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FRITZ!Box 7390 Service

Configuring online storage in the FRITZ!Box

Online storage is a virtual hard drive on the Internet that offers a secure space for storing files (for example photos, music files) that you would like to access via the Internet at any time.

Using an online storage with the FRITZ!Box offers the following advantages:

  • All computers in the FRITZ!Box home network can access the online storage as a local drive.
  • The access information for the online storage is permanently stored in the FRITZ!Box.
  • Time-consuming uploads of large volumes of data are also possible when computers are switched off, as data is first temporarily saved on the USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box. Therefore, it can still be uploaded to the online storage even when the computer is switched off.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The online storage must support the WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol.

    Note:You can find information on which access protocols the online storage supports in the manual, or you can consult the online storage provider.

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

1 Preparations

In order to use online storage, you must connect a USB storage device to the FRITZ!Box and configure it as a cache:

Important:The available storage space on the USB storage device must equal at least the volume of data to be copied to or from the online storage.

2 Configuring online storage in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Storage (NAS)" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Online storage" or click "Configure now" in the table under "Storage Device(s) at the FRITZ!Box".
  4. Select your online storage provider from the drop-down list "WebDAV provider" in the "Online Storage Settings" section.
  5. Enter the login data supplied by your online storage provider in the following fields.

    Note:Should you have questions about the login data, contact the online storage provider directly.

  6. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Now the FRITZ!Box will establish a connection to your online storage.

3 Configuring online storage on the computer as a network drive

Windows 10 / 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "E".
    • The Windows Explorer opens.
  2. Click "This PC" (Windows 10) or "Computer" (Windows 8) in the navigation area on the left side.
  3. Click "Computer" and then "Map Network drive" in the menu bar.
  4. Enter \\fritz.box\FRITZ.NAS\Online-storage in the "Folder" field.

    Important:If the FRITZ!Box is configured as a wireless repeater or an IP client, enter the IP address at which the FRITZ!Box can be reached in the network instead of fritz.box.

  5. Check the option "Reconnect at logon".
  6. Click "Finish".
  7. Only if you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access FRITZ!NAS contents and click "OK".

    Note:Enable the option "Remember my credentials" if you would like to permanently save the user name and password. You can edit the access rights of users under "FRITZ!Box Users" in the user interface.

Now the online storage will be displayed in the Windows Explorer under the assigned drive letter. When you copy files to this folder, they are first temporarily saved on the USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box and then transferred to the online storage.

Windows 7

  1. Start the Windows Explorer.
  2. Press the "Alt" key on your keyboard.
    • The Windows Explorer menu bar appears.
  3. Select "Map Network Drive..." from the "Tools" menu.
  4. Enter \\fritz.box\FRITZ.NAS\Online-storage in the "Folder" field.

    Important:If the FRITZ!Box is configured as a wireless repeater or an IP client, enter the IP address at which the FRITZ!Box can be reached in the network instead of fritz.box.

  5. Check the option "Reconnect at logon".
  6. Click "Finish".
  7. Only if you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access FRITZ!NAS contents and click "OK".

    Note:Enable the option "Remember password" if you would like to permanently save the user name and password. You can edit the access rights of users under "FRITZ!Box Users" in the user interface.

Now the online storage will be displayed in the Windows Explorer under the assigned drive letter. When you copy files to this folder, they are first temporarily saved on the USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box and then transferred to the online storage.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder.
  2. Click "Go" and then "Connect to Server".
  3. Enter smb://fritz.box in the "Server Address:" field.

    Important:If the FRITZ!Box is configured as a wireless repeater or an IP client, enter the IP address at which the FRITZ!Box can be reached in the network instead of fritz.box.

  4. Click "Connect".
  5. Only if you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access FRITZ!NAS contents and click "OK".

    Note:You can edit the access rights of FRITZ!Box users under "FRITZ!Box Users" in the user interface.

  6. Click the "Apple" (icon) and then click "System Preferences" and "Accounts" and "Open at Login".
  7. Click the plus sign (+) under the list "These items will open automatically when you log in:".
  8. Under "SHARED", click the entry "fritz.box".
  9. Select the entry "Online storage" and click "Add".

Now the online storage will be displayed in the Finder under "SHARED". When you copy files to this folder, they are first temporarily saved on the USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box and then transferred to the online storage.

Other operating systems

  • Use the SMB protocol to access the host name (fritz.box) or the IP address of the FRITZ!Box and then configure the folder "Online storage" as a network drive.

    Note:When you copy files to this folder, they are first temporarily saved on the USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box and then transferred to the online storage. The manufacturer of the operating system can provide you with information on network access of shared files using SMB.