FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE Service

Setting up FRITZ!Box for Internet access via the mobile network (LTE/UMTS)

The FRITZ!Box automatically connects to the Internet when you insert your SIM card into the FRITZ!Box and enter the PIN in the FRITZ!Box user interface. All of the computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the FRITZ!Box can then use the Internet connection at the same time and have equal status.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Inserting the SIM card

  1. Insert the SIM card (mini-SIM) that you received from your mobile network operator into the SIM card slot with the slanted edge of the card on the left and the contacts facing downwards (see fig.).

    Important:Do not use any micro or nano SIM cards that have already been punched out and inserted into a SIM card holder. Card holders and adapters can get jammed and damage the SIM slot.

  2. Push the SIM card gently into the SIM card slot until it clicks into place.

    Fig.: Inserting the SIM card

    • A few millimeters of the SIM card protrude from the SIM card slot.

      Note:Press the SIM card briefly in order to remove it from the SIM card slot.

2 Screwing on the LTE antennas

  • Screw the two LTE antennas included in the package onto the LTE antenna sockets on the FRITZ!Box.

    Fig.: Screwing on the LTE antennas

    Important:If you are using the FRITZ!Box in an area located on the edge of LTE radio coverage, the two LTE antennas included in the package may not be sufficient for a stable radio connection. If this is the case, you can connect an outdoor LTE antenna.

3 Configuring Internet access

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Enter the FRITZ!Box password printed on the sticker on the underside of the device and click "Log In".
    • Now the wizard for setting up the Internet connection starts. If the wizard does not start automatically:
      • Click "Wizards" (on the left side under the main menu) and then "Set Up Internet Connection" or "Configure Internet Connection".

        Fig.: Calling up the FRITZ!Box wizard

  3. Enable the option "Access via mobile network" and click "Next".
  4. Enter the PIN (Personal Identification Number) for your SIM card in the wizard.

    Important:The PIN contains only numbers and not letters or special characters. If you enter the wrong PIN three times, you must enter the SuperPIN/PUK. Your mobile network operator can provide you with information on the PIN and SuperPIN/PUK.

    • Now the FRITZ!Box determines your mobile network operator and Internet service provider.
  5. Check whether the FRITZ!Box correctly displays your Internet service provider and your plan.
    • If your Internet service provider or plan is correctly displayed:
      • Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.
    • If your Internet service provider could not be determined, or the incorrect Internet service provider or plan is displayed:
      • Click "Change Internet Service Provider" and follow the wizard's instructions.