FRITZ!Repeater 310 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 310 Service

Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the Mesh Repeater (cascading)

You want to connect an additional FRITZ!Repeater to an existing FRITZ!Repeater? ✔ Find out how to cascade them here.

You can cascade several Mesh Repeaters in the Mesh. This type of cascading makes it possible for you to extend your home network in a specific direction beyond the wireless range of a Mesh Repeater.

This means that in addition to connecting your FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master), you can also connect it with an already existing Mesh Repeater. It does not matter whether the Mesh Repeater is another FRITZ!Repeater, a FRITZ!Box, or a FRITZ!Powerline adapter.

In this guide we show you how to connect your new FRITZ!Repeater with an already existing Mesh Repeater.

Fig.: Example of wireless cascading with two FRITZ!Repeaters

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The existing Mesh Repeater is connected with the Mesh Master and is marked with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh overview.

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 new 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 Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with a Mesh Repeater at the push of a button

  1. For setup, plug the new FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the existing Mesh Repeater.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the new FRITZ!Repeater has started and the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the new 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: Push and hold down the connect button on the existing Mesh Repeater for the time indicated in the table:
    Mesh RepeaterConnect buttonDuration
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530, 6890 Connect / WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430 WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7560 WLAN about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Repeater Connect or WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260E Connect about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240E WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 546E, 540E WLAN · WPS about 1 second
  5. One or more of the new FRITZ!Repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit as soon as the wireless connection is established.

3 Integrating the FRITZ!Repeater into the Mesh at the touch of a button

  1. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the new FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the button.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the connect button on the Mesh Master 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
  3. The FRITZ!Repeater is fully integrated into the Mesh about 5 seconds after one or more signal strength LEDs on the new FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.

4 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

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

    Note:You can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal place for the FRITZ!Repeater.