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FRITZ!WLAN – fast Internet in every room

Even at the first radio exhibition in 1924 it was clear that the future would be wireless. While radio and TV signals were the highlights back then, today it's all about the Internet. It's supposed to be available everywhere, and this is technically possible with wireless LAN in most home networks – with wireless LAN or WiFi rapidly growing as the media for 8.6 million new devices every day. Today's average household uses about nine wireless devices. Yet, not only the number of devices is increasing, but also the data rate of Internet connections. New norms for VDSL like vectoring or supervectoring, or DOCSIS 3.1 transfer data fast and reliably to the home, raising the number of connections that already achieve 100 Mbit/s and more.

WiFi today and in the future

Wireless LAN transmits in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. Both frequency ranges were approved by international standardizing committees. What's interesting: There are no large telecommunications or mobile communication companies behind the technical development of wireless LAN; instead, the progress is driven by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the business cluster of the Wi-Fi Alliance and users. This cooperation has produced incomparable speed and a wealth of innovation in the WiFi field. At the same time, there has also been a significant increase in data rates on Internet connections thanks to new norms like VDSL vectoring or supervectoring.

Rapid development of FRITZ!WLAN

AVM has been dedicated to developing wireless LAN since the first FRITZ!Box was released in 2004. This initial FRITZ!Box used only a single antenna, which achieved data rates of up to 22 Mbit/s. Current FRITZ!Box models achieve up to 2533 Mbit/s, thanks to dual Wireless AC+N with eight antennas and Multi-User MIMO technology.

Fast wireless LAN in the entire home network

How is WiFi – now standard in every household and office – made available the way electricity is, in every room and corner? Legislation has set certain limits for the transmission power of WiFi senders. The maximum radiated power allowed for a wireless device depends, first, on which frequency band is used. In the 2.4-GHz band the maximum radiated power may not exceed 100 mW. When data is transmitted in the 5-GHz radio band, the maximum radiated power must stay below 1000 mW. The coverage of the wireless network also depends on the frequency band used. While the 5-GHz band enables faster data rates, for physical reasons its range is slightly smaller than the 2.4-GHz band.

The FRITZ! home network – smart, modular and easy to expand

Strong routers like the FRITZ!Box 7490 or 7580 are excellent prerequisites for optimum wireless LAN reception. On top of the FRITZ!Box, AVM has developed a versatile product family. With a FRITZ!Box at their center, FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters and FRITZ!Powerline can be deployed flexibly, offer great performance and are perfect for combined use. Different living situations require different solutions: expand your home network individually to reach distant rooms, and get around especially thick walls or concrete ceilings. For this, AVM offers combinations of wireless LAN and powerline technology. With a combination of FRITZ!Box and FRITZ!Repeater or FRITZ!Powerline, AVM provides a fast Internet solution for every room and space.

Expanding a network is especially easy, since FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters and FRITZ!Powerline devices intelligently adopt all of the necessary settings from the FRITZ!Box at the push of a button. While synchronized, all devices use the same network name, known as the SSID.

Thanks to automatic updates, all FRITZ! products are always up to date. Whether it's a smartphone, tablet or notebook: all devices can be used in the entire home network without any extra configuration. They connect with the optimum FRITZ! device at each location, so that AVM can offer the perfect solution for every application scenario.

All advantages of the FRITZ! home network at a glance:

FRITZ!BoxFRITZ!Box FRITZ!WLAN RepeaterFRITZ!WLAN Repeater FRITZ!PowerlineFRITZ!Powerline
One wireless network for all devices Ja Ja Ja
One wireless network name (SSID) and one network key (password) Ja Ja Ja
Connection at push of a button for all devices Ja Ja Ja
Optimized TV and video streaming throughout the home network Ja Ja Ja
Shared guest access / FRITZ!Hotspot Ja Ja Ja
Wireless night service for the entire home network Ja Ja Ja
Access and control from on the go Ja Ja Ja
Security through adopted password Ja Ja Ja
Central update for all devices Ja Ja Ja