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

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G – Service

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

  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 keylock.
  5. 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:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the 2.4-GHz frequency band. If only one frequency band is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the FRITZ!Box is configured so that you can register the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with WPS.