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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service

Determining the FRITZ!Box's BSSID

The BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier) serves to unambiguously identify a wireless router in a wireless network (WiFi). Some applications for establishing wireless connections require you to enter the FRITZ!Box's BSSID when configuring a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless MAC address

The BSSID is the MAC address at which wireless devices can reach the FRITZ!Box. Which MAC address you must enter depends on whether the 5 GHz frequency band or the 2.4 GHz frequency band is used to establish the wireless connection:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Make note of the respective MAC address listed in the "Active frequency bands" section.