FRITZ!Repeater 310 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 310 Service

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater to a router from another manufacturer

You want to connect a FRITZ!Repeater to the FRITZ!Box or a different router via Wi-Fi? ✔ It's easy with this step-by-step guide.

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your wireless router to increase the Wi-Fi range of your home network easily and efficiently. The FRITZ!Repeater adopts the wireless access information from the wireless router and can be used directly by all of the wireless devices in the home network.

If your wireless router supports configuring Wi-Fi connections at the push of a button (WPS - Push Button Configuration), you can safely set up the Wi-Fi connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, set up the Wi-Fi connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

1 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection by pushing a button

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.

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second) and let go of it again. When you release the button, the "WLAN" LED starts to flash.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Enable WPS on the wireless router, for example by pushing a "WPS" button or register button on the wireless router.

    Note:Information on how to enable WPS can be obtained from the manufacturer of the wireless router, for example refer to the manual.

  5. One or more of the FRITZ!Repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit as soon as the Wi-Fi connection is established.

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To achieve the best possible range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.

2 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection manually

If the wireless router does not support WPS, you must use the configuration wizard to set up the connection manually:

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.

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!Repeater

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs remain lit.
  3. Search for Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity with a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone).
  4. Select the Wi-Fi network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater [...]".
  5. Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the network key (password).

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. Open the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Select the desired language and country, and click "Next". The FRITZ!Repeater will then restart. The Wi-Fi connection is briefly interrupted.
  3. Set a password to access the user interface, then click "OK" and "Next".
  4. Enable the connection type "Wireless Bridge" and click "Next".
  5. From the list, select the Wi-Fi network of your wireless router that you want to extend and click "Next".
  6. Select the encryption type, enter the wireless router's network key, and click "Next".
  7. Click "Finish" to save the settings.
  8. One or more signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit as soon as setup is completed.

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To achieve the best possible range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.