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FRITZ!Repeater DVB-C Service
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Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the Mesh Repeater (cascading)

In the Mesh you can also connect your FRITZ!Repeater with another Mesh Repeater in the home network instead of the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master), regardless of whether it is also a FRITZ!Repeater, a FRITZ!Powerline adapter, or another FRITZ!Box. This type of cascading makes it possible for you to extend your home network in a specific direction beyond the wireless range of the other Mesh Repeater.

In this guide we show you how to set up your FRITZ!Repeater for use in the Mesh and then connect it with another Mesh Repeater in the home network.

Fig.: Wireless cascading with FRITZ!Repeater

Requirements / Restrictions

  • FRITZ!OS 7 or later is installed on the FRITZ!Box.

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:

  1. Load the factory settings of the FRITZ!Repeater you want to integrate into the Mesh for the first time.

2 Setting up FRITZ!Repeater for use in the Mesh at the push of a button

Set the FRITZ!Repeater up in the immediate vicinity of the Mesh Master to guarantee its correct installation:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the Mesh Master (FRITZ!Box).
  2. Wait until the "Power" LED and "WLAN" LED 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 Mesh Master (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; after about 5 seconds the FRITZ!Repeater is fully integrated into the Mesh.

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

Set the FRITZ!Repeater up in the immediate vicinity of the Mesh Repeater to guarantee its correct installation:

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the available Mesh Repeater.
  2. Wait until the "Power" LED and "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit.
  3. Push and hold the "WPS" button on the new FRITZ!Repeater for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED flashes.

    Note:When you press the button for 6 seconds, the FRITZ!Repeater is prompted to connect to another wireless access point. All of the other FRITZ!Repeater settings remain intact and it remains integrated into the Mesh.

  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the existing Mesh Repeater for the time indicated in the table:
    Mesh RepeaterConnect buttonDuration
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530, 7520, 6890 Connect / WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430 WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN about 6 seconds
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7580, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Repeater Connect or WPS about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1260 Connect about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 1240 WLAN - WPS
    Powerline - Security
    about 1 second
    FRITZ!Powerline 546, 540 WLAN · WPS about 1 second
  5. One or more signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit as soon as setup is completed.

4 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 Mesh Repeater:

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

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