FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Setting up LAN guest access in the FRITZ!Box

With the LAN guest access you can offer your guests fast and secure internet access via the FRITZ!Box. For this purpose, the FRITZ!Box sets up a guest network that is completely separate from the home network. Therefore, devices in the guest network cannot access the FRITZ!Box or other devices in the home network.

This way your neighbor can use your internet connection via FRITZ!Powerline but not access your personal data, for example.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • IPTV playback and individual FRITZ!Box functions (such as port sharing, telephony) are not available in the guest network.
  • Devices in the guest network are configured to automatically obtain IP settings via DHCP.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to FRITZ!OS 6.83 or later; 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 guest access

  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. Enable the option "Guest access enabled for LAN 4".
  5. If guests should only be granted internet access if they accept the terms of use displayed on a captive portal, enable the option "Permit login with guest access only after consent to terms of use".

    Note:You can customize the captive portal under "Wireless (WLAN) > Guest Access". For example, you can add your company logo or a redirect to a website.

  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Regulating internet use for the guest access

All devices in the guest network are assigned the "Guest" access profile in the FRITZ!Box parental controls. You can adjust the "Guest" access profile, for example if you want to limit internet use in the guest network to certain times or block access to certain websites:

  1. Click "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Filters" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. Click on the "Access Profiles" tab and then the (Edit) button for the "Guest" profile.
  4. Select the option "restricted" for the "Period".
  5. Click the "Internet use blocked" button and then hold down the left mouse button while you drag the mouse across the areas of the timetable when internet use should be blocked.

    Fig.: Internet access allowed at night and blocked in the morning

  6. If you want to block access to certain websites, enable the options "Filter websites" and "Block websites (blacklist)".

    Note:You can edit the blacklist on the "Lists" tab in the menu "Internet > Filters". It may contain up to 500 web addresses that must be separated by a space (for example "bootleg.com xxx.com weapons.net").

  7. Click "OK" to save the access profile.