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How to configure Fritz!Box 7430 in bridge mode

With this manual, you will be able to put your Fritz!Box 7430 in bridge mode. It will force the device to only act as a modem, letting you configure PPP connection on your own device connected behind.

NOTE! This guide is only applicable if you are using the Fritz!Box on VDSL line.

 

Option 1 — Upload the configuration file using web interface

Download the configuration File

You will need a special configuration file to import into your device.

Download the configuration file (right-click on the link and click ‘save as’)

Navigate to the correct page

Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox,…) and go to the web interface of your Fritz!Box. By default, it should be reachable on http://fritz.box or http://192.168.178.1. Log into the device if you are prompted to, then go to System and click on Backup option in a drop-down menu:

Then click on Restore tab:

Upload the configuration file

Browse to the configuration file you previously downloaded and fill in the password, which is ‘avm’ (without the quotes, case sensitive). Now press Restore and follow the instructions shown on the screen. After that is done, your Fritz!Box will reboot and you will be automatically redirected to the Overview page.

Restore factory settings

Once the configuration file is uploaded, you will need to restore the factory settings to your FRITZ!Box. Under Backup menu, go to Factory Settings tab and click on Load Factory Settings. This will reset your device.

Connect your local network

No further configuration of your device is needed. Once the reboot is completed, just connect a network cable from the port LAN4 of your Fritz!Box to your internal network. PPP configuration is to be done on the authenticating device.

NOTE! Once the bridge mode is enabled, only the port LAN4 will remain active.

 

Option 2 — Upload the configuration file using USB stick

If you have a spare USB stick, you can save some time by uploading the file from it—you won’t even need to restore factory settings afterwards. Still, you will need a special configuration file (different from as used if you opt for option 1).

Download the configuration file (right-click on the link and click ‘save as’) and then transfer it onto a USB drive. 

NOTE! USB drive should be empty and formatted with the FAT32 file system

Boot up the Fritz!Box. As soon as the WLAN LED stops blinking and gets lit, insert the USB stick. No further configuration of your device is needed. Just connect a network cable from the port LAN4 port of your Fritz!Box to your internal network. PPP configuration is to be done on the authenticating device.

NOTE! Once the bridge mode is enabled, only the port LAN4 will remain active.

 

Posted on Dec 22, 2017 | Tags:

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