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Using an Android smartphone or tablet in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect an Android smartphone or tablet to the Wi-Fi network of the FRITZ!Box by scanning the QR code "Wi-Fi access" on the type label of the FRITZ!Box with the camera of the device. Then the device can access the internet connection, FRITZ!NAS, and the FRITZ!Box media server, and use numerous other functions of the FRITZ!Box with our FRITZ!Apps.

1 Connecting the smartphone or tablet with the FRITZ!Box

  1. Open the "Settings" on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap "Network & Internet" in the "Settings".
  3. Tap "Internet".
  4. If Wi-Fi is switched off, tap the "On / Off" symbol.
  5. In the section "Wi-Fi", tap on the QR code symbol after "Add Wi-Fi". If the QR code is not displayed, you can also scan the QR code with FRITZ!App WLAN.
  6. Point the camera at the QR code for Wi-Fi access on the FRITZ!Box's type label. If you changed the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi settings, use the QR code under "Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi Channel" ("Wireless > Radio Network") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  7. Now the Wi-Fi connection is established. If the connection is not established, follow the steps in our guide Cannot connect to FRITZ!Box over Wi-Fi by scanning QR Code.

2 Using the FRITZ!Box with a smartphone or tablet

Accessing files on FRITZ!NAS

If you want to access files on a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Configure MyFRITZ!App, call up http://fritz.nas in a web browser, or use a different app that supports the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access your FRITZ!NAS contents via \\fritz.nas.

Playing multimedia content from the FRITZ!Box media server

If you want to use the FRITZ!Box as a media server and want to play photos, videos, or music from the FRITZ!Box media server:

  1. Install VLC for Android or another app that can play files from UPnP AV (Universal Plug and Play Audio/Video) media servers.

Making calls using the FRITZ!Box's landline rate

If you want to make calls using the landline rate and the telephone numbers configured in the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Set up FRITZ!App Fon.

Accessing the FRITZ!Box when you are away from home

If you want to securely access your FRITZ!Box over the internet when you are away from home:

  1. Set up MyFRITZ!App.

Setting up a VPN connection to the FRITZ!Box

If you want to establish a securely encrypted network connection (VPN, Virtual Private Network) to your FRITZ!Box and devices in the home network over the internet when you are away from home:

  1. Either use WireGuard or IPSec to configure the VPN connection to the FRITZ!Box.

    Note:You can find an overview of all the VPN connection options of the FRITZ!Box in our guide VPN with FRITZ!.