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FRITZ!Repeater 300E Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with a wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band

The FRITZ!Repeater can extend the wireless network of the wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band.

If both frequency bands are enabled in the wireless router at the same time, by default the FRITZ!Repeater uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band to establish the wireless connection when setting it up via WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). To establish a connection over the 5 GHz frequency band, you must disable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router when setting up the FRITZ!Repeater.

1 Disabling the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router

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

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Disable the option "2.4-GHz frequency band active" in the "Active frequency bands" section, or disable the option "Wireless radio network enabled" in the "2.4-GHz Frequency Band" section. If the FRITZ!Box supports more than one frequency band but only one is displayed, enable the Advanced View.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with the wireless router

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

  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.

Now the FRITZ!Repeater establishes the connection to the wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band. You can re-enable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router.