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Parties cannot hear each other

When conducting calls, one of the following issues either occasionally occurs or always occurs. It either occurs right at the beginning of the conversation or sometime during the conversation, for example after five minutes:

  • You do not hear the other party.
  • The other party does not hear you.
  • The parties cannot hear each other.

This may give the impression that the telephone connection has been terminated. However, the connection is still active. You can see that it is because the telephony LED on the FRITZ!Box remains lit. The LED does not switch off until you end the call by hanging up.

1 Restarting the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Backup" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Restart" tab.
  4. Click the "Restart" button.

2 Configuring security software

The following steps are only necessary if the problem occurs when using FRITZ!App Fon:

  1. Briefly disable the security software on your telephone, for example web protection from Symantec - Norton mobile Security.
  2. Check whether you can now make calls with FRITZ!App Fon without any problems.
  3. If you can make calls now, then the security software was interfering with the voice connection. Re-enable the software and configure it so that it allows voice connections. Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

3 Activating the microphone

The following steps are only necessary if the problem occurs with FRITZ!App Fon on an iOS device:

  1. Open the iOS settings.
  2. Tap "Privacy" and then "Microphone".
  3. Activate the microphone for FRITZ!App Fon.

4 Disabling expanded security functions and re-registering the telephone

The following steps are only necessary if the problem occurs with a cordless telephone from a different manufacturer:

Disabling expanded security functions

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "DECT" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Disable the expanded security functions in the section "Security".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Re-registering the telephone

5 Disabling support for CAT-iq 2.0

The following steps are only necessary if the problem occurs with a cordless telephone from a different manufacturer:

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "DECT" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Disable the option "Support for CAT-iq 2.0-compatible devices enabled" in the section "Troubleshooting".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Re-register the telephone with the FRITZ!Box.

6 Entering a STUN server

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Numbers" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the respective internet telephone number.
  4. Check if the field "STUN server" is present under the fields for entering your login information.
  5. If the field is present and empty, enter the address of your internet telephony provider's STUN server and click "OK".
    • If the field is not present:
      1. Select "Other provider" from the drop-down list, even if you are using a preconfigured internet telephony provider.
      2. Check if the "STUN server" field is present now.
      3. If the field is present, enter the address of your internet telephony provider's STUN server and click "OK".
        • If the field is not present, click "Cancel". The STUN server is already preconfigured.

7 Contacting your cable provider

We are not aware of any additional measures to correct the error; therefore, the FRITZ!Box cannot solve this problem.

  1. Contact your cable provider.