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

You want to set up a new FRITZ!Box for use with a Vodafone line? ✔ Simply start the wizard for internet access.

The FRITZ!Box is optimally prepared for use with a DSL line from Vodafone. Simply connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line and enter your personal account information in the FRITZ!Box user interface. The complete FRITZ!Box range of functions for internet, telephony, and television (Vodafone TV) is then available to all of the devices in your home network without restriction.

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

1 Having your account information ready

  1. Have your personal account information for internet access and the login information for telephony that you received from Vodafone ready.

    Note:You will find the account information in the welcome letter that Vodafone sent you before activating your connection. If you did not receive your account information, contact Vodafone.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Box with your 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

3 Configuring the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Enter the FRITZ!Box password on the bottom of the device and click "Log In".
  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. Select "Vodafone" from the drop-down list and click "Next".
  5. Enter the account information contained in the welcome letter from Vodafone in the fields in the section "Ihr Internetzugang (nur für Expertenmodus bei manueller Konfiguration)".
  6. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.

Now the FRITZ!Box checks whether an internet connection can be established with the account information you entered. 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 Vodafone.

4 Setting up telephony in the FRITZ!Box

Configuring telephone numbers

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Numbers" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click the "New Telephone Number" button.
  4. If shown, enable the option "Internet telephone number" and click "Next".
  5. Select "Vodafone" from the drop-down list.
  6. Enter the login information supplied by Vodafone in the corresponding fields.
  7. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.

Assigning telephone numbers

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephony Devices" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the respective telephony device.

    Important:If the telephony device was not configured yet, click the "Configure New Device" button and follow the wizard's instructions.

  4. From the drop-down list "Outgoing Calls", select the number to be used by the telephony device for making outgoing calls. If you do not select a telephone number, the number entered under "Telephone Numbers > Line Settings" is used for making outgoing calls.
  5. Select the telephone numbers to which the telephony device should react when you receive calls. You can select up to ten numbers (including the number for outgoing calls).
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.