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Solve problems accessing Fritz NAS






In the Fritzbox there is a permanently installed memory of a few hundred megabytes, which is well suited for data exchange and the provision of frequently required files in the local network. He can be reached in the Fritzbox via “FRITZ! NAS”. You can also set it up as a separate drive in Windows Explorer. Sometimes it happens, however, that the connection cannot be established. We’ll give you some troubleshooting tips.

The prerequisite for establishing a connection is that you have created a user in the Fritzbox. Ideally, this user account has the same name as the user you use to log on to Windows. The password should also be identical. Then you do not need to enter any further login information when accessing the Fritz NAS. You can create a new user in the Fritzbox via “System -› FRITZ! Box users ”. Click on “Add user” and enter the name and password. Also check the box in front of “Access to NAS content” and complete the setup by clicking on “Apply”.

Access to the NAS storage must also be enabled elsewhere. Click on “Home Network -› USB / Storage ”and make sure that“ Storage (NAS) function of FRITZ! Box [Modellbezeichnung] active “there is a tick. Then scroll down to the Home Network section. Put a tick in front of “Access via a network drive (SMB) active”. Below you can specify the name under which the NAS should appear in the network environment. There is also the name of the workgroup to which the NAS belongs. It must be the same workgroup that is entered on your Windows PC. You can find it in Windows in the “Settings” under “System -› Info – ›Advanced system settings” in the “Computer name” tab.

Make sure that the access authorization for the NAS storage space is activated under

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Make sure that the access authorization for the NAS storage space is activated under “Fritzbox user”. The corresponding setting can be found in the user configuration.

In the Fritzbox you will see the option “Activate support for SMBv1” below. The first version of the network protocol SMB (Small Message Block) is now considered to be insecure and is therefore deactivated by default. Only check this box if you are working with Windows XP or an even older version.

In Windows, too, the prerequisites must be correct so that a connection to the Fritz NAS is possible. First of all, file and printer sharing must be active. Check this by going to “Settings” in the start menu and opening “Network and Internet”. On the “Status” page, click on “Change adapter options” and double-click on your network connection in the window that opens. Another window opens in which you click on the “Properties” button. In the following list, make sure that there is a check mark in front of the entry “File and printer sharing for Microsoft networks”.

It is also important that the SMB protocol is active in the Fritzbox, which Windows needs to access shares. You only need the outdated version SMBv1 for Windows XP and older operating systems.

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It is also important that the SMB protocol is active in the Fritzbox, which Windows needs to access shares. You only need the outdated version SMBv1 for Windows XP and older operating systems.

Second, you must have set Windows to be part of a private network. If, on the other hand, you have configured a public network, the firewall of the operating system is automatically set so that no access to shares is possible. To check the configuration of your PC, go to “Settings” again to “Network and Internet -› Status ”and click“ Properties ”under“ Ethernet ”or“ WiFi ”. In the following window, Windows shows you the set network profile.

Sometimes it also happens that the NAS of the Fritzbox is set up as a drive, but still no access is possible. This is usually because the access rights have changed since the drive was set up. The solution in this case looks like this: Delete the connection by right-clicking on the drive and selecting “Disconnect” in the context menu. Then set up the connection again.

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