FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Switching to a different FRITZ!Box model

It is easy to replace the FRITZ!Box you are currently using with a different one. You can conveniently import many of the settings from your old FRITZ!Box, for example the telephone book, users, and wireless settings. This means that little configuration is required when switching to a newer FRITZ!Box model or using a different FRITZ!Box model if you change from one line type to another, for example from DSL to cable.

Important:The information on the new FRITZ!Box applies to the FRITZ!Box model given above this guide.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Only the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable with the article number 20002778 is suitable for use with any cable connection. FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable with different article numbers are usually the property of the original cable provider. Normally these products are provisioned for a certain cable connection, which means that we cannot guarantee that they can be used with any connection.
  • Starting with FRITZ!OS 6.80, settings can only be restored to a FRITZ!Box with the same or a later FRITZ!OS version.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS on the old FRITZ!Box

To what extent the old settings can be imported into the new FRITZ!Box depends on the range of functions offered by the individual FRITZ!Box model and the FRITZ!OS being used. Install the latest FRITZ!OS so that you can import as many settings from the old FRITZ!Box as possible:

2 Saving the old FRITZ!Box's settings

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Save Settings" or "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Save" tab.
  4. Enter a password.
  5. Click "Save" and confirm that the procedure may be executed on the FRITZ!Box, if you are asked to do so.
  6. Click "Save" or "Save Settings" and save the file "FRITZ.Box[...].export" on your computer.

3 Setting up the FRITZ!Box for use with a cable connection

4 Restoring the settings to the new FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Restore" tab.
  4. Click "Browse" and select the file "FRITZ.Box[...].export" with the settings you would like to restore.
  5. Enter the password you entered when saving the file.
  6. Enable the option "Select manually the settings to be restored".
  7. Click the "Restore" button and confirm that the procedure may be executed on the FRITZ!Box, if you are asked to do so.
    • Enable the settings you would like to restore and click "Apply".

5 Final configuration steps for the FRITZ!Box

  • Register your cordless telephones with the FRITZ!Box.

    Note:All of the settings for your cordless telephones remain intact if you use their menus to register them and not the Wizard for telephony devices.

  • Register your DECT repeaters and smart home devices, for example FRITZ!DECT 200 or radiator controls, with the FRITZ!Box and configure them.
  • Check the IP configuration of your home network devices, settings for MyFRITZ!, port sharing, VPN connections, and change the settings if necessary.