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FRITZ!WLAN Repeater N/G Service

FRITZ!WLAN Stick cannot establish a wireless connection to a router from another manufacturer

Although the FRITZ!WLAN Stick can find the wireless network (WiFi) of a router from another manufacturer, the FRITZ!WLAN Stick cannot establish a connection to that router. The following error message may be displayed in the FRITZ!WLAN control software:

  • "Failed to establish connection":
    * Check the network key entry
    * whether the WLAN device is switched on, ready to receive, and within range
    * whether the name of the WLAN device (SSID) is correct. (0x6406)"

To resolve the problem, simply proceed as described below.

1 Briefly disabling the MAC address filter

The router's MAC address filter must be disabled when registering devices with the wireless router:

  1. Disable the wireless router's MAC address filter, for example in the wireless or security settings in the router's user interface.

    Note:You can reenable the MAC address filter once you have successfully set up the wireless connection to the wireless router.

2 Reconfiguring the wireless connection

  1. Right-click the FRITZ!WLAN symbol in the notification area of the Windows taskbar (Systray).
  2. Select "Known Wireless LAN Remote Sites..." from the context menu.
  3. Right-click the connection with the wireless network name (SSID) of the wireless router.
  4. Click "Remove".
  5. Click the "Find" button.
  6. In the window "Find and Select WLAN Device", double-click the entry that displays the name of the wireless router's wireless network in the column "Name (SSID)".
  7. From the drop-down list "Security", select the wireless encryption used by the wireless router.
  8. Enter the wireless router's network key in the "key" field.
  9. Click "OK" to save the settings.