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FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable Service

Can the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection be used over VPN?

The FRITZ!Box remote connection software cannot be used to access USB devices connected to a remote FRITZ!Box over a VPN connection. The FRITZ!Box USB remote connection communicates with the FRITZ!Box using multicast messages and broadcast messages that can only be transmitted within a local IP network. Therefore, you cannot use the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection over VPN connections.

However, if you configured a USB storage device connected to the remote FRITZ!Box as storage (NAS), you can also access it over VPN.