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FRITZ!Box 7490 Service

Connecting the FRITZ!Box to the DSL Line

You want to connect the FRITZ!Box with a DSL line? ✔ It's easy with this step-by-step guide.

You can connect your FRITZ!Box with a DSL line or a DSL line with an additional telephone line (analog or ISDN).

In this guide we show you how to connect your FRITZ!Box with a DSL line. If you have a DSL line with an additional telephone line, proceed as described in the guide Connecting the FRITZ!Box with the DSL and telephone line (analog / ISDN).

Prerequisites

  • The DSL line must comply with a DSL standard supported by the FRITZ!Box.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Connecting the FRITZ!Box

The procedure depends on which DSL cables were included with delivery:

Note:The FRITZ!Box comes with the cables and adapters required for use in the country in which it was purchased. Other cables and adapters can be purchased from an electronics retailer, or you can make your own using the guide Assignment of cables, adapters, and sockets. Our sales team can provide you with information on country-specific FRITZ!Box models.

Using a DSL cable to connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line

  1. Insert the DSL cable into the "DSL" socket on the FRITZ!Box and into the socket on the TAE jack labeled "F" (see left fig.) or into the DSL line (see right fig.).

    Fig.: Connecting FRITZ!Box with a DSL line in Germany (left) and in other countries (right)

    Note:Many FRITZ!Box models come with quick guides that contain information on using them with particular internet service providers or in particular countries.

Using a DSL/telephone cable (Y cable) to connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line

  1. Insert the DSL/telephone cable (Y cable) into the "DSL/TEL" socket on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Insert the short, gray end of the DSL/telephone cable into the gray DSL adapter.
  3. Insert the DSL adapter into the socket on the TAE jack labeled "F" (see fig.) or into the DSL line. Leave the black end of the cable hanging.

    Fig.: Using a DSL/telephone cable to connect FRITZ!Box with a DSL line in Germany

2 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

Selecting the DSL standard

The following step is only necessary if you are using the FRITZ!Box on an ADSL line (this is not necessary with VDSL lines):

  1. Click "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "DSL Information" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. Click on the "Interference Resistance" ("Line Settings") tab.
  4. Click "Interference Resistance Settings" to display all of the settings.
  5. In the section "Annex Settings", select whether your FRITZ!Box is connected to a DSL line that uses Annex A or Annex B.

    Note:In Germany, Annex B is always used, other countries almost always use Annex A. Contact your DSL provider to find out which standard is used on your DSL line.

  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Configuring regional options

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Region and Language" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Regional Options" tab.
  4. Select your country from the drop-down list. If your country is not listed, select "Other country".

    Important:When the regional options are changed, the telephone settings (for example telephony devices, call diversion settings, dialing rules) are reset and must be reconfigured.

  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.