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FRITZ!Repeater 1160 Service

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

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box has a preset wireless network name (SSID). If you want to use a unique name for your wireless network (WiFi), you can easily change the wireless network name.

If your FRITZ!Box supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, recommend always using an identical wireless network name for both frequency bands so that the FRITZ!Box can automatically steer individual wireless devices to the most suitable frequency band (Mesh WiFi steering).

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 field "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)", enter a unique name for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band (if applicable). If only one field is displayed, enable the Advanced View or enable the option "Different names for the radio network on 2.4 and 5 GHz".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.