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FRITZ!Box 7430 Service

Making a packet trace (internet) and generating support data

To process your request, we need a packet trace of the error and the support data for your FRITZ!Box.

Note:The support data contains your FRITZ!Box settings and the event log. Packet traces may contain settings of your FRITZ!Box and data on internet communication, or in the case of telephony, information required for establishing a connection. They do not contain passwords for internet telephony, internet access, or your wireless password. The data will only be used for processing your request and will not be passed on to third parties. The data will be deleted after your case has been closed at the latest.

1 Making a packet trace

  1. In the FRITZ!Box user interface, click "Contents" on the bottom left of the page and then on "FRITZ!Box Support" at the bottom.

    Fig.: Links to "Contents" and "FRITZ!Box Support" in the user interface

  2. Click the "Packet traces" link in the "Packet Trace" section.
  3. Click "Start" for "1. internet connection" in the "Internet" section. If "1. Internet Connection" is not displayed, click "Start" next to "Routing interface".
  4. Click "Start" in the "DTrace" section.
  5. Reproduce the error. Start the trace before the error occurs and do not end the trace until the error has been fully recorded.
  6. Click the "Stop" button for the selected interfaces. Do not click the button "Stop All"!
  7. At some point you will be asked if you would like to save the internet trace. Save the file to your computer. Do not change the name.
  8. Click the button "dtrace.txt" in the "New result" row in the "DTrace" section. Select the option "Save" and save the file on your computer. Do not change the name.
  9. If possible, create a ZIP file containing the traces.

    Note:In Windows, you can create ZIP files by right-clicking the file and then selecting "Send to" and "Compressed (zipped) Folder" from the context menu. In macOS, select the file and the select "Compress".

2 Generating support data

Generate the FRITZ!Box support data immediately after completing the trace:

  1. In the FRITZ!Box user interface, click "Contents" on the bottom left of the page and then on "FRITZ!Box Support" at the bottom.

    Fig.: Links to "Contents" and "FRITZ!Box Support" in the user interface

  2. Click the "Generate Support Data" button.
  3. Select the option "Save" and save the support data as a TXT file on your computer. This process may take several minutes. Do not change the name or format of the file.
  4. If possible, create a ZIP file containing the support data.

    Note:In Windows, you can create ZIP files by right-clicking the file and then selecting "Send to" and "Compressed (zipped) Folder" from the context menu. In macOS, select the file and the select "Compress".