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Additional FRITZ!Box not marked with Mesh symbol

Although the FRITZ!Box is set up as a Mesh Repeater, it is not marked with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview of the Mesh Master.

Fig.: FRITZ!Box not marked with Mesh symbol in Mesh Master

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

FRITZ!OS 7 or later must be installed on the Mesh Master and the Mesh Repeater so you can add it to the Mesh:

  1. Install the latest FRITZ!OS on the Mesh Master and on the Mesh Repeater.

2 Unlocking the buttons

You can only add devices to the Mesh by pushing a button. Therefore, unlock the buttons in the Mesh Master and the Mesh Repeater:

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Keylock" tab.
  4. Disable the "Buttons locked" checkbox.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

3 Connecting the Mesh Repeater directly to the Mesh Master

The following step is only necessary if the Mesh Repeater is connected to the Mesh Master via a device from another manufacturer (for example a switch, powerline adapter):

  1. Connect the Mesh Repeater directly to a LAN port on the Mesh Master. Do not use the WAN port. Not every FRITZ!Box model has a WAN port.

4 Adding the Mesh Repeater to the Mesh by button

You must push a button to add the device to the Mesh. It does not matter whether you push the button on the Mesh Master or the Mesh Repeater first. We recommend the following order:

  1. Push and hold down the Connect button on the Mesh Repeater (see table) until the Connect LED flashes. Other LEDs may also flash.
  2. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the Connect button on the Mesh Master until the Connect LED (see table) lights up. Other LEDs may also light up.
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConnect LED
    FRITZ!Box 6690, 4060 Connect Connect
    FRITZ!Box 7590 (AX), 7530 (AX), 7520, 7510, 6890, 6850, 6660, 5590, 5530 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  3. The process is complete as soon as the Mesh Master marks the Mesh Repeater with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview.