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FRITZ!Box 3370 Service

Using the WPS method to set up a wireless connection to FRITZ!Box

Wireless devices (for example computers, network printers, wireless music systems) that support the WPS method (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) can be connected with the FRITZ!Box's wireless network quickly and easily at the touch of a button. During this procedure, the encryption settings are securely transmitted from the FRITZ!Box to the wireless device, which then stores them permanently.

The FRITZ!Box supports WPS according to the PBC method (Push Button Configuration).

1 Preparing the FRITZ!Box for WPS

The FRITZ!Box is already prepared for WPS in the factory settings. If you changed the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click on the "WPS Quick Connection" tab.
  4. Enable WPS.
  5. Select "Push-Button method (WPS-PBC, Push Button Configuration)" and click "Start WPS".

2 Establishing a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box

Windows 10

  1. Click "Settings" in the Windows start menu.
  2. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the wireless network name (SSID) of your FRITZ!Box (for example "FRITZ!Box 7490") and click "Connect".
    • The field "Enter the network security key" is displayed:

      Fig.: Using WPS to establish a wireless connection (Windows 10)

    Important:If the message "You can also connect by pushing..." is not displayed, then the computer does not support WPS. In this case, enter the network key.

  4. Push the "WLAN" button on the top side of the FRITZ!Box for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash:

    Fig.: Initiating WPS

  5. Click "Yes" when you are asked "Do you want to allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices on this network?".

Now the wireless connection is established.

Windows 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "C".
    • The Windows sidebar now opens.
  2. Click "Settings" and then the wireless icon in the Windows sidebar.
  3. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the wireless network name (SSID) of your FRITZ!Box (for example "FRITZ!Box 7490") and click "Connect".
    • The field "Enter the network security key" is displayed:

      Fig.: Using WPS to establish a wireless connection (Windows 8)

    Important:If the message "You can also connect by pushing..." is not displayed, then the computer does not support WPS. In this case, enter the network key.

  4. Push the "WLAN" button on the top side of the FRITZ!Box for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash:

    Fig.: Initiating WPS

  5. Select the answer "Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices".

Now the wireless connection is established and the field strength is displayed by the wireless icon .

Windows 7

  1. Click the wireless icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar (Systray).
  2. In the list of available connections, click the one that displays the wireless network name (SSID) of your FRITZ!Box (for example "FRITZ!Box 7490") and click "Connect".
    • The "Connect to a network" window now appears:

      Fig.: Using WPS to establish a wireless connection (Windows 7)

    • Important:If the message "You can also connect by pushing..." is not displayed, then the computer does not support WPS. In this case, enter the network key.

  3. Push the "WLAN" button on the top side of the FRITZ!Box for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash:

    Fig.: Initiating WPS

    • Important:Sometimes the message "Windows was unable to connect to this network" is incorrectly displayed, although the wireless connection was established. Click "Cancel" to close the message window.

Now the wireless connection is established and the field strength is displayed by the wireless icon .

Android

  1. Tap the "Settings" icon on the home screen of the Android device.
  2. Tap "Wi-Fi" in the "Settings" menu.
  3. Tap the button and then "More settings".
  4. Tap "WPS push button".
    • The window "WPS setup" is displayed:

      Fig.: WPS setup

  5. Push the "WLAN" button on the top side of the FRITZ!Box for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash:

    Fig.: Initiating WPS

  6. Tap "OK" on your Android device.

Now the wireless connection is established and the field strength is displayed by the wireless icon .

Note:You can establish wireless connections quickly and easily by WPS with FRITZ!App WLAN.

Other wireless devices (such as network printers, wireless music systems)

  1. Push the "WLAN" button on the top side of the FRITZ!Box for about 6 seconds until the "WLAN" LED on the FRITZ!Box starts to flash:

    Fig.: Initiating WPS

  2. Use your wireless device to search for wireless networks in the vicinity.

    Note:You can find instructions on establishing wireless connections in the manual, or consult the manufacturer of the wireless device directly.

  3. Select the name of your FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID) (for example "FRITZ!Box 7490") and start WPS according to the PBC (Push Button Configuration) method.

Now the configuration of the wireless connection is complete and the connection is established.