Setup WiFi on the FRITZ 6490 Cable

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The FRITZ 6490 Cable router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

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This is the wifi guide for the FRITZ 6490 Cable.We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.

Encryption

You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The FRITZ 6490 Cable

To get started configuring the FRITZ 6490 Cable WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the FRITZ 6490 Cable, follow our FRITZ 6490 Cable Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the FRITZ 6490 Cable

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the status page from your FRITZ router.

Begin by clicking the Wireless option in the left sidebar.

Then be sure the Radio Network option is highlighted.

Change the WiFi Settings on the FRITZ 6490 Cable

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This is the wifi setup page from your FRITZ router.

This brings us to the Wireless > Radio Network page.

Go to the section titled Radio Network. Enter a new network name in the space labeled Name of the wireless radio network (SSID). Be creative but avoid personal information. Learn more in our Change your Wireless Name guide.

When you are finished click the blue Apply button to save your changes.

Now click the option of Security in the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi security page from your FRITZ router.

You should now be on the page you see above. First, put a mark in the radio button that says WPA Encryption (highest security). Learn more about this on our WEP vs. WPA page.

Next, under WPA Encryption choose WPA2 (CCMP).

Then set the Network Key. This is the wireless password. Create a strong password of at least 10 characters with a mix of letters (upper and lowercase), numbers, and symbols. Learn more in our WiFi Channels guide. Learn more about passwords in our Creating a Strong Password guide.

Nothing else needs to be done, simply click the blue Apply button to save your changes.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other FRITZ 6490 Cable Info

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This is the wifi guide for the FRITZ 6490 Cable.We also have the following guides for the same router: