FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E Service - Knowledge Base
Attempt to set up a wireless connection to a wireless router from another manufacturer fails
Although the wireless connection between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the wireless router was set up manually, the repeater's signal strength LEDs flash continuously and the connection is not established.
Important:If you are using a FRITZ!Box, follow the instructions in this guide.
Note:If you are using a different wireless router, refer to the device's manufacturer for information on the procedure, for example consult the manual.
1 Briefly disabling the MAC address filter
Make sure that your wireless router allows you to register unknown wireless devices:
- Disable the wireless router's MAC address filter.
Note:You can re-enable the MAC address filter as soon as you have finished configuring the wireless connection between the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater and the wireless router.
2 Correcting the wireless router's wireless encryption method
In the factory settings, the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater supports the secure encryption methods WPA2 and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) at the same time. Make sure that your wireless router is set for one of the following encryption methods:
- Enable the encryption method WPA2 (CCMP) or WPA (TKIP) in the wireless router's settings.
3 Enabling the wireless router's WPS function
If you would like to use WPS to register the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater, you must enable the WPS function of your wireless router and use the correct WPS method.
- Enable the wireless router's WPS function and select "Push Button method" (WPS-PBC, Push Button Configuration) for the WPS method.