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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 use the same Wi-Fi settings in the FRITZ!Repeater and the FRITZ!Box, your wireless devices will automatically connect with the Wi-Fi network with the strongest signal (Wi-Fi roaming).

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 Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

In order to perform the following steps, the FRITZ!Repeater must be set to factory settings:

  1. Plug the FRITZ!Repeater in.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater starts and the Power and WLAN LEDs remain lit or the LEDs of the signal strength indicator flash.
  3. Push and hold down the WPS button down for about 15 seconds until all of the LEDs flash at the same time.

    Fig.: Loading the FRITZ!Repeater's factory settings

  4. The Power and WLAN LEDs remains lit as soon as the factory settings have finished loading.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the FRITZ!Box

To set up the FRITZ!Repeater as a LAN bridge, first connect it to the FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi.

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!Repeater into a power outlet near the FRITZ!Box. If the FRITZ!Repeater is already connected to the home network over LAN, clear that connection.
  2. Wait about 1 minute until the FRITZ!Repeater has started and the Power and WLAN LEDs remain lit.
  3. Push and hold down the WPS button on the FRITZ!Repeater (for about 6 seconds) until its WLAN LED flashes.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold down the Connect button on the FRITZ!Box until the Connect LED lights up. Other LEDs may also light up:
    FRITZ!Box modelConnect buttonConnect LED
    FRITZ!Box 6690, 4060 Connect Connect
    FRITZ!Box 7590 (AX), 7530 (AX), 7520, 7510, 6890, 6850, 6660, 5530 Connect / WPS Connect / WPS
    FRITZ!Box 6591, 6590 Connect / WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7490, 7430, 5491, 5490 WLAN WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6490, 6430 WLAN WPS WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7560, 7362 SL WLAN WLAN / DECT
    FRITZ!Box 7583, 7582, 7581, 7580 WPS WLAN / Info
    FRITZ!Box 6820, 4040, 4020, 3490 WPS WLAN
  5. One or more signal strength LEDs on the FRITZ!Repeater remain lit as soon as setup is completed.

3 Configuring the FRITZ!Repeater as a LAN bridge

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater. If you are asked for a password, enter the password for the user interface of the Mesh Master.
  2. Click the "Change the Type of Connection" button in the "Access to Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "LAN bridge" and click "Next".
  4. Select which IP settings the FRITZ!Repeater should use and click "Next".
  5. Keep the Wi-Fi settings displayed for the FRITZ!Repeater and click "Next".
  6. Click "Finish" to save the settings.

4 Connecting the FRITZ!Repeater with the home network

  1. Use a network cable to connect the FRITZ!Repeater to the home network (for example on FRITZ!Box or Mesh Repeater).

5 Selecting the frequency band for the Wi-Fi network

The 2.4 GHz frequency band is automatically enabled for the Wi-Fi network when the FRITZ!Repeater is being set up as a LAN bridge. If you want to use the 5 GHz frequency band, you can enable it in the FRITZ!Repeater:

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater.
  2. Click "Wi-Fi Channel" ("Radio Channel") in the "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Adjust radio channel settings".
  4. Select "802.11n+a" from the "Wireless standard" drop-down list to enable the 5 GHz frequency band.
  5. Confirm the message displayed with "OK".
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the FRITZ!Repeater is configured as a LAN bridge and is available as an additional wireless access point. The FRITZ!Repeater's signal strength LEDs indicate the quality of the wireless connection of the first device to establish a connection to the FRITZ!Repeater's Wi-Fi network.