FRITZ!Box 7390 Service - Knowledge Base
Using the USB remote connection over a VPN connection
Through VPN (Virtual Private Network), you can establish a securely encrypted connection over the Internet between two FRITZ!Box networks at two different locations or an individual computer and a FRITZ!Box network.
Now you would like to use the FRITZ!Box remote connection software to access a USB device (for example a USB storage device or USB printer) connected to the remote FRITZ!Box.
1 FRITZ!Box USB remote connection cannot be accessed over VPN
The FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software communicates with the FRITZ!Box using multicast messages and broadcast messages that can only be used in a local IP network. This means that the FRITZ!Box remote connection software cannot be used to access USB devices connected to the FRITZ!Box over a VPN connection.