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Setting up the FRITZ!Box for use with an A1 mobile connection

The FRITZ!Box is optimally prepared for mobile connections with A1. Simply insert your SIM into the FRITZ!Box and enter the PIN in the user interface. The complete FRITZ!Box range of functions for internet, telephony, and multimedia 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 Inserting the SIM card into the FRITZ!Box

  1. Insert the SIM card (mini-SIM, 25 x 15 x 0.76 mm) that you received from your mobile network provider into the SIM card slot with the slanted edge of the card on the left and the contacts facing downwards (see fig.).

    Important:Do not use SIM card holders with micro or nano SIM cards that have already been punched out because they can get jammed and damage the SIM slot.

  2. Push the SIM card gently into the SIM card slot until it clicks into place. A few millimeters of the SIM card protrude from the SIM card slot.

    Fig.: Inserting the SIM card

    Note:Press the SIM card briefly to remove it from the SIM card slot.

2 Screwing the mobile network antennas onto the FRITZ!Box

  1. Screw the two mobile network antennas included in the package onto the antenna sockets on the FRITZ!Box.

    Fig: Connecting the mobile network antennas

    Important:If you are using the FRITZ!Box in an area located on the edge of LTE radio coverage, the two mobile network antennas included in the package may not be sufficient for a stable radio connection. In this case, use an outdoor antenna.

3 Setting the country of use

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Enter the FRITZ!Box password on the bottom of the device and click "Log In".
  3. Click "System" and then "Region and Language".
  4. Click on the "Regional Options" tab.
  5. Select "Austria" from the drop-down list.

    Important:When the regional options are changed, the telephone settings (for example telephony devices, call diversion settings, dialing rules) are reset and must be reconfigured.

  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

4 Configuring the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Wizards" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. 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

  3. Enable the option "Access via mobile network" and click "Next".
  4. If the SIM card requires a PIN (Personal Identification Number), enter the PIN for the SIM card in the wizard.

    Important:The PIN contains only numbers. If you enter the wrong PIN three times, you must enter the SuperPIN/PUK. Information on the PIN and SuperPIN/PUK can be obtained from A1.

  5. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.