How can I improve my FRITZ!Box WLAN connection?

Models 5490 and 5530

1 Login

  1. Open a web browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome).
  2. Enter
  3. Log in to the router with the password. The standard password can be found on the underside of the router.

2 Activate or update auto channel

  1. Click on "Wi-Fi".
  2. Click on "Wi-Fi Channel" in the "Wi-Fi" menu.
  3. Activate the option "Set Wi-Fi channel settings automatically (recommended)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Click the "Refresh Auto Channel" button.

3 Set up 5 GHz frequency band

  1. Click on (...) in the upper right corner and activate the "Advanced View".
  2. Click on "Wi-Fi".
  3. Click on "Wi-Fi Network" in the "Wi-Fi" menu.
  4. In the section "Wi-Fi Network Name", activate the option "Different names for the Wi-Fi networks on 2.4 and 5 GHz".
  5. In the section "Active Frequency Bands", activate the option "5 GHz frequency band active".
  6. Enter a different name in the "Name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID)" input field so that you can distinguish the 5 GHz wireless network from the 2.4 GHz wireless network in the future.
  7. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  8. Please connect the devices, if compatible, to the 5 GHz WLAN.

If the three steps do not bring the desired success, then please perform step four.

4 Load Factory Settings*

  1. Click on "System".
  2. Click on "Backup".
  3. Click on "Factory Settings".
  4. Click on "Load Factory Settings".
  5. Accept/OK.
  6. Now set up the Fritzbox according to Fiber7/Hybrid7 instructions.

*Attention: When loading the factory settings, the current configuration will be deleted.