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  • @paviro
    i have the problem currently that
    MMM-FRITZ-Box-Callmonitor is not working anymore.
    So the overlay when someone calls is not showing anymore.

    The current call works without problems.
    Nothing was changed. No idea what happened.
    Fritzbox settings wasn’t changed nor a firmware upgrade was done

    What do i need to check?

  • @rf0620 i have tried to install the module and i had unnbekannte fehler (unknown issue) error . i followd all the steps but i have another error now:

    pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo pip install fritzconnection --upgrade
    Requirement already up-to-date: fritzconnection in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
    Collecting requests>=2.2.0 (from fritzconnection)
    Downloading requests-2.18.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl (88kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 92kB 763kB/s
    Collecting lxml>=3.2.5 (from fritzconnection)
    Using cached lxml-4.1.1.tar.gz
    Collecting urllib3=1.21.1 (from requests>=2.2.0->fritzconnection)
    Downloading urllib3-1.22-py2.py3-none-any.whl (132kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 133kB 880kB/s
    Collecting idna=2.5 (from requests>=2.2.0->fritzconnection)
    Downloading idna-2.6-py2.py3-none-any.whl (56kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 61kB 1.5MB/s
    Collecting chardet=3.0.2 (from requests>=2.2.0->fritzconnection)
    Downloading chardet-3.0.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl (133kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 143kB 983kB/s
    Collecting certifi>=2017.4.17 (from requests>=2.2.0->fritzconnection)
    Downloading certifi-2017.11.5-py2.py3-none-any.whl (330kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 337kB 629kB/s
    Building wheels for collected packages: lxml
    Running bdist_wheel for lxml … /^error
    Failed building wheel for lxml
    Running clean for lxml
    Failed to build lxml
    Installing collected packages: urllib3, idna, chardet, certifi, requests, lxml
    Found existing installation: urllib3 1.19.1
    Not uninstalling urllib3 at /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, outside environment /usr
    Found existing installation: idna 2.2
    Not uninstalling idna at /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, outside environment /usr
    Found existing installation: chardet 2.3.0
    Not uninstalling chardet at /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, outside environment /usr
    Found existing installation: requests 2.12.4
    Not uninstalling requests at /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, outside environment /usr
    Found existing installation: lxml 3.7.1
    Not uninstalling lxml at /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, outside environment /usr
    Running install for lxml … |^canceled
    Can’t rollback lxml, nothing uninstalled.
    Operation cancelled by user

  • Please read this befor you update your Fritzbox with a new FritzOS!

    I upgraded my Fritzbox 6490 to the new FritzOS 7 and the callmonitor stoped working. I tried to but I could not reactivate the callmonitor. Nothing seemed to work and I thought I did something wrong. I contacted AVM to help and got a realy bad answer: They told me that AVM has removed the callmonitor functionality. I asked them how I could downgrade the OS to get the functionality back but they told me that there is no downgrade option. They also told me that they are going to remove the callmonitor functionality from all of their routers OSs.
    Warning to everyone: If you want to keep on using the callmonitor do not install FritzOS updates without checking if the new OS still supports the callmonitor. I would aks AVM befor updating.

    I am not sure if it helps but maybe everyone should write them an email and ask to keep or bring back this feature?!

    With this plugin I now can only see incomming calls (only the number) but no list with history of calls anymore. :o(

  • @Cyberdyne - Hmmmm thats strange. I am using a 7590 with the actual AVM OS7.01 from 20th September (and early Beta Versions) and the Call Monitor and Current Call works (with the 7590 and 7490) very well …


  • I can only say what AVM has told me. Callmonitor is removed from the 6490 with the OS 7.0 and they also told me that they will remove it from all other boxes as well. They did not tell me in which version on which box. Hete are some emals:

    "Sie schildern, dass Sie den Callmonitor nicht mehr aktivieren können und möchten wissen, wieso dies der Fall ist. Ich bedauere diesen Umstand und nehme mich gerne der Sache an.

    Der Callmonitor wird mittlerweile nicht mehr von den FRITZ!Boxen unterstützt. Wenn Sie mit mitteilen, was genau Sie vorhaben, kann ich Ihnen ggf. Alternativen aufzeigen. "

    "Sie möchten wissen, bei welchen FRITZ!OS der Callmonitor noch unterstützt wird und wie Sie Ihre FRITZ!Box 6490 entsprechend downgraden können. Gerne beantworte ich Ihnen Ihre Frage.

    Ab welchen FRITZ!OS der Collmonitor nicht mehr unterstützt wurde, kann ich Ihnen nicht sagen, da dieser aufgrund der unterschiedlichen FRITZ!OS der verschiedenen FRITZ!Box-Modellen sukzessiv geschehen ist.

    Ein Downgrade von dem FRITZ!OS bei FRITZ!Box Cable ist leider nicht möglich."

    Just be carefull and better ask befor you make an other update if you want to keep on using the callmonitor! It does not work here anymore and no way back. 😞

  • Hi guys,
    how can I hide the call history, since the Fritz-Boxes Callmonitor seems to be deactivated in OS 7 and I want to keep at least the alert pop-up.

  • Re: MMM-FRITZ-Box-Callmonitor

    Hi all,

    i cannot get the module up and running.

    I’ve tried all the above solutions and nothing really worked.

    We got 2 FritzBoxes at work. One is our router (7590) and the other one (6490) is used as a cable modem and for the telephone connections.

    Callerid and TR-064 access are activated on the 6490 and it is running with OS 6.50. The user i created has access to the FritzBox and has all the necessary rights.
    I’ve tried a CallerMonitor App on macOS and it worked fine.

    This is my config:

                            module: 'MMM-FRITZ-Box-Callmonitor',
                            position: 'bottom_left',      
                            header: "Anrufe", 
                            config: {
                            password: "PASSWORD",
                            username: "USERNAME",
                            fritzIP: "130.180.xx.xx",
                            reloadContactsInterval: 1,
                            vCard: false 

    When i test the connection with:

    python -p PASSWORD -u USER -i 130.180.xx.xx

    i get this:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "", line 77, in 
      File "", line 63, in main
      File "", line 22, in download_phone_book
        result = self.fc.call_action("X_AVM-DE_OnTel", "GetPhonebookList")
      File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/fritzconnection/", line 406, in call_action
        return action.execute(**kwargs)
      File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/fritzconnection/", line 130, in execute
        result = self.parse_response(response.content)
      File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/fritzconnection/", line 142, in parse_response
        root = etree.fromstring(response)
      File "src/lxml/etree.pyx", line 3222, in lxml.etree.fromstring
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1877, in lxml.etree._parseMemoryDocument
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1765, in lxml.etree._parseDoc
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 1127, in lxml.etree._BaseParser._parseDoc
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 601, in lxml.etree._ParserContext._handleParseResultDoc
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 711, in lxml.etree._handleParseResult
      File "src/lxml/parser.pxi", line 640, in lxml.etree._raiseParseError
      File "", line 1
    lxml.etree.XMLSyntaxError: Opening and ending tag mismatch: HR line 1 and BODY, line 1, column 180

    All phonebook entries are in the formats 004902211234567 or 02211234567.

    The callermonitor seems to work as it shows incoming numbers but the recent calls and phonebook function are broken.

    Anyone has any thoughts about that? Any kind of solution


  • Hi @randpop,

    I’m running this plugin together with the fix by wunderbear and a Unitymedia-Fritzbox 6490 with FritzOS 7.02 does also work an gives a reasonable output.


  • Hi all,
    this is my first post, so please be patient with me 😉
    I´m trying to use MMM-FRITZ-Box-Callmonitor, but I have some problems, although I followed nearly every hint in this discussion.

    • When someone is calling, I can see his number but not his name on the screen.
    • The latest calls only were shown when I don´t config password and username. Why is that?
    • when I test the connection with:
    python -p PASSWORD -u USER -i xxx.xxxx.xx.xx

    I retrieve all the data from my Fritzbox, so the connection should not be the problem.

    At least I tried the recommended fix of wunderbear, but after a reboot I only get a black screen (with the cursor top-left) after starting the MagicMirror. What is the reason and how can I solve these problems? I don´t want to start all other again 😩

    I hope, that someone can help me to fix my problems.

    Thanks and regards

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