FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G – Service

Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with the home network via wireless LAN

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater increases the wireless range (WiFi) of your FRITZ!Box easily and efficiently.

If you have a FRITZ!Box or another wireless router that supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), you can safely set up the connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, configure the wireless connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

1 Using WPS to set up the wireless connection

Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to its factory settings:

Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

Note:We used a FRITZ!Box as an example for setup with WPS. If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the device's manufacturer for information on how to set it up with WPS, 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.

The wireless connection between the repeater and the FRITZ!Box is completely configured as soon as the "wireless LAN field strength" icon (see fig.) appears. You can then unplug the repeater and plug it in wherever you want. All of the settings will remain intact.

Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" icon

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

2 Setting up the wireless connection manually

If your wireless repeater does not support the WPS procedure, you must use the Configuration Wizard to set up the connection manually:

Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to its factory settings:

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

  1. Plug the repeater into an outlet near the wireless router to configure it.
  2. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, tablet, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  3. Connect it to the wireless network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater [...]". Enter 00000000 (8 zeros) for the wireless network (password).

Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

  1. Click "Wizards" in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Register Repeater".
  3. Click "Next" on the Welcome page.
  4. From the list, select the wireless network of your wireless router that you would like to extend and click "Next".
  5. Select the encryption type, enter the wireless router's network key and click "Next".
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

The wireless connection between the repeater and the FRITZ!Box is completely configured as soon as the "wireless LAN field strength" icon (see fig.) appears. You can then unplug the repeater and plug it in wherever you want. All of the settings will remain intact.

Fig.: "Wireless LAN field strength" icon

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater