FRITZ!Repeater 450E Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater 450E 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. When using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7 or later, the FRITZ!Repeater is automatically integrated into the Mesh.

In this guide we show you how to easily connect your FRITZ!Repeater with your FRITZ!Box at the push of 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. However, in this case the FRITZ!Repeater is not integrated into the Mesh.

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

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!Repeater to its factory settings:

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 until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the 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 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 of the FRITZ!Repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit as soon as the wireless connection is established.

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. Select a location for the FRITZ!Repeater where at least three of its five signal strength LEDs light up.

    Note:If you are using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7, you can use FRITZ!App WLAN to find the ideal position for the FRITZ!Repeater.