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14 Dec 2015
Market Launch for FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860

New FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860: Fast Wireless AC for notebooks and PCs

  • Wireless tuning for notebooks and PCs
  • Throughput rates of up to 866 Mbit/s
  • Supports 2.4 and 5 GHZ frequency bands and all common wireless standards
  • AVM Stick & Surf technology for automatically secure wireless LAN

AVM extends its portfolio with the new USB adapter for fast wireless LAN FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860. With the small, compact FRITZ!WLAN Stick, notebooks and PCs benefit from transmission rates of up to 866 Mbit/s. Fast Wireless AC and a powerful USB 3.0 port make fast surfing fun. The FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860 is an ideal addition to FRITZ!Box 7490, 3490 and 6490 Cable or any other router featuring Wireless AC. The stick supports both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies and is downward compatible to the wireless standards 802.11n/g/b/a. AVM's Stick & Surf technology for FRITZ!Box users handles installation automatically. And via WPS, WPA-encrypted wireless connections can be established at the press of a button.

Easy installation and secure WiFi

Thanks to the unique Stick & Surf technology by AVM, the WLAN Stick is ready for operation without further configuration as soon as it is inserted in the USB port. All of the necessary settings are transmitted automatically from the FRITZ!Box to the WLAN Stick. As an alternative, with standardized WPS (WiFi-Protected-Setup) the FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860 can establish a secure wireless LAN connection automatically. With the new FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860, even notebooks and computers that do not yet support Wireless AC can benefit from the rapid transmission rates of the new wireless standard. The stick is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista. Its two LEDs keep you informed about existing wireless connections and network activity.

The perfect WLAN Stick for every occasion

With the new FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860 AVM now offers three USB sticks for wireless connections. The FRITZ!WLAN Stick N offers 2x2 MIMO compliant with Wireless N and transmission rates of up to 300 Mbit/s in the 2.4 or 5 GHz frequency band. The FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 430 provides for fast surfing in the 2.4 or 5 GHz band compliant with the Wireless AC standard, with transmission rates of up to 433 Mbit/s. The new FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860 offers up to 866 Mbit/s. For more information, please see:

The new FRITZ!WLAN Stick AC 860 at a glance

  • WLAN Stick AC 860 compliant with IEEE 802.11ac (866 Mbit/s), 802.11n (300 Mbit/s), 802.11g,a (54 Mbit/s) and 802.11b (11 Mbit/s)
  • Dual-band support for 2.4 or 5 GHz connections
  • Stick & Surf: FRITZ!Box wireless LAN security settings applied automatically
  • Supports WPS and WPA2 for the highest level of wireless LAN security; alternatively WPA
  • USB 3.0 high-speed interface, compatible with USB 2.0
  • Software for monitoring the connection and for individual settings such as wireless LAN transmission power
  • Self-installing in Windows 10/8/7 (32-bit or 64-bit) and Windows Vista/XP with Service Pack 2 or higher (32-bit) without CD
  • WPS (Wi-Fi-Protected-Setup): simple wireless LAN configuration with compatible remote sites
  • Free driver and software updates
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