Radio Channel

The "Radio Channel" page presents an overview of which wireless LAN channels are occupied by wireless networks and displays a list of all of the wireless radio networks at your location. The FRITZ!Box automatically configures the basic radio channel settings. You can adjust these settings as needed.

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

Set radio channel settings automatically (recommended)

With this option the FRITZ!Box automatically checks the wireless environment to select the optimum radio channel settings.

Adjust radio channel settings

With this setting you configure the radio channel settings yourself so that you can adapt them to the circumstances at your location.

  • Wireless standard
    With this setting you specify a wireless standard. The standards are "802.11n+g+b" for the 2.4-GHz band and "802.11n+a" for the 5-GHz band.
  • Radio channel
    If you select the "Auto channel" setting instead of a fixed channel, the FRITZ!Box independently searches the wireless LAN environment for networks in the vicinity and sets the optimum channel. This process can take 30 seconds or more. During this period no wireless device can register at the FRITZ!Box.

WLAN Location

The "Wireless Location" area displays the allocation of wireless channels by other wireless networks.

  • The allocation of WLAN channels by other wireless networks is separated by frequency bands. Click the "2.4-GHz Band" and "5-GHz Band" tabs to view the allocation of the WLAN channels in these frequency bands.
  • The "Show WLAN disturbances" option displays the graph of which radio channels are already being used by other wireless networks. Overlapping of radio channels can lead to reduced throughput rates, ranges, or even interrupted connections in the participating WLAN radio networks. If your WLAN connection is unstable, look for a better channel in the graph and then select it under "Adjust radio channel settings".

Wireless Radio Networks

The "Wireless Radio Networks" overview shows which wireless radio networks were found at your location.

All radio networks found at your location are displayed in a table indicating their signal strength, radio network name (SSID), the radio channel used, and MAC address.