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Setting up a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box in Android or iOS

You can easily connect Android and iOS devices to the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (WiFi), and thus enable them to access the internet and other devices in your home network. To do so, set up the wireless connection on each Android or iOS device just once as described here. The device then establishes the connection automatically.

Note:Here we show you how to set up a connection to the FRITZ!Box using a Google Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 as an example.

1 Determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings

Determining the wireless settings in the factory settings

If your FRITZ!Box's wireless settings correspond to the factory settings, you can find them on the underside of the device:

  • The name of the wireless network (SSID) corresponds to the model name of your FRITZ!Box (for example FRITZ!Box 7490).
  • The network key corresponds to the numerical code next to the key symbol.

    Fig.: SSID and network key

Determining the current wireless settings

If the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings were changed, you can find them in the FRITZ!Box user interface:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Make note of the name of the wireless network (SSID) for the frequency band you want to use to establish the wireless connection. If only one frequency band is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  5. Make note of the network key.

2 Establishing a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box

Connecting an Android device with the FRITZ!Box

  1. Tap the "Settings" symbol on the home screen of the Android device.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If wireless LAN is switched off, tap the "OFF" symbol next to the "Wi-Fi" option to enable wireless LAN.
  4. Tap the connection that displays the wireless network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box.
  5. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key in the "Password" field and tap "Connect".

Connecting the iOS device to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Tap "Settings" on the home screen.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If wireless LAN is turned off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  4. Under "Choose a network..." tap the name of the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID) (see fig.).

    Fig.: Selecting FRITZ!Box's wireless network

  5. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key in the "Password" field and tap "Join".