FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G – Service - Knowledge Base
Attempt to set up a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box fails
You cannot successfully set up a wireless connection (WiFi) between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the FRITZ!Box using WPS. After a connection attempt, the "WiFi search" icon is permanently displayed:
Fig.: "WiFi search" icon
Important:If you are using a different wireless router instead of a FRITZ!Box, follow the instructions in this guide.
Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the issue persists.
1 Disabling keylock for the FRITZ!Box
- Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
- Click on the "Keylock" tab.
- Disable the keylock.
- Click "Apply" to save the settings.
2 Enabling the WPS function of the FRITZ!Box
3 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's 2.4 GHz frequency band
To use WPS to register the repeater with a FRITZ!Box that can simultaneously use the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, you must enable the FRITZ!Box's 2.4 GHz frequency band for registration:
Now the FRITZ!Box is configured so that you can register the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with WPS.