FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service

Using several FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters in a wireless network

You can use several FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with your wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box) to increase the range of your home network in different directions. For example, you can use a repeater near your garden and another one near your attic. The number of repeaters you can use is unlimited. However, it does not make sense to use more than 20-30 repeaters due to the overlapping of wireless networks.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • All of the repeaters are directly connected to the wireless router ("star topology").

    Important:If you cascade repeaters (wireless connection from repeater to repeater), the bandwidth of the wireless connection is halved again with each repeater and we cannot guarantee trouble-free operation. We recommend using FRITZ!Powerline 540E, 546E or 1240E in environments where the wireless range of a repeater is not sufficient.

1 Assigning different names to the repeaters

Give each repeater a unique name (for example "attic") so that you can tell them apart. You can then use the name of the repeater to open the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater in a web browser.

  1. Click "System" in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Repeater Name" in the "System" menu.
  3. Enter a unique name for the repeater in the field.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the setting.

    Important:The repeater's name may only contain standard Latin letters, numbers, and hyphens. The name may not start with a hyphen.