FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater DVB-C Service

Connecting FRITZ!WLAN Repeater with the home network via wireless LAN

FRITZ!WLAN Repeater increases the wireless range (WiFi) of your wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box) easily and efficiently. Since it has a LAN port, you can also use the repeater as a LAN bridge.

If you have a FRITZ!Box or another wireless router that supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), safely set up the connection by pushing a button. If your wireless router does not support WPS, configure the wireless connection manually.

Fig.: Connection scenario for wireless bridge mode

1 Using a button to set up the wireless connection

If you are using a FRITZ!Box or a different wireless router that supports WPS, you can connect them safely and conveniently by pushing a button. This automatically integrates the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into the Mesh if your FRITZ!Box supports Mesh.

Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to its factory settings:

Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater as a wireless bridge

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

  1. For setup, plug the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater into an outlet near the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Wait until the "Power" and "WLAN" LEDs on the repeater remain lit.
  3. Briefly push the "WPS" button on the repeater (for about 1 second). The "WLAN" LED starts to flash after you release the button.
  4. Within 2 minutes: Push and hold the connect button on the FRITZ!Box for the time indicated in the table until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
    Connect buttonDuration
    Connect / WPS about 1 second
    WPS about 1 second
    WLAN about 6 seconds
    WLAN WPS about 6 seconds
  5. One or more of the repeater's signal strength LEDs remain lit once the wireless connection is established.

Configuring the repeater for television reception

Configure the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater for television reception so that cable TV offered by your cable provider can be transmitted to the network devices in your home network as an IP stream:

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the repeater requires a fast and stable wireless connection to the home network:

Disabling the adoption of settings in the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

If you want to configure your own wireless settings in the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater, you can also disable the adoption of settings:

Example:
The wireless radio network of a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater that supplies a child's room with wireless LAN should be switched off automatically at particular times. The wireless radio networks of the Mesh Master and the other Mesh Repeaters should still remain available at those times.

  1. Click "Access to Home Network" in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Disable the option "Automatically adopt wireless LAN settings".
  3. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now you can configure your own wireless settings in the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.

2 Setting up the wireless connection manually

If your wireless repeater does not support the WPS procedure, you must use the Configuration Wizard to set up the connection manually:

Loading the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater factory settings

Before you can configure the following settings, you must return the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater to its factory settings:

Connecting a wireless device with the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

  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.

Configuring the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater as a wireless bridge

  1. Open the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Select the desired language and country, and click "Next". The repeater will then restart.

    Important:The wireless connection is cleared when the repeater restarts. Re-establish the connection as soon as the repeater has restarted.

  3. Set a password to access the user interface, then click "OK" and "Next".
  4. Enable the connection type "Wireless Bridge" and click "Next".
  5. From the list, select the wireless networks of your wireless router that you want to extend and click "Next".
  6. Select the encryption type and enter the wireless router's network key.
  7. Define how the frequency band should be selected for the connection between the repeater and the wireless router and click "Next".
  8. Click "Finish" to save the settings.
  9. One or more LEDs indicating signal strength remain lit on the repeater once configuration is completed.

Configuring the repeater for television reception

Configure the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater for television reception so that cable TV offered by your cable provider can be transmitted to the network devices in your home network as an IP stream:

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater

To optimally increase the range, the repeater requires a fast and stable wireless connection to the home network: