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Changing the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID) of the FRITZ!Box

You can easily change the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network name and give your Wi-Fi a unique name. In the FRITZ! Mesh, the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) transmits the new name for the Wi-Fi network to all Mesh Repeaters (for example FRITZ!Repeater).

Identical Wi-Fi network names must be used for both frequency bands so that the FRITZ!Box can automatically steer wireless devices to their ideal frequency band and, if necessary, also to a different wireless access point (Mesh Wi-Fi steering).

When you change the Wi-Fi network name, note that you must then reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection on all of the wireless devices.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Changing the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID)

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Wi-Fi Network" ("Radio Network") in the "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") menu.
  3. Enter a unique name in the field "Name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings. All Wi-Fi connections to the FRITZ!Box are cleared when the new Wi-Fi network name is adopted. You must then reconfigure the Wi-Fi connections to the FRITZ!Box.