Configuring the Fritz!Box router

Download the configuration tool

To configure the Fritz!Box router VPN configuration, download the tool: 'Configure FRITZ!Box VPN Connection' tool (v01.00.05 or newer) at www.avm.de/en/vpn. Which runs on 2000/XP/Vista, I did not test it on Windows 7.

Attention!

The local and remote network can have the same IP range! Local network is the network where you connect from and remote network is where the Fritz!Box router with VPN will be installed (at home or at your office)

For example if you using at your local network 192.168.1.*, you need another network address at your remote network (home/office). In this howto we will use network address: 192.168.2.* are, but it is also to possible to use another network addresses.

Using the 'Configure FRITZ!Box VPN Connection' tool

Install the downloaded configuration tool.

Start the configuration tool: Start->All Programs->Fritz!VPN->Configure FRITZ!Box VPN Connection

  1. Click New
  2. Select: 'Configure VPN connection for one user' and click Next
  3. Click on 'Add new FRITZ!Box' and click Next
  4. Enter the e-mail address of the new user: yourmailadres@example.com
  5. Enter the external internet IP address or domain name of the modem and click Next. (If you do not know the external IP address, browse to: checkip.dyndns.com at your home/office network. This will display your IP address)
  6. Click on 'Use a different IP network'
  7. Fill in at IP network:  192.168.2.0
  8. Select Subnet mask: 24 – 255.255.255.0
  9. Fill in the remote IP nr: 192.168.2.201
  10. Click Next
  11. Select: 'Display the folder that contains the configuration files'
  12. Click Finish

Configure the next VPN user:

  1. Click New
  2. Select: 'Configure VPN connection for one user' and click Next
  3. Click on the already created FRITZ!Box and click Next
  4. Enter the e-mail address of the new user: newusermailadres@example.com
  5. Fill in the remote IP nr (one higher than the first IP nr): 192.168.2.202
  6. Click Next
  7. Select: 'Display the folder that contains the configuration files'
  8. Click Finish

Remark: check if your remote IP nr's for the VPN are not already used by an another network device. Your VPN will use this IP nr on the remote network.

Upload the configuration to the Fritz!Box

  • Start your internet browser and goto your Fritz!Box (for example at 192.168.1.1) and login
  • Click on 'Settings'-tab
  • Click to menu: Advanced Settings->Internet->Permit Access
  • Click on the VPN-tab
  • Click on the Browse button and browse to your new generated cfg file, which looks like fritzbox_<yourFritzBox>.cfg and is in the root of your config directory. In the subdirectories are all generated VPN users. Do not take the configuration file which starts with 'vpnuser'.
  • Click on Open
  • Click on 'Import VPN Settings'
  • A pop-up will apear with the message 'Do you want to load the settings from the file now? Click OK
  • The configuration will be imported
  • You will get the message that the import was successful

This article belongs to the Fritz!Box VPN guide.
The other articles in the guide are:

  1. Fritz!Box VPN
  2. Configuring the Fritz!Box router
  3. VPN via FritzBox on Windows
  4. VPN via FritzBox on Linux

One response to “Configuring the Fritz!Box router”

  1. Emeline Casas says:

    Thx for information.

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