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31 Lug 23 Dashboarding Fritz!box router with telegraf, influxdb and grafana

So, with this second article about grafana we are going to dashboard a Fritz!box router.

Same as the previous article, you need a grafana+influxdb installation somewhere. Also you’ll need a linux host connected to the fritz router to monitor, a Raspberry pi 4 will be more than OK.

Install telegraf on your rpi4, then follow these instructions:

Once you’ve installed the required software you’ll end up with the sw installed into /opt/telegraf_fritzbox and a configuration file into /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d/telegraf_fritzbox.conf.

Open and modify this last file in this way:

  commands = ["python3 /opt/telegraf_fritzbox/"]
  timeout = '30s'
  data_format = "influx"
  interval = "30s"

Now edit this file: /opt/telegraf_fritzbox/config.yaml and setup your fritz router’s username and password connection. NOTE: It’s a good thing to create a dedicated user.

It’s possible to test this command to check if the connection with ther router is working:

python3 /opt/telegraf_fritzbox/ ; chown telegraf:telegraf /opt/telegraf_fritzbox/fritz.db

If everything is ok you should have a list of metrics coming from your router.

Please note that you need to enable UPnP status on your router networking configuration or you’ll have an error regarding a unknown service.

Now, restart telegraf with service telegraf restart.

It’s now time to import the grafana dashboard. I had big problems with the official json from so I put my modified dashbord here.

Some screenshots here

A really big thank goes to the software author Ragin-LundF ->