FRITZ!Box 4040 Service - Knowledge Base
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Configuring the FRITZ!Box for use with other FRITZ!Boxes
If you already have a FRITZ!Box, you can connect another FRITZ!Box to it and configure the second FRITZ!Box so that it uses the first FRITZ!Box's internet connection. This way all of the computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the new FRITZ!Box are completely integrated into your home network. These devices can then access the internet as well as other devices in the home network, and they can use all of the functions offered by the FRITZ!Box connected to the internet.
You can either use a network cable, your home's electrical wiring (powerline), or wireless LAN (WiFi) to establish a network connection between the FRITZ!Boxes. Which connection type is best depends on the operational environment and demands on the data transmission rate.
1 Connecting FRITZ!Boxes with a network cable
- Connect the FRITZ!Boxes over LAN if
- you need network connections with a rate of 100 Mbit/s or 1 Gbit/s in the home network, for example to transmit several HD video streams at the same time.
- you cannot connect the FRITZ!Boxes over wireless LAN.
2 Connecting FRITZ!Boxes over powerline
- Connect the FRITZ!Boxes over powerline if
- you need network connections with a rate of 100 Mbit/s or more in the home network, for example for HD video streams.
- you cannot use a network cable or wireless LAN to connect the FRITZ!Boxes directly.
3 Connecting the FRITZ!Boxes over wireless LAN
- Establish a wireless connection between the FRITZ!Boxes if
- you do not want to lay network cables or establish a powerline connection between the two FRITZ!Boxes.