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FRITZ!Box 5490 Service

Configuring a network device to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP)

All of the computers, smartphones, and other network devices connected to the FRITZ!Box need special IP settings automatically assigned by the FRITZ!Box's DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in order to communicate with the FRITZ!Box. For this, the device's IP settings must be configured to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP client).

Windows 10

  1. Click (Start) and then (Settings) in the Windows task bar.
  2. Click "Network & Internet" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. Click "Change adapter options" in the section "Advanced network settings".
  4. Click the arrow next to the (Change view) button in the menu bar and select "Details".
  5. Right-click the LAN or Wi-Fi connection that lists the network adapter that connects the computer to the FRITZ!Box under "Device Name".
  6. Click "Properties".
  7. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
  8. Click "Properties".
  9. Enable the options "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  10. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Windows 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + X and select "Control Panel" from the context menu.
  2. Select "Category" from the drop-down list "View by:" on the top right ().
  3. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing Center".
  4. Click "Change adapter settings".
  5. Click the arrow next to the (Change view) button in the menu bar and select "Details".
  6. Right-click the LAN or Wi-Fi connection that lists the network adapter that connects the computer to the FRITZ!Box under "Device Name".
  7. Click "Properties".
  8. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
  9. Click "Properties".
  10. Enable the options "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  11. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Windows 7

  1. In Windows, click "Start" and then "Control Panel".
  2. Select "Category" from the drop-down list "View by:" on the top right ().
  3. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing Center".
  4. Click "Change adapter settings".
  5. Click the arrow next to the "Change view" button in the menu bar and select "Details".
  6. Right-click the LAN or Wi-Fi connection that lists the network adapter that connects the computer to the FRITZ!Box under "Device Name".
  7. Click "Properties".
  8. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
  9. Click "Properties".
  10. Enable the options "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  11. Click "OK" to save the settings.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder and click "Applications".
  2. Click "System Preferences" and then "Network".
  3. If the computer is connected to the FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi, select "Wi-Fi" or "AirPort" in the left-hand window.
    • If the computer is connected to the FRITZ!Box using a network cable, select "Built-in Ethernet" in the left-hand window.
  4. Click "Advanced".
  5. Select the option "Using DHCP:" from the "Configure IPv4" drop-down list on the the TCP/IP settings page.
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Android (for example Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy)

  1. Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen of the Android device.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "OFF" symbol next to the "Wi-Fi" option to enable Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap and hold the entry with the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box.
  5. Tap "Modify network config" and then "Show advanced options".
  6. Select "DHCP" from the drop-down list "IP settings" and then tap "Save".

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)

  1. Tap the "Settings" symbol on the home screen.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  4. Tap the exclamation mark next to the entry with the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box.
  5. Select "Automatic" under "Configure IP".

Linux and other operating systems or devices (for example NAS systems, network printers)

  1. Configure the operating system or device according to the manufacturer's instructions so that it automatically obtains an IP address (DHCP). Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.