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Installing as a LAN -> WiFi bridge: FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/21

I have a bunch of [WayBackFRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E | Overview | AVM International devices; this is the quickest way to install them as LAN -> WiFi bridge (connect ethernet to your LAN; use the WiFi as a bridge).

  1. Connect the FRITZ!WLAN to your LAN
  2. Connect the FRITZ!WLAN to power
  3. Connect your laptop to the WiFi SSID FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E with password 00000000 (that eight times a zero)
  4. Set your laptop with a fixed IP address 192.168.178.127 with netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.178.2 for WiFi.
  5. Connect to your FRITZ!WLAN at http://192.168.178.2
  6. Setup your FRITZ!WLAN for the first time (password, country) and have it reboot
  7. Logon to the FRITZ!WLAN
  8. Change the WiFI password and the SSID for 2.4 Ghz and 5.0 Ghz channels (I use a different SSID for both as many Fritz!Box devices have both bad 2.4Ghz performance and a hard time to automatically switch from 2.4Ghz to 5.0Ghz on the same SSID automagically).
  9. Change your laptop to use DHCP on WiFi
  10. Reconnect to the Fritz!Box with the new SSID and password

–jeroen

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