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FRITZ!Box 7369 Service

Using the FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater

You can connect the FRITZ!Box as a wireless repeater with an existing FRITZ!Box (access point). Internet and telephony services configured in the existing FRITZ!Box are then available to the FRITZ!Box configured as the wireless repeater and can be used by the devices connected to this FRITZ!Box, such as computers and telephones.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Each FRITZ!Box must support the method for increasing wireless range.
  • The wireless network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box (access point) must be visible.
  • We cannot guarantee that you will not experience problems when watching cable TV content made available by the wireless repeater. We therefore recommend connecting media receivers either directly or by means of a powerline adapter (for example FRITZ!Powerline) to the FRITZ!Box (access point).

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

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

Note:When the FRITZ!Box is configured as a wireless repeater, it can no longer be reached at http://fritz.box; instead, you must use the home network overview of the FRITZ!Box (access point) or the IP address assigned to it by the FRITZ!Box (access point).

2 Adjusting the wireless settings

Configure the following settings in the wireless repeater so that your wireless devices can always automatically connect to the FRITZ!Box with the best wireless reception (wireless roaming):

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. For the frequency band being used, enter the same "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)" that you entered in the access point. If the repeater supports more than one frequency band but only one is displayed, enable the Advanced View.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  6. Enable the option "WPA encryption".
  7. Select "WPA2 (CCMP)" for the "WPA mode". If not all of your wireless devices support WPA2 encryption, select the option "WPA + WPA2".
  8. In the "Network key" field, enter the same network key that you entered in the access point.
  9. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

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.

4 Setting up telephony

If you also want to use the telephone numbers configured in the access point with telephones connected to the wireless repeater: