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Configuring a static IP route in the FRITZ!Box
All of the computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the FRITZ!Box require an IP address from the FRITZ!Box's IP network (192.168.178.0/24 in the factory settings) in order to access the Internet via the FRITZ!Box. In a network with multiple IP networks (subnets), you must configure static routes in the FRITZ!Box so that all devices can access the Internet via the FRITZ!Box.
Example values used in this guide
In this guide we show you how to configure Internet access for devices in their own IPv4 network that are connected to the FRITZ!Box's IPv4 network by means of a router. When you set up the devices, replace the values used in this example with actual values.
- IPv4 network of FRITZ!Box:
192.168.20.0 (subnet mask: 24 - 255.255.255.0)
- IPv4 network of the router connected to the FRITZ!Box:
192.168.21.0 (subnet mask: 24 - 255.255.255.0)
- IPv4 addresses of the router in the FRITZ!Box network:
192.168.20.2 and 192.168.21.1
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 Configuring a static IP route in the FRITZ!Box
- Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
- Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
- If you want to configure an IPv4 route:
- Click "IPv4 Routes".
- Click the "New IPv4 Route" button.
- Enter the IPv4 network of the router connected to the FRITZ!Box (192.168.21.0) as the "IPv4 network".
- Enter the subnet mask of the other IPv4 network (255.255.255.0) in the "Subnet mask" field.
- For "Gateway", enter the IPv4 address of the router in the FRITZ!Box home network (192.168.20.2) that connects the two IP networks.
- Enable the option "IPv4 route active".
- If you want to configure an IPv6 route:
Important:DNSv6 servers can only be configured if IPv6 support is enabled in the FRITZ!Box under "Internet > Account Information > IPv6".
- Click "IPv6 Routes".
- Click the "New IPv6 Route" button.
- Enter the IPv6 network of the router connected to the FRITZ!Box as the "IPv6 network".
- Enter the IPv6 prefix of the other IPv6 network as the "Prefix length".
- For "Gateway", enter the link-local address of the router in the FRITZ!Box home network that connects the two IPv6 networks.
- Enable the option "IPv6 route active".
- Click "OK" to save the settings.
2 Configuring the IP route in the network router
- Configure the network router according to the manufacturer's instructions so that it routes between the FRITZ!Box's IP network (192.168.20.0) and its own IP network (192.168.21.0).
Note:If you are using a Windows computer with several network adapters as the router, you must enable "IP routing" in Windows. Refer to Microsoft for information on how to set it up.
3 Configuring network devices in the network router's IP network
- Either: On the devices, configure the IP address of the network router from its own IP network (192.168.21.1) as the default gateway.
- Or: On the devices, configure a static IP route to the IP network of the FRITZ!Box (192.168.20.0) that uses the network router as the gateway (192.168.21.1).
Now the devices of the second IP network can access the FRITZ!Box's Internet connection.