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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, 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. Disable the option "Wireless radio network enabled" in the section "2.4-GHz Frequency Band". If the FRITZ!Box supports more than one frequency band but only one is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  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, refer to the router's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.
  3. Push and hold the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 6 seconds) until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the FRITZ!Box for the time indicated in the table until its "WLAN" LED flashes:
    Connect buttonDuration
    Connect / WPS about 1 second
    WPS about 1 second
    WLAN about 6 seconds
    WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
  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 reenable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router.