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FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE Service

Using another FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater

You want to set up the FRITZ!Box as a repeater and connect it to a second FRITZ!Box? ✔ Find out how to do that here.

You can connect an additional FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater to your FRITZ!Box LTE to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range of your home network.

Internet services configured in the FRITZ!Box LTE are then available to the FRITZ!Box configured as the wireless repeater and the devices connected to it, such as computers and smartphones.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The additional FRITZ!Box must support the method for increasing wireless range as a repeater.
  • The wireless network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box with internet access must be visible.

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

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater

Connecting the computer with the wireless repeater

  1. Either use wireless LAN or a network cable to connect a computer to the FRITZ!Box you want to use as a wireless repeater.
  2. If the computer is already connected to the FRITZ!Box that establishes the internet connection, clear that connection.

Configuring the operating mode

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Mesh Repeater" or "Repeater" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu. If the menu is not displayed, enable the Advanced View.
  3. Enable the option "Mesh Repeater" or "Repeater".
  4. Under "Select wireless radio network" or "Access Point Selection", select the wireless network of your FRITZ!Box with internet access. If the FRITZ!Box is not displayed:
    1. Reduce the distance between the two devices.
    2. Click the "Refresh List" button and then select the FRITZ!Box with internet access.
  5. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Box with internet access in the "Network key" field.
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the FRITZ!Box is configured as a wireless repeater.

Important:When configured as a wireless repeater, the FRITZ!Box can no longer be reached at; instead, to you must use the Mesh or home network overview of the FRITZ!Box with internet access or the IP address assigned to it by the FRITZ!Box with internet access.

2 Setting up Mesh

If FRITZ!OS 7 or later is already installed on the wireless repeater, you can connect the wireless repeater and the FRITZ!Box with internet access to form a Mesh. The wireless repeater adopts all of the wireless settings from the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box with internet access) and both wireless networks are centrally controlled and optimized by the Mesh Master:

  1. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Box with internet access (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the "WPS" button.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the connect button on the wireless repeater until its confirmation LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530, 6890Connect / WPSConnect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430WLAN WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 7583WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 4040, 4020, 3490WPSWLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the FRITZ!Box with internet access marks the wireless repeater with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview.

3 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Box

  1. Select a location for the FRITZ!Box being used as the wireless repeater where the quality of the wireless signal of the FRITZ!Box with internet access is good.

    Note:You can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal place for the repeater.