This guide is suitable for FRITZ!Box 7490, 7390, 7360, and 7272 routers using the latest FRITZ!OS firmware. You will also need an Ethernet cable to complete this guide.
What we'll cover:
FRITZ!Box routers have WiFi turned on by default, with WPA2 encryption.
You can find the default password on the bottom of your FRITZ!Box. If you're happy to use this password, simply follow our Windows or Mac guides to connect your computer to the wireless network. However, if you'd like to change the password or other settings, please follow this guide.
If you will not be using the wireless network, we recommend you turn the wireless off for security reasons.
|Figure 1: Entering the IP address to access the router|
|Password:||admin (FRITZ!OS 7.0 and earlier)
admin123 (FRITZ!OS 7.01 and later)
|This is the router's default password.
We recommend that you change the password for security reasons.
|Figure 2: The FRITZ!Box Log In screen|
If the default password does not work, it has likely been changed. If you do not know the password, you will need to factory reset your FRITZ!Box before you can access the user interface.
You can reset the FRITZ!Box to factory settings by clicking Forgot your password? and then Restore Factory Settings. Please note that this will overwrite all of your settings.
Once you have reset your FRITZ!Box to factory settings, you will be redirected to the setup wizard.
Creating a network name (SSID)
Your network name is used to identify your wireless network. This is particularly useful if there are other wireless networks nearby.
Because your network name will be visible outside of your home or office, the name should be recognisable but should not use any personal or service details.
|Figure 3: Turning on and naming the wireless network|
Creating a Pre-shared Key (Wireless Password)
A Pre-shared key prevents people you don't know from accessing your wireless network. When you connect your computers to your wireless network, you will be asked for the pre-shared key. If someone tries to connect without the pre-shared key, they will be unable to connect.
Your pre-shared key:
We recommend you create a complex password for your pre-shared key.
|Figure 4: Turning on encryption and entering a network key|
Congratulations! You have successfully configured the wireless settings on your FRITZ!Box router.
To connect your computer to the network, please refer to the following guides:
If you are looking to set up your Internet or NodePhone VoIP service, please refer to the following setup guides:
If you are having trouble setting up your router, or would like to clarify some of the steps, please contact our Support Team.