FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 430 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 430 Service
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Installing the FRITZ!WLAN Stick

The driver software for your FRITZ!WLAN Stick is installed automatically when you insert it into the USB port on your computer. This driver software integrates the FRITZ!WLAN Stick in your computer's operating system and provides a connection monitor for monitoring the wireless connection (WiFi).

If you are using a FRITZ!Box with a USB port as your wireless router, you can use Stick & Surf to automatically transmit the security settings for the wireless connection to the FRITZ!WLAN Stick.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit) is installed on the computer.

1 Downloading the latest driver

  1. Call up our download area in a web browser.
  2. Select the product group "FRITZ!WLAN" and then your product.
  3. Download the latest driver for your FRITZ!WLAN Stick.

2 Automatic installation with Stick & Surf

Enabling Stick & Surf

Stick & Surf is enabled in the factory settings of your FRITZ!Box. If you disabled this function, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" or "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Enable AVM Stick & Surf".
  4. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Connecting the FRITZ!WLAN Stick to the FRITZ!Box

  • Insert the FRITZ!WLAN Stick into the USB port on the FRITZ!Box:
    • As long as the "Info" LED on the FRITZ!Box flashes, the wireless network security settings are still being transmitted to the FRITZ!WLAN Stick. Once the transmission is completed, the "Info" LED remains lit and you can connect the FRITZ!WLAN Stick to your computer.

Connecting the FRITZ!WLAN Stick to the computer

  • Insert the FRITZ!WLAN Stick into a USB port on your computer.
    • Windows detects the FRITZ!WLAN Stick automatically. This process may take some time.

Installing the driver

The driver installation procedure starts once Windows detects the FRITZ!WLAN Stick:

If you do not experience problems with the installation procedure and the message "Installation of ... was successful" is displayed when installation is finished:

  • Click "Close".

If the window "CD drive [...]: FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick ..." is displayed:

  • Click "AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick ... Installation" and follow the instructions.

Important:Confirm with "Yes" if you are asked whether the FRITZ!WLAN Stick installation wizard may make changes to your computer.

Installing the latest driver

  1. Run the downloaded file "avm_fritz!wlan_usb_stick....exe" (double-click the file in the Windows Explorer, for example).
  2. Confirm that you would like to continue with the installation and follow the Installation Wizard's instructions.

Now the FRITZ!WLAN Stick is installed and it automatically establishes a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box.

3 Manual installation without Stick & Surf

Connecting the FRITZ!WLAN Stick to the computer

  • Insert the FRITZ!WLAN Stick into a USB port on your computer.
    • Windows detects the FRITZ!WLAN Stick automatically. This process may take some time.

Installing the driver

The driver installation procedure starts once Windows detects the FRITZ!WLAN Stick:

If you do not experience problems with the installation procedure and the message "Installation of ... was successful" is displayed when installation is finished:

  • Click "Close".

If the window "CD drive [...]: FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick ..." is displayed:

  • Click "AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick ... Installation" and follow the instructions.

Important:Confirm with "Yes" if you are asked whether the FRITZ!WLAN Stick installation wizard may make changes to your computer.

Now the FRITZ!WLAN Stick is installed and you can manually establish a wireless connection to the wireless router.

Setting up the wireless connection manually

How to manually configure the wireless connection depends on the Windows operating system being used with the FRITZ!WLAN Stick:

Windows 10

  1. Click "Settings" in the Windows start menu.
  2. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the name of the wireless router's wireless network (SSID) and then "Connect".
  4. Enter the wireless router's network key in the field "Enter the network security key" and click "Next".

Now the wireless connection is established.

Windows 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "C".
    • The Windows sidebar now opens.
  2. Click "Settings" and then the wireless icon in the Windows sidebar.
  3. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the name of the wireless router's wireless network (SSID) and then "Connect".
  4. Enter the wireless router's network key in the field "Enter the network security key" and click "Next".
  5. Select the answer "Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices."

Now the wireless connection is established and the field strength is displayed by the wireless icon .

Windows 7

  1. Click the wireless icon in the notification area of the Windows task bar (Systray).
  2. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the name of the wireless router's wireless network (SSID) and then "Connect".
  3. Enter the wireless router's network key in the "Security key" field and click "OK".

Now the wireless connection is established and the wireless icon displays the field strength.