FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base
Determining the FRITZ!Box's BSSID
The BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier) serves to unambiguously identify a wireless router in a wireless network (WiFi). Some applications for establishing wireless connections require you to enter the FRITZ!Box's BSSID when configuring a wireless connection to the FRITZ!Box.
Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to FRITZ!OS 6.83; they may differ or not be available with older FRITZ!OS versions. You can find the version of FRITZ!OS on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.
1 Determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless MAC address
The BSSID is the MAC address at which wireless devices can access the FRITZ!Box. Which MAC address you must enter depends on whether the 5 GHz frequency band or the 2.4 GHz frequency band is used to establish the wireless connection:
- Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
- Make note of the MAC address listed in section "2.4-GHz frequency band" or "5-GHz frequency band".