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FRITZ!Box 4020 Serwis

Connecting two FRITZ!Boxes with a network cable

If you already have a FRITZ!Box, you can use a network cable (LAN) to connect another FRITZ!Box to it and configure the second FRITZ!Box so that it shares the first FRITZ!Box's Internet connection (operation as IP client).

This way network devices (for example computers, smartphones) connected to the FRITZ!Box (IP client) are completely integrated into your home network. These devices can then access the Internet as well as other devices in the home network, and they can use all of the functions offered by the FRITZ!Box (router) connected to the Internet.

Important:The instructions for configuring the FRITZ!Box (router) are valid for the FRITZ!Box that establishes the Internet connection.

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

1 Preparations

Determining the throughput of the Internet connection of the FRITZ!Box (router)

  1. Click "Internet" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (router).
  2. Click whichever of the following options in the "Internet" menu applies to your FRITZ!Box model:
    • "DSL Information > DSL"
    • "Cable Information > Overview"
    • "LTE Information > LTE"
  3. Check and make note of the throughput (speed) displayed for your Internet connection in the send and receive directions.

Enabling the DHCP server of the FRITZ!Box (router)

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the DHCP server of the FRITZ!Box connected to the Internet, configure the following settings:

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

    Note:The FRITZ!Box uses 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.

2 Setting up the FRITZ!Box (IP client)

Connecting the computer with the FRITZ!Box (IP client)

  1. If the computer is already connected with the FRITZ!Box (router), disconnect it from or clear the connection between it and the FRITZ!Box (router).
  2. Use a network cable to connect the computer to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box (IP client),

Configuring the operating mode in the FRITZ!Box (IP client)

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface (IP client).
  2. Enter the FRITZ!Box password printed on the sticker on the underside of the device and click "Log In".
  3. Only if the FRITZ!Box is set to factory settings:
    1. Select the desired user interface language and click "Next".
    2. Select your country from the drop-down list and click "Next". If your country is not included in the list, select "Other country".
  4. Click "Internet" and then "Account Information".
  5. Select "Internet router as IP client" from the drop-down list "Internet connection via".
  6. Enter the data throughput of your Internet connection in the "Downstream" and "Upstream" fields.

    Example:
    Enter 50000 for a downstream of 50 Mbit/s; enter 5000 for an upstream of 5 Mbit/s.

  7. Click on "Change connection settings".
  8. Enter a new name of your choice for the FRITZ!Box (for example "attic") in the field "DHCP host name" in the "Change connection settings" section.

    Note:In the future you can use this new name to open the user interface of this FRITZ!Box. Do not enter "fritz.box" because the FRITZ!Box (router) uses this name.

  9. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

The FRITZ!Box is now configured for operation as an IP client.

Important:In this operating mode, you can no longer open the user interface with http://fritz.box. Instead, proceed as described in the section "Opening the FRITZ!Box user interface" (see below).

Connecting the computer with the FRITZ!Box (router)

The following step is only necessary if the computer was previously connected with the FRITZ!Box (router) and you would like to re-connect it:

  1. Clear the connection between the computer and the FRITZ!Box (IP client).
  2. Use a network cable to connect the computer to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box (router).

3 Connecting the FRITZ!Box (IP client) with the home network

  • Use a network cable to connect the "WAN" port on the FRITZ!Box (IP client) directly to the FRITZ!Box (router), or connect it by means of a hub or switch. You can use the white network cable supplied with the FRITZ!Box, for example.

Now the FRITZ!Box (IP client) uses the Internet connection of the FRITZ!Box (router).

4 Opening the FRITZ!Box user interface

Opening the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (router)

  • Enter fritz.box in the address bar of the web browser.

Opening the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (IP client)

  1. Click "Home Network" in the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (router).
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the link for the FRITZ!Box (IP client).
    • or:
  • Enter the DHCP host name of the FRITZ!Box (IP client), for example "attic", in the address bar of the web browser,
    • or:
  • Enter the IP address that the FRITZ!Box (router) assigned to the FRITZ!Box (IP client) (for example 192.168.178.25) in the address bar of the web browser.

    Note:You can find the IP address of the FRITZ!Box (IP client) in the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (router) under "Home Network > Home Network Overview > Network Connections".

5 Setting up the FRITZ!Box (IP client) for wireless roaming

You can use the FRITZ!Box (IP client) as an additional wireless access point. This way your wireless devices can access the Internet and other devices in the home network over the FRITZ!Box (IP client), even if the wireless network of the FRITZ!Box (router) is not available.

If the FRITZ!Box (router) uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band, then you can set up the FRITZ!Box (IP client) so that your wireless devices always automatically connect to the FRITZ!Box with the strongest signal (wireless roaming). To do so, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!Box (IP client).
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enter the wireless network name of the FRITZ!Box (router) in the field "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save your settings.
  5. If you disabled automatic channel selection in the FRITZ!Box (router) and set a wireless channel, set the same channel in the FRITZ!Box (IP client):
    1. Click "Radio Channel" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
    2. Enable the option "Adjust radio channel settings" in the "Radio Channel Settings" section.
    3. Select the channel used by the FRITZ!Box (router) from the drop-down list "Radio channel".
    4. Click "Apply" to save your settings.
  6. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  7. Enable the option "WPA encryption".
  8. Select "WPA2 (CCMP)" for the "WPA mode".

    Note:If not all of your wireless devices support WPA2 encryption, you can use the WPA mode "WPA + WPA2". If you select this setting, your wireless devices will automatically use the safest WPA mode for wireless connections.

  9. Enter the network key of the FRITZ!Box (router) in the "Network key" field.
  10. Click "Apply" to save your settings.