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FRITZ!Box 7430 Service

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as an IP client

When the FRITZ!Box is used as an IP client, it shares the existing internet connection of your other router. In this case

  • the firewall of the FRITZ!Box is disabled.
  • computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the FRITZ!Box still obtain their IP settings from the other router.
  • all network devices have unrestricted access to all other devices, regardless of whether they are connected to the FRITZ!Box or the other router.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • Parental controls, the online meter, guest access, and all functions that require a public IP address (for example port sharing and incoming VPN connections) are not available in IP client mode.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Enable the option "IP Client" in the "Operating Mode" section.
  5. Enable the option "via LAN".
  6. If the router does not provide a DHCP server:
    1. Click "Change connection settings".
    2. Enable the option "Configure the IP address manually".
    3. In the "IP address" field, enter an unused IP address from the router's IP network.
    4. Enter the subnet mask of the router in the "Subnet mask" field.
    5. Enter the IP address of the router in the "Default gateway" and "Primary DNS server" fields.
  7. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

The FRITZ!Box is now configured for operation as an IP client.

Important:When configured as an IP client, the FRITZ!Box can no longer be reached at http://fritz.box. See section "Opening the user interface" below for instructions on accessing this FRITZ!Box.

2 Connecting the FRITZ!Box with the network

  1. Use a network cable (for example the yellow network cable included with delivery) to connect the "LAN 1" port on the FRITZ!Box either directly to a LAN port on the router, or by means of a hub or switch.

3 Opening the user interface

When used as an IP client, you can no longer open its user interface by entering fritz.box. Instead, you must enter the FRITZ!Box's IP address to open it:

  1. If the FRITZ!Box obtains its IP address via DHCP, enter the IP address that the router assigned to the FRITZ!Box, for example 192.168.100.20, in the web browser.
    • If you assigned an IP address to the FRITZ!Box, enter the IP address that you entered in the "IP address" field in the user interface, for example 192.168.100.2, in the web browser.
    • Note:: If you forgot the FRITZ!Box's IP address and cannot determine it, you can use the FRITZ!Box's "emergency" IP address to open the user interface.

4 Setting up telephony

If you want to connect telephones to the FRITZ!Box and then use the internet connection of the other router to conduct calls with them:

5 Setting up wireless LAN

If you are using a FRITZ!WLAN Repeater or FRITZ!Powerline with wireless capabilities, you can use Mesh and set up the FRITZ!Box as the Mesh Master.

If the other router has wireless capabilities, you can use the FRITZ!Box as an additional wireless access point. This way your wireless devices can access the internet and other devices in the home network over the FRITZ!Box, even if the wireless network of your router is not available.

Configure the following settings in the FRITZ!Box so that your wireless devices can always automatically connect with the wireless network with the strongest signal (wireless roaming):

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Radio Network" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enter the name of the router's wireless network as the "Name of the wireless radio network (SSID)".
  4. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  5. Click "Radio Channel" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  6. Enable the option "Adjust radio channel settings" in the "Radio Channel Settings" section.
  7. Select the channel used by the wireless router from the drop-down list "Radio channel".
  8. Click "Apply" to save the settings.
  9. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  10. Enable the wireless encryption used by the wireless router.
  11. Enter the wireless router's network key in the "Network key" field.
  12. Click "Apply" to save the settings.