FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Transferring settings from one FRITZ!Box to another

If you switch to a different FRITZ!Box, you do not have to reconfigure all of your settings; instead, you can quickly and easily transfer previously saved settings from the old FRITZ!Box to the new FRITZ!Box. To import the settings, simply use the restore function in the FRITZ!Box user interface. You can choose whether you want to import all of the settings or only certain ones, for example wireless settings and telephone books, into the new FRITZ!Box.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The FRITZ!OS version of the new FRITZ!Box must be the same or later than the FRITZ!OS version of the old FRITZ!Box.

1 Importing settings

  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" that contains the FRITZ!Box settings.
  5. Enter the password you assigned when saving the file.
  6. Enable the option "Select manually the settings to be restored".

    ATTENTION!You cannot apply the internet account information and account information for telephony to a different FRITZ!Box.

  7. Click the "Restore" button and on the FRITZ!Box, confirm that the procedure may be executed if asked to do so.
  8. Enable the settings you want to restore.
  9. Click "Apply".

2 Registering DECT devices

After importing the settings, you must register all of the DECT devices with the new FRITZ!Box. To keep all of the settings, use the FRITZ!Box's button to register them and not the wizard in the FRITZ!Box user interface: