FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE – Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE – Service

Setting up the FRITZ!Box for Internet access via LTE

The FRITZ!Box automatically connects to the Internet when you insert your SIM card into the FRITZ!Box and enter the PIN in the FRITZ!Box user interface. All of the devices connected to it, such as computers, smartphones or tablets, can then use the Internet connection at the same time and have equal status.

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

1 Screwing on the LTE antennas

  • Screw the two LTE antennas included in the package onto the sockets labeled "LTE" on the FRITZ!Box.

    Fig.: Screwing on the LTE antennas

    Important:If you are using the FRITZ!Box in an area located on the edge of LTE radio coverage, the two LTE antennas included in the package may not be sufficient for successful radio traffic. If this is the case, you can connect an outdoor LTE antenna.

2 Inserting the SIM card

  1. Pull the card holder completely out of the SIM card slot (see fig.).
  2. Place the SIM card (mini-SIM) supplied by your LTE provider with the slanted edge in the bottom right corner with the contacts facing downwards.
  3. Insert the card holder with the SIM card back into the SIM card slot.

    Fig.: Inserting the SIM card

3 Plugging the FRITZ!Box in

  • Connect the FRITZ!Box to an electrical outlet. Verify that the socket is live and that other electrical devices function when plugged into it.

4 Configuring the Internet connection

  1. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Start the Wizard to set up the Internet connection:
    • If the FRITZ!Box is set to factory settings:
      • Set a password to access the user interface, then click "Register" and "Next".

        Fig.: Assigning a password for the user interface

    • If you have already changed settings in the user interface:
      • Click "Wizards" (on the left side under the main menu) and then "Set Up Internet Connection" or "Configure Internet Connection".

        Fig.: Calling up the FRITZ!Box Wizard

  3. Enter the PIN (Personal Identification Number) for your SIM card.

    Important:The PIN contains only numbers and not letters or special characters. If you enter the wrong PIN three times, you must enter the SuperPIN/PUK. Your LTE provider can provide you with information on the PIN and SuperPIN/PUK.

  4. Check whether your Internet service provider is displayed in the drop-down list.
    • If your Internet service provider is displayed in the drop-down list:
      • Select your Internet service provider and click "Next".
    • If your Internet service provider is not displayed in the drop-down list:
      • Select "Other Internet service provider" and click "Next".
  5. Follow the Wizard's instructions and click "Next.