FRITZ!Repeater 300E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 300E Service

Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box via wireless LAN

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your FRITZ!Box via wireless LAN to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range (WiFi) of your home network. The FRITZ!Repeater adopts all of the wireless settings from the FRITZ!Box, such as wireless access information and guest access, and can be used directly by all wireless devices in the home network.

In this guide we show you how to easily connect your FRITZ!Repeater with your FRITZ!Box by pushing a button (WPS PBC - Push Button Configuration).

If you want to connect it manually, proceed as described in the guide Manually connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box home network via wireless LAN.

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 Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

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

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Repeater in.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remain lit or the LEDs of the signal strength indicator flash.
  3. Push and hold down the "WPS" button down for about 15 seconds until all of the LEDs flash at the same time.

    Fig.: Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

  4. The "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remains lit as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

2 Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remain lit.
  3. Push and hold down the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 6 seconds) until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down 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, 6890 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560 WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  5. One or more signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit as soon as setup is completed.

3 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 FRITZ!Box:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.