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FRITZ!Box 7581 Service

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a DSL router (standard)

The FRITZ!Box automatically connects to the Internet (operation as a DSL router) when you connect it to your DSL line and enter your personal account information in the FRITZ!Box user interface. All of the computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the FRITZ!Box can then use the Internet connection at the same time and have equal status.

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

1 Connecting the FRITZ!Box to your DSL line

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

2 Configuring Internet access

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Enter the FRITZ!Box password printed on the sticker on the underside of the device and click "Log In".
    • Now the wizard for setting up the Internet connection starts. If the wizard does not start automatically:
      • Click "Wizards" (on the left side under the main menu) and then "Set Up Internet Connection" or "Configure Internet Connection".

        Fig.: Calling up the FRITZ!Box wizard

  3. Check whether your Internet service provider is displayed in the wizard's drop-down list. With some regional settings, not all of the preconfigured Internet providers are displayed until you select "More Internet service providers".
    • If your Internet service provider is displayed in the drop-down list:
      • Select your Internet service provider and click "Next".
    • If your Internet service provider is not displayed in the drop-down list:
      • Select "Other Internet service provider" and click "Next".
  4. Follow the wizard's instructions and enter the account information you received from your Internet service provider in the corresponding fields.
  5. Enable the option "Check the Internet connection after saving" and click "Next".

Now the FRITZ!Box uses the account information you entered to establish the Internet connection. Configuration is concluded when the message "The Internet connection check was successful" is displayed.