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Using a Blu-ray player in the FRITZ!Box home network

If your Blu-ray player is equipped with a network port or Wi-Fi, you can easily connect it to the FRITZ!Box home network. The Blu-ray player can then access the internet and be used as a playback device for multimedia content such as photos, videos, and music.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box automatically assigns the correct IP settings to all devices via DHCP. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, re-enable it:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click "Additional Settings" in the section "WAN setting" or "LAN Settings" to display all of the settings.
  5. Click the "IPv4 Settings" button.
  6. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

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

  7. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Configuring the Blu-ray player

Make sure that the Blu-ray player obtains its IP settings from the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Configure the Blu-ray player to automatically obtain IP settings via DHCP (this is the default setting for most Blu-ray players). Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

3 Connecting the Blu-ray player to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Either use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect the Blu-ray player to the home network of the FRITZ!Box.

Now the Blu-ray player is connected to the internet through the FRITZ!Box and can play multimedia content from the FRITZ!Box media server and other media servers in the home network (for example Kodi, Plex).

Note:Refer to the manufacturer for further information on how to set up the Blue-ray player.