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FRITZ!Box 5490 Service

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!Repeater and FRITZ!Powerline with wireless LAN, and the FRITZ!Box meshes their individual wireless networks to form a large wireless LAN.

Mesh WiFi steering for optimal performance

Starting with FRITZ!OS 7.10, Mesh WiFi steering automatically optimizes the performance of the entire home network. As the Mesh Master, the FRITZ!Box automatically steers wireless devices to the wireless access point with the best wireless reception and always directs wireless devices that support the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands to the more powerful frequency band.

Automatic synchronization of all wireless settings

The FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) transmits your wireless settings (for example account information, guest access, schedule) to the other FRITZ! products in the home network. This makes Mesh WiFi steering possible and you just have to set up only one 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 the 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 in the home and guest network are currently active, 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 with the click of a mouse.

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!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 with gigabit speed using 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 FRITZ! products with LAN ports to the home network, which means that you can also place them outside the wireless range of your FRITZ!Box.

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