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FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G – Service
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Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with a wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band

The FRITZ!WLAN Repeater can extend the wireless network of a wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band. If both frequency bands are enabled in the wireless router, the wireless connection is always established using the 2.4 GHz frequency band if you set it up with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). To establish the connection via the 5 GHz frequency band, you must disable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router when setting up the repeater.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The wireless router must provide the 2.4 and the 5 GHz frequency bands at the same time.

1 Disabling the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the wireless router

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

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Disable the option "Wireless radio network enabled" for the 2.4 GHz frequency band. If the FRITZ!Box supports more than one frequency band but only one is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the repeater to the wireless router

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

Now the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater establishes a connection to the wireless router using the 5 GHz frequency band. You can re-enable the 2.4 GHz frequency band in the router and plug the repeater in wherever you want.