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FRITZ!Repeater DVB-C Service

Changing the FRITZ!Repeater's wireless settings

When setting up the FRITZ!Repeater, it automatically adopts the wireless network name (SSID) and network key of the FRITZ!Box (or another router) to allow wireless devices in the home network to quickly switch between networks (wireless roaming). If the FRITZ!Repeater is used in a Mesh with a FRITZ!Box, the FRITZ!Repeater also adopts all of the other wireless settings; if the Mesh Master's settings are changed, these changes are adopted automatically.

You can also configure the FRITZ!Repeater's wireless settings according to your individual needs.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Repeater.

1 Disabling the adoption of settings from the Mesh

When used in a Mesh, you must first disable the adoption of settings in the FRITZ!Repeater:

2 Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID)

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enter the same unique name in the fields "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)" for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band.

    Important:We recommend using the same name for both frequency bands so that the FRITZ!Repeater can automatically steer individual wireless devices to the most suitable frequency band (band steering).

  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Reconfigure the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Repeater.

3 Change the wireless network key

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "Encryption" tab.
  4. Enter a password in the "Network key" field. Use numerals, letters, and other characters, and combine capitals and lower-case letters.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  6. Reconfigure the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Repeater.

4 Setting up the MAC address filter

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "Encryption" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Do not allow any new wireless devices" in the "Restricting wireless LAN access" section.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now only wireless devices listed under "Restricting wireless LAN access" can connect to the FRITZ!Repeater's wireless network. If you want to add another wireless device to the list, you can briefly disable the MAC address filter to connect the wireless device with the FRITZ!Repeater. The wireless device's MAC address is then automatically added to the list.

5 Setting up a wireless LAN schedule

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Schedule" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Use schedule for wireless radio network".
  4. Define when the wireless network should be switched off.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.