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FRITZ!Box 7530 AX Service

Setting up a USB scanner connected to the FRITZ!Box

With the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software, you can use a USB scanner connected to the FRITZ!Box as if it were connected directly to the USB port on your computer.

Important:If you are using an all-in-one USB printer with scanning function instead of a USB scanner, set it up as described in the guide Connecting a printer to a computer using a USB cable and the USB remote connection.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (64-bit or 32-bit) is installed on the computer.

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

1 Connecting a scanner to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Connect the scanner to the USB port on the FRITZ!Box.

2 Installing the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software

Install the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software on the computer that you want to use the USB device connected to the FRITZ!Box with:

  1. Log on to the computer as the Windows user who wants to use the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection.

    Important:If the user does not have administrator rights, you must enter a valid administrator password when installing or starting the software for the first time.

  2. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  3. Click "Home Network" and then "USB / Storage".
  4. Click on the "USB Remote Connection" tab.
  5. Click on "Download".
    • The window "USB Remote Connection" opens.
  6. If the window "USB Remote Connection" has a "Download" button:
    1. Click "Download" in the window "USB Remote Connection" and download the file "fritzbox-usb-fernanschluss.application".
    2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  7. Click "Install" and follow the instructions on your screen.
  8. Repeat steps 1 - 7 for all other Windows users who want to use the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection.

3 Enable the USB remote connection

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "USB / Storage" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "USB Remote Connection" tab.
  4. Enable the USB remote connection and the option "others (e.g. scanners)".
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

4 Connecting a scanner to a computer via the USB remote connection

  1. Double-click the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection symbol in the notification area of the Windows taskbar (Systray).
  2. If you log in to your FRITZ!Box with the FRITZ!Box password, enter the password and leave the "User name" field blank.
    • If you enter a name and password to log in to the FRITZ!Box, enter the name and password of a user who is authorized to access the FRITZ!Box settings.

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

  3. Click "Refresh".
  4. Right-click the scanner that you want to connect to the computer.
  5. Click "Connect".

Now the scanner is detected by the computer as a USB device and you can install the driver and software from the scanner manufacturer.

Note:The connection between the first computer and the scanner must be cleared in the FRITZ!Box USB remote connection software before a different computer can access the scanner.