FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater to a router from another manufacturer

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your wireless router to easily and efficiently increase the wireless range of your home network (WiFi). The FRITZ!Repeater adopts the wireless access information from the wireless router and can be used directly by all wireless devices in the home network.

If your wireless router supports configuring wireless connections at the push of a button (WPS PBC - Push Button Configuration), you can safely set up the wireless connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, set up the wireless connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

1 Setting up the wireless connection by pushing a button

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

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the wireless router.
  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: Enable WPS on the wireless router, for example by pressing a "WPS" or register button on the wireless router.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the wireless router for information on how to enable WPS, for example consult the manual.

  4. The FRITZ!Repeater displays the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol as soon as the wireless connection is established.

    Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol

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 wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol displays at least three of the five signal strength bars.

2 Setting up the wireless connection manually

If the wireless router does not support the WPS procedure, you must use the configuration wizard to set up the connection manually:

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

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!Repeater

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into an outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  3. Select the wireless network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G".
  4. Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the wireless network (password).

Setting up the FRITZ!Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. Click "Wizards" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Register Repeater".
  3. Click "Next" on the Welcome page.
  4. From the list, select the wireless network of your wireless router that you want to extend and click "Next".
  5. Select the encryption type, enter the wireless router's network key, and click "Next".
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  7. The FRITZ!Repeater displays the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol as soon as the wireless connection is established.

    Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol

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 wireless router:

  1. Position the FRITZ!Repeater so that the "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol displays at least three of the five signal strength bars.