Fritzbox rack mounted

Table of contents

  1. Fritzbox Rack-mount
  2. Troubleshooting

Fritzbox Rack-mount

In one of my older blog posts I wrote about Fritzbox on redundant ASA Firewall.

After some attempts I figured out some hardware issues as well.

To get this box into my rack, I need a 19” shelf. The box looks like 2U when turned by 90 degrees and laid on the shelf. However, the box is slightly “higher” than 2U.

The only possible rack space was below the wireless controller because the wireless controller has a rack mount kit which allows to put the Fritzbox below there with the stand. To raise the other side, I just used a square wood and fixed the box with Velcro.


Troubleshooting can be fun due to two reasons:

  • No LED on the Ethernet ports. You never can tell if a port is up or if there is any traffic or activity

  • The description of all ports (USB, power, phone, ethernet) is white. On a white box. Perfect to read

Fritzbox rack mounted