FRITZ!Repeater 1160 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 1160 Service

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

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!Repeater to its factory settings:

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Wait until the "Power" LED and "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. The "WLAN" LED starts to flash 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. One or more of the FRITZ!Repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit as soon as the wireless connection is established.

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. Select a location for the FRITZ!Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.

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

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!Repeater to its factory settings:

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!Repeater

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Wait until the "Power" LED and "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.
  3. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  4. Select the wireless network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater [...]".
  5. Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the wireless network (password).

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 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. One or more signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain 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. Select a location for the FRITZ!Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.