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Fritzbox update brings numerous improvements and fixes annoying bugs

The Berlin router manufacturer AVM regularly releases updates for its Fritzboxes and other Fritz devices. This includes repeaters, powerline adapters, but also Fritz phones. atechbook has the information about the latest updates.

AVM has a whole range of different devices on offer, most of which have been supplied with new firmware updates for years. The updates bring numerous innovations for the Fritzboxes, repeaters and powerline adapters, but often also solve minor problems. In the run-up, the company usually prepares the so-called release candidates for the current major Fritzbox update by means of a laboratory. New functions also continue to be tested through smaller updates from the Fritz lab. Here you can find out for which devices AVM currently offers an update.

Please note:

In the list, we include updates to the official Fritz!OS as well as the latest lab versions. Since AVM is only testing new features in the Fritz Lab, the software may cause minor problems in operation. Therefore, please pay attention to the notes we give on installing a Fritz Lab.

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Current Fritzbox updates at a glance

Fritzboxes for DSL, cable and LTE get lab update

Meanwhile, the intervals between the various updates are getting shorter and shorter. Only a short time after the update that, among other things, improved the streaming experience with DSL and cable Fritzboxes, AVM is once again providing a lab. This one comes in two swings.

On Saturday, July 16, AVM provided a lab update for the cable Fritzbox 6690 Cable. It has the version number 07.39-97334 and should, among other things, improve the connection on fiber optic connections and correct errors on the WAN and LAN ports. Overall, there are the following innovations:

Internet:

  • Fixed Certain web pages were not accessible under IPv6, especially on fiber connections.
  • Fixed Internet connection via a WAN port was displayed as “Not Online” although an Internet connection existed
  • Fixed Under certain circumstances no Internet connection when connected via WAN or LAN port
  • Improvement Stability improvement for WireGuard connections on PCP ports by bringing forward the map request for WireGuard

WLAN:

  • Fixed Channel and frequency calculation for radar events under “System / Events” corrected
  • Fixed WLAN network key was not correctly checked for permissibility when entered

DECT:

  • Fixed Ring buttons for door phones were not signaled with the set ring tone

Already one day before, on Friday, AVM released the update for the Fritzbox 7590, 7530 as well as the 6890 LTE , whereas the LTE router hasn’t received a lab for a while. The version numbers of the updates are 07.39-98303, 07.39-98301 and 07.39-98285. With the lab software, AVM fixes minor bugs as always and also improves the WLAN as well as the download speed via guest access. The changelog for the Fritzbox 7590 and the 7530 reads quite similar, because both routers have been updated regularly in the past weeks, so they have already received many innovations. AVM lists it for the Fritzbox 7590 as follows:

Internet:

  • Improvement Increased download speed for guest access.
  • Improvement Support for DynDNS providers with optional user name/password.

WLAN:

  • Fixed Selection options on the “WLAN / wireless network / security” pages were not correctly hidden/shown after WLAN was turned on/off
  • Fixed Editing option when WLAN timeout is not activated corrected
  • Fixed WLAN guest access could not be activated

Mesh:

  • Fixed Incorrect of connections in the user interface when a Fritz! product with older Fritz! OS version was used in the mesh.

System:

  • Fixed Push service for received fax messages contained inappropriate text artifacts behind the date
  • Stability improvement

In addition to these changes, the changelog for the Fritzbox 7530 also includes the following items:

Internet:

  • Fixed Device locks were ignored depending on the default profile

WLAN:

  • Fixed Problems with video streaming occurred with devices connected to a Fritz repeater
  • Fixed Various errors on the page “WLAN/radio network” in the user interface
  • Fixed Partially delayed acceptance after changes in the input fields for “Name of WLAN radio network (SSID)” and “WLAN network key” on the “WLAN / radio network” page

Home network:

  • Fixed parental control unexpectedly indicated that online time is used up
  • Improved LAN connections in the mesh overview of the FRITZ!Box improved

System:

  • Fixed Event messages were possibly classified in wrong categories
  • Improvement Detail pages are now not only saved but also exited after editing by clicking on “Apply
  • Improvement Icons for device lock and real-time prioritization on the start page revised

The update for the Fritzbox 6890 LTE is very extensive. Here, the manufacturer lists numerous innovations:

Internet:

  • NEW IP blocking list for incoming packets
  • Improvement Increased download speed for guest access
  • Improvement VPN user dial-in from Android 12 via IPSec IKEv2 supported
  • Improvement Event messages on DNS fault detection and termination made more precise
  • Improvement No publication of IPv4 address to MyFritz! net on dual-stack connections with carrier-grade NAT; resolution of MyFritz! address is always to IPv6 address here
  • Improvement Support for DynDNS providers with optional user name/password
  • Change Removed obsolete entries from the provider list for Internet access
  • Fixed The ICMP identifier for ping calls was sporadically set to 0 by the Fritzbox, which made “host monitoring” more difficult
  • Improvement New setup wizard simplifies the creation of WireGuard connections
  • Improvement WireGuard VPN connections are deployed on a separate tab with simplified or custom settings
  • Improvement New connections can be added to an existing WireGuard VPN client
  • Enhancement Random selection of the port used for WireGuard VPN connections and extension of the selection range
  • Enhancement Stability improvement for WireGuard connections on PCP ports by bringing forward the map request for WireGuard
  • Improvement For VPN connections, Internet access was sometimes prevented by parental controls
  • Improvement Stability improvements for (Android) VPN connections over IPSec IKEv2
  • Fixed Deleting of the last WireGuard connection was faulty under certain circumstances
  • Fixed After importing and using a simplified WireGuard VPN setup for company dial-in to a Fritzbox (as home device), no access from the company network to the FRITZ!Box was possible
  • Fixed WireGuard VPN connection between dual-stack and DS-Lite port broke permanently under certain circumstances
  • Fixed To WireGuard connections “Internet address of this Fritzbox” was not displayed under certain circumstances
  • Fixed Failed logins to the ISP were not listed in the event log
  • Fixed In very rare cases the request for an update was no longer performed and the information about the mesh master was not transferred to MyFritz!Net
  • Fixed In rare cases the email notification about a successful update was not sent via the MyFritz! platform
  • Fixed Without ISP-provided DNS servers, NTP time discovery was not possible
  • Fixed In some circumstances the update of the filter of the “Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien” (BPjM) failed.
  • Fixed In very rare cases, an update request was no longer performed and the information about the mesh master was not transferred to MyFritz!Net
  • Fixed Certain web pages were not accessible under IPv6, especially on fiber connections
  • Fixed Internet connection via a WAN port was displayed as “Not online” although an Internet connection existed
  • Fixed Under certain circumstances no Internet connection when connected via WAN or LAN port
  • Fixed Calling a list in a parental control access profile started the print view
  • Fixed Device locks were ignored depending on the default profile

Telephony:

  • Fixed Trunk number was not displayed when SIP system port settings were edited
  • Fixed When using TCP no incoming calls were signaled under special conditions (provider tango.lu)
  • Fixed Phone number from an entry in the call list could not be added to an existing phone book entry

WLAN:

  • Improvement New message under “System / Events” when a new session key was negotiated (connections according to WPA3/SAE standard)
  • Improvement Radar detection improved (5 GHz band)
  • Improvement WLAN autochannel function improved
  • Enhancement In case of a temporary channel change to channel 36 during ZeroWaitDFS (5GHz band), a corresponding entry was added to the event log
  • Fixed Channel and frequency calculation for radar events under “System / Events” corrected
  • Fixed Setting of WLAN transmit power also for public WLAN guest access possible again
  • Fixed Page “WLAN / Radio Channel” was not completely displayed with Safari under MacOS/iOS/iPadOS
  • Fixed Throughput issues with 160 MHz channel bandwidth (5 GHz band) with some Huawei devices fixed (including Mate 20 Pro, P30)
  • Fixed Button ¡Start WPS” on the page “WLAN / Security / WPS quick connection” was without function
  • Fixed WLAN could sporadically not be activated or deactivated via Fritz phone in certain scenarios
  • Fixed WLAN network key was not correctly checked for permissibility when entered
  • Fixed When deactivating the 2.4 GHz frequency band on the page “WLAN / Radio Channel” the setting for the WLAN standard was reset
  • Fixed When MAC address filter was activated on page “WLAN / Wireless network”, login attempts were not always logged in the list “Show unsuccessful login attempts
  • Fixed Push service for WLAN guest access did not work
  • Fixed Video streaming problems with devices connected to a Fritz repeater
  • Fixed Several errors on the page “WLAN/radio network” in the user interface
  • Fixed Partially delayed acceptance after changes in the input fields for “Name of WLAN radio network (SSID)” and “WLAN network key” on the “WLAN / radio network” page
  • Fixed Selection options on the pages “WLAN / Radio network / Security” were not displayed or hidden correctly after WLAN was switched on/off
  • Fixed Editing option when WLAN timeout is not activated corrected
  • Fixed WLAN guest access could not be activated

Home network:

  • Improvement Detail pages of network devices were revised
  • Change Revised “Detail” pages for Fritz Powerline devices
  • Improved LAN connections in the mesh overview of the Fritzbox
  • Fixed incorrect of parental control settings in details of VPN users
  • Fixed Changes in the details pages of a network device erroneously activated the lock of the device
  • Fixed incorrect of parental control settings in the details of VPN users
  • Fixed Missing of the frequency spectrum for devices in the Powerline network which were connected to the Fritzbox via Powerline
  • Fixed Parental control unexpectedly indicated that online time was used up

System:

  • Improvement Initial setup wizard with option to send or receive faxes
  • Improvement Stored e-mail address in user account can be deleted
  • Improvement Detail pages are now not only saved but also exited after editing by clicking on “Apply
  • Improvement The additional confirmation for setting certain settings and functions can no longer be disabled
  • Improvement Stability increased
  • Improvement When calling the link to the lab feedback, the Fritz!OS version is transmitted as well
  • Improvement Behavior of buttons at the bottom of the page changed
  • Improvement Larger text in many tables
  • Improvement Icons for device lock and realtime prioritization on the start page reworked
  • Fixed Incorrectly sent change notice for additional confirmation option has been removed
  • Fixed Initial setup wizard could not be closed
  • Fixed Call of direct help for event messages was not linked
  • Fixed Event messages were possibly sorted into wrong categories
  • Fixed Push service for received fax messages contained inappropriate text artifacts behind the date

Mobile communication:

  • Improved Stability increased

DSL:

  • Improved Sync data rate instead of available data rate on the “Overview” and “Online Monitor” pages

DECT / Fritz-Fon:

  • Improved Volume of speech on voice ringing increased
  • Fixed Image display for RSS feeds reliable again
  • Fixed Ring buttons for door phones were not signaled with the set ring tone

Mesh:

  • Fixed Wrong of connections in the user interface if a Fritz! product with older Fritz! OS version was used in the mesh

Repeater:

  • Fixed Under certain conditions the WLAN channel in the 2.4 GHz band was changed too often
  • Fixed WLAN power off was not transferred to mesh repeater if mesh settings takeover was switched off
  • Fixed Multiple DFS wait time after initial setup.

Smart Home:

  • Improvement Google calendar setting can be updated via a button
  • Improvement Routines can be enabled and disabled via templates

USB:

  • Fixed Folder selection for media server was not possible because the “OK” button remained grayed out
  • Fixed File names with special characters on NTFS formatted disks could not be displayed
  • Fixed NTFS formatted disks could not be mounted

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The innovations in the current FritzOS

With the current Fritz!OS, AVM says it is delivering numerous new features and optimizations for its Fritz devices. These should not only increase the performance of the Fritzboxes, but also improve WLAN connections from mobile devices, enable faster and more stable connections via VPN networks and provide more security in the home network. Overall, AVM is introducing innovations in all core areas such as Internet, telephony, smart home and home network.

Read the linked news item to find out which adjustments and functions the update to Fritz!OS 7.25 and higher includes.

Fritz Lab: What to watch out for

If an update comes from the Fritz Lab, different conditions apply compared to the official updates. This is because AVM uses the lab firmware to test new features that will later be part of the big, official firmware update at the end of August or beginning of September. It therefore has beta character. The manufacturer also points out that there may be problems when operating the software.

Users can try out a Fritz Lab if the current FritzOS is installed on their Fritzbox. Before installing the software, however, the data and settings on the router should be backed up to be on the safe side. Once this has been done, users can download the Fritz Lab firmware from AVM’s website and save it on their computer as a ZIP file. After unpacking the file, the following steps are then necessary for installation:

  1. Call up the Fritzbox interface in the browser with http://fritz.box and enter the password for your Fritzbox if necessary.
  2. At the bottom of the menu you will find the footer “View: Advanced”, which you have to activate
  3. Now you will find the tab “FritzOS file” under “System / Update”.
  4. Select the path to the previously downloaded and unzipped ZIP file in the input field and click on “Start update”.

If a lab firmware is already installed on the Fritzbox, a new update will be offered automatically. Note that the update process may take a few minutes. During this time, the router’s info lamp flashes. Once the update is complete, the Fritzbox restarts automatically. Data and settings are not lost, so the router is ready for use again as usual.

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