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27 Apr 2017
FRITZ!Box wins again in major router comparison test

FRITZ!Box declared winner for DSL and cable in router comparison test by Stiftung Warentest

  • FRITZ!Box DSL and FRITZ!Box Cable lead ranking
  • FRITZ!Box earns "very good" in four out of six categories
  • "Very good" for security awarded only to FRITZ!Box models
  • FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable is the best cable router by far

AVM leads the rankings with three FRITZ!Box models in the current router test by Stiftung Warentest (issue 5/2017) – Germany's leading consumer magazine. Eleven routers were tested, nine for DSL and two for cable connections. FRITZ!Box 7580 and FRITZ!Box 7560 are the winners in the DSL category (grades: 1.6 and 1.7). With a clear lead over second place (3.4), the 1.8 rating for the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable makes it the best choice for cable customers. In terms of security, handling and versatility, all three FRITZ!Box models outrank the competition. The FRITZ!Box models achieve a "very good" rating in four out of six test categories, making AVM the winner of the router test once more. Stiftung Warentest recommends: "The best routers in the test came from the Berlin manufacturer AVM. The Fritz!Box 7580 is the best choice for DSL customers. Closely behind is the 1&1 Homeserver Speed, which is identical to the Fritz!Box 7560 in terms of construction. The Fritz!Box 6490 Cable leads the ranking of models for cable customers." FRITZ!Box also won the last test by Stiftung Warentest in 2014. The full test review is available in the current issue of "test" 5/2017 or online at

Four "very good" ratings for FRITZ!Box 7580, FRITZ!Box 7560 and FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable

The FRITZ!Box 7580, FRITZ!Box 7560 as well as the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable achieved the grade "very good" in four out of six categories. In terms of security, telephony, handling and versatility/additional functions, the three models earned single ratings from 1.0 to 1.4. The three FRITZ!Box models were the only routers in the test to be awarded a "very good" in the security category. With an overall score of 1.6, the FRITZ!Box 7580 was the clear winner in the DSL router test. The FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable came out on top with a grade of 1.8.

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