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Info LED flashes

The Info LED on your FRITZ!Box indicates various operation statuses. If the Info LED flashes red, it means that there is a FRITZ!Box error. If the Info LED flashes green, this indicates various events, for example receipt of a new message or a missed call. In this guide we describe the various causes and how to stop the flashing.

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem is solved.

1 Enabling Stick & Surf

If you want to use Stick & Surf to transmit the Wi-Fi security settings to a FRITZ!WLAN Stick, you must enable Stick & Surf in the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Click "Wi-Fi" ("Wireless") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wi-Fi" menu.
  3. Enable the option "Enable AVM Stick & Surf" in the section "Additional Security Settings".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now you can connect your FRITZ!WLAN Stick to the FRITZ!Box again. The Info LED flashes while the Wi-Fi security settings are being transmitted. As soon as the Info LED remains lit, you can remove the FRITZ!WLAN Stick from the FRITZ!Box and connect it to your computer.

2 Checking which event is configured for the Info LED

If the Info LED continues to flash, an event was selected in the FRITZ!Box user interface that is causing the LED to flash:

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Buttons and LEDs" in the "System" menu.
  3. Check which event was selected for the Info LED and follow the steps given for that event:
  4. If the event "missed call" was selected, make a call or press the call key (pick up the handset) on a telephone until you hear the dial tone (about 3 seconds on FRITZ!Fon).
    • If the event "New answering machine message" was selected, listen to all of the new messages on the answering machine.
    • If the event "New answering machine message, call during absence or new fax" was selected, the flashing can have several causes.
      1. Delete all of the faxes (PDF files) from the internal memory and the folder "FRITZ\faxbox" on the USB storage device or move them to a different folder, for example to a folder on the computer's hard drive.
      2. Make a call or press the call key (pick up the handset) on a telephone until you hear the dial tone (about 3 seconds on FRITZ!Fon).
      3. Listen to all of the new messages on the answering machine.