FRITZ! Box W-Lan Router Search for printers over Wi-Fi not possible – solved

Have you bought an AVM Fritzbox W-Lan router and this already in operation, then it can happen that the search for a WLan printer, which is also integrated in the network, for example, from a PC, laptop, etc. is no longer possible.

The cause of this is usually the security environment of the Fritzbox, which is more pronounced than other conventional W-Lan routers. So that you can still integrate your W-Lan network printer in the W-Lan network of your Fritzbox, we want to show you here two important procedures that actually always work:

The instructions work for Wi-Fi printers from Epson, HP, Brother, Eizo, Canon, Samsung, Lexmark, etc.

Allow communication under wireless devices - Fritzbox setting

This setting must be activated first, if not already done. Depending on the Fritzbox is the setting in one of the following two menus:

Variant 1: FRITZ! Box 7270 etc.

Open the Admin interface of the FRITZ! Box and there the menu item "WLAN". Now select "Radio network" and activate there "The displayed WLAN devices are allowed to communicate with each other". Click "Apply" to apply the settings.

Variant 2: FRITZ! Box 4040 and others

Here, too, open the Admin user interface of the FRITZ! Box and there the menu item "WLAN". Now select "Security" and activate the following option in the "Additional security settings" area:

"The displayed WLAN devices are allowed to communicate with each other". Click "Apply" to apply the settings. Then start the search for the network printer via the printer driver on your PC, laptop or smartphone. If that did not help, use our second tip.

Search W-Lan printer in the Fritz! Box Wi-Fi network using a IP address

Step 1: Find out IP address

First, the IP address of the router must be found. Open the Admin user interface of the FRITZ! Box and select W-Lan there. Select "Radio Network" from the menu. You should now see all the devices that are currently integrated in the W-Lan, including your W-Lan printer. Make a note of the IP address of the printer here.

Step 2: Searching W-Lan Printers via IP Address

Here, the printer driver or the installation file of the printer driver must be called up. Usually you can find here by using a manual search, by entering the IP address, the W-Lan printer. If a mask like this opens, please enter the previously found IP address.

Afterwards, the printer should be able to be found without any problems. You have now successfully connected your PC with the W-Lan printer within the W-Lan network of the AVM Fritz! Box. Printing over Wi-Fi should no longer be a problem.


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