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Using wireless speakers in the FRITZ!Box home network

Wireless speakers are easy to set up and let you enjoy your music wherever you want. If your wireless speaker supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), you can simply push a button to connect it to the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network.

Then you can use the wireless speaker right away for music playback, for example to play music from your smartphone directly over the speaker.

Example configuration in this guide

In this guide we show you how to configure a wireless speaker from Sony's SA line (for example SA-NS310, 410 or 510). These speakers support WPS as well as the AirPlay protocol, which makes them easy to set up and suitable for use with Apple devices.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The wireless speaker must support the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) standard or be certified by the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance).

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

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

The FRITZ!Box is already prepared for registering and using a wireless speaker in the factory settings. If you changed the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi settings, configure the following settings:

Preparing the FRITZ!Box for WPS

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") menu.
  3. Click on the "WPS Quick Connection" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Push-button method enabled".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Allowing wireless devices to communicate

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Active wireless devices may communicate with each other" in the section "Additional Security Settings".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the wireless speaker to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Plug in the power adapter of the wireless speaker.
  2. Push and hold down the WPS button on the back of the wireless speaker for about 3 seconds until the "LINK" LED on the speaker starts to flash. Depending on the model, the LED will either be on the front or the back of the speaker.
  3. Push and hold down the Connect/WPS button on the FRITZ!Box for about 1 second until the Connect/WPS LED starts to flash.