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FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable Service

Using a Wii console in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect your Wii console to your FRITZ!Box. The Wii can then access Nintendo's online services using the FRITZ!Box's internet connection.

1 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

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:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click "Additional Settings" in the section "Guest Access" to display all of the settings.
  5. Click the "IPv4 Configuration" button.
  6. 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.

  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the Wii console to the FRITZ!Box

Use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect the Wii to the FRITZ!Box:

Note:The Wii requires a Wii LAN adapter to connect it to a network cable. This adapter must be purchased separately.

Connecting the Wii console via Wi-Fi

  1. Click the "Wii" button at the bottom left of the Wii Menu.
  2. Click "Wii Settings".
  3. Click the blue arrow pointing to the right to access the next System Settings page.
  4. Click on "Internet" and then "Connection Settings".
  5. Select an empty connection slot labeled "None".
  6. Click "Wireless Connection", then "Search for an Access Point", and then "OK"
    • You will now see a list of available access points.
  7. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network (SSID).

    Note:You can find information on determining the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi settings in this guide.

  8. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key and confirm the entry.
  9. Click "OK" to save the connection settings.

Connecting the Wii console using a network cable

  1. Connect the Wii's Wii LAN adapter to a network cable, and then connect the network cable to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click the "Wii" button at the bottom left of the Wii Menu.
  3. Click "Wii Settings".
  4. Click the blue arrow to switch to the next Wii System Settings page.
  5. Click on "Internet" and then "Connection Settings".
  6. Select an empty connection slot labeled "None".
  7. Click "Wired Connection".
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now the Wii console is connected to the internet via the FRITZ!Box. You can play online games or use other functions offered by Nintendo's online services.

Note:Further information on how to set up the Wii can be obtained from Nintendo, for example refer to the manual.