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FRITZ!Box 5590 Fiber

Configuring the "WAN" port on the FRITZ!Box as a LAN port

By default, the "WAN" port on the FRITZ!Box is configured for connecting an external fiber optic modem. If the WAN port is not used for the internet connection, you can also configure the WAN port as an additional LAN port and use it for the devices in the home network.

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

Adjusting the WAN setting of the FRITZ!Box

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface on a different device.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "LAN 5" in the section "WAN setting".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.