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FRITZ!Box 7490 Service

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

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box has a default wireless network name (SSID) followed by two randomly chosen letters (for example FRITZ!Box 7590 XY). If you want to give your FRITZ!Box's wireless network a unique name, you can easily change the wireless network name.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

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. In the fields "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)", enter a unique name for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band without special characters. If only one field is displayed, enable the Advanced View first. Since not every wireless device support all special characters, we recommend using only standard alphanumeric characters and not symbols or special letters such as ä, ë, ö, ü, á, é, í.

    Note: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).

  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the wireless network name of the FRITZ!Box is changed. All of the wireless connections to the FRITZ!Box must be reconfigured.

If you are using wireless repeaters or powerline adapters with wireless capabilities in your home network, they should use the same wireless network name as the FRITZ!Box. This makes it easier for wireless devices to switch between wireless networks (wireless roaming).

2 Setting up the wireless connection