FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service

Connecting FRITZ!Repeater to a router from another manufacturer via Wi-Fi

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your wireless router to easily and efficiently increase the Wi-Fi range of your home network. 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 Wi-Fi connections at the push of a button (WPS PBC - Push Button Configuration), you can safely set up the Wi-Fi connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, set up the Wi-Fi connection manually.

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 Setting up the Wi-Fi 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 a power 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 pushing a "WPS" button or register button on the wireless router.

    Note:Information on how to enable WPS can be obtained from the manufacturer of the wireless router, for example refer to the manual.

  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

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To achieve the best possible range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi 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. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.

2 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection manually

If the wireless router does not support WPS, 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 a power outlet near the wireless router.
  2. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G".
  4. Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the network key (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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi connection is established.

    Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" symbol

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Repeater

To achieve the best possible range, the FRITZ!Repeater requires a fast and stable Wi-Fi 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. You can find tips on positioning it in the guide Finding the ideal location for FRITZ!Repeater.