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FRITZ!Box 7330 – Service

Configuring network device to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP)

Each network device (for example a computer, smartphone, game console) needs special IP settings automatically assigned by the FRITZ!Box's DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server in order to communicate with the FRITZ!Box. For this, the network device's IP settings must be configured to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP client).

1 Configuring a network device as a DHCP client

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "X" and select "Control Panel" from the context menu.
  2. Select "Category" from the drop-down list "View by:" (top right) in the "Control Panel" menu.
  3. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing Center".
  4. Click "Change adapter settings".
  5. Click on the arrow next to the "More options" icon in the menu bar and select "Details".
  6. Right-click the connection that lists the (wireless or LAN) network adapter that connects the computer to the FRITZ!Box under "Device Name".
  7. Click "Properties".
  8. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
  9. Click "Properties".
  10. Enable the options "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  11. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Windows 7

  1. In Windows, click "Start" and then "Control Panel".
  2. Select "Category" from the drop-down list "View by:" (top right) in the "Control Panel" menu.
  3. Click "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing Center".
  4. Click "Change adapter settings".
  5. Click on the arrow next to the "Change view" icon in the menu bar and select "Details".
  6. Right-click the connection that lists the (wireless or LAN) network adapter that connects the computer to the FRITZ!Box under "Device Name".
  7. Click "Properties".
  8. Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
  9. Click "Properties".
  10. Enable the options "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
  11. Click "OK" to save the settings.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder and click "Applications".
  2. Click "System Preferences" and then "Network".
  3. Select the following in the left-hand window:
    • If you would like to connect the FRITZ!Box to the computer over wireless LAN:
      • Select the option "Wi-Fi" or "AirPort".
    • If the FRITZ!Box is connected to your computer via LAN (network adapter):
      • Select the option "Built-in Ethernet".
  4. Click "Advanced".
  5. Switch to the TCP/IP settings page and select the option "Using DHCP:" from the drop-down list "Configure IPv4".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Other operating systems or network devices (such as smartphones, game consoles)

  • Configure the network device to automatically obtain an IP address (DHCP).

    Note:You can find information on configuring this in the corresponding manual, or consult the manufacturer of the operating system or network device.