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FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G Service

Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with a FRITZ!Box via guest access

The FRITZ!WLAN Repeater can not only extend the range of your private wireless network, it can also extend the range of the guest network of the FRITZ!Box. This way you can also offer your guests Internet access at an even greater distance from the FRITZ!Box, without allowing them to access your home network or the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Configure the wireless connection between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the guest network manually because the WPS method (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) can only be used to configure a wireless connection to your private wireless network.

1 Preparations

The repeater must be set to factory settings in order to configure the following settings. If this is not the case, load the factory settings first:

2 Connecting a repeater with a FRITZ!Box

  1. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  2. Connect it to the wireless network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G". Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the network key.
  3. Open the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  4. Follow the Wizard's instructions and connect the repeater with the wireless guest network of your FRITZ!Box.

Now the repeater establishes a wireless connection to the guest network of your FRITZ!Box. The procedure is completed when the icon "WLAN field strength" is displayed on the repeater's LED display.

Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" icon

3 Opening the user interface in a web browser

When the repeater is connected to the FRITZ!Box's wireless guest access, then only wireless devices that are also connected to the guest access can open its user interface:

  1. Establish a connection to the wireless network.
  2. Open the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.