Fresh from development

This FRITZ! Lab contains new functions fresh from the AVM development team and gives a preview of upcoming FRITZ!OS features in the next major update.

The Lab kicks off with user interface updates, new FRITZ!Fon features, VPN support for WireGuard and additional improvements for Wi-Fi, Mesh and more. Other interesting features will follow in the coming weeks.

The FRITZ! Lab (version 7.39/7.51) is available for:

  • FRITZ!Box 7490 (27 January 2023)
  • FRITZ!Box 7510 (26 January 2023)
  • FRITZ!Box 7590 AX (26 January 2023) 
  • FRITZ!Box 7530 AX (23 January 2023)
  • FRITZ!Repeater 6000, 3000, 1200 (21 December 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 6591, 6660 Cable (19 December 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 6850 5G (07 December 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 6590, 6490 Cable (06 December 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE, 6850 LTE (29 November 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 4060 (18 November 2022)
  • FRITZ!Box 4040 (04 November 2022)
  • FRITZ!Repeater 1200 AX (04 November 2022)

New features at a glance

  • Talking caller ID – FRITZ!Fon learns to speak: New features for FRITZ!Fon (Read more)
  • WireGuard support for simple setup of VPN connections (Read more)
  • Mesh Wi-Fi – more performance for FRITZ!Box as Mesh Repeater (Read more)
  • More operating convenience in the FRITZ!Box user interface (Read more)
  • Selection of an additional display with temperature and humidity profiles on the FRITZ!DECT 440
  • Create and enable/disable routines (if-this-then-that statements) (Read more)
  • Scenarios can be set up and applied (Read more)
  • Phone calls made easier with FRITZ!Box 6850: call directly via your SIM card's mobile telephone number (Read more)

The Updates & improvements section has a complete list of all updates, improvements and changes in this Lab.

How to install on FRITZ!Box

You're not using the current FRITZ!OS on your FRITZ!Box yet? Then first update FRITZ!OS to the latest release version. Here we tell you how this works.

Once your FRITZ!Box has the latest FRITZ!OS installed you can start installation of the lab version.

  1. Read and confirm the information displayed.
  2. Click "Download" and save the file on your computer.
  3. Unpack the lab file (*.zip)
  4. Use the FRITZ!Box user interface to install the update and then select "View: Advanced" in the footer.
  5. Select the "System / Update" menu.
  6. Select the "FRITZ!OS file" tab. Save the settings of your FRITZ!Box.
  7. Then enter the name of the lab version with its complete path in the input field (e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Desktop\FRITZ!Box-Lab-xxxx.image).
  8. Click "Start Update".
  9. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

During the update process the "Info" LED on your FRITZ!Box will flash. The LED goes out once the update is complete. Please be patient, as this process may take several minutes. As soon as the update has been completed, the FRITZ!Box restarts and is then ready for operation.

Note when using multiple FRITZ!Boxes: only one FRITZ!Box can and must play the role of the "Mesh Master". In the default setting, this is the Box with the direct connection to the Internet. You can adjust the role of a FRITZ!Box within the mesh network over the support page (fritz.box/support.lua).

How to install on FRITZ!Repeater

Not yet installed the current lab version for your FRITZ!Box? Update your FRITZ!Box's FRITZ!OS to the latest lab version now.

Once your FRITZ!Box has the latest FRITZ!OS installed, you can start installing the lab version on your FRITZ!Repeater.

Choose from one of the following options:

  • Automatic update: If you have automatic updates enabled in the FRITZ!Box user interface (default setting with FRITZ!OS 7.19 and later), the lab version will automatically be installed on FRITZ!Repeater. You'll need to have the FRITZ!OS 7.24 lab version installed on your FRITZ!Box and the FRITZ!Repeater must be enabled for Mesh. It can take up to 48 hours for the FRITZ!Repeater to indicate the update, and will be installed overnight.
  • Update via FRITZ!Box Mesh Overview: Open the FRITZ!Box user interface and select Home Network > Mesh to get to the Mesh Overview. Click the button on the picture of the FRITZ!Repeater to start the update. It can take up to 48 hours for the FRITZ!Repeater to indicate the update. If the update is not showing up, try again later or start the update search on the FRITZ!Repeater user interface.
  • Update via FRITZ!Repeater user interface: Open the user interface of the FRITZ!Repeater and select System > Update > Find New FRITZ!OS. Alternatively, you can update the FRITZ!Repeater to the lab version via the FRITZ!OS File tab using the image file from the ZIP archive linked below.

If you want to restore the release version of FRITZ!OS, open the FRITZ!Repeater user interface and select Back to the Official FRITZ!OS under System > Update.

If you are unable to access the repeater interface, you can also use the recover program included in the ZIP archive linked below.

Important

This FRITZ! Lab version is a beta. We tested the software in standard environments before making it available to the public, but it may still result in malfunctions. AVM will not be liable for any damages that arise from the use of the lab version. You can restore the official FRITZ!OS to your FRITZ!Box at any time under "System / Update / FRITZ!OS Version", or reset the FRITZ!Box using the included Windows program "recover.exe" (included in the lab package).

Please also note the information about the use of lab versions in the infolab-en.txt. It is contained in the lab file (*.zip).

Choose your FRITZ!Box

FRITZ!Box 7590 AX

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Language: Multi-language
Version: 7.39-102829
Date: 26 January 2023

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FRITZ!Box 7530 AX

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Version: 7.51-102715
Date: 23 January 2023

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FRITZ!Box 7490

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Version: 07.51-102849
Date: 27 January 2023

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FRITZ!Box 7510

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Version: 7.39-102810
Date: 26 January 2023

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FRITZ!Box 4060

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Version: 7.39-101546
Date: 18 November 2022

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FRITZ!Box 4040

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Version: 7.39-101165
Date: 04 November 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable

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Version: 7.39-102194
Date: 19 December 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable

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Version: 7.39-102197
Date: 19 December 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable

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Version: 7.39-101861
Date: 6 December 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable

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Version: 7.39-101859
Date: 6 December 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE

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Version: 7.39-101643
Date: 29 November 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6850 5G

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Version: 7.39-101876
Date: 7 December 2022

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FRITZ!Box 6850 LTE

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Version: 7.39-101708
Date: 29 November 2022

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FRITZ!Repeater 6000

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Language: Multi-language
Version: 7.39-102226
Date: 21 December 2022

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FRITZ!Repeater 3000

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Version: 7.39-102231
Date: 21 December 2022

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FRITZ!Repeater 1200 AX

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Version: 7.39-101162
Date: 04 November 2022

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FRITZ!Repeater 1200

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Version: 7.39-102237
Date: 21 December 2022

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