Updates & improvements

New features in this Lab

Please note: Lines marked bold have been added with the latest FRITZ! Lab

DSL:

  • NEW - Support for VDSL Long Reach

Internet:

  • NEW - Transfer rate of VPN connections considerably improved
  • NEW - With parental controls enabled, settings and ticket entry for the device to be accessed are displayed when the user interface is opened
  • NEW - Failover protection of internet access through a mobile communications dongle also possible when connected via WAN
  • NEW - "IP Client" operating  mode now can be selected for the FRITZ!Box Cable models as well under "Internet / Account Information" (FRITZ!Box Cable only)
  • NEW - Display of devices blocked by parental controls
  • NEW - Support for encrypted resolution from domain names to IP addresses (DNS over TLS)

Wireless:1

  • NEW - "WPA2 + WPA3" (SAE) encryption can also be set for private Wi-Fi guest access
  • NEW - "Zero Wait DFS" (no waiting times for radar events) also possible for 160 MHz bandwidth (5-GHz band) (7590 and 6590 only)
  • NEW - Support for channel bandwidths of 160 MHz always enabled (5-GHz band) (7590 and 6590 only) > more
  • NEW - Support for WPA3 (SAE) added > more
  • NEW - OWE/Enhanced Open (Opportunistic Wireless Encryption) provides encryption and privacy on guest access connections (public WiFi hotspot) > more

Telephony:

  • NEW - Support for encrypted telephony (TLS and SRTP) for Deutsche Telekom, Easybell and dus.net
  • NEW - The "Calls" push mail message is extended by calls from door intercoms (including images)

Home network:

  • NEW - Mesh Repeater function now can be selected as an "IP Client" for the FRITZ!Box Cable models as well under "Home Network / Mesh / Mesh Settings" (FRITZ!Box Cable only)
  • NEW - Network passwords for the powerline network can now be changed on FRITZ!Powerline devices connected directly (via LAN)
  • NEW - Identification of blocked devices in the home network overviews for Mesh and network connections

Smart Home:

  • NEW - FRITZ!Box supports DECT ULE/HAN FUN roller blinds profile
  • NEW - Smart Home pages revised
  • NEW - "Adaptive Heizbeginn" (adaptive heating) ensures that the desired temperature set in FRITZ!DECT 301 is reached at the desired time.

Mesh:

  • NEW - Mesh steering evaluates and accounts for connection type and the speed of different connection paths in steering decision
  • NEW - Notification in FRITZ!Box "Event Log" when a network loop is created (for instance, simultaneous LAN and wireless connection to the same device)
  • NEW - Advanced Mesh steering improves WiFi performance of mobile devices > more
  • NEW - Event messages indicate if there is a network loop

DECT/FRITZ!Fon:2

  • NEW - When you enter a telephone number, the system suggests the appropriate phone book entries.
  • NEW - Start screen for temperature display of a selected sensor
  • NEW - Display of FRITZ!Box system events with OK button in the FRITZ!Box start screen

DVB-C:

  • NEW - Support for DVB-C (Sat>IP) Streaming (new for FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable)

System:

  • NEW - Lab welcome page now with news and information about new products
  • NEW - Language and country selection added
  • NEW - Time period for automatic updates can be defined 

USB:

  • NEW - Support of current SMB versions (SMBv2/v3) > more 

Notes:

  • 1 FRITZ!Box 7490: Use as MESH Repeater currently limited to "WPA2" wireless LAN encryption
  • 2 These functions are available after updating from FRITZ!OS 7.19 and the FRITZ!Fon devices to version 4.51.

Improvements and updates in this Lab

Please note: Lines marked bold have been added with the latest FRITZ! Lab

Internet:

  • Improved - "Allow NetBios" not set as default for VPN LAN-LAN linkups
  • Improved - Improved robustness and performance for DoT (DNS over TLS)
  • Improved - Greatly improved performance for VPN
  • Improved - Access to the myfritz.net domain for a downstream FRITZ!Box registered with MyFRITZ! allowed from the local network; exception added automatically for the DNS rebind protection of the Master box
  • Improved - System event for failed ticket entry (parental control)
  • Improved - Display and modification of the IPv6 Interface ID under Home > Network > Network Connections
  • Improved - Any domain name can be used to address a VPN remote peer, not just MyFRITZ! domain names
  • Improved - Incorrect configuration by using the same network address on both sides of a VPN LAN-LAN linkup prevented
  • Improved - IP address range for the guest network increased to up to 253 devices
  • Changed - "Emule" protocol removed from port sharing
  • Changed - IP compression (data compression) is no longer supported in VPN connections
  • Fixed - DNS server learned from a VPN remote site were not taken into account under certain circumstances
  • Fixed - VPN connections were not established if expanded failover was enabled

DSL:

  • Improved - Better interoperability for VDSL supervectoring 35b with Broadcom 192.85 and 192.218 (7590)

Wireless:

  • Improved - New icon ("Suitcase and lock icon") for encrypted connections at the wireless guest access (public Wi-Fi hotspot) with OWE/Enhanced Open (Opportunistic Wireles Encryption)

  • Improved - Messages on Wi-Fi under "System / Events" completed

  • Improved - Redesigned the print output of information on the wireless guest access

  • Changed - Support for WPS PIN has been removed
  • Changed - Revision of messages on wireless LAN under System > Event
  • Fixed - Incorrect entry no longer appears in the "Event Log" when individual wireless bands were enabled or disabled manually on a FRITZ!Repeater 3000

Telephony:

  • Improved - Telephone numbers can be assigned to more than one answering machine and thus up to five different recording and announcement modes can be used for these numbers via switching schedules (the first answering machine currently active for a number receives the call)

  • Improved - Maximum length for hold announcement increased from 8 to 30 seconds
  • Improved - Additional configuration options for the internal s0 bus
  • Improved - Separate tab for rejected calls in the call list
  • Improved - New VoIP provider profiles added  
  • Improved - Option "Always register via an internet connection" added to predefined SIP trunk profiles
  • Improved - More detailed system events for security-relevant setting changes
  • Changed - Missed calls were displayed only on the telephony device

Home network:

  • Improved - Mesh icon shifted in the Mesh table from the "Connections" column to the "Properties" column
  • Improved - "Mesh" added to properties in the network connection overview 
  • Improved - Reliable display of new AVM Powerline products in the FRITZ!Box home network
  • Improved - More reliable indication of low powerline data rates in the FRITZ!Box home network
  • Changed - Smart Home menu moved to top level and DECT menu moved to the telephony area
  • Fixed - The "Start Computer" (wake on LAN) button was missing for certain connection types

Mesh:

  • Fixed - In certain cases a FRITZ!Repeater was displayed twice in the "Mesh Overview" of the FRITZ!Box

DECT/FRITZ!Fon:

  • Improved - Setting up call blocking in the handset is now easier
  • Improved - Phone book display for FRITZ!Fon C4, C5 and C6 now faster 

System:

  • Improved - After the first restart, the system suggests enabling completely automatic updates
  • Improved - Expanded diagnostics function check in the "Internet" area
  • Improved - Now possible to set the time zone
  • Improved - The assigned device name is uniformly displayed at different points in the Mesh
  • Improved - FRITZ!Box Info push service now includes "Home network" option
  • Improved - New menu symbols for Overview and Smart Home
  • Improved - Reset function in details of network devices for deleting all settings for this device
  • Improved - Function diagnostics extended in Mesh, DECT and wireless LAN
  • Improved - FRITZ!Box Info push service now includes maximum number of events
  • Improved - Event log is extended with update information (visible only with the next update)
  • Improved - Update process optimized for automatic updates
  • Changed - Update setting upon delivery is now auto update level III (updates are installed automatically)
  • Changed - Menu sequence below System changed
  • Changed - Default WAN port changed to WAN port (update leaves the setting as 5th LAN port unchanged)
  • Changed - Waiting for the additional confirmation of a change is indicated by the flashing of all LEDs.
  • Fixed - Potential FRITZ!Box restart when "Diagnostics / Security" opened

 

USB:

  • Fixed - Folders and files were displayed twice in FRITZ!NAS and could not be deleted

Additional improvements and big fixes in the various lab versions

--- Further improvements of FRITZ!OS 7.19-75736/75737 and 7.19-76010/76012 ---

Internet:

Fixed - Reproducible restart when a network application was added to "Internet / Filters"
Fixed - Prioritized applications were deleted upon restart
Fixed - Enabling encrypted name resolution in the internet (DNS over TLS) did not require two-factor authentication
Fixed - Only one possible port share when addresses were entered manually

Wireless:

Improved - Power consumption in "Green AP" mode optimized for a channel bandwidth of 160 MHz (VHT160) (7590 and 6590)

Smarthome:

Fixed - Wrong target temperature when accessing the FRITZ!Box via MyFRITZ!

System:

Improved - Stability
Improved - Display of blocked devices added to the "Overview" page
Improved - Faster loading of the user interface

USB:

Fixed - RSS feeds could not be added
Fixed - Access to online storage failed because storage was supposedly full
Fixed - Incorrect display of storage capacity

--- Additional bug fixes in FRITZ!OS 7.19-75207/75208 ---

Internet:

Fixed - Occasionally the "Error code 1" dialog appeared in "Diagnostics" after an updating and then the user interface could no longer be reached
Fixed - Push service did not send a mail notifying that encrypted name resolution in the internet (DNS over TLS) had been activated
Fixed - Reset to factory settings was sometimes possible without additional confirmation
Fixed - VPN connections were sometimes disabled after update

Wireless:

Fixed - Settings for wireless schedule were not possible in certain environments (empty page)
Fixed - Wireless devices on the public wireless hotspot were not displayed correctly
Improved - WFA Enhanced Open, new icon for ONE-encrypted wireless guest access
Improved - Initialization problems after auto channel function re-evaluated the wireless environment
Improved - New icon in the "Mesh Overview" for wireless connections in the public hotspot secured by "OWE/Enhanced Open" (Opportunistic Wireless Encryption)
Fixed - Different names for the frequency bands (SSIDs) were not applied

Telephony:

Fixed - Dialing rules could not be set up

Mesh:

Fixed - No connection possible when "non-encrypted" was selected as encryption

Home network:

Fixed - Problems setting up static routes
Fixed - Problems with adjusting the speed of LAN ports

System:

Improved - Diagnostics function check expanded to include NTP
Improved - Expanded diagnostics function check in the "Wireless" area
Improved - Modernized display of "LEDs" and other symbols throughout the user interface
Improved - Stability
Improved - Diagnostics function check expanded to include the display of blocked devices
Fixed - Adjustment of LED brightness to ambient light did not work (7590)
Fixed - Frequent restarts with certain USB flash drives (mobile network)
Fixed - Misleading error message in diagnostics when a downstream FRITZ!Box was registered with MyFRITZ! (myfritz.net) as an IP client
Fixed - Problems with setting LED brightness (7590)
Fixed - The "DSL Version" was missing in mail from the "FRITZ!Box Info" push service

USB:

Fixed - Search in FRITZ!NAS did not always work reliably
Fixed - Some files could not be opened via the network drive (SMB)
Fixed - The time information "Changed On" was given incorrectly on fritz.nas if the language was not set to German in the FRITZ!Box
Fixed - USB remote connection did not work
Fixed - USB settings could not be changed
Fixed - When network drive (SMB) was accessed, the IP address of the home network device was not listed in the "Event Log"
Fixed - When uploading a file to fritz.nas by Drag & Drop, each file was uploaded twice

--- Additional bug fixes in FRITZ!OS 7.19-74082/74083 ---

Internet:

Fixed: Detailed view of devices at LAN guest access shows blank page
Fixed: Diagnostics > Function shows wrong error message for MyFRITZ! registration for FRITZ!Boxes in IP client mode

Wireless:

Fixed: After changing the encryption from WPA2 to WPA2+3 on the MESH master, MESH repeaters can reestablish a connection.
Fixed - Warning message via push mail for unencrypted guest access (Hotspot) removed
Fixed: After changing the WPA mode from WPA2 to WPA2+WPA3, the MESH Repeater Box permanently loses the connection (FRITZ!Box 7490)

Telephony:

NEW: Support for encrypted telephony (TLS and SRTP) for Deutsche Telekom, Easybell and dus.net

Home network:

Improved: Improved display of locked devices in device details
Changed: Option to switch the WAN port to 5th LAN port operation.

System:

NEW: Lab welcome page now with news and information about new products
NEW: Language and country selection added
Improved: detailed improvement of the function diagnostics in the Internet area
Improved stability
Fixed: Function diagnostics showed connection errors for functioning Mesh Repeater connections
Fixed: No email notification about available updates via myfritz.net

USB:

Improved: When creating new release links on fritz.nas, the user is informed if the FRITZ!Box is not accessible from the internet.
Fixed: under certain circumstances no folder can be created or files can be accessed via Windows network drive (concerns NTFS formatted partitions).

--- Additional bug fixes in FRITZ!OS 7.19-73513/73513 ---

Internet:

Fixed - VPN connection name not displayed in network connections and Mesh Overview
Fixed: In the VPN overview table 'local network' is missing and 'remote network' remains empty
Fixed: port releases for different devices with the same name cannot be created
Fixed: Problems with umlauts in the parental control filter lists
Fixed: Guest network lock in the parental controls did not lock reliably

Wireless:

Fixed: Wireless LAN > Guest access: The timer for automatic shutdown can be changed again
Fixed: Wireless LAN > Radio network > Security: Sorting by MAC addresses works again
Fixed: Delete button for devices is now only displayed if the device can actually be deleted
Fixed: PMF option is no longer offered for "WPA/TKIP" encryption selection
Fixed: Wireless guest access can be reliably switched on/off again for the FRITZ!Box 7490
Fixed: Time stamp "Occupancy of wireless channels" corrected (5 GHz band)

Telephony:

Fixed: VoIP accounts with IPv6only configuration could no longer be reconfigured to IPv4 when IPv6 was missing
Fixed: Deleting STUN server and outbound proxy via the GUI does not work and/or will not be carried out.
Fixed: Blank/white page in fax function after selecting telephone book entries without telephone numbers
Fixed: IP door phones always used the ring tone of the last push button
Fixed: Various detail corrections on the configuration pages for telephony
Fixed: SIP trunks under profile "SIP system connection" cannot be created for providers for whom there is already a SIP profile in the FRITZ!Box with the same registrar
Fixed: SIP accounts under profile "Other providers" cannot be created for providers for whom there is already a SIP trunk profile in the FRITZ!Box with the same registrar
Fixed: Automatic fax recognition for telephone numbers of analog landline lines could not be set up

Mesh:

Fixed: Display of FRITZ!Powerline 520/530E in the Mesh connection diagram not correct
Fixed: For wireless guest access the steering characteristics (11k/v) of wireless devices are once again taken into account correctly (Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S10)

USB/Mobile communications:

Fixed: Detailed corrections to configuration and status information when using mobile dongles
Fixed: In push mails for SMS messages not all configurations could be edited
Fixed: Certain SMS messages are sent without text and sometimes with the incorrect time stamp