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FRITZ!Box 7430 Service

What is wireless roaming and how does it work?

If you use a wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box) and one or more wireless repeaters (for example FRITZ!WLAN Repeater) in your home network, then the wireless networks (WiFi) of the individual devices overlap. If a wireless device (such as a smartphone, tablet) in such an environment automatically switches from a wireless network with a weak signal to one with a stronger signal, this is known as "wireless roaming".

The roaming behavior is not influenced by the router or the repeater. Instead, the wireless device itself decides to change to a different wireless network as soon as the values for signal strength and transmitting power fall below the limit defined by the manufacturer.

As a rule, the network and data connection (for example VoIP calls, video streams or downloads) are briefly interrupted each time a device changes to a different wireless network. Using identical network names (SSID), network keys and wireless channels in both the router and the repeater can reduce the length of interruption to a minimum.

Not every wireless device supports roaming. The relevant manufacturer can provide you with information on the functionality of other wireless devices.

Note:All FRITZ!WLAN Sticks support wireless roaming.