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Using FRITZ!App WLAN to enable and share the FRITZ!Box's guest access

You can use FRITZ!App WLAN to enable the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi guest access and share the access information with other mobile devices. This way you can set up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network quickly and easily, for example if your guests bring new devices with them. The app also allows you to adjust the access information for the guest access before enabling it.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Sharing access information using a QR code in iOS requires a FRITZ!Box with FRITZ!OS 7.10 or later.

1 Enabling and sharing guest access

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN on your device.
  2. If you are using FRITZ!App WLAN in iOS, tap "Wireless Guest Access"; if you are using Android, tap the symbol.
  3. Tap "Share Wi-Fi" in Android.
  4. Tap "Enable".

Now the guest access is enabled and FRITZ!App WLAN shows the access information for the guest network as plain text or a QR code.

2 Setting up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network

In Android you can automatically set up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network via QR scan or NFC. In iOS, the Wi-Fi connection must be set up manually:

Setting up the Wi-Fi connection via QR code

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN on the Android device on which you want to set up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap "QR Scan".
  4. Point the camera on the Android device at the QR code displayed by FRITZ!App WLAN on the other device.
  5. Tap "Connect" as soon as the QR code is recognized.

Setting up the Wi-Fi connection via NFC

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN on your Android device.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap on "NFC".

    Important:If NFC is disabled, FRITZ!App WLAN displays the Android device's settings so that you can use the On/Off switch to enable NFC.

  4. Tap on "SHARE" and follow the wizard's instructions.
  5. Start FRITZ!App WLAN on the Android device on which you want to set up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network.
  6. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  7. Tap on "NFC".
  8. Tap on "RECEIVE".
  9. Hold both Android devices back to back to transmit the guest access information.

Setting up the Wi-Fi connection manually

  1. Tap the "Settings" symbol on the home screen of the device on which you want to set up the Wi-Fi connection to the guest network.
  2. In iOS, tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu or in Android, tap "Network & Internet" and then "Wi-Fi".
  3. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  4. Tap the connection with the name of the guest network of the FRITZ!Box.
  5. In the "Password" field, enter the Wi-Fi network key that is displayed in FRITZ!App WLAN and tap "Connect".