How to reset a FRITZ!Box 7340 router

You have two options here.
The first is use an analog phone and dial the reset code.
The second is using the web interface within a certain time on the 169.254.1.x range.


Reset by phone

  • Connect an analog phone to port FON1.
  • Pick up the phone and wait for the dial tone.
  • Dial #991*15901590*


Reset by Web Interface

  • Set your IP manually to something in the 169.254.1.x range (
  • Unplug the router and wait 10 seconds Plug it back in
  • Windows: Open a command window (cmd) and run: ping -t
  • Unix: Open a shell and run: ping
  • As soon as you get reply’s go to the webinterface at
  • You have a option ‘click here if you forgot your password’ (click on here)
  • Then click ‘Restore factory settings’ (This option disappears after about 10 minutes)