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Setting up FRITZ!Box for use with a DSL line from O2

The FRITZ!Box is optimally prepared for use with a DSL line from O2. Simply connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line and enter your personal account information or your personal PIN in the FRITZ!Box 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 Having your account information ready

  1. Have your personal account information for internet access and the login information for telephony ready:
    1. You will find the account information for the internet connection in the order confirmation that you received from O2 before they activated your connection.
    2. You can find the login information for telephony in the O2 customer portal www.o2.de/mein-o2 under "Tarife & Optionen > Vertrag verwalten".

      Note:If you did not receive your account information, contact O2.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Box with your DSL line

The cables and adapters included with the FRITZ!Box differ depending on the product version you have. Therefore, connect the FRITZ!Box as described in one of the two following sections depending on which cables were included with delivery:

Using a DSL cable (TAE/RJ45) to connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line

  1. Insert the DSL cable into the "DSL/TEL" 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

Using a DSL adapter to connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line

  1. Insert the DSL/telephone cable into the "DSL/TEL" socket on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Insert the short, gray end of the DSL/telephone cable into the gray DSL adapter.
  3. Insert the DSL adapter into the socket on the telephone jack labeled "F" (see fig.). Leave the black end of the cable hanging.

    Fig.: Connecting FRITZ!Box to the DSL line using a DSL adapter

3 Configuring the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Wizards" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. If the FRITZ!Box is set to factory settings, set a password for accessing the user interface and click "OK" and then "Next".

    Fig.: Setting a password for the user interface

  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 "O2" from the drop-down list and click "Next".
  5. Enter the account information you received from O2 in the fields.
  6. Click "Next" and follow the wizard's instructions.

Now the FRITZ!Box establishes a connection to O2 and automatically configures the internet connection and your internet telephone numbers.

Important:If configuration fails, your internet access may not have been activated yet. In this case, contact O2.

4 Setting up telephony in the FRITZ!Box

Configuring telephone numbers

If your telephone numbers are not configured automatically when configuring the internet connection, configure the telephone numbers in the FRITZ!Box as follows:

  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 "O2" from the drop-down list.
  6. Enter your area code and telephone number by "Telephone Number".
  7. Enter the login information you received from O2 by "SIP username" and "SIP password".
  8. 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 calls. If you do not select a telephone number, the number entered under "Telephony > Telephone Numbers > Line Settings" is used for making outgoing calls.
  5. Select the 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.