FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Can the hotspot services offered by a cable provider be used with the FRITZ!Box?

Some cable providers offer so-called hotspot services that use their customers' private wireless routers to make mobile internet access available to other customers.

Vodafone's hotspot service (homespot service) can be used with the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable if Vodafone makes it available. You do not need to change any settings in the FRITZ!Box itself. The homespot service can be enabled or disabled in Vodafone's customer portal. Vodafone does not activate the homespot service for wireless routers purchased in stores.

Hotspot services offered by other cable providers can only be used with special wireless routers provided by the respective cable provider. Currently, you cannot use these hotspot services with the FRITZ!Box.

Note:The FRITZ!Box supports the specification "HotSpot 2.0/Passpoint". This function enables all cable providers to offer their hotspot services with the FRITZ!Box as well. Whether a cable provider allows its hotspot services to be used with the FRITZ!Box and to what extent depends on the provider.