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FRITZ!Repeater 1750E Service

Wireless connection to FRITZ!Repeater drops frequently

The wireless connection (WiFi) from the FRITZ!Repeater to the wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) and/or the wireless connection from a notebook, smartphone, or another wireless device to the FRITZ!Repeater drops frequently.

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

1 Updating wireless devices

New firmware and driver versions contain bug fixes as well as optimizations. Therefore, make sure that all of the devices are using the latest software version:

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Repeater

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

Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box

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

Installing the latest firmware for the wireless router

  1. Install the latest firmware on your router.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the device for information on how to update it, for example consult the manual.

Installing the latest software for the wireless device

  1. Install the latest driver for the computer's wireless network adapter (for example using Windows Update) or the latest operating system (for example Android, iOS) for the wireless device.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the device for information on how to update it, for example consult the manual. You can find the latest drivers for the FRITZ!WLAN Sticks in our download area.

2 Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater and wireless router

  1. If possible, position the wireless router in a central location.
  2. Do not position the wireless router directly in the corner of a room.
  3. Position the wireless router so that it is as unobstructed as possible, i.e. not directly in back of or under an obstacle such as pieces of furniture or a heater.
  4. Position the wireless router as high in the room as possible, for example on a shelf.
  5. Position the wireless router so that there are as few obstacles as possible between it and other wireless devices. Especially metallic objects or objects containing water, for example radiators, refrigerators, or even houseplants, significantly reduce the quality of the wireless signal.
  6. Position the wireless router away from other transmitters, for example microwaves, wireless speakers, or Bluetooth devices.
  7. Find the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater.

3 Setting the wireless router's transmitter power

Note:For the following instructions, we used a FRITZ!Box as an example. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the router's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Channel" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. If the option "Set radio channel settings automatically (recommended)" is enabled, then the FRITZ!Box is already using its maximum transmitter power.
    • If the option "Adjust radio channel settings" is enabled:
      1. Click "Additional settings" (if available).
      2. Select "100%" from the drop-down list "Maximum transmitter power". If the drop-down list is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
      3. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

4 Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID) of the wireless router

If there are other wireless networks with the same name in the immediate vicinity, wireless devices may automatically attempt to connect to the wrong wireless network. To avoid this, give your wireless router a unique name:

Note:For the following instructions, we used a FRITZ!Box as an example. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the router's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. In the field "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)", enter a unique name for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band (if applicable). If only one field is displayed, enable the Advanced View or enable the option "Different names for the radio network on 2.4 and 5 GHz" first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

All wireless connections are cleared when you apply the new wireless network name. Then you must reconfigure the wireless connection from the FRITZ!Repeater to the FRITZ!Box or to the wireless router as well as the wireless connections of the other wireless devices.