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FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service

Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID) of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater has a preset wireless network name (SSID). If you want to use a unique name for the wireless network of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater, you can easily change its wireless network name.

We recommend using identical wireless network names in your home network. This makes it easier for wireless devices to switch between wireless networks (wireless roaming). If you are using the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater in wireless bridge mode, we recommend changing the wireless network name of the wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) first because all wireless connections to the wireless router must be reconfigured after changing it and the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater assumes the wireless network name of the wireless router.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest firmware for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.

1 Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID)

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Radio Settings" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Disable the option "Take on the same radio network name as the WLAN base station (FRITZ!Box)".
  4. Enter a unique name for the "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)" that does not contain special characters.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Setting up the wireless connection