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FRITZ!Box 7590 Service

Using a Wii console in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use wireless LAN (WiFi) or a network cable to connect your Wii console to your FRITZ!Box. The Wii can then access Nintendo's online services using the FRITZ!Box's 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 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button. If the button is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  5. 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.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the Wii console to the FRITZ!Box

Use wireless LAN or a network cable to connect the Wii to the FRITZ!Box:

Note:The Wii requires a Wii-LAN-Adapter to connect it to a network cable. This adapter must be purchased separately.

Connecting the Wii console over wireless LAN

  1. Click the "Wii" button at the bottom left of the Wii Menu.
  2. Click "Wii Settings".
  3. Click the blue arrow pointing to the right to access the next System Settings page.
  4. Click on "Internet" and then "Connection Settings".
  5. Select an empty connection slot labeled "None".
  6. Click on "Wireless Connection", then on "Search for an Access Point", and then on "OK"
    • You will now see a list of available access points.
  7. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID).

    Note:This guide contains information on determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings.

  8. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key and confirm the entry.
  9. Click "OK" to save the connection settings.

Connecting the Wii console using a network cable

  1. Connect the Wii's Wii-LAN adapter to a network cable, and then connect the network cable to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Click the "Wii" button at the bottom left of the Wii Menu.
  3. Click "Wii Settings".
  4. Click the blue arrow to switch to the next Wii System Settings page.
  5. Click on "Internet" and then "Connection Settings".
  6. Select an empty connection slot labeled "None".
  7. Click on "Wired Connection".
  8. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Now the Wii console is connected to the internet via the FRITZ!Box. You can play online games or use other functions offered by Nintendo's online services.

Note:Refer to Nintendo for further information on how to set up the Wii, for example consult the manual.