I recently bought a Fritz!Box 7390. Main reason was that I wanted to integrate telephony (POTS) in my daily workflow on my Mac.
In this article I will describe the configuration and add-ons I installed.
- The Fritz!Box
- Internet access
- Analog telephony (Cisco EPC3212)
- VOIP telephony
I have a UPC cable modem
Using the Internet connection of another router with FRITZ!Box
Analog telephony (Cisco EPC3212)
Connections for TEL 1 / TEL 2
Connection to a cable modem
I wanted to use the Fritz!Box as part of my existing network. I decided not to use the WLAN option of the Fritz!Box, but instead I bought a Fritz! Powerline 520 E set, because I did not have a cabled network connection on the location where the Internet modem was located. In this setup I could connect the Internet modem to the LAN 1/WAN connection of my Fritz!Box.
DECT telephone device
The Fritz!Box 7390 offers a basestation, upto 6 DECT telephones can be connected.
Note: For now I do not have any DECT phones connected.
Update: Some developments here. I bought a DECT Gigaset A420A TRIO. When they are setup I will update my findings.
For OSX there are several softphone apps available:
I created a simple Alfred 2 workflow that calls the Frizzix dial helper.
Use keyword “Dial” to trigger a little Applescript that contains:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Call diversion from script
Frizzix Call monitor (MAC)
I also installed:
the Address Book Plugin
Fritz!Box browser add-on
Note: it seems that in my setup phone numbers are recognized in webpages, but dialing out does not work.
POP3 mail checker and alert on Fritz!Box
Synology Diskstation front-end