FRITZ!App WLAN Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!App WLAN Service

Setting up a wireless connection with FRITZ!App WLAN

With FRITZ!App WLAN you can easily connect Android devices to your FRITZ!Box home network or another wireless router. The app gives you an overview of all of the wireless networks (WiFi) in the environment and displays detailed information on them. For example, you can see at a glance whether it is the wireless network of a wireless router (for example FRITZ!Box) or a wireless repeater (for example FRITZ!Repeater) and which frequency band is being used. In addition, the app displays the wireless channel, signal strength, and encryption method being used.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • FRITZ!App WLAN cannot be used to set up wireless connections in iOS.
  • Android 9 ("Pie") does not support the configuration of wireless connections using WPS.
  • A FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 6.20 or later is required for using a QR scan to set up wireless connections.

1 Installing FRITZ!App WLAN

  1. Download FRITZ!App WLAN from the Google Play Store and install the app on your smartphone or tablet.

2 Setting up the wireless connection

You can either use WPS or a QR scan to easily set up the wireless connection automatically, or you can do so manually by entering the network key:

Using WPS to set up the wireless connection

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap "WPS".
  4. Enable WPS on the wireless router within 2 minutes. If you have a FRITZ!Box, enable WPS by holding down the "WPS" or "WLAN" button until the "WLAN" LED starts to flash.

    Note:Refer to the manufacturer of the wireless router for information on how to enable WPS, for example consult the manual.

Using a QR scan to set up the wireless connection

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap "QR Scan".
  4. Aim the camera on the Android device at the QR code until it reads it. If you have a FRITZ!Box, the QR code is displayed under "Wireless (WLAN) > Radio Network" in the user interface.
  5. Tap "Connect".

Setting up the wireless connection manually

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the "Connect" tab in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap the connection that displays the wireless network name (SSID) that you want to connect to.
  4. Enter the network key for the wireless router and tap "Connect".