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FRITZ!Repeater is not marked with Mesh symbol

You want to integrate a FRITZ!Repeater into the Mesh but it's not marked with the Mesh symbol? ✔ Just follow these simple instructions.

Although the FRITZ!Repeater is connected to the FRITZ!Box and displayed in the Mesh Overview, the Mesh symbol is missing.

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

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Repeater

  1. Click "System" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click on "Update" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "FRITZ!OS Version" tab.
  4. Click the "Find New FRITZ!OS" button.
  5. Click the "Start Update" button.

2 Disabling the Mesh Master's keylock

You can only integrate devices into the Mesh at the touch of a button. Therefore, disable keylock in the Mesh Master:

  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 Adding a FRITZ!Repeater to the Mesh by button

  1. Briefly push the Connect button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 1 second) and release it again. When you release the button, the LED starts to flash quickly.
  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, 6890, 6850, 6660, 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 FRITZ!Repeater with the Mesh symbol in the Mesh Overview.