If you switch on the radio network of a Fritzbox, it remains active – even if no devices are using it anymore. This consumes energy unnecessarily and can be elegantly controlled thanks to the integrated function of the AVM router.
If you want to avoid that the WLAN works permanently, you can activate a time control. For a Fritzbox 6591 Cable, carry out the steps described below. However, the procedure should be applicable to all modern AVM routers.
First open the Fritzbox GUI by entering the address in any browser fritz.box call. After you have logged on to the user interface, navigate to via the left sidebar WLAN / timer.
Then switch to the right area of the window. Activate the checkbox there Use the timer for the WLAN radio network. Immediately below you will find another checkbox, in which you should also tick the box. This prevents your WLAN from being switched off while a device is still connected to the router. So, for example, if you are currently streaming a movie at the scheduled switch-off time, you do not have to worry that playback will suddenly stop.
Use one of the two radio buttons to control when the time control should take effect. The first button makes it possible to switch off the WiFi radio network daily within a certain time window, for example between 10:30 p.m. and 8:40 a.m.
The second option button allows you to set a tiered schedule for each day. If you choose this option, the Fritzbox displays a graphic with the days of the week and times. You also have two tools at your disposal – a pen and an eraser. With the former you enter when the WLAN is switched on, with the latter when you want it to be switched off.
You can also enter the times using the keyboard by pressing the button Enter the period click. A pop-up window then opens, in which you can specify the corresponding specifications for the days of the week. Finally, do not forget to save your changes with the Apply button. (dpa / ad)