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  # 1038000 6-May-2014 22:58
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timmmay:
gocheck: I don't think you would try 802.11ac because 60Mbps is enough for you. I just wondering why ISPs provide 100Mbps UFB, eh??


I have UFB, and I use a wired connection on my PC, for performance. I use WiFi for my phone for web browsing.

Sure you may be able to go through a lot of work to get another 30Mbps, but is it worth the bother?

alright, I'll buy a 50 meters cable tomorrow..


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  # 1038010 6-May-2014 23:21
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You could also invest in a WiFi adapter that works on 5GHz. From memory, a single channel 802.11N connection can go up to 110Mbps. I believe that the Fritz supports up to 300Mbps by using multiple channels (although other routers will do up to 450Mbps).

The wired connection will always be faster and more stable than wireless. It's just far less convenient.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1038016 6-May-2014 23:37
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I did myself notice a decent speed slowdown over WiFi. I did read somewhere about power saving and this causing issues. I used to get 28Mbp/s over WiFi and im now lucky to crest 13Mbp/s Ill try further testing tonight when its quiet but looking at my area i wouldn't expect it to be as bad as it is. (VDSL)

Another thing is it will sit infinitely scanning the local networks on that wireless environment graph.

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  # 1038019 6-May-2014 23:52
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Ran some tests,
16Mbp/s over 2.4Ghz, 15Mbp/s over 5Ghz. Now i am the only user on that entire spectrum? Why so degraded. The PC negotiates at 108Mbp/s and same with the phone. For 2.4Ghz it negotiates at 65Mbp/s which is max for 20mhz. Pings are fine, it doesnt seem to bounce around that much but a bit.

It wasnt as bad before but still totally retarded.

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  # 1038044 7-May-2014 07:05
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gocheck:
timmmay:
gocheck: I don't think you would try 802.11ac because 60Mbps is enough for you. I just wondering why ISPs provide 100Mbps UFB, eh??


I have UFB, and I use a wired connection on my PC, for performance. I use WiFi for my phone for web browsing.

Sure you may be able to go through a lot of work to get another 30Mbps, but is it worth the bother?

alright, I'll buy a 50 meters cable tomorrow..



I ran cable from one end of my house to another and installed a few ethernet ports, installed conduit in the walls, and installed a second WAP, to get good performance. If you NEED that 30Mbps your options are cable, a different access point, or rolling the firmware back.

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  # 1038112 7-May-2014 09:24
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timmmay:
gocheck:
timmmay:
gocheck: I don't think you would try 802.11ac because 60Mbps is enough for you. I just wondering why ISPs provide 100Mbps UFB, eh??


I have UFB, and I use a wired connection on my PC, for performance. I use WiFi for my phone for web browsing.

Sure you may be able to go through a lot of work to get another 30Mbps, but is it worth the bother?

alright, I'll buy a 50 meters cable tomorrow..



I ran cable from one end of my house to another and installed a few ethernet ports, installed conduit in the walls, and installed a second WAP, to get good performance. If you NEED that 30Mbps your options are cable, a different access point, or rolling the firmware back.



I was under the impression this is locked to 6.xx?
I dont know how AVM manage to release junk firmware. Every second darn week.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1039172 8-May-2014 15:27
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Got reply from AVM. Good news is that the modem can be downgrade to a beta version FRITZ!OS 5.23. See reply below:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank you very much for your enquiry and for contacting the AVM Support.

If the wireless connection speed between the FRITZ!Box and wifi devices is
slow, please follow this complete guide:

http://service.avm.de/support/en/SKB/FRITZ-Box-7390-int/514:Slow-wireless-connection-speed

    --------------------------------------------------------------

Due to the recent security issue, we strongly advise to only use firmware
versions with security fix for your FRITZ!Box (FRITZ!OS 6.03 and higher)
and NOT to install any previous vulnerable versions. Full information is
available in this article:

http://service.avm.de/support/en/SKB/FRITZ-Box-7390-int/1453:Important-security-information-for-FRITZ-Box-users


We beg for your understanding that AVM cannot offer older firmware versions
without the security fix.

However, we can offer you a beta version FRITZ!OS 5.23 that includes the
security fix and was compiled on the basis of an older FRITZ!OS version:

Attention:
AVM does not offer any technichal support whatoever for this beta version.
The installation of the regular FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box is possible at
any time.

The beta firmware can be installed as follows:

1. Download the firmware from our FTP server at:
   ftp://service.avm.de/Downgrade/FRITZ!Box_7390/english/
2. Open the FRITZ!Box user interface (http://fritz.box).
3. Ensure the "View: Advanced" is displayed (below the configuration area).
  Else click "View: Standard".
4. Save current settings by clicking "Save Settings".
5. Click "Browse..." and browse to the firmware update file on your hard
  disk.
6. Click the "Update" button.

The update procedure will now begin. During this time the INFO-LED will
start flashing.

ATTENTION:
This procedure must not be interrupted! When the INFO-LED stops flashing
then re-connect via "Overview". However, should the "Info" LED still be
flashing after 10 minutes, briefly interrupt the power supply of the
FRITZ!Box.

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  # 1039177 8-May-2014 15:31
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If there's a security issue I should probably go up to 6.06. Should be fine since I can probably get by somehow with just 60Mbps ;)

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  # 1039187 8-May-2014 15:40
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6.03 also addressed it. This one appears to be a stability and DSL fix.

Might sort a few of those people scared to go 6.03 due to some reported failures here in NZ

New with FRITZ!OS 6.06:
-DSL: fixes a problem, that could cause certain line cards to crash when changing settings in the FRITZ!Box
-DSL: fixes a problem with bandplan 997
-system: general stability improved


New with FRITZ!OS 6.03:
-Security: removes possibility for unauthorized access to FRITZ!Box.


It now has all sorts of New Zealand specific settings listed. But still can't get it to ring-ring on the devices like test mode does. Live incoming calls are just riiiiiiiing <insert random gap> riiinnngggg

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  # 1039217 8-May-2014 16:16
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long as your not using myfritz, your fritzbox isnt exposed to the security issue.

i personally run 5.22, learnt my lesson upgrading to 5.51 (and a few 5.6x betas) just dont seem ANYWHERE near as stable..


on the note of wireless, its not an assured service at all.. i personally sit on a 60/10 VDSL line, and 90% of the time i can max out over wireless with ease on the other side of the house with fritz on 40mhz 2.4Ghz. there are some days when this will drop to about 30mbit. normally i see speed drops when one of the many neighbours reboot their router, and their auto channel selection goes, HEY! im going to jump in the middle of this channel ok? or Bluetooth transfers start up.



the fritz is a great device for seeing what your wireless environment is looking like.


worth noting, the 5.21 firmwares also have the green features, where they will pull things back.

06.05.14 22:16:55 WLAN device registered: Reactivating WLAN at full power (2,4 GHz).
06.05.14 22:09:28 No WLAN device registered any more: Reducing power consumption (2,4 GHz).

this doesnt happen all that often for me, as there is almost always a wireless enabled device hovering around.




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  # 1039268 8-May-2014 17:01
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Does anyone have the 5.51 firmware available in case I go to 6.06 and have problems? Best have it available now than later. I got 5.23 from the Fritz website.

Do you have to write down any settings before you upgrade, or does it keep them? I have saved my settings using the web UI.

Edit - Fritz 7390.

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  # 1039270 8-May-2014 17:04
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timmmay: Does anyone have the 5.51 firmware available in case I go to 6.06 and have problems? Best have it available now than later. I got 5.23 from the Fritz website.

Do you have to write down any settings before you upgrade, or does it keep them? I have saved my settings using the web UI.


for which fritz?

generally you can upgrade a fritz and import an old config in upgrade mode, but when downgrading mode you need to manually configure.. always backup and write things down.


if all else fails, long as you can get your connection online, snap will fix your VoIP etc..


i archive as many firmwares as i can, simply because AVM keep deleting the damned things when they decide its a "security risk"




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  # 1039271 8-May-2014 17:05
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7390, sorry. If anyone has them can you chuck 'em on dropbox or something?

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  # 1039276 8-May-2014 17:10
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timmmay: 7390, sorry. If anyone has them can you chuck 'em on dropbox or something?


http://goo.gl/eYaQY0 5.22 for 3790

http://goo.gl/SdKXsP 5.51 for 3790


no promises that you will be able to downgrade (just my little warning anyway.), a few firmwares have been seen to upgrade the bootloader on the fritz blocking older firmwares, rather frustrating really.. but recovery images might be able to push you back down there since that flashes instead of updating..




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