FRITZ!App WLAN Service - FRITZ!App WLAN Service

FRITZ!App WLAN Service

Setting up a wireless connection with FRITZ!App WLAN

With FRITZ!App WLAN you can easily connect Android devices to your FRITZ!Box or another wireless router. The app gives you an overview of all of the wireless networks (WiFi) in the environment and displays detailed information on them. For example, you can immediately tell whether the wireless network belongs to a wireless router (for example a FRITZ!Box) or a wireless repeater (for example FRITZ!WLAN Repeater) and which frequency band is being used. In addition, the app displays the wireless channel, signal strength, and encryption method being used.

1 Installing FRITZ!App WLAN

  • Download FRITZ!App WLAN from the Google Play Store and install the app on your smartphone or tablet.

2 Setting up the wireless connection

You can either use WPS or a QR scan to easily set up the wireless connection automatically, or you can do so manually by entering the network key:

Using WPS to set up the wireless connection

Note:All FRITZ!Box models support using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to establish connections. Should you have questions on using PBC (Push Button Configuration) with other wireless routers that support WPS, consult the respective manufacturer.

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap "WPS".
  4. Enable WPS on the wireless router within 2 minutes. If you have a FRITZ!Box, enable WPS by holding down the "WPS" or "WLAN" button until the "WLAN" LED starts to flash.

Using a QR scan to set up the wireless connection

As of FRITZ!OS 6.20, the FRITZ!Box displays a QR code with the registration data for the wireless network in the user interface:

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the symbol in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap "QR Scan".
  4. Aim the camera on the Android device at the QR code until it reads it. If you have a FRITZ!Box, the QR code is displayed under "Wireless (WLAN) > Radio Network" in the user interface.
  5. Tap "Connect".

Setting up the wireless connection manually

If the wireless router does not support automatic setup of the wireless connection, set up the connection manually:

  1. Start FRITZ!App WLAN.
  2. Tap the "Connect" tab in FRITZ!App WLAN.
  3. Tap the connection that displays the wireless network name (SSID) that you would like to connect to.
  4. Enter the network key for the wireless router and tap "Connect".