If you belong to one of the numerous owners of a FritzBox, you can set up another telephone extension on your computer with a few tricks. That means you will be informed about calls on your Fritz box on the computer and you can also accept this. If you have your microphone and speakers connected, then you can also make calls via the computer.
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Before you start with this article your FritzBox should already be set up and available.
Required tools: -none-
In the following list you will find all the parts you need to implement this article.
Create SIP account for the FritzBox
So that you can set up another telephone extension to the FritzBox, you must first create another SIP account. This allows you to log in with the associated login data to your FritzBox.
I hope everything worked as described. If not or you have any other questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments. Also, ideas for new projects are always welcome. 🙂
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