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FRITZ!Box 4020 Service

Using a Wii U console in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect your Wii U console to your FRITZ!Box over wireless LAN (WiFi). The Wii U can then access the Internet and Nintendo's online services.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Preparations

Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

Important:If the FRITZ!Box uses the Internet connection of another router, then the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server is disabled. In this case, the upstream router must assign the necessary IP settings to the network devices.

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

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 Connecting the Wii U to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Tap the "System Settings" button in the main menu of the Wii U GamePad.
  2. Tap "Internet" in the "System Settings" menu.
  3. Tap "Connect to the Internet".
  4. Tap "Connection Types" in the upper left corner.
  5. Tap "Wi-Fi Protected SETUP".
  6. Tap "Push-Button Configuration".
  7. Push and hold the "WPS" button on the FRITZ!Box for about 1 second until its "WLAN" LED flashes.
    • Now the wireless connection is configured and then established.
  8. Tap "OK" to save the connection settings.
  9. Tap "Set" to set the wireless connection as the default connection.

Now the Wii U is connected to the Internet via the FRITZ!Box. You can play online games or use other functions offered by Nintendo's online services.

Note:Refer to Nintendo for further information on how to set up the Wii U, for example consult the manual.

3 Setting up port sharing for online games

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unwanted data from the Internet. In order to use a few online games (for example Call of Duty), other users from the Internet must be able to access your Wii U.

If you are having problems with participating in online games, adjust the FRITZ!Box's settings:

Important:If the FRITZ!Box shares the existing Internet connection of another router, then you must set up port sharing in the upstream router.

Setting up automatic port sharing

Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the Wii U itself can open all of the ports in the FRITZ!Box that it requires:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the button (Edit) for the device you would like to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Permit independent port sharing".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Setting up static port sharing

If you still cannot connect to online games or the connection drops, configure the required port sharings manually:

  • Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by the online game.

    Note:With just a few clicks in the Internet you can find lists of ports used by online games, for example at www.portforward.com.