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Setting up FRITZ!Box for use with a Telekom DSL line

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Use of a supervectoring line (for example "MagentaZuhause XL") is not supported.

    Note:You can find information on FRITZ!Boxes that support supervectoring in our product comparison.

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 with your DSL line

The cables and adapters included with the FRITZ!Box differ depending on the product version you have. Therefore, connect the FRITZ!Box as described in one of the two following sections depending on which cables were included with delivery:

Using a DSL cable (TAE/RJ45) 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 telephone jack labeled "F" (see fig.).

    Fig.: Using a DSL cable to connect FRITZ!Box to an IP-based DSL line

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

  1. Insert the DSL cable into the "DSL" socket on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Insert the other end of the DSL cable into the DSL adapter.
  3. Insert the DSL adapter into the socket on the telephone jack labeled "F" (see fig.).

    Fig.: Using a DSL adapter to connect FRITZ!Box to an IP-based DSL line

2 Configuring the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. If the FRITZ!Box is set to factory settings, set a password for accessing the user interface, click "OK", and then click "Next".

    Fig.: Setting a password for the user interface

  3. If the wizard for internet access does not start automatically, click "Wizards" and then "Configure the Internet Connection".

    Fig.: Calling up the FRITZ!Box wizard

  4. In the wizard, select "Telekom" from the drop-down list.
  5. Enable the correct connection type and click "Next".
  6. Enter the account information you received from Telekom in the relevant fields.
  7. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.

Now the FRITZ!Box checks whether the internet connection can be established. Configuration is completed as soon as the message "The internet connection check was successful" is displayed.

Important:If the internet connection check fails, your internet access may not have been activated yet. In this case, contact Telekom.

3 Setting up television (MagentaTV)

These steps are only necessary if you ordered digital television reception (MagentaTV) for your Telekom line:

  1. Use a network cable to connect the media receiver to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.

    Note:If you cannot connect the receiver and FRITZ!Box by cable, you can also connect them via Wi-Fi or your home's electrical wiring, for example with a FRITZ!Repeater or FRITZ!Powerline