Using a FRITZ!Box as IP client
Designation: FRITZ!Box 7590, 7560, 7530, 7490, 7460, 7430, 7390 etc.
Firmware: FRITZ!OS 6.24 and higher
Website of the manufacturer:AVM
In this manual we use a FRITZ!Box 7590 with FRITZ!OS 7.28. The display under FRITZ!OS 6 may differ, but the content is identical.
We recommend that you always use the latest firmware.
Please take note that you may change the language of your FRITZ!Box.
If you use a DHCP server in your network, which only assigns an IP address to known MAC addresses, then you must store the MAC address of the FRITZ!Box. Otherwise, you can skip this step.
First connect a PC or laptop to the LAN1 port.
Windows: Open the command prompt and enter the command
arp -a 192.168.178.1.
Linux or Mac OS: Open the terminal and enter the command
Now you will see the MAC address of the LAN1 port of the FRITZ!Box, which you can store in your DHCP server and assign a valid IP address.
Open an Internet browser and enter "fritz.box" in the address line. If you have any problems doing this, here are some hints on how to log on to a FRITZ!Box.
Next, please go to the menu Internet → Account information.
You can now already incorporate the FRITZ!Box into your network by connecting its LAN1 port with your actual router via LAN cable.
Next check on your DHCP server which IP address has been assigned to the FRITZ!Box. If you have stored this in your DHCP server itself, you should still know it.
Now you can access the graphical user interface with any PC within your network by entering the IP address just mentioned in the address field of your browser.