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Topic # 237484 4-Jun-2018 23:51
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Im signing up for gigabit fibre tomorrow most likely 2degrees at this stage i have my own pfsense box so dont need their modem but a friend of mine could use it just wanted to know if they still use fritzbox or not

 

 


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  Reply # 2034522 12-Jun-2018 15:22
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Mine was delivered today. Mostly pretty good review for the 7490. The Chorus folks are due out tomorrow afternoon and then the service go live is next week. We went with 2Degrees because of the minor price differentials for the top bandwidth option. Plus we get $10/month as mobile subscribers. 

 

We still have about 60GB left on our Skinny 4G home broadband. Which has been OK, but their modem not allowing customised DNS for Skinny is annoying. 


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  Reply # 2034655 12-Jun-2018 21:38
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I got my modem yesterday and it's a FRITZ!Box 7650



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  Reply # 2034886 13-Jun-2018 10:57
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Thanks i have received the router and am waiting for chorus to do the first visit before this i was on the skinny 4G setup and to be fair i had so much trouble with it if i didnt run the connection through a VPN i would completely  stop working after loading a few pages and would require a modem reboot

 

 

 

also in the end i was running it behind a pfsense box through a vpn and while i still had the problem of needing to run a VPN i did speed up a lot i dont think the supplied modem is very good i now average 80 down via speedtest instead of 30 

 

 

 

all in all it was much better than the old adsl line i had that would do 1mbit on a good day

 

 




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  Reply # 2034890 13-Jun-2018 10:59
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Jessew: I got my modem yesterday and it's a FRITZ!Box 7650

 

 

 

wait are you sure i cant find any info about that model mine is a 7490


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  Reply # 2035898 13-Jun-2018 11:16
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Sorry, it's FRITZ!Box 7560. 


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  Reply # 2035912 13-Jun-2018 11:44
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It's not a 7490--why did you get a new model?


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  Reply # 2035913 13-Jun-2018 11:46
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Jessew:

 

Sorry, it's FRITZ!Box 7560. 

 

 

Here is a comparison of the newer models.

 

https://en.avm.de/products/comparing-avm-products/fritzbox/all-connections/

 

Its a pity the 7590/7580 models are not yet supplied. They have the benefits of MU-MIMO, and Max Mbit/s of 1733+800. I also noticed that the 7490 (1300 + 450) is actually faster than the 7560 (866 + 450) for some reason. Unless thats a typo on the website?

 

Fritzboxes are excellent routers regardless. They have very good parental features and work well with the supplied DECT phone (no need for a seperate ATA/DECT base station)


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  Reply # 2035932 13-Jun-2018 12:56
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Pretty sure the 7560 is shipped to ADSL/VDSL customers as even the lower speed specs will still be sufficient.

 

I'd be interested to find out if it would be swapped free of charge to a 7490 if you then upgrade to fibre at a later date (eg. Chorus lay fibre in your area) and subscribe to the gig plan?

 

 

 

+1 on them being awesome routers.


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