Wireless / Security / Encryption

WPA encryption is currently the most secure encryption method for your wireless network and should be used whenever possible. Use a different cipher only if the wireless devices you use do not support WPA encryption.

Click on the "Apply" button to save your settings. If you leave the page without saving, all of your changes will be discarded.

WPA Encryption

WPA mode

The "WPA + WPA2" setting automatically uses the WPA mode most suitable for your connections. In some cases, however, it may be necessary to set a specific WPA mode for the wireless devices used and switch to "WPA2 (CCMP)".

WLAN key

  1. Enter in this field the network key used to secure radio connections.
  2. The network key must be between 8 and 63 characters in length. For reasons of security the network key should always be at least 20 characters long. In assigning a password, remember also to comply with the list of valid characters.
  3. Click the "Apply" button to save your settings.

The "Settings for WLAN Security" window opens. All information required for the wireless LAN settings in the wireless devices is summarized here. You can print out these settings.

The network key assigned here must also be entered in the wirless LAN settings of the wireless adapter.

Enable AVM Stick & Surf

Enable this setting if you would like to use Stick & Surf technology to automatically transmit the security settings of the wireless network to the FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick.

Disable this setting as soon as you have completed the automatic transmission or when it is no longer needed. This prevents unauthorized users with a FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick from acquiring the wireless LAN security settings of your FRITZ!Box.

Using AVM Stick & Surf

If you are using an AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick as a wireless device, you can use the Stick & Surf technology to transmit the security settings of the wireless network:

  1. Insert the FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick into the USB port on your FRITZ!Box.
  2. The "Info" LED on the FRITZ!Box begins flashing.
  3. As soon as the "Info" LED stops flashing, transmission of the settings is complete.
  4. Pull the FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick out of the FRITZ!Box and insert it into the USB port of the computer.

The wireless network security settings will be taken over.

Note:The following settings are not valid for wireless devices on the wireless guest access.

The wireless devices displayed may communicate with each other

This setting defines whether or not the wireless devices are allowed to communicate with each other.

Wireless LAN Access Control

Shows the wireless devices which are currently connected or have been connected with the FRITZ!Box or which the FRITZ!Box knows from attempted connections.

Allow all new wireless devices

With this option all wireless devices are allowed to register with the FRITZ!Box with the appropriate registration data.

Do not allow any new wireless devices

With this option registration is permitted only for those wireless devices which previously were connected with the FRITZ!Box via wireless LAN.

However, this setting alone does not provide sufficient protection from undesired access. This is why you should always use the encryption methods on the "Wireless / Security" page to protect your wireless LAN connections.

Add Wireless Device

If you have restricted access to the known wireless devices but would still like to permit a new wireless device, click the "Add Wireless Device" button and enter the MAC address of the new wireless device.