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

You can easily connect Android 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 device just once as described here. The device then establishes the connection automatically.

Note:Here we show you how to connect a device to the FRITZ!Box using Android 8.1 ("Oreo") 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 the 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).
  4. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  5. Make note of the network key.

2 Establishing a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Tap the "Settings" symbol on the home screen of the Android device.
  2. Tap "Network & Internet" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. Tap "WiFi".
  4. If wireless LAN is switched off, tap "OFF" next to the entry "WiFi".
  5. Tap the connection with the wireless network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box.
  6. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key in the "Password" field and tap "Connect".