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FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box has a preset wireless network name (SSID).

If you want to use a unique name for your wireless network, you can easily change the wireless network name. We recommend using identical wireless network names for both frequency bands so that the FRITZ!Box can automatically steer individual wireless devices to the most suitable frequency band (band steering).

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to FRITZ!OS 7 or later; they may differ or not be available with earlier FRITZ!OS versions. You can find the version of FRITZ!OS on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

1 Changing the name of the wireless network (SSID)

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enter the same unique name in the fields "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)" for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band. If only one field is displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the popup window "Wireless LAN Access" with the new wireless access information for the FRITZ!Box opens. Print out or make note of the new wireless access information and reconfigure the wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box.