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  Reply # 1657573 25-Oct-2016 17:10
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7490 (7390) both just work for me.


As for SIP I've set up both my mobile as a Handset to the home number, and another phone as a second VOIP number.


The wireless on the 7490 seems better that the 7390 (both the g is better on the 7490 and the fact the 7490 has ac)


I'm sure they are not as awesome as and edge router but for a free box they are pretty well featured.




I'd try was a previous poster suggested and start with your test PC as the only thing connected to the Fritz (and connected by Ethernet).


Then change one thing at a time until you find the issue.
(In case the first test shows the Fritz as the point of failure ideally test another PC to confirm the fritz causing the same issue on both Machines. Also consider swapping Ethernet cables to eliminate them as the cause - both form ONT to Fritz and Fritz to PC, again separately to isolate issues.)


Yes, I know you have had the cables/ports tested - I probably have trust issues :)


Good luck, It can be no fun troubleshooting these issues

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  Reply # 1657865 26-Oct-2016 08:48
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As I posted back in March, I had huge problems with my 7390, initially with terribly low internet speeds (wired as well as wireless) and, when I relegated it to operating as a switch/providing wifi at the other end of the house the unreliability continued, so it got consigned to a draw.


Personally I wouldn't touch another Fritzbox on the basis of my experience. (Agree also on its relatively poor wifi coverage.)


I switched to using a spare HG659 as my router (and for wifi for that end of the house); can't say it's been perfect - in particular it seems to have issues with 5GHz (it's visibility is erratic!) - but at least I get the full 100MB download speed...


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  Reply # 1657909 26-Oct-2016 09:08
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Yeh the wifi on the HG659 is a bit poo too. But as a router for DSL/UFB it works well. Have seen people on gig plans getting over 900Mbit down.

I believe the wifi on the 74xx fritz boxes is better. The wifi on my old 7340 was terrible.

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