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Knowledge document #3654

Setting up FRITZ!Box for use with an Orange line

To use the FRITZ!Box with an Orange line, simply connect it to the cable modem from Orange and configure the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box. The complete FRITZ!Box range of functions for internet and television (Digitale TV) is then available to all of the devices in your home network without restriction.

Important:Currently, we do not have any information about whether the FRITZ!Box can make calls over Orange and if so, how to configure the telephone numbers in the FRITZ!Box. As soon as we have any new information, we will update this guide.

1 Connecting a cable modem

  1. Either connect the cable modem to the first multimedia socket or to the socket that the cable technician used for the original installation. Only use the coaxial cable (without an extension) provided by the cable technician to connect it.

2 Configuring the cable modem

  1. Enable the so-called bridge mode for the cable modem from Orange. Refer to the guide Accéder au mode Bridge for instructions.

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 "existing connection over WAN" from the drop-down list.
  5. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions. The wizard guides you through the configuration of the internet connection and indicates when to use a network cable to connect the "WAN" port on the FRITZ!Box to "Port 4" on the cable modem.

Now the FRITZ!Box establishes its internet connection over the cable modem. Configuration is completed as soon as the message "The internet connection check was successful" is displayed.

Important:If the internet connection cannot be established, your cable connection may not have been activated yet. In this case, contact Orange.