Mesh Repeater, the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater automatically adopts all of the wireless settings from the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) and creates an additional wireless network (WiFi) that enables your devices to connect to the home network.

As soon as the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater is integrated in the Mesh, it is marked in the user interface of the Mesh Master with the Mesh symbol :

Fig.: Mesh overview with FRITZ!WLAN Repeater in wireless LAN bridge mode

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to its factory settings:

2 Integrating FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh

To integrate the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh, simply connect it with your FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) at the touch of a button:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into an outlet near the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box).
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater (for about 1 second). The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the button.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the "WLAN" button on the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box) for about 6 seconds until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
  5. One or more LEDs indicating signal strength remain lit on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater as soon as it is integrated into the Mesh.

3 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the repeater requires a fast and stable wireless connection to the home network:

  1. Select a location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.

    Note:If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal position for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.