FRITZ!Box 6490 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Service

Computer does not start automatically when accessed from the internet

Although the option "Start this computer automatically as soon as it is accessed from the internet" is enabled for your computer in the FRITZ!Box, it does not automatically start when it is accessed from the internet.


  • The FRITZ!Box does not send the Magic Packet required to automatically start the computer ("Wake on LAN").

1 Wait for upcoming FRITZ!OS

We are currently working on a solution and shall correct this behavior with a FRITZ!OS update for the FRITZ!Box as soon as possible. We cannot give you an exact release date for the update yet.

If you are leasing your FRITZ!Box from your cable provider, then your cable provider will make the FRITZ!OS update available, and not AVM. It will be installed automatically. In this case, refer to your cable provider for possible release dates for the update.


Start the computer manually using the FRITZ!Box user interface:

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network" and then "Home Network Overview" in the user interface.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the "Edit" button for the computer you want to start.
  5. Click the "Start Computer" button.

Now the computer will be awoken from standby mode. You can access shared files and server services on the computer shortly afterwards, often after only a couple of seconds.