- FRITZ!Box 7590
- FRITZ!Box 7583 VDSL
- FRITZ!Box 7583
- FRITZ!Box 7582
- FRITZ!Box 7581
- FRITZ!Box 7560
- FRITZ!Box 7530 AX
- FRITZ!Box 7530
- FRITZ!Box 7490
- FRITZ!Box 7430
- FRITZ!Box 7390
- FRITZ!Box 7369
- FRITZ!Box 7360
- FRITZ!Box 7340
- FRITZ!Box 7330
- FRITZ!Box 7272
- FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6850 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 5530 Fiber
Setting up a printer connected to the FRITZ!Box
If your printer is equipped with a network port or Wi-Fi, you can easily connect it to a LAN port or the Wi-Fi of your FRITZ!Box. The printer is then available to the entire home network. Since the printer itself accepts and processes all of the print jobs, you do not need to configure any specific settings for the printer in the FRITZ!Box.
Requirements / Restrictions
- The printer must be equipped with a LAN port or Wi-Fi. Printers that only have a USB port cannot be used with the FRITZ!Box.
- Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) can only use printers that use Apple's AirPrint technology.
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
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:
- 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 first.
- 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.
Allowing wireless devices to communicate
The following step is only necessary if you want to connect the printer to the FRITZ!Box via Wi-Fi:
- Click "Wi-Fi" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "Security" in the "Wi-Fi" menu.
- Enable the option "The active wireless devices displayed below may communicate with each other" in the section "Additional Security Settings".
- Click "Apply" to save the settings.
2 Setting up the printer
Make sure that the printer obtains its IP settings from the FRITZ!Box:
- Configure the printer to automatically obtain IP settings via DHCP (this is the default setting for most printers). Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.
3 Connecting a printer to the FRITZ!Box
- Either use a network cable or Wi-Fi to connect the printer to the FRITZ!Box.
Now the printer is connected to the FRITZ!Box and can be used as a network printer in the entire home network.
Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set up the printer on all of the devices, for example consult the manual.
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