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# 208271 4-Feb-2017 08:48
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Just released:

 

 

The update file "FRITZ.Box_7490.113.xx.xx.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Box 7490.

 

Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!Box 7490!

 

Product: FRITZ!Box 7490
Version: FRITZ!OS 6.80
Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Release date: 31.01.2017

 

New features: - NEW - wifi Band Steering
- Reserved Bandwidth for the home network
- improved Smart-Home-functions und more MyFRITZ!
- FRITZ!Fon: Neue start screens and nightmode
- improved security and network features

 

Below you find a complete list and descriptions of the new functions in the latest FRITZ!OS, along with a list of further improvements in this version.
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Internet:
NEW - Display of Internet load from devices connected to the guest network
NEW - Support for IPv6-only devices in the Child Prorection
NEW - Reserved Bandwidth for the home network
NEW - Option for UPnP port forwarding on a per-device basis
NEW - Different port forwarding options integrated on a single site
NEW - Option to open up the firewall for IPv6 networks connected to a router
NEW - Static routes configurable now for IPv6

 

Fon:
NEW - Restrict number off international calls
NEW - Call forwarding now for all entries in a telephone book applicable

 

DECT:
NEW - Support for CAT-iq 2.0 capable DECT devices
NEW - In FRITZ!Fon, folders may now be added to playlists (support for one folder level)
NEW - FRITZ!Fon screen "Smart Home" with an overview und fast access to connected Smart Home devices (like FRITZ!DEDCT 200).

 

Homenetwork:
NEW - Option for port forwardings via UPnP on a per device basis
NEW - IP address of a DHCP client may now be configured directly in the device settings

 

WLAN:
NEW - Band Steering: The FRITZ!Box will shift selected devices to the other WLAN band (3.4 or 5GHz) to improve Performance
NEW - Delete all inactive WLAN devices without specific settings from the list of known devices at once
NEW - Added display of characteristics of WLAN devices in the user interface (Dual Band)

 


Smart Home:
NEW - Group based switching for radiator control devices
NEW - new options for switiching the smart home actor FRITZ!DECT 200 through noise activation like clapping of knocking
NEW - Display of temperature course if the last 24h for smart home devices with temperature sensor

 


Security:
NEW - Passwords for IP Phones must at least be 8 digits long. Shorter passwords will be deactived by the update!
NEW - certain settings require a local action on the FRITZ!Box to be actived

 

USB/NAS:
NEW - FRITZ!NAS-interface now optimized for Smartphones and tablets

 

USB/UMTS:
NEW - Received SMS on usb connected mobile network dongles are displayed in the FRITZ!Box events

 

 

The release document is here, with lots more information (and German)





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  # 1715615 5-Feb-2017 08:04
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Have updated from 6.52 to 6.80 and it seems to be more responsive and is faster loading pages with no lag compared to 6.52 (On Fibre 100).  Still has a bit of German in it when you go to clear the Log.

 

 

 

So far, impressed with it over 6.52.





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  # 1723364 20-Feb-2017 22:59
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I look forward to trying it out.  The band steering feature sounds very interesting.  A message appeared on my Fritzfon about 3 weeks ago informing of an available update for the fritzbox.  That's the first time I've seen that.  At the time though it was not available in English.  I notice Orcon have hidden the on-line update button again so I'll have to dig out the instructions to use the recovery method.

 

Thanks for the headsup.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1735441 12-Mar-2017 21:27
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I'm new to 2degrees and to the Fritzbox. Quick question, is it safe to upgrade to firmware releases from AVM as they are released? or is it best to wait for an ISP certified firmware release to upgrade to? 

 

 


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  # 1735450 12-Mar-2017 21:57
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"Child Prorection" and "3.4 or 5ghz"

 

 

 

Hope they write code better than they write press releases and changelogs.

 

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  # 1735460 12-Mar-2017 22:49
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band steering is probably the best thing i see in the list.








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  # 1735464 12-Mar-2017 23:08
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eaglesd:

 

I'm new to 2degrees and to the Fritzbox. Quick question, is it safe to upgrade to firmware releases from AVM as they are released? or is it best to wait for an ISP certified firmware release to upgrade to? 

 

 

Yes, it should be ok. I updated mine and connected to 2degrees fibre.





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  # 1743777 19-Mar-2017 13:07
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I've updated mine too (on Orcon).  Went without a hitch except for a DECT phone needing to be re-subscribed.  Don't forget to backup the configuration first or that may generate a few swear words!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1753378 2-Apr-2017 20:48
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Just noticed 6.83 is now available.

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  # 1753379 2-Apr-2017 21:00
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kimxk: Just noticed 6.83 is now available.

 

new things

 

  • necessary telephony network changes
  • Powerful wireless LAN: Band steering
  • Reservation of data rates
  • Extended Smart Home functions and more for MyFRITZ!
  • FRITZ!Fon: new start screens und a night service
  • Extra security and network adjustments




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  # 1768423 21-Apr-2017 12:25
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Don't recall seeing another thread and wasn't sure whether to create a new one, but if anyone reads this and is running a 7360v2, v6.83 is also available to update to on this. Upgraded mine last week and all is running well.


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  # 1768431 21-Apr-2017 12:51
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I just got 6.8.3 for the 7390. Looks much the same but haven't really looked at it.


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  # 1770292 25-Apr-2017 18:24
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Can someone confirm if they can edit/add new DynDNS settings after upgrade as I can't make any changes. My old settings stay there no matter what and if I reset the router to factory settings can't add new DynDNS settings.

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  # 1771052 27-Apr-2017 08:26
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Just a few posts below this one:

 

 

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=213845

 

 

 

Mine is working fine, albeit these settings were there before the upgrade.


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  # 1771200 27-Apr-2017 12:16
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Just tried changing my username etc on the DynDns settings, and it stayed after clicking apply.


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  # 1771798 28-Apr-2017 12:12
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@kimxk Do you have any idea what can be wrong, I have tried multiple DNS services, was working fine before and still works for dynu if I restore to old backup. Will try duckdns. Fritz Support have no idea it seems, they don't even believe me. Asking me to generate support data, even that doesn't work, support data file never finishes downloading.


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