FRITZ!Repeater 1200 - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 1200

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater to a router from another manufacturer via Wi-Fi

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your wireless router via Wi-Fi to easily and efficiently increase the Wi-Fi range of your home network. The FRITZ!Repeater adopts the wireless access information from the wireless router and can be used directly by all wireless devices in the home network.

If your wireless router supports configuring Wi-Fi connections at the push of a button (WPS PBC - Push Button Configuration), you can safely set up the Wi-Fi connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, set up the Wi-Fi connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

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

1 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection by pushing a button

Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Repeater must be set to factory settings:

  1. Push and hold down the "Connect" button for 10-15 seconds.
  2. The LED now indicates by alternately flashing and lighting up that the factory settings are being loaded and that the FRITZ!Repeater will be restarted. This process may take several minutes.
  3. The LED flashes continuously for at least 1 minute as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the wireless router. Now the FRITZ!Repeater starts. During this time, the LED flashes rapidly.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the LED flashes more slowly.
  3. Briefly push the "Connect" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second). When you release the button, the LED starts to flash quickly.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Enable WPS on the wireless router, for example by pressing a "WPS" or register button on the wireless router.

    Note:Information on how to enable WPS can be obtained from the manufacturer of the wireless router, for example refer to the manual.

  5. The Wi-Fi connection is established as soon as the LED remains lit.

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the LED glows green and not orange. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.

2 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection manually

If the wireless router does not support the WPS procedure, you must use the configuration wizard to set up the connection manually:

Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Repeater must be set to factory settings:

  1. Push and hold down the "Connect" button for 10-15 seconds.
  2. The LED now indicates by alternately flashing and lighting up that the factory settings are being loaded and that the FRITZ!Repeater will be restarted. This process may take several minutes.
  3. The LED flashes continuously for at least 1 minute as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!Repeater

  1. Make note of the network key on the back of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the wireless router. Now the FRITZ!Repeater starts. During this time, the LED flashes rapidly.
  3. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the LED flashes more slowly.
  4. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity.
  5. Select the Wi-Fi network "FRITZ!Repeater [...]".
  6. Enter the network key (password) you made note of.

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. Open the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Select the desired language and country, and click "Next". The FRITZ!Repeater will then restart. The Wi-Fi connection is briefly interrupted.
  3. Set a password to access the user interface, then click "OK" and "Next".
  4. Enable the connection type "Wireless Bridge" and click "Next".
  5. From the list, select the Wi-Fi networks of your wireless router that you want to extend and click "Next".
  6. Select the encryption type and enter the wireless router's network key.
  7. Define how the frequency band for the connection between the FRITZ!Repeater and the wireless router should be selected and click "Next".
  8. Click "Finish" to save the settings.
  9. The LED on the FRITZ!Repeater remains lit as soon as setup is completed.

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the LED glows green and not orange. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.