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Knowledge document #3652

Setting up FRITZ!Box for use with a DSL line from Init7

The FRITZ!Box is optimally prepared for use with Init7. Simply connect the FRITZ!Box to the DSL line and configure the internet connection in the FRITZ!Box. The complete FRITZ!Box range of functions for internet, telephony, and television (TV7) 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 that you received from Init7 ready.

    Note:Init7 sent you the account information via email after you concluded the contract with them. If you did not receive your account information, contact Init7.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Box with your DSL line

How to connect the cables depends on which socket your telephone socket has:

Telephone socket with LAN socket

  1. Use a network cable to connect the port marked "DSL/TEL" on the FRITZ!Box to the LAN socket on the telephone socket, for example the network cable included with delivery.

Telephone socket with Reichle socket

  1. Insert the Reichle adapter (TT89/RJ11) into the Reichle socket of the telephone socket.
  2. Insert the longer end of the DSL/telephone cable (Y cable) into the "DSL" socket on the FRITZ!Box.
  3. Insert the gray plug of the Y-shaped cable into the Reichle adapter. Leave the black end of the cable hanging.

3 Setting the country of use

  1. Open 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. Click "System" and then "Region and Language".
  4. Click on the "Regional Options" tab.
  5. Select "Switzerland" 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 "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Account Information" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. Select "more internet service providers" and "other internet service provider" from the second drop-down list.
  4. Enable the option "Connection to a DSL line" in the "Connect via" area.
  5. Enter the account information you received from Init7 in the relevant fields.
  6. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

Now the FRITZ!Box checks whether the internet connection can be established. 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 Init7.