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FRITZ!Box 7360 Service

Configuring the FRITZ!Box for use with other FRITZ!Boxes

You can connect your FRITZ!Box to an existing FRITZ!Box and configure it so that it uses the first one's internet connection. This allows you to:

  • completely integrate all of the devices connected to the second FRITZ!Box into your home network. You can use these devices to access the internet as well as other devices in the home network, and they can use all of the functions offered by the FRITZ!Box connected to the internet.
  • also use all of the telephone numbers configured in the FRITZ!Box connected to the internet with telephones connected to the second FRITZ!Box.

You can either use a network cable, Wi-Fi, or your home's electrical wiring (powerline) to establish a network connection between the FRITZ!Boxes. Which connection type is best depends on the operational environment and demands on the data transmission rate.

1 Connecting FRITZ!Boxes with a network cable

A LAN connection between the FRITZ!Boxes makes sense if

  • the LAN connection is easy to establish, for example using the existing cabling in your home.
  • you want to position the other FRITZ!Box outside the Wi-Fi range of the existing FRITZ!Box.
  • you need gigabit data rates in the home network, for example to transmit several 4K video streams at the same time.

Just follow these steps: Integrating FRITZ!Box into the home network via network cable

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Boxes via Wi-Fi

A Wi-Fi connection between the FRITZ!Boxes makes sense if

  • you want to position the other FRITZ!Box within the Wi-Fi range of the existing FRITZ!Box.
  • you do not want to lay network cables.
  • the additional FRITZ!Box may be repositioned if necessary.

Just follow these steps: Configuring the FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater

3 Connecting FRITZ!Boxes over powerline

A powerline connection to the FRITZ!Box makes sense if

  • you cannot use a network cable to establish a direct connection.
  • you want to position the other FRITZ!Box outside the Wi-Fi range of the existing FRITZ!Box.

Just follow these steps: Integrating a FRITZ!Box into the home network via powerline