FRITZ!Repeater 600 - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 600

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater to a router from another manufacturer

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your wireless router to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range of your home network (WiFi). 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 wireless connections at the push of a button (WPS PBC - Push Button Configuration), you can safely set up the wireless connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, set up the wireless connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

1 Setting up the wireless 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 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 an 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 starts and the LED flashes more slowly.
  3. Briefly push the "Connect" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second). The LED starts to flash quickly after you release the button.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Enable WPS on the wireless router, for example by pressing a "WPS" or register button on the wireless router.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the wireless router for information on how to enable WPS, for example consult the manual.

  5. The wireless 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 wireless connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the LED glows green and not orange.

2 Setting up the wireless 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 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 an 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 starts and the LED flashes more slowly.
  4. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  5. Select the wireless 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 wireless 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 wireless network of your wireless router that you want to extend and click "Next".
  6. Select the encryption type, enter the wireless router's network key, and click "Next".
  7. Click "Finish" to save the settings.
  8. 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 wireless connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the LED glows green and not orange.