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FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE Service

Using a PlayStation 4 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use a network cable or wireless LAN (WiFi) to connect your PlayStation 4 to your FRITZ!Box. The PlayStation can then access the internet and be used as a playback device for videos, music, and image files in the FRITZ!Box home network.

Note:Here we show you how to connect a PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box using Sony PlayStation 4 (system software 1.75) as an example.

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

1 Preparations

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, reenable 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 the "IPv4 Addresses" button. If the button is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address (subnet mask and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Preparing the FRITZ!Box for WPS

The FRITZ!Box is already prepared for WPS in the factory settings. If you changed the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "WPS Quick Connection" tab.
  4. Enable WPS.
  5. Select "Push-Button method (WPS-PBC, Push Button Configuration)" and click "Start WPS".

2 Connecting the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box

Use a network cable or wireless LAN to connect the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box:

Connecting the PlayStation over wireless LAN

Important:Make sure that no network cable is connected to the PlayStation.

  1. Click "Settings in the PlayStation's menu.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Connect to the Internet" and click "Set Up Internet Connection" or "Configure Internet Connection".
  4. Click "Use Wi-Fi".
  5. Click "Easy".
    • Now a list of wireless networks within range of the PlayStation is displayed.
  6. Click "Set up using WPS button" under the list of wireless networks.
  7. Push and hold the "Connect/WPS" button on the FRITZ!Box for about 1 second until the "Connect/WPS" LED starts to flash.
    • Now the wireless connection is configured and then established.

Connecting the PlayStation using a network cable

  1. Use a network cable to connect the PlayStation to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click "Settings in the PlayStation's menu.
  3. Click "Network" in the "Settings" menu.
  4. Enable the option "Connect to the Internet" and click "Set Up Internet Connection" or "Configure Internet Connection".
  5. Click "Use a LAN Cable".
  6. Click "Easy".
    • Now the PlayStation checks the network environment and the internet settings are updated.

Now the PlayStation is connected to the internet via the FRITZ!Box. The PlayStation can then be used to play online games or use the Sony Entertainment Network to access the movie, television, or music services in the internet, for example.

Note:Refer to Sony for further information on how to set it up, for example on the PlayStation website.

3 Setting up port sharing for online games

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unwanted data from the internet. However, this may cause problems with certain online games (for example FIFA 17) because other players from the internet must be able to access it.

If the PlayStation shows "Type 2" as the NAT type under "Settings > Network > View Connection Status", then the FRITZ!Box and PlayStation are already correctly configured.

If the PlayStation shows "Type 3" as the NAT type, then some of the services or data required by the PlayStation are being blocked; this is usually because port sharing was not configured. In this case, adjust the FRITZ!Box settings:

Important:To be completely accessible from the internet, the FRITZ!Box requires a public IPv4 address. The FRITZ!Box cannot be accessed from the internet over IPv4 when used on an internet connection with DS-Lite tunnel. If a DS-Lite tunnel is enabled, this is displayed under "Connections" on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

Setting up automatic port sharing

Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the PlayStation itself can open all of the ports in the FRITZ!Box that it requires:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the (Edit) button for the device you want to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Permit independent port sharing".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Setting up static port sharing

If you still cannot connect to online games or the connection drops, configure the required port sharings manually:

  1. Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by the PlayStation Network (PSN).
    • TCP ports: 465, 983, 1935, 3478-3480, 5223, 10070-10080
    • UDP ports: 3478, 3479, 3658, 10070
  2. If the online game uses other ports in addition to the ones required for the PlayStation Network, configure port sharing for those ports in the FRITZ!Box. For example, FIFA 17, the football simulation game, requires the following port sharings:
    • TCP ports: 80, 443, 1935, 3478-3480, 3659, 10000-10099, 42127
    • UDP ports: 3074, 3478-3479, 3659, 6000

    Note:With just a few clicks in the internet you can find lists of ports used by other games such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Starcraft & Co., for example at