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Using a debit card reader with the FRITZ!Box

You can easily connect your debit card reader to the FRITZ!Box using a network cable or Wi-Fi and use it to process payments made with debit cards and credit cards.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Configuring the FRITZ!Box

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box automatically assigns the correct IP settings to all devices via DHCP. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, re-enable it:

  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 "Additional Settings" in the section "Guest Access" to display all of the settings.
  5. Click the "IPv4 Settings" button.
  6. 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.

  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Configuring a debit card reader

Make sure that the debit card reader obtains its IP settings from the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Configure the debit card reader to automatically obtain IP settings via DHCP (this is the default setting for most debit card readers). Refer to the manufacturer for information on how to set it up, for example consult the manual.

3 Connecting the debit card reader to the FRITZ!Box

  1. Either use Wi-Fi or a network cable to connect the debit card reader to the home network of the FRITZ!Box.

The debit card reader is now connected to the FRITZ!Box and can be used to read debit cards.

Note:Refer to the manufacturer for further information on how to set up the debit card reader.