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Topic # 243357 7-Dec-2018 22:03
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Hey guys,

I am wanting to convert my old refurbished Fritzbox 7490 into Access point cause I need to expand my networking around the house plus the new clean Fritzbox 7490 that I am currently I have already used up all the ethernet ports haha. So I need to convert my old refurbished Fritzbox 7490 into a access point.

I know creating a access point will degrade some performance but I’m okay.

Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.

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  Reply # 2141368 8-Dec-2018 00:30
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Set it to IP Client mode. It will then obtain an IP address from your main router. Configure WiFi settings. Profit.

NB, it has been ages since I configured A Fritzbox for the above.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2141423 8-Dec-2018 09:01
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if you have the latest updates for the Fritzbox then its even easier as they added a Mesh repeater setting under Wireless,





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  Reply # 2141439 8-Dec-2018 09:33
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The mesh repeater only works if the other device is a Fritzbox.

Once you put it in IP client mode you can use the same SSID and password as the main router so your devices don't have to reconnect instead of roaming.






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  Reply # 2141598 8-Dec-2018 13:26
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Aredwood: Set it to IP Client mode. It will then obtain an IP address from your main router. Configure WiFi settings. Profit.

NB, it has been ages since I configured A Fritzbox for the above.

 

Oh I see. Which port slot should I insert the refurbished Fritzbox 7490 (Access point) into? So far since I have fibre, the ONT is connected to the LAN 1 slot of the main router. 

 

Lastly, since I'm using this access point for ONLY LAN, are there any other settings I should be adjusting? 

 

Sorry for the inconvenience. Still new to all of this :). 


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