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FRITZ!Repeater N/G Service
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Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with a wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band

The FRITZ!Repeater can extend the wireless network of the wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band.

If both frequency bands are enabled in the wireless router at the same time, by default the FRITZ!Repeater uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band to establish the wireless connection when setting it up via WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). To establish a connection over the 5 GHz frequency band, you must disable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router when setting up the FRITZ!Repeater.

1 Disabling the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router

Note:For the following instructions, we used a FRITZ!Box as an example. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the router's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Disable the option "Wireless radio network enabled" in the section "2.4-GHz Frequency Band". If the FRITZ!Box supports more than one frequency band but only one is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Connecting FRITZ!Repeater with the wireless router

Note:For the following instructions, we used a FRITZ!Box as an example. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the router's manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

  1. Plug the repeater into an outlet near the FRITZ!Box to configure it.
  2. Push the middle of the "Run WPS for the first time" icon on the repeater's LED display until the "WPS" icon starts to flash.

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

  3. Start the WPS function on the FRITZ!Box within two minutes. To do so, push and hold the "Connect", "WPS", "WLAN/WPS", or "WLAN" button on the FRITZ!Box until the "WLAN" LED starts to flash.

Now the FRITZ!Repeater establishes the connection to the wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band. You can reenable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router.