FRITZ!Box 5490 Service - Knowledge Base
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Using a television in the FRITZ!Box home network
If your television has a network port or is equipped with wireless LAN (WiFi), you can simply connect it to a LAN port or the wireless network of your FRITZ!Box. The television can then access the internet and be used as a playback device for multimedia content such as photos, videos, or music.
Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.
1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box
In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box automatically assigns the correct IP settings to all devices via DHCP. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, re-enable it:
- Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
- Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
- Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button. If the button is not displayed, enable the Advanced View.
- Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.
Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.
- Click "OK" to save the settings.
2 Configuring the television
Make sure that the television obtains its IP settings from the FRITZ!Box:
- Configure the television to automatically obtain IP settings via DHCP (this is the default setting for most televisions). Information on how to set it up can be obtained from the manufacturer, for example refer to the manual.
3 Connecting the television to the FRITZ!Box
- Either use a network cable or wireless LAN to connect the television to the FRITZ!Box.