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FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service

Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi

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

In this guide we show you how to easily connect your FRITZ!Repeater with your FRITZ!Box at the touch 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 Wi-Fi.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

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

1 Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Repeater must be set to factory settings:

  1. Unplug the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Plug it in again after 5 seconds. The "FRITZ" symbol appears on the LED display after about 10 seconds:

    Fig.: "FRITZ" symbol

  3. Tap the left touch point 2 or 3 times until the "load factory settings" symbol appears:

    Fig.: "Loading factory settings" symbol

  4. Tap the middle of the LED display. The pulsating check "confirm entry" symbol now appears on the LED display:

    Fig.: "Confirm entry" symbol

  5. Tap the middle of the LED display again. Now the FRITZ!Repeater restarts and loads the factory settings.
  6. The "run WPS for the first time" symbol is displayed on the LED display as soon as the factory settings have finished loading:

    Fig.: "Run WPS for the first time" symbol

2 Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Push the middle of the "Run WPS for the first time" symbol on the FRITZ!Repeater's LED display until the "WPS" symbol starts to flash.

    Fig.: "Run WPS for the first time" symbol

  3. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the connect button on the FRITZ!Box until its confirmation LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up:
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConfirmation LED
    FRITZ!Box 7590, 7530, 7520, 6890, 6660Connect / WPSConnect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590Connect / WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490WLAN WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430WLAN WPSWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SLWLANWLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7580WPSWLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490WPSWLAN
  4. The FRITZ!Repeater displays the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol as soon as the Wi-Fi connection is established.

    Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol

3 Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection to the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol displays at least three of the five signal strength bars. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.