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Setting up live images from an IP camera for FRITZ!Fon

The live image function enables you to follow what is happening in front of your IP camera (network camera, webcam) on your FRITZ!Fon. To use it, you must enter the web address (URL) of the IP camera with the keys on your FRITZ!Fon and start the live image function on your FRITZ!Fon. The camera image is then shown on the telephone's display as a sequence of images without audio.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • A FRITZ!Fon with a color display is being used.
  • The images must be in JPEG format, and the IP camera must make them available via HTTP.

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

1 Configuring the IP camera

  • Configure the IP camera so that it saves images in JPEG format and makes them available on a website via HTTP without authentication.

    Note:To guarantee the best possible picture, configure the IP camera so that it takes pictures with a resolution of at least 240x320 to about 480x640 pixels.

2 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

DECT encryption must be enabled in order to use the convenience functions offered by your FRITZ!Fon:

  1. Click "DECT" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Base Station" in the "DECT" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Permit only secure DECT connections (recommended)" in the "Security" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. If the option was disabled, you must then restart the FRITZ!Box once using the user interface ("System > Backup > Restart").

3 Setting up FRITZ!Fon

  1. Press the "Menu" key on the telephone.
  2. Select "Home Network" and then press "OK".
  3. "Live Image" > "New Entry"
  4. Enter a name of your choice for the IP camera in the "Name" field.
  5. Enter the complete address of the website with the image files from the camera in the "URL" field. The URL must end with .jpg. You can use the menu key to switch between upper case letters, lower case letters, or numbers. The current text entry mode is shown at the bottom right of the display.
    • If you would like to stream images from an IP camera in the FRITZ!Box home network:
      • Enter the local address (URL) where the image files are located.


    • If you would like to stream images from an IP camera in the Internet:
      • Enter the complete web address (URL) where the image files are located.

        Example for the rbb radio station's weather webcam at the Red City Hall in Berlin:

      Important:If you want to require a user name and password to access the images, add the following to the URL:

  6. For "interval (in s)", enter the number of seconds after which a new image should be loaded from the IP camera and press "Save".

Now the live image is shown on the display of your FRITZ!Fon.