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:
- 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
- Right-click the FRITZ!WLAN symbol in the notification area of the Windows taskbar (Systray).
- Select "Known Wireless LAN Remote Sites..." from the context menu.
- Right-click the connection with the wireless network name (SSID) of the wireless router.
- Click "Remove".
- Click the "Find" button.
- 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)".
- From the drop-down list "Security", select the wireless encryption used by the wireless router.
- Enter the wireless router's network key in the "key" field.
- Click "OK" to save the settings.
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