FRITZ!DECT Repeater 100 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!DECT Repeater 100 Service

Cannot register FRITZ!DECT Repeater

Registration of a FRITZ!DECT Repeater to a FRITZ!Box fails. After the automatic configuration, the "DECT" LED on the repeater flashes continuously and the DECT connection between FRITZ!Box and repeater is not established.

Here we show you how to correct this problem if you are using a FRITZ!Box as the access point. However, you can also register the FRITZ!DECT Repeater with a base station from another manufacturer.

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

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem is solved.

1 Maximum number has been reached

You can register a maximum of six repeaters with the FRITZ!Box. If you already registered six repeaters, you cannot register any additional repeaters.

Note:Registering a repeater does not reduce the number of other devices, for example telephones or radiator controls, that can be registered.

2 Disabling the keylock

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Keylock" tab.
  4. Disable the "Buttons locked" checkbox.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

3 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

  1. Install the latest FRITZ!OS on the FRITZ!Box.

4 Disabling "Reduce DECT field strength"

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Disable the option "Reduce DECT field strength" in the "Radio Field Strength" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

5 Disabling "DECT Eco"

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Disable the option "DECT Eco" in the "Radio Field Strength" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

6 Enabling encryption

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Permit only secure DECT connections (recommended)" in the "Security" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. If the option was disabled, you must then restart the FRITZ!Box once using the user interface ("System > Backup or Reset > Restart").

7 Setting a PIN

For automatic registration to work, you must set the PIN to "0000" under "DECT > Base Station" in the FRITZ!Box user interface:

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Enter "0000" as the PIN in the "Registration" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Important:The PIN may not be changed even after you have successfully registered the repeater!

8 Re-registering a repeater

Deregistering a repeater

  1. Push and hold down the "DECT" button on the repeater twice in a row for at least 6 seconds each time.

The "DECT" LED flashes as soon as the repeater is deregistered.

Restarting the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" or "Reset" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Restart" tab (if available).
  4. Click the "Restart" button.

Establishing a DECT connection

  1. Plug the repeater into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Push the "DECT" button on the repeater. Hold down the button for at least 6 seconds until the "DECT" LED starts to flash rapidly. The repeater is in registration mode as long as the LED flashes rapidly.
  3. Within 2 minutes: Push the "DECT" button on the FRITZ!Box. Hold down the button for at least 6 seconds until the "DECT" or "Info" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash. The FRITZ!Box is in registration mode as long as the LED flashes.
  4. The "DECT" LED on the repeater remains lit as soon as the DECT connection has been established.