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FRITZ!Box 7340 – Service

Using an IP camera in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use a network cable or wireless LAN (WiFi) to connect an IP camera (network camera) to your FRITZ!Box. Then you can easily follow what is happening in front of the camera with a web browser or an app, either in the home network or via the Internet when you are away from home.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The IP camera must be equipped with a network port or wireless LAN. IP cameras with USB ports are not supported.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  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. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Configuring the IP camera

The IP camera needs specific IP settings in order to communicate with the FRITZ!Box and other devices:

  • Configure the IP camera to automatically obtain IP settings (DHCP client). Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

3 Connecting the IP camera to the FRITZ!Box

The IP camera is now connected to the FRITZ!Box and is available to the entire home network.

Note:Refer to the manufacturer for further information on how to set up the IP camera and access it.

4 Setting up Internet access to the IP camera

The following steps are only necessary if you would like to access the IP camera over the Internet when you are away from home or grant friends Internet access to the IP camera:

  1. Set up the IP camera so that it can be accessed from the Internet.

    Important:You cannot configure several port sharings for the same TCP or UDP port. Therefore, if you are using several IP cameras, configure a different port for Internet access in each camera.

    • In the FRITZ!Box, configure port sharing for the ports and IP protocols used by the IP camera.
    • If you would like to use a a web browser to access the IP camera:
    • If you would like to use an app or other software to access the IP camera:
      1. Set up a MyFRITZ! account in the FRITZ!Box.

        Note:If you already use a different dynamic DNS service, you can also use this service instead of MyFRITZ!.

      2. Determine the MyFRITZ! domain name of the FRITZ!Box.
      3. Set up port sharing for the IP camera in the FRITZ!Box.
      4. Configure the app or software so that it can access the IP camera.

5 Saving images from the camera to storage (NAS)

Only perform the following steps if your IP camera can save images to an FTP server and you would like to save the images to a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Configure a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box for use as storage (NAS).
  2. Set up the IP camera according to the manufacturer's instructions so that you can save the images to the USB storage device over FTP. Use the following settings:
    • FTP server: fritz.box
    • Folder: the folder on the USB storage device where the images should be saved

      Note:You may also have to enter the complete FTP address (for example ftp://fritz.box/JetFlash-32GB/IPCam) instead of the FTP server and folder.

    • Port: 21
    • User name and password: the user name and password of a user that you set up in the FRITZ!Box who is authorized to write to the USB storage device