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Standard User astanden
(member) Tue 30-Jun-20 15:26:28
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Wifi extender


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Hi folks.

Can I use a 3rd party wifi extender with Zen’s supplied Fritzbox, or does it have to be an AVM one.

Thanks

iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015) 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB Ram 2TB Fusion drive
iPad Air (6th Gen) 32 GB
iPhone 11 128GB
Zen Unlimited Fibre 2 80/20
AVM FRITZ!Box 7530
Standard User andew
(member) Tue 30-Jun-20 17:38:38
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Re: Wifi extender


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Hi

I have used a BT wifi extender in the past with my fritzbox it worked okay, If you are wanting the devices to integrate with the mesh system on the fritzbox, then unfortunately it wont work. Only fritz devices are compatible according to the manual for the 7530.

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Andrew
Standard User astanden
(member) Wed 01-Jul-20 10:11:07
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Re: Wifi extender


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Thanks Andrew 👍🏼

iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015) 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB Ram 2TB Fusion drive
iPad Air (6th Gen) 32 GB
iPhone 11 128GB
Zen Unlimited Fibre 2 80/20
AVM FRITZ!Box 7530


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Standard User steve25
(newbie) Wed 01-Jul-20 14:35:50
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Re: Wifi extender


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I've used 2nd hand FritzBox4040 and a FB3490 to act as Mesh WiFi repeaters to existing FB 7530 - both fed via network cable in increase coverage at two sites. Seems to work well, WiFi settings automatically transferred from FB Mesh master.
Standard User bsdnazz
(regular) Wed 01-Jul-20 21:22:41
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Re: Wifi extender


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I have a Zen supplied 3490 and have turned the WiFi off on it.

Instead I have three BT Whole Home Wifi disks linked via a Netgear GS108 switch to the 3490. We use just the BT WiFi and it works great.
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