FRITZ!Box 3490 / FRITZ!OS 7.12

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  • #3765
    UK Sentinel
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    Today AVM have released the latest firmware for the beloved Fritz!Box 3490 ( FRITZ!OS 7.12)

    The update file “FRITZ.Box_3490.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 7.12

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

    Release date: 09.08.2019

    – Over 50 new features and improvements: more performance and convenience in the wireless network, Mesh and Smart Home
    – Seamlessly connected in the Mesh: Mesh WiFi steering, shared telephone book and Smart Home
    – Well informed: Important information arrives simply and directly at the email address of your MyFRITZ! account
    – New in the internet: more information on DSL, faster LTE and expanded VPN functions
    – Practical to operate: quick overview of updates for FRITZ! products, LEDs can be switched off
    – Stronger support for new products: FRITZ!Repeater 3000

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    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.

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    ### Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 07.12

    #### DSL:
    – **Improved** Certain information adapted on DSL pages
    – **Improved** 35b interoperability to certain Broadcom remote sites improved

    #### Internet:
    – **Fixed** Sporadic change of shared ports in rare cases
    – **Improved** Increased stability

    #### WLAN:
    – **Fixed** Time display for scan of wireless environment (5-GHz band) corrected

    #### Mesh:
    – **Fixed** Mesh WiFi steering for devices on the wireless guest access improved
    – **Improved** Stablity

    #### DECT/FRITZ!FON:
    – **Fixed** PIN query came despite disabled PIN

    #### Home network:
    – **Fixed** Powerline information of a FRITZ!Powerline device connected with the FRITZ!Box via LAN were missing in the “Device Details” area

    #### System:
    – **Improved** Stability
    – **Improved** Browser compatibility optimized for saving table renderings locally
    – **Fixed** Push Service could not be disabled
    – **Fixed** Push Service for saving settings deleted the sender settings
    – **Fixed** During assignment of VPN rights for the current user, under certain circumstances this user’s other rights were removed
    – **Fixed** Update in progress on FRITZ!Repeaters was displayed for too long in the “Mesh Overview”

     

    https://en.avm.de/nc/service/downloads/?product=fritzbox-3490

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

    #3774
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    So I installed Fritz!OS 07.12 on my lovely Fritz!Box 3490 and all seems to be working as expected,

    I ran the GRC ‘Sheilds Up’ port scan and as usual they (AVM) are still Leaving port 113 CLOSED rather than in STEALTH.

    This is the only area of Fritz!Box OS I dislike, I understand that leaving port 113 is deemed ok given these are consumer products…..

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by UK Sentinel UK Sentinel.

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

    #3783
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    OMG! So far this morning my Fritz!Box 3490 has been a real nightmare, resynch with Cab multiple times, reduced my line synch from 55 / 10 (capped) to 45 / 0.20 yes 0.2. – finally got it back t0 normal by plugging in my DrayTeK 130 modem. then plugged back in Fritz!Box 3490 and DSL disconnects happen every 15 – 20 mins.

    Either the new Fritz!OS 07.12 is broken or I had a  bad firmware download – either way, it is not a good start .

    Edit: So this afternoon I factory reset router and rebuilt from scratch, during my testing I noticed issues with IPv6 and so left the Fritz!Box 3490 on IPv4 this afternoon and all seemed to be stable, tonight I have switched on IPv6 (dual stack) and so far all working as expected, I can only assume (hope) as I am with BT, they may have had issues with their IPv6 distribution (servers) in my area and hence my initial problems?

    Either way, what a fun day (not) 😉

     

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by UK Sentinel UK Sentinel.

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

    #3800
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    Again this morning, my Fritz!Box 3490 with IPv^ is having real issues, disconnects afer a synch and this is effecting up line synch speeds (upstream dropped from 10 Mbps to 0.4 Mbps

    So have disabled IPv6 again this morning and all has resorted back to normal, either BT are still having IPv6 issues or the new firmware for the 3490 is not stable with the UK implementation of IPv6 ?

    Either way, very odd this all is ……….

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

    #3801
    Grisu
    Grisu
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    Contact them as soon as it happens again!

    They have good support and will ask you to mail them support data from your box and have a look whats going on.

    You can get them out of the box, left down “Contents”, then left down “Fritz!Box Support” and choose “Generate Support Data”.

     

    I still dont have IPv6 so I cannot tell anything about it but should come this year at my home.

    Right now as first step they started IPv6 support for mobiles.

     

    PS: There are reported many problems with IPv6 on Asus routers too ending with no connection, maybe ISPs still not uptodate with their settings or failure on both sides.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Grisu Grisu.
    #3806
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    Hi @Grisu, I have used the Fritz!Box 3490 with the previous firmware release and IPV6 worked very well, seems to be this new version causing me issues.

    When I have used the feedback form previously, I usually get the AVM support agent (Michael Ellguth) and he is very ‘Yes or No’, not very helpful or imaginative ;-(

    Shame really as my Fritz!Box 3490 has always been very good, I was hoping to see if issues was with my local (BT) settings or if other owners also have reported these issues before I raise a sport ticket with AVM.

    Thanks for good advise 😉

     

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

    #3807
    Grisu
    Grisu
    Participant

    Maybe not at all IPv6 related?

    You can try using older DSL driver (Internet, DSL-Info,  EmC or Noise Immunity, Use Previous DSL-driver).

    #3811
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    I will try that tomorrow – thanks

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

    #3831
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
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    I tried the ‘Use Previous DSL-driver’ option and very simple procedure to follow, Fritz!Box has been stable for 2 days and IPv6 seems to be working as expected.

    I plan to revert back to version 07.01 over the weekend as my synch has dropped from 55/10 to 44/5 and  I have G.inp enabled in both directions, which I have never seen before on my line.

    Thanks for advice 😉

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

    #3868
    UK Sentinel
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    So I loaded Fritz!Box 3490 firmware version 07.01 yesterday and overnight the Fritz!Box re synched with exchange/dlsam/cab and all is back to how it was before, 55 Mbps Downstream and 10 Mbps Upstream (capped service).

    All G.inp / Fastpath remains the same so it does appear from my limited testing that the latest Fritz!Box 3490 (07.12) has both IPv6 for UK /56 issues and certain DSL synch problems also .

    Most unusual for AVM as they usually are very good ;-(

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

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