FRITZ!Box 3490 – FRITZ!OS 7.01

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    UK Sentinel
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    Looks like Fritz!Box 3490 has a new firmware 7.01 release that support Mesh Improvements

    Release date: 01.10.2018

    Changelog:

    https://en.avm.de/nc/service/downloads/download/show/YToyOntzOjc6ImRpc3BsYXkiO3M6MTQ6IkZSSVRaIUJveCAzNDkwIjtzOjM6InVybCI7czo3MjoiaHR0cDovL2Rvd25sb2FkLmF2bS5kZS9mcml0emJveC9mcml0emJveC0zNDkwL290aGVyL2ZyaXR6Lm9zL2luZm9fZW4udHh0Ijt9/

    The update file “FRITZ.Box_3490.140.xx.xx.image” on http://ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Box 3490.

    Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!Box 3490! Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.

    Product: FRITZ!Box 3490

    Version: FRITZ!OS 7.01

    Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish

    Release date: 01.10.2018

    **New Features:**
    – New functions and improvements for Mesh
    – New features for the FRITZ! Hotspot
    – Reduced waiting times for wireless LAN channel switches >48 in the 5 GHz band (Zero Wait DFS)
    – MyFRITZ! access to FRITZ!Box via internet now comes without security information in the browser
    – Increased speed when using USB storage media with NTFS data systems
    – Transmit telephone numbers to additional FRITZ!Boxes

    Note: Instructions for configuring and using Mesh functions are presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq

    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.

    ### New Features in FRITZ!OS 7.01

    ####Internet:
    – **NEW** register for regular status updates for your FRITZ!Box (MyFRITZ! report)
    – **NEW** MyFRITZ! internet access to the FRITZ!Box without a warning from the browser (SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt)

    ####Home network:
    – **NEW** User interface with new Home Network -> “Mesh” menu for all settings concerning Mesh
    – **NEW** Mesh Home Network Overview also shows telephone and Smart Home connections complete with topology and connection quality
    – **NEW** In the ex works settings, a second FRITZ!Box connected via Ethernet becomes a Mesh repeater at the push of a button (WPS)
    – **NEW** Switch for IP client or router operation in the network settings area
    – **NEW** Switch for the function of the FRITZ!Box in the home network (Mesh operating mode) as Mesh Master or Mesh Repeater in the Home Network>Mesh>Mesh Settings and WLAN areas
    – **NEW** Mesh events added to the event messages
    – **NEW** The settings for push services, auto updates and AVM services are applied to the entire Mesh WiFi

    More information on the new features for Mesh is presented at “New features for Mesh”
    More information on configuration and using Mesh is presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq

    ####Wireless:
    – ** NEW** With a “FRITZ! Hotspot it’s easier than ever to give guests WiFi access in public places such as bars, restaurants, doctor’s practices etc. For details, see Wireless / Guest Access.
    – **NEW** Improved wireless security through support of activated Protected Management Frames (PMF)

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    With each FRITZ!OS update, AVM also updates its security functions. Therefore we recommend performing the update for all devices.

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    ### Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 7.01

    #### Powerline:
    – **IMPROVED** Option for checking and, if necessary, remedying detected interference from powerline to VDLS

    #### DSL
    – **BUG FIX** DSL-Datarate could was shown differently in various parts of the user interface

    #### Internet

    – **IMPROVED** Display of internet connections on the Overview page also includes WAN connections
    – **IMPROVED** Simplified display for internet connections on the Overview page under Connections
    – **IMPROVED** Function for removing the FRITZ!Box from the MyFRITZ! account (myfritz.net)
    – **IMPROVED** Optimizations for data throughput
    – **IMPROVED** Optimizations for DNS resolution
    – **Improved** Optimized registration with MyFRITZ! (myfritz.net) also possible without enabling MyFRITZ! internet access, under Internet > MyFRITZ! Account
    – *IMPROVED** SHA-2 support for VPN connections
    – **IMPROVED** Filter for port 25 (unsecured mail sending) also effective for the Guest Access (Wireless LAN/LAN)
    – **CHANGE** Connections to 1&1 lines also with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6 and IPv4 Dual Stack)
    – **CHANGE** Connections to Vodafone lines also with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6 and IPv4 Dual Stack)
    – **CHANGE** Type of internet connection “existing connection via wireless LAN” also supports non-encrypted wireless LAN
    – **CHANGE** Parental controls no longer differentiate between Windows users
    – **CHANGE** Devices blocked for internet use in the parental controls can be reached via VPN
    – **CHANGE** Internet service provider “GMX” removed
    – **CHANGE** FRITZ!Box devices in IP client mode (as for connection to existing network) can be registered with myfritz.net
    – **CHANGE** Certificate signed by letsencrypt.org (for MyFRITZ! addresses)
    – **BUG FIX** “Default user already exists” message when configuring parental controls
    – **BUG FIX** Possible circumvention of time limits defined in parental controls
    – **BUG FIX** Circumvention of parental controls for certain blocked websites
    – **BUG FIX** The LAN ports were switched for VPN LAN-LAN linkup
    – **BUG FIX** Improved VPN interoperability
    – **BUG FIX** VPN user connections not displayed in the home network overview
    – **BUG FIX** MyFRITZ! FTP links corrected
    – **BUG FIX** MyFRITZ! access or device with MyFRITZ! access could not be deleted under certain circumstances
    – **BUG FIX** Error while entering an already assigned IP address for a new device for port sharing
    – **BUG FIX** No IPv4 port sharing for devices with IPv6 interface ID during IPv4 internet connection without IPv6
    – **BUG FIX** IPv6 NAS sharing link could not be used
    – **BUG FIX** Google DynDNS service not supported
    – **BUG FIX** Static IP address with /31 network mask not possible
    – **BUG FIX** MyFRITZ!-Page would allow to change the user email-adress, even with no user registered
    – **BUG FIX** in some configurations a VPN-config file could not be imported

    ####Home network:
    – **BUG FIX** Possible error message (Error code 1) when IP address entered manually in the Device Details
    – **CHANGE** Connection Statistics area for the powerline network moved from the Network Device Details to the Contents>FRITZ!Box Support area

    ####Wireless:
    – **IMPROVED** DFS wait times in the 5-GHz band optimized
    – **IMPROVED** Band steering for wireless clients that support the 802.11v/k standards
    – **IMPROVED** Display of wireless standards 802.11k and 802.11v as “Signal Properties” (for band steering)
    – **IMPROVED** Display of frequency bands on Wireless LAN / Radio Channel page in the “Other radio networks in your vicinity” list
    – **IMPROVED** Improved changing of SSID in Wireless Assistant during first configuration
    – **BuG FIX** Selection of DFS channels in the 5 GHz band possible again in repeater mode
    – **BUG FIX** Display of interference sources on Wireless LAN / Radio Channel page in the “Use of the Wireless LAN Channels” list
    – **BUG FIX** The entire network environment of the base station is displayed in repeater mode

    ####Security:
    – **CHANGE** The “Login without password (not recommended) option in the FRITZ!Box user interface now requires pressing a button on the FRITZ!Box

    ####Diagnostics:
    – **IMPROVED** Function diagnostics shows insufficient memory for saving faxes and voice messages when USB storage is full
    – **CHANGE** Display of port for Diagnostics & Maintenance

    ####System:
    – **NEW** Additional confirmation for certain changes can now be performed using the Google Authenticator
    – **IMPROVED** Redesigned Auto Update page
    – **IMPROVED** Event protocol on the Mesh Master also contains all events on the other FRITZ! devices in the Mesh WiFi
    – **IMPROVED** Push service sends mail after the update with additional information on the version and update progress
    – **IMPROVED** Push service change notice now also includes information on the registration of a new DECT device
    – **IMPROVED** Push service change notice on new devices in the home network now also includes information on new Mesh repeaters
    – **IMPROVED** “New FRITZ!OS” push service mail now also includes planned time of for auto updates
    – **IMPROVED** Optimized time synchronization (NTP) after internet dial-in
    – **IMPROVED** Consent to “Diagnostics and Maintenance” does not include permission for software updates
    – **IMPROVED** Simplified display for configuration of wireless LAN, LAN and WAN in the Interfaces area of the Overview menu
    – **IMPROVED** Redesigned push services overview
    – **CHANGE** For security reasons, the preconfigured user “ftpuser” can no longer be granted access from the internet
    – **CHANGE** For FRITZ!Box users who are granted access from the Internet, the password must be different from the user name
    – **CHANGE** The security of new password assignments must be rated at least “medium” or they will be rejected.
    – **CHANGE** Additional confirmation for creating VPN connections

    ####USB:
    – *IMPROVED** Message notifying about possible detriment to FRITZ!Box functions when contents deleted from the FRITZ! folder
    – **BUG FIX** System folders no longer indexed for the FRITZ! media server

    USB/UMTS:
    – **BUG FIX** Internet via mobile network not offered for all detected 3G dongles during first configuration

    ####New features for Mesh
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    General information on Mesh is presented at en.avm.de/mesh-networking.

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    **Enabling the Mesh Function**

    To check whether a FRITZ! product is enabled for Mesh, see the Mesh Overview of the FRITZ!Box (the Mesh Master) under “fritz.box -> Home Network -> Mesh”.
    Here the products in the Mesh are designated with a corresponding “Mesh active” symbol.

    A FRITZ!WLAN Repeater or FRITZ!Powerline Adapter with FRITZ!OS 6.90 or higher installed can be enabled for Mesh in various ways:
    – If the product has the ex works settings configured and is being connected with the FRITZ!Box for the first time, it will be automatically enabled for Mesh.
    – If the product is already connected, but not enabled for Mesh, it is added to the Mesh by pressing a button on the product to be integrated and a button on the FRITZ!Box. On the FRITZ!Box, use the button that initiates WPS (depending on the model, press the “Connect” or “WPS” button briefly, or the “WLAN/WPS button for 6 seconds)

    Detailed instructions, additional information and the answers to frequently asked questions about Mesh are presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq.

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    **Telephony Mesh and Smart Home Mesh**

    With FRITZ!OS 7.0, telephony and Smart Home are also compatible with the Mesh.

    The connections of cordless telephones and Smart Home products are displayed in the FRITZ!Box Mesh Overview. You can use a second FRITZ!Box as Mesh repeater, and use telephones registered with the second FRITZ!Box with the numbers assigned in the first FRITZ!Box, the “Mesh Master”.

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    **Configuring a second FRITZ!Box as a Mesh repeater with the press of a button**

    Requirements:

    – Your existing FRITZ!Box supports Mesh (FRITZ!OS 6.90 or higher). This box is the Mesh Master.
    – The FRITZ!Box to be deployed as a Mesh repeater has been updated to FRITZ!OS 7.0 and you have restored its settings ex works. This box is to become the Mesh repeater.

    Here’s how:

    – Connect the LAN1 port of the Mesh repeater with the Master using a LAN cable
    – Initiate the Connect function on both boxes (7590: press the “Connect” button briefly; 7490: press and hold down the WLAN/WPS button for 6 seconds)

    After the connection procedure is concluded, the second FRITZ!Box is ready for operation as a Mesh repeater. (It operates in “IP client” mode and, as a Mesh repeater, adopts the wireless LAN settings and other important settings from the FRITZ!Box).

    Please note that this function can be used only if the second FRITZ!Box is permanently connected with the first box by LAN cable.

    Instructions for configuring a FRITZ!Box connected via wireless LAN as a Mesh repeater are presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq

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    **Transmit the telephone numbers of a Mesh Master to another FRITZ!Box in the home network**

    Once you have added an additional FRITZ!Box to the Mesh, you can configure it so that all telephone numbers are available on each FRITZ!Box. If your FRITZ!Box is connected with a landline, you can use the telephones connected to the second FRITZ!Box to make calls over the internet as well as on the landline. If the latest FRITZ!OS 7.0 is installed on both FRITZ!Boxes, the telephone numbers are transferred automatically in the Mesh once the “Telephony in the Mesh” option is enabled.

    If the new FRITZ!Box is already part of the Mesh, or if you have already set up telephone numbers there, these telephone numbers must be deleted and one of the two FRITZ!Boxes must be restarted.

    Then the new FRITZ!Box must be enabled for “Telephony in the Mesh”.
    To do so proceed as follows:

    – Click on “Home Network” in the user interface of the Mesh Master.
    – Click on “Mesh” in the “Home Network” menu.
    – Click on the “Mesh Settings” tab.
    – In the “Use Telephony in the Mesh” section, click on the “Enable” link next to the Mesh repeater in question and then confirm this operation on the Mesh Master as well, if prompted to do so.

    The telephone numbers are now distributed in the Mesh and can be assigned to your telephones and other terminal equipment for telephony (for instance, answering machines) on the FRITZ!Box.

    Note: Telephony Mesh is not the same thing as DECT repeating, which requires the support of special hardware on the FRITZ!Box deployed as the Mesh Master.
    If you would like to use DECT repeating, you can purchase the FRITZ!DECT Repeater 100 from an electronics retailer.

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    **Display of 802.11k and 802.11v support on wireless devices**

    FRITZ!OS now displays wireless devices that support the wireless standards 802.11k and 802.11v directly in the user interface. Both standards are already widespread for wireless devices and are important prerequisites for the further development of Mesh WiFi for the fastest, lowest-interference, and most convenient control of wireless devices in Mesh environments To find out whether your wireless devices offer support for the 11k and/or 11v standards, see the “Properties” under the Wireless / Radio Network menu, or use the “Edit” function to display the properties of each wireless device.

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #925

    ryan806
    Participant

    I just received this, i been logging on nearly everyday to see if it’s available πŸ™‚

    #927
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    How is the new firmware, is it working well?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #929

    ryan806
    Participant

    How is the new firmware, is it working well?

    Yeah it seems to be ok, i have done a factory reset so just reconfiguring it at the moment.Β  I will be moving into a new build property soon which has FTTP, just waiting to see if Plusnet can offer it.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by  ryan806.
    #932
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    How is the new firmware, is it working well?

    Yeah it seems to be ok, i have done a factory reset so just reconfiguring it at the moment. I will be moving into a new build property soon which has FTTP, just waiting to see if Plusnet can offer it.

    FTTP, posh hey! I thought PlusNet was still Trailing FTTP, so will be interesting if you have access to it via PlusNet?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #934

    ryan806
    Participant

    How is the new firmware, is it working well?

    Yeah it seems to be ok, i have done a factory reset so just reconfiguring it at the moment. I will be moving into a new build property soon which has FTTP, just waiting to see if Plusnet can offer it.

    FTTP, posh hey! I thought PlusNet was still Trailing FTTP, so will be interesting if you have access to it via PlusNet?

    The guy i spoke to said they are going to send someone out to do a survey, he said that he thinks its unlikely they will be able to offer it.Β  If they cannot I can leave contract early no fees, but if they can offer it there is a one off fee to pay of about Β£100 or waive that and have a longer contract.

    Still have not heard back from them yet!

    #936
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    Β£100 bargain for FTTP, the survey as you may or may not know I assume will be dependant on how far you are from the DSLAM, let us know how it goes and if they want to use you as a trial, you might get a better deal πŸ˜‰

    I am also with PlusNet VDSL, so will be interesting to see how yours progresses?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #944

    ryan806
    Participant

    Β£100 bargain for FTTP, the survey as you may or may not know I assume will be dependant on how far you are from the DSLAM, let us know how it goes and if they want to use you as a trial, you might get a better deal πŸ˜‰ I am also with PlusNet VDSL, so will be interesting to see how yours progresses?

    I’ll keep you updated, thanks

    #1007
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    I just upgrades my Fritz!Box3490 to Firmware 7.01 and noticed under DSL Information > DSL there is a very handy little row that tells you how far you are way from you local DSLAM/Cabinet in Metres

    Mine is 440 Metres, time to get out the tape measure πŸ˜‰

     

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #1017

    ryan806
    Participant

    That’s good to know.Β  Update from my home move, Plusnet cannot offer me FTTP so my contract will end at the start of November.Β  Now I need to try and find another provider, the only thing is that my new house is not showing on the DSL checker yet or BT’s website. πŸ™

    #1019
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    That’s good to know. Update from my home move, Plusnet cannot offer me FTTP so my contract will end at the start of November. Now I need to try and find another provider, the only thing is that my new house is not showing on the DSL checker yet or BT’s website. πŸ™

    Does the property have a BT Number?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #1021

    ryan806
    Participant

    It’s a new build, no number yet I believe.

    #1022
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    I see, how do you know FTTP is available, did the housing Development company advise you on this,? or is the newbuild of your own creation (labour) πŸ˜‰

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #1025

    ryan806
    Participant

    I see, how do you know FTTP is available, did the housing Development company advise you on this,? or is the newbuild of your own creation (labour) πŸ˜‰

    Haha no I did not build it!Β  FTTP is available as our next door neighbour has it, the new house has not been enabled at the cabinet yet that’s what BT told me.Β  I am waiting for a response from Openreach as the sooner its online then I can place a new order, think I may go for Zen Internet for my ISP.

    #1028
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    ZEN and PlusNet rate very well in regards to customer satisfaction etc, funny that ZEN (I think) offer the Fritz!Box 3490 as there Modem/Router option πŸ˜‰

    Have fun and any issues, I have created a section under Broadband ISP for ZEN Internet, so feel free to use.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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