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FRITZ!Box 7490 Service

Switching to a different FRITZ!Box model

It is easy to replace the FRITZ!Box you are currently using with a different one. You can conveniently import many of the settings from your old FRITZ!Box, for example the telephone book, users, and wireless settings if the same or a later FRITZ!OS is installed on it.

This means that little configuration is required when switching to a newer FRITZ!Box model or using a different FRITZ!Box model if you change from one line type to another, for example from ADSL to VDSL.

Important:The information on the new FRITZ!Box applies to the FRITZ!Box model given above this guide.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Starting with FRITZ!OS 6.80, settings can only be restored to a FRITZ!Box with the same or a later FRITZ!OS version.

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

1 Saving the old FRITZ!Box's settings

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Save Settings" or "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Save" tab.
  4. Enter a password.
  5. Click "Save" and confirm that the procedure may be executed on the FRITZ!Box, if you are asked to do so.
  6. Click "Save" or "Save Settings" and save the file "FRITZ.Box[...].export" on your computer.

2 Connecting and configuring the new FRITZ!Box

Depending on whether you will continue to use the new FRITZ!Box on your current line or will be using it after switching to a different provider or Internet plan, you must either only connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line, or you will be required to enter your new personal account information:

Connecting the FRITZ!Box

If you will be using the FRITZ!Box on the same line, you can import your personal account information from the old FRITZ!Box and do not have to configure it again:

  • Connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line as described in its manual.

Connecting and configuring the FRITZ!Box

If you changed to a different provider or Internet plan, you must also enter your new Internet account information and, if applicable, the login data for Internet telephony you received from your new provider:

  1. Connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line and configure the new account information.
  2. If applicable, also enter your new Internet telephone numbers.

3 Restoring the settings to the new FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Restore" tab.
  4. Click "Browse" and select the file "FRITZ.Box[...].export" with the settings you would like to restore.
  5. Enter the password you entered when saving the file.
  6. Enable the option "Select manually the settings to be restored".
  7. Click the "Restore" button and confirm that the procedure may be executed on the FRITZ!Box, if you are asked to do so.
    • Enable the settings you would like to restore and click "Apply".

The settings are restored and FRITZ!Box is restarted.

4 Final configuration steps for the FRITZ!Box

  • Register your cordless telephones with the FRITZ!Box.

    Note:All of the settings for your cordless telephones remain intact if you use their menus to register them and not the Wizard for telephony devices.

  • Register your DECT repeaters and smart home devices, for example FRITZ!DECT 200 or radiator controls, with the FRITZ!Box and configure them.
  • Check the IP configuration of your home network devices, settings for MyFRITZ!, port sharing, VPN connections, and change the settings if necessary.