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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 use a unique name for your FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network. If your FRITZ!Box supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, when assigning the Wi-Fi network name, note that the FRITZ!Box will only automatically steer wireless devices to the wireless access point with the best Wi-Fi reception and also to the most suitable frequency band (Mesh Wi-Fi steering) if you use identical names for both frequency bands.

In the FRITZ! Mesh, the FRITZ!Box (Mesh Master) transmits the name for the Wi-Fi network to all Mesh Repeaters, for example to your FRITZ!Repeater.

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. In the field "Name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID)", enter a unique name for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequency band (if applicable). If only one field is displayed, enable the Advanced View or enable the option "Different names for the radio network on 2.4 and 5 GHz".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.