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Info on FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE

The update file "FRITZ.Box_6890_LTE-en-de-es-it-fr-pl-nl-xx.xx.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE.

Attention: This update file is intended for use only with FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE! Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.

Product: FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE

Version: FRITZ!OS 7.12

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

Release date: 20/09/2019

New Features:

  • 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
  • Added value for FRITZ!Fon: easy sharing of access to the wireless guest access, direct blocking of telephone numbers, and much more
  • Practical to operate: quick overview of updates for FRITZ! products, LEDs can be switched off
  • Stronger support for new products: FRITZ!Repeater 3000 and FRITZ!DECT 400 Smart Home switch

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 7.12

Mobile network:

  • NEW Push Service for received SMS

DSL:

  • NEW A DSL data rate considerably higher than the speed of the internet connection given by the provider can now be reduced to a lower value in order to improve stability

Mesh:

  • NEW Mesh WiFi steering can automatically direct devices (smartphones or computers, for instance) to the best Mesh WiFi Repeater (access point steering)
  • NEW The FRITZ!DECT 400 Smart Home switch can be used on every FRITZ!Box in the Mesh
  • NEW All FRITZ!Boxes in the Mesh now have a shared telephone book at their disposal

Telephony:

-NEW Support for SIP trunking from Deutsche Telekom, dus.net, easybell, envia Tel and EWE/swb/osnatel

DECT:

  • NEW Support for DECT door intercom systems (manufactured by Telegärtner)

DECT/FRITZ!Fon:

  • NEW Very easy to offer wireless guest access: Display the account data or initiate WPS on the handset
  • NEW Block incoming telephone calls directly from the handset call lists
  • NEW Fast accessibility to Smart Home devices as favorites
  • NEW Configure and delete call diversion settings directly from the handset menu

Home network

  • NEW Graphic display of home network connections when editing the connection of a network device

Smart Home:

  • NEW For the FRITZ!DECT 400 Smart Home switch, pressing a button longer can trigger a second switching action
  • NEW Now a "Template" option is available as an additional switching option for FRITZ!DECT 400

System:

  • NEW FRITZ!Box sends information on certain events to the email address of your MyFRITZ! account
  • NEW All LEDs on the device can now be switched off in the user interface
  • NEW Display of the available updates for the FRITZ! products connected in the home network on the Overview page

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


Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 07.12

Mobile network:

  • Improved New software for the mobile modem with various optimizations for establishing a connection and for improved stability of the mobile connection
  • Improved Calls to the mobile phone number of the SIM card no longer lead to a change from LTE to UMTS (please have in mind that FRITZBox 6890 LTE does not support the mobile phone number of the SIM card)
  • Improved APN updated in provider profile Vodafone Italia
  • Fixed DNSv6 servers were not persisted

DSL:

  • Improved Approximate line length displayed in the DSL Overview
  • Improved 35b interoperability to certain Broadcom remote sites improved
  • Improved Certain information adapted on DSL pages
  • Change For VDSL vectoring connections, manufacturer of the DSL central exchange (DSLAM) named in the user interface

Internet:

  • Improved Now domain names can be specified for VPN connections that are resolved via the tunnel
  • Improved For VPN connections, the remote network is displayed in the network even after the connection has been cleared
  • Improved Now any names can be specified for VPN connections
  • Improved A VPN connection can now transfer the entire network traffic (VPN full tunneling, default route via VPN tunnel)
  • Improved Better VPN connection negotiation
  • Improved VPN LAN-LAN linkup of a FRITZ!Box on a DS Lite connection possible to IPv4 remote sites
  • Improved Various changes for importing a VPN settings file
  • Improved More devices possible in the guest access (and wireless hot spot): assigned IP addresses now reserved for only 6 hours (DHCP lease time, configurable)
  • Improved FRITZ!Box no longer repeats an attempt to register with MyFRITZ! if the confirmation link sent by email was not clicked
  • Change For activation of internet access to the FRITZ!Box via HTTPS, TCP number selected randomly
  • Change Transfer rate of the internet connection on the WAN port entered in Mbit/s instead of Kbit/s
  • Change For connections from Telekom, "Zuhause Start" connections now called "MagentaZuhause Regio Tarif"
  • Fixed "Standard" and "Guest" access profiles, configurable under Filters, contained a budget setting that was not supported
  • Fixed Settings from the window for VPN settings could not be copied
  • Fixed Under port sharing it was not possible to enter the IPv6 interface ID 0:0:0:0:*
  • Fixed Switch of type of connection from IP client to internet router generated illegal IP settings
  • Fixed Releasing a port on a dual-stack connection (IPv4 and IPv6) for sharing with a device configured only for IPv4 sometimes failed
  • Fixed In rare cases a device in the wireless guest access via a repeater was not assigned an IP address
  • Fixed Misleading message úpon disabling internet access to the FRITZ!Box via HTTPS
  • Fixed Port sharing for destination IP addresses in the form 192.168.*.127 was not possible
  • Fixed Port sharing for IPv6 could not be enabled for internet connections with a prefix length /64
  • Fixed VPN LAN-LAN linkup to fixed IP addresses did not work (IKE error 0x2005)
  • Fixed Additional characters transmitted during download of the FRITZ!Box certificate under FRITZ!Box services
  • Fixed Registration with MyFRITZ! could be instable when upper-case letters were used in the email address of the MyFRITZ! account
  • Fixed With IPv6 and FRITZ!Box users without the right to access from the internet, access from the home network via FTP to storage (NAS) shared in the home network could fail
  • Fixed Guest network block was not applied in individual access profiles configured in parental controls
  • Fixed Info-LED shines red after fallback to LTE despite successfully established fallback internet connection (now only takes place if DSL and LTE have not been available for at least 1 hour)
  • Fixed FRITZ!Box does not receive DNS servers with existing LTE connection to Omnitel Pronto Italia / Vodafone (other providers with identical network configuration were also affected)

Wireless:

  • Improved The wireless radio network table of known wireless devices was reworked
  • Improved For devices that support the wireless protocols 802.11v/k (smartphones or computers, for instance), improved automatic steering into the 2.4-GHz or 5-GHz band (band steering)
  • Change For wireless devices in the radio network, the property 802.11k displayed only when the scope of performance is sufficient (beacon report)
  • Change New report in event log on problems with "protected logins from wireless devices (PMF)"
  • Change The radio channel settings option for automatic steering of wireless devices now also offers Mesh WiFi steering
  • Fixed "Wireless LAN coexistence" option now works reliably again (2.4 GHz)
  • Fixed When one wireless frequency band is switched off, the radio network of the other frequency band is no longer interrupted
  • Fixed Line breaks on the captive portal for the wireless guest access were not saved
  • Fixed Wireless LAN settings (channel, wireless standard, etc.) no longer selectable when disabled
  • Fixed On the "Wireless / Radio Network" page, wireless devices that are not connected are no longer listed in the table only with a marking for the 2.4-GHz band

Mesh:

  • Improved Display of important notifications for secure, reliable operation on all FRITZ!OS products in the Mesh (with red "Info"' LED and on start page)
  • Improved Smart Home templates can now be used on every FRITZ!Box in the Mesh This allows actions like "Everything off" to be applied to all FRITZ!Boxes in the Mesh
  • Improved Information on Mesh proved in the FRITZ!Box push service mail
  • Improved New message in event log on wireless devices that were reregistered because of Mesh steering
  • Improved Notice on Mesh Overview about FRITZ!Repeaters or FRITZ!Powerline devices that can still be integrated into the Mesh
  • Improved Home network access of the FRITZ!Repeater 3000 optimized for performance in wireless bridge mode
  • Improved The name assigned to a Mesh Repeater in the Mesh or Network Overview is applied as its "Repeater name". The user interface of the Mesh Repeater can then be accessed with http://assigned_name
  • Change Mesh designation of the Powerline devices without wireless function that participate in the Mesh
  • Change Device names of FRITZ!OS devices in the Mesh are adopted from the Mesh Master as push service sender names
  • Change During configuration of telephony in the Mesh, the "landline enabled" setting on the Mesh Repeater is switched off
  • Fixed Distribution of wireless LAN settings in the Mesh erroneous in rare situations
  • Fixed The battery status of Smart Home devices was occasionally displayed incorrectly on the user interface of a Mesh Repeater
  • Fixed If a FRITZ!Box configured as a Mesh Repeater was removed from telephony, this change was not applied until the Mesh Master restarted
  • Fixed Telephony messages (Message Waiting Indication, MWI) were not passed on to the Mesh Repeater with the right dialed telephone number

Telephony:

  • Improved Improved handling of emergency calls in Italy
  • Fixed No transmission of voice data for incoming connections with the provider sipgate via mobile connection
  • Fixed Type of an existing call diversion could not be changed from the initial setting
  • Fixed In isolated cases, conversations were incorrectly negotiated with voice compression
  • Fixed Telephony messages (Message Waiting Indication, MWI, RFC 3842) were switched off when adding/editing internet telephone numbers
  • Fixed Error in display of contact groups from Google contacts when their names contained "&"
  • Fixed While copying an existing telephone book the setting for "important person" was not adopted

DECT/FRITZ!Fon:

  • Improved Titles from the media player played on the handset can now be fast forwarded and rewound
  • Improved https supported even for live images, for instance for images from a door intercom system
  • Improved Playback compatibility of https web radio and podcast streams
  • Improved Faster zapping between radio stations
  • Fixed Occasional rhythmic sound disruptions when playing web radio

Home network

  • Improved Change to radio network name now optional when setting the FRITZ!Box name
  • Change Podcasts preset for the media server updated. Also applies to FRITZ!Fon
  • Fixed Failure to set up a home network connection for certain interfaces in the MyFRITZ!App
  • Fixed Problem with DNS resolution of local home network devices when using DHCP without host name
  • Fixed In some rare cases it was not possible to set LAN ports to 100 Mbit/s (Green mode)

Smart Home:

  • Improved Better illustrations of temperature profile in push service (email)
  • Change Updated the AHA-HTTP-APU programming interface. https://www.avm.de/schnittstellen
  • Fixed In rare cases the sunrise/sunset function did not work reliably
  • Fixed Error when setting the temperature for a group

Storage/NAS:

  • Improved Optimized treatment of NTFS-formatted storage media
  • Fixed In some cases new files were indexed incompletely or not at all

System:

  • Improved Browser compatibility optimized for saving table renderings locally
  • Improved User interface permanently saves the desired sorting of a table by column
  • Improved Dual-band wireless devices were displayed in the overview only with 2.4 GHz
  • Change Push service sends important messages from the FRITZ!Box only to the recipient of the FRITZ!Box Info mail
  • Change The FRITZ!Box user ftpuser is no longer created ex works (or after restoring the factory settings). One FRITZ!Box user must be created for sharing of storage media (NAS) in the home network
  • Change Updated the TR-064 programming interface. See http://www.avm.de/schnittstellen
  • Fixed Update with FRITZ!OS file could fail with an IPv6 connection to the FRITZ!Box
  • Fixed No import of settings possible when "Magenta Cloud" was enabled

Security

  • Change Support of outdated TLS 1.0 standard to secure FRITZ!OS services in the server role switched off
  • Change Length of DH parameter extended to 2048 bit for FRITZ!OS services in the server role

New Features in FRITZ!OS 7.00

DSL:

  • New Stubs at the DSL connection can be detected and displayed
  • New Possibility to record DSL added

Internet:

  • New Parallel internet access via mobile networks and DSL/WAN
  • New Additional fallback options for internet access
  • New The online meter records only mobile data, and you can set a budget for mobile data, allowing for DSL/WAN fall-back if your limit is reached
  • New Separate online monitors for DSL/WAN, as well as mobile data
  • New Detailed status information about current internet connections on the "Online Monitor" page
  • 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)

Telephony:

  • New Option to prevent VOIP registration via DSL/WAN (useful for fall-back scenarios)
  • New The FRITZ!Box configured as Mesh Master transfers your telephone numbers to an additional FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater.
  • New Scheduling function for call diversion
  • New Telephone numbers can be blocked or added to your contacts directly from the call list
  • New Support for Deutsche Telekom SIP Trunking (DeutschlandLAN SIP Trunk / SIP Trunk Pooling)

DECT:

  • New FRITZ!Fon: Phone number display shows region and country area codes
  • New FRITZ!Fon: now five different ring tones of your own can be selected for FRITZ!Fon
  • New FRITZ!Fon: start screen event log: received faxes are displayed
  • New FRITZ!Fon: "Smart Home" start screen now scrollable to display more Smart Home devices
  • New Expanded registration mode for (re-)registration of all devices known to the FRITZ!Box, for instance, after switching to a new FRITZ!Box
  • New FRITZ!Box supports software updates for compatible handsets from other manufacturers (CAT-iq SUOTA)
  • New FRITZ!Fon supports updates for FRITZ!Box (can also be protected with a PIN)
  • New Separate volume controls for the alarm sound
  • New FRITZ!Fon media player: save and load playlists as .xsfp files via FRITZ!NAS
  • New Skip to next/previous track when playing podcasts on your FRITZ!Fon
  • New Support for Speedphone 11 from Deutsche Telekom

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 with complete topology and connection quality
  • New In the factory 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 "Wireless" 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, medical practices etc. For details, see "Wireless / Guest Access".
  • New Improved wireless security through support of activated Protected Management Frames (PMF)
  • New Support for 160-MHz bandwidth (only 7590/7580/6590)
  • Improved No more DFS waiting times (RADAR) on the 5-GHz band through the new "Zero Wait DFS" feature (7590, 7580, 6590)

Smart Home:

  • New Support for DECT ULE/HAN FUN
  • New With Smart Home templates you can create different Smart Home device switching schedules for various occasions (like holidays, working shifts, or vacations), and switch between them at the click of a button

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


Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 7.03

LTE:

  • Resolved 2nd pdn with an default bearer cannot established if the 1st pdn is already using an default bearer

Internet:

  • Improved Port forwardings for the Internet connection can now be used on the secondary or fallback connection after the primary Internet connection has failed
  • Improved VPN connections can continue to be used over the fallback connection after the primary Internet connection has failed
  • Resolved In seldom cases, data could flow over the fallback connection, even if the primary Internet connection was still available
  • Resolved In some cases with WAN / Mobile Fallback configuration, the fallback connection was always used immediately, even though the WAN connection was available
  • Resolved Despite the configured alternative DNS server, the user interface still displays the default DNS server as used

Telephony:

  • Improved LTE voice connection (2nd PDN) can be actively used, even if the primary Internet connection exists
  • Resolved No VoIP registration in cases with long-lasting Internet connection setup (only on LTE boxes)
  • Resolved Voice data (VoIP) are transmitted over the wrong Packet Data Network (PDN)
  • Resolved G.729 in some cases not supported correctly (TIM)

System:

  • Resolved In seldom cases a stability problem could occur if the WiFi guest function was used

Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 7.01

LTE:

  • Improved New firmware for the mobile telephone modem with various optimizations for connecting and for improved stability of the mobile connection

Powerline:

  • Improved Option for checking and, if necessary, remedying detected interference from powerline to VDLS

DSL

  • Improved Improvements for supervectoring (35b)

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 over 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)
  • Resolved "Default user already exists" message when configuring parental controls
  • Resolved Possible circumvention of time limits defined in parental controls
  • Resolved Circumvention of parental controls for certain blocked websites
  • Resolved The LAN ports for VPN were switched for LAN-LAN linkup
  • Resolved Improved VPN interoperability
  • Resolved VPN user connections not displayed in the home network overview
  • Resolved MyFRITZ! FTP links corrected
  • Resolved MyFRITZ! access or device with MyFRITZ! access could not be deleted under certain circumstances
  • Resolved Error while entering an already assigned IP address for a new device for port sharing
  • Resolved No IPv4 port sharing for devices with IPv6 interface ID during IPv4 internet connection without IPv6
  • Resolved IPv6 NAS sharing link could not be used
  • Resolved Google DynDNS service not supported
  • Resolved Static IP address with /31 network mask not possible

Telephony:

  • Improved Redesigned administration of call blocks for incoming calls (telephone numbers)
  • Improved Optimized management of telephone books

DECT:

  • Improved Playback of web radio and podcasts with HTTPS addresses on AVM devices (only if contents can be played back without encryption)
  • Resolved Speedphone 500 could no longer make calls

Home network:

  • Resolved 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 / Radio Channel" page in the "Other radio networks in your vicinity" list
  • Improved Improved changing of SSID in Wireless Assistant during first configuration
  • Resolved Selection of DFS channels in the 5-GHz band possible again in repeater mode
  • Resolved Display of interference sources on "Wireless / Radio Channel" page in the "Use of the Wireless LAN Channels" list
  • Resolved The entire network environment of the base station is displayed in "Repeater" mode

Smart Home:

  • Improved Support for external temperature sensor to determine room temperature
  • Improved Push notification sent when an interrupted DECT connection is restored
  • Improved Error while saving Smart Home device names

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 "Change Notice" push service now also includes information on the registration of a new DECT device
  • Improved "Change Notice" push service on new devices in the home network now also includes information on new Mesh Repeaters
  • Improved "New FRITZ!OS" push service now also includes planned time 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" page
  • 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
  • Resolved System folders no longer indexed for the FRITZ! media server

New for internet access with FRITZ!OS 7.0


Parallel operation of mobile network and DSL/WAN

FRITZ!OS now also supports parallel operation of DSL and LTE on the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE. The combination of the speeds on the DSL line and the LTE connection significantly increases both download and upload rates. For each session the FRITZ!Box decides whether to connect via LTE or DSL. Thanks to the integrated WAN port of the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, parallel operation of LTE and an upstream fiber optic or cable modem.


Fallback options for internet access

FRITZ!OS 7 also includes new functions for the fallback mode of the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE. It is now possible to use the internet connection via LTE until the data capacity available each month has been exhausted. For the rest of the month the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE then automatically uses the available DSL or WAN connection. When the next month starts, the FRITZ!Box then switches back to the mobile network. Any mobile network or landline packages can be used for the internet connection of the FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, even from different providers, individually or in combination. Only so-called "hybrid rates", which are based on closed systems with network aggregation, cannot be used.


New features for Mesh


General information on Mesh is presented at en.avm.de/mesh-networking.


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 "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 factory 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.


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".


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 factory settings. This box is to become the Mesh Repeater.

Here's how:

  • Connect the LAN 1 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 is operating 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.

If you've received the second FRITZ!Box from your internet provider this feature may not work in some cases. Please configurate this FRITZ!Box as a mesh repeater by visit the FRITZ!Box GUI manually. Instructions for configuring a FRITZ!Box connected via wireless LAN as a Mesh Repeater are presented at en.avm.de/mesh-faq


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 a component of the Mesh, or if you have already set up telephone numbers on it, 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 "Home Network" in the user interface of the Mesh Master.
  • Click "Mesh" in the "Home Network" menu.
  • Click the "Mesh Settings" tab. In the "Use Telephony in the Mesh" section, click the "Enable" link next to the respective Mesh Repeater and then confirm that the procedure may be executed on the Mesh Master as well, if asked 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.



Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.87

LTE

  • Improved: New mobile communications modem software with various changes
  • Fixed: Crashes when removing the SIM card during LTE modem initialization
  • Fixed: Less than optimal throughput rates during TCP and active CA usage (for throughput rates > 240 Mbit/s)
  • Fixed: Timing parameter for modem initialization corrected (avoids theoretically possible modem crashes at modem initialization)
  • Fixed: Upstream with Nokia enodeB during TCP traffic too low (noticed in the mobile network of A1/Austria)
  • Fixed: Periodic Location Update is not always applied correctly (noticed in the mobile network of A1/Austria)
  • Fixed: Feature LTE First for FRITZ!Box 6890 devices deactivated in the mobile network of TIM/Italy deactivated

DSL

  • Improved: New DSL modem software
  • Improved: Interoperability for VDSL SuperVectoring increased
  • Improved: VDSL adjustments for Telecom Italia (released by Telecom Italia)
  • Improved: DSL trace function added

Internet

  • NEW: Provider profile added for LTE and country Poland: Cyfrowy LTE
  • Changed: Provider profile adjusted for LTE and country Poland: Plus LTE

Telephony

  • Fixed: Initial registration of telephone number after reboot sometimes not successful

System

  • Improved: Reworked offline help

We recommend every update for reasons of security as well. Further improvements to increase security with this version of FRITZ!OS are presented at http://en.avm.de/guide/security in the area "Updates increase security".


Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.85

LTE

  • Improved: New software for mobile communications modem with diverse changes
  • Resolved: With existing connection via UMTS, incoming calls were inadvertently accepted (Multi-SIM scenario)
  • Resolved: LTE connection freezes up sporadically, surfing no longer possible until restart
  • Resolved: Minor errors with establishing and terminating LTE connections
  • Resolved: Insufficient upstream to enodeB from Nokia
  • Resolved: Network feature "Absolute Layer Priority" not taken into consideration

Internet

  • Resolved: In rare constellations no surfing possible after fallback

System

  • Improved: Offline help and online help reworked
  • Improved: Better system stability

We recommend every update for reasons of security as well. Further improvements to increase security with this version of FRITZ!OS are presented at http://en.avm.de/guide/security in the area "Updates increase security".


Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.84

LTE

  • Improved: New mobile communications modem software with various changes
  • Resolved: No negotiation of carrier aggregation with Nokia EnodeB
  • Resolved: After re-establishment modem sometimes crashed
  • Resolved: Incorrect reception parameters identified for second cell in case of CA
  • Resolved: LTE Overview remained in 3G mode after switch 4G->3G->4G
  • Resolved: LED status "not connected" intially not signaled for LTE
  • Resolved: After timeout upon network request, modem sometimes crashed
  • Resolved: Eliminated error in the modem firmware that led to sporadic interruptions of the mobile communications connection
  • Improved: Better detection of error conditions

DSL

  • Improved: New DSL modem software with various changes
  • Resolved: Sporadic interruption of connections via PVCs with CBR configuration
  • Resolved: Elimination of potential crash causes in DSL modem software
  • Resolved: Deadlock during ADSL sync in certain constellations

Internet

  • Resolved: Internet wizard corrected for countries without preconfigured providers
  • Resolved: Sporadic dropouts during streaming eliminated (in dual-stack configurations)
  • Resolved: Correction for public subnet facilities
  • Resolved: Error in listing provider profiles for the Netherlands
  • Resolved: Unexpected configuration result for disabling the fallback option
  • Resolved: Correction of missing display of parental controls when only LTE configured

Wireless LAN

  • Improved: Security of WPA2 in repeater mode (KRACK)

USB

  • Resolved: Improved stability for use of USB remote connection
  • Resolved: USB 3.0 drive in error condition could block update of modem software
  • Resolved: USB hard drives that start slowly were sometimes not detected upon restart of FRITZ!Box

System

  • Resolved: Incorrect scrolling in mobile display of user interface
  • Improved: Better system stability

We recommend every update for reasons of security as well. Further improvements to increase security with this version of FRITZ!OS are presented at http://en.avm.de/guide/security in the area "Updates increase security".


Initial firmware version upon product launch: 06.83


Instructions for installing an update:

Use the update function offered in the user interface to install the update. This automatically offers you the right FRITZ!OS. Click "Wizards", select "Update" and then follow the instructions on the screen.


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