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Using a PlayStation in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect your PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box home network using a network cable or Wi-Fi, regardless of whether it is a PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3. The PlayStation can then access the internet and connect to online games or access movie or music services in the internet.

The configuration instructions in this guide apply to PlayStation 5 with system software 20.02- The options and paths may be different with other versions. Refer to Sony for further information on how to set up the PlayStation, for example see the PlayStation support.

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

1 Preparations

Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

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.

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 Wi-Fi settings, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") menu.
  3. Click on the "WPS Quick Connection" tab.
  4. Enable the option "Push-button method enabled".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box

Either use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect the PlayStation to the home network of the FRITZ!Box.

Connecting the PlayStation via Wi-Fi

Important:Make sure that no network cable is connected to the PlayStation.

  1. Click "Settings in the PlayStation's menu.
  2. In the "Settings" menu, select "Network" and then "Settings".
  3. Enable the option "Connect to the Internet".
  4. Select "Set Up Internet Connection".
  5. Click "Set Up Using WPS button" under the list of networks that were found.
  6. Push and hold down the Connect/WPS button on the FRITZ!Box for about 1 second until the Connect/WPS LED starts to flash.
    • Now the Wi-Fi connection is configured and established.

Connecting the PlayStation using a network cable

  1. Use a network cable to connect the PlayStation to the home network of the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click "Settings in the PlayStation's menu.
  3. In the "Settings" menu, select "Network" and then "Settings".
  4. Enable the option "Connect to the Internet".
  5. Select "Set Up Internet Connection" and then "Set Up Wired LAN".
  6. Enter a name for the connection and click "Connect".
    • Now the PlayStation checks the network environment and the internet settings are updated.

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. However, this can cause problems with some online games (for example FIFA) because they must be accessible to other players from the internet.

If the PlayStation shows "NAT Type 2" as the NAT type under "Settings > Network > View Connection Status", the FRITZ!Box and PlayStation are already correctly configured.

If the PlayStation shows "Type 3" as the NAT type, some of the services or data required by the PlayStation are being blocked; this is usually because port sharing was not configured. In this case, adjust the FRITZ!Box settings:

Important:To be fully accessible from the internet, the FRITZ!Box requires a public IPv4 address.

Setting up automatic port sharing

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

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the (Edit) button next to the device you want to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Permit independent port sharing for this device" in the "Permit Access" section.
  6. Click "Apply" 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 sharing settings manually:

  1. Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by PlayStation Network (PSN) (source: PlayStation user manual):
    • TCP ports: 80, 443, 3478-3480
    • UDP ports: 3478-3479
  2. If the online game uses other ports in addition to the ones required for PlayStation Network, configure port sharings for those ports in the FRITZ!Box. For example, FIFA 23, the football simulation game, requires the following additional port sharings (source: Port Forward):
    • TCP ports: 1935, 3659, 10000-10099, 42127
    • UDP ports: 3074, 3659, 6000

    Note:With just a few clicks in the internet you can find lists of ports used by other games such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Starcraft & Co., for example at

Now the FRITZ!Box is fully configured for incoming and outgoing internet connections. If you still experience problems when playing individual online games or the PlayStation still displays "Type 3" as the NAT type, the FRITZ!Box may not have obtained a public IPv4 address from your internet service provider.