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The FRITZ!Box's Power LED flashes

The FRITZ!Box's Power LED flashes? ✔ Here you can find out what this means and how to solve the problem.

Although the FRITZ!Box is configured for use with a fiber optic connection, the FRITZ!Box does not establish a fiber optic connection. The Power/Fiber LED on the FRITZ!Box flashes continuously and the message "Fiber optics interrupted" is displayed on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

One of the following messages is displayed in the fiber optic information or in the event log of the FRITZ!Box:

  • "The FRITZ!Box checked your connection and could not find a fiber optic connection."
  • "The inserted SFP module does not match this fiber optic junction box."
  • "No connection can be established with the FRITZ!SFP currently inserted in the FRITZ!Box connected to the fiber optic connection [...]"
  • "No SFP module was detected [...]"
  • "Fiber optic cable not connected [...]"

Simply proceed as described below. After each measure, check whether the problem is solved.

1 Setting the country of use

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Region and Language" in the "System" menu.
  3. Click on the "Region" tab.
  4. Select your country from the drop-down list. If your country is not displayed, select "Other country".

    Important:When the regional options are changed, the telephone settings (for example telephony devices, call diversion settings, dialing rules) are reset and must be reconfigured.

  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Checking the SFP module

The FRITZ!Box is available in several different product variants, each of which is delivered with different components. If there was no SFP module inserted in your FRITZ!Box, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the SFP module that is suitable for your fiber optic connection into the fiber slot of the FRITZ!Box:
    1. If you have an active fiber optic connection (AON), insert the SFP module "FRITZ!SFP AON" into the fiber slot of the FRITZ!Box.
    2. If you have a passive fiber optic connection (GPON), insert the SFP module "FRITZ!SFP GPON" into the fiber slot of the FRITZ!Box.
    3. If you have a passive fiber optic connection according to XGS-PON, insert the SFP module "FRITZ!SFP XGS-PON" into the fiber slot of the FRITZ!Box.
      Inserting the SFP module into the FRITZ!Box

      Important:If you do not know what kind of fiber optic connection you have, test both of the SFP modules supplied with the FRITZ!Box. The Power/Fiber LED on the FRITZ!Box remains lit as soon as the FRITZ!Box is connected to the fiber optic connection using the correct SFP module.

3 Checking the cabling

Errors in the cabling often go unnoticed. Therefore, make sure that the FRITZ!Box is correctly connected to your line:

  1. Remove all cable extensions and adapters between the FRITZ!Box and the fiber optic socket.
  2. Use an undamaged cable to connect the FRITZ!Box with the fiber optic socket. The fiber optic cable may not have any kinks or be damaged.

    Note:The SFP modules included with the FRITZ!Box have LC/APC sockets. If your fiber optic socket has a different type of socket, use the corresponding adapter or cable with different plugs on both ends. Normally the cable length in the home does not matter.

4 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box

Install the latest version of FRITZ!OS because it contains improvements for different fiber optic connections that can resolve the error:

5 Contacting your provider

If the FRITZ!Box still does not establish the fiber optic connection, you may have to have your internet provider unlock it, or the fiber optic connection may not have been activated yet, or it is disrupted:

  1. Contact the customer service of your internet service provider and have them unlock the FRITZ!Box for your fiber optic connection and check your fiber optic connection, if necessary.
    Modem ID on the FRITZ!Box's type label
    • Depending on the provider, you can either call their customer service or use an activation portal to activate it. With some providers, the FRITZ!Box's "Modem ID" given on the type label is required to unlock it.
    • ATTENTION!You may be charged for checking your fiber optic connection. Ask your provider about charges in advance!