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Knowledge document #903

Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box via LAN

Connect your FRITZ!Repeater to your FRITZ!Box via LAN to add an additional wireless access point to your home network quickly and easily. This way you will have ideal Wi-Fi reception and high-speed connections to the internet and home network, even when outside the Wi-Fi range of your FRITZ!Box.

If you are using a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7 or later, the FRITZ!Repeater is integrated into the Mesh and marked in the FRITZ!Box user interface with the Mesh symbol . The FRITZ!Repeater then adopts all of the settings from the FRITZ!Box, such as Wi-Fi access information and guest access. In the Mesh, your wireless devices automatically connect to the wireless access point that offers the best Wi-Fi reception.

From then on, you can simply make changes in the Mesh in the FRITZ!Box. The FRITZ!Box automatically transmits the new settings to the FRITZ!Repeater. If you still want to access the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater, use the password from the FRITZ!Box to log in.

Fig.: Connection scenario for LAN bridge mode

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

1 Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with a FRITZ!Box via LAN

The FRITZ!Repeater automatically configures itself as a LAN bridge if it is set to factory settings and it is connected to the FRITZ!Box via a network cable during the startup process:

  1. Use a network cable to connect the FRITZ!Repeater to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.

2 Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

  1. Push and hold down the "Connect" button for about 15 seconds.
  2. The "Connect" LED now indicates by alternately flashing and lighting up that the factory settings are being loaded and that the FRITZ!Repeater is being restarted. This process may take several minutes.
  3. The "Connect" LED flashes continuously for at least 1 minute as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

Now the repeater is automatically configured as a LAN bridge. Configuration is completed when the "Connect" LED remains lit after about 1 minute and you can use the repeater at the desired location.