FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1160 AC Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1160 AC Service

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater is not marked with mesh symbol

Although FRITZ!WLAN Repeater was connected to the home network according to our guide, it is not marked with the mesh symbol in the home network overview.

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

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click "Perform update" next to the respective FRITZ!WLAN Repeater adapter.

2 Disabling keylock for the FRITZ!Box

  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 keylock.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

3 Deleting idle connections in the FRITZ!Box

The following steps are only necessary if you are using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS earlier than 7:

  1. Load the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings.
  2. Restart the FRITZ!Box by unplugging it briefly.
  3. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  4. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  5. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  6. In the table under "Idle Connections", use the button to delete all entries for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater. Also delete all entries that you cannot clearly identify as entries for known network devices.

    Example:
    Delete all entries with the names "fritz.repeater" and "PC-EE-CE-1E-96-FB" (or similar).

4 Integrating the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the mesh at the touch of a button

You can only integrate devices into the mesh by pushing the button and not by clicking the "Start WPS" button in the user interface:

  1. Briefly push the "WPS" button on your FRITZ!WLAN Repeater. The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the "WPS" button.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the FRITZ!Box until its confirmation LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530 Connect / WPS  Connect / WPS 
    FRITZ!Box 7580, 4040 WPS Info
    FRITZ!Box 7560 WLAN Info
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 5491 WLAN WPS Info
    FRITZ!Box 6591 Connect / WPS  Info
  3. The process is completed as soon as the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater is marked with the mesh symbol in the home network overview of the FRITZ!Box.