FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service

Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater for use without connecting it to the home network

Your FRITZ!WLAN Repeater can be used for television reception even if it is not connected to the home network or a wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box). If the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater is connected with the cable connection, all of the notebooks, smartphones, or other devices that are connected to the repeater over wireless LAN (WiFi) or LAN can be used to play cable TV.

Fig.: Using FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to receive and play cable TV

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Devices connected with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater cannot access the internet.
  • Station logos are not displayed in the channel list because the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater is not connected with the internet.

1 Connecting a device with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

Connecting a device with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater over wireless LAN

  1. Make note of the network key on the back of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater (see fig.). 

    Fig.: Network key

  2. For setup, plug the repeater into an outlet near the wireless router.
  3. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the repeater remain lit.
  4. Use a wireless device (for example a notebook, smartphone) to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.
  5. Select the wireless network "FRITZ!WLAN Repeater [...]".
  6. Enter the network key (password) you made note of.

Connecting a device with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater over LAN

  • Use a network cable to connect a computer to the LAN port on the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.

2 Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater for television reception