Info on FRITZ!Box 3490
The update file "FRITZ.Box_3490.140.xx.xx.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Box 3490.
Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!Box 3490!
Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.
Product: FRITZ!Box 3490
Version: FRITZ!OS 6.52
Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Release date: 06.06.2016
New features: - with 6.52: Improved stability, correction of fixed IP address assignment
- NEW in version 6.50:
- New user interface design: optimized for tablets, smartphones and notebooks
- The entire home network at a glance - Update FRITZ! products centrally
- Analysis of the wireless LAN and private WiFi hotspot expanded
- Parental controls with tickets to extend online time
Below you find a complete list and descriptions of the new functions in the latest FRITZ!OS, along with a list of further improvements in this version.
What's new in FRITZ!OS (from 6.50)
NEW-With active VDSL vectoring, impulse noise protection (G.INP) can be used at the same time as seamless rate adaptation (SRA)
NEW: Parental controls with tickets to extend online time as needed
NEW: Display of remaining online time and restrictions to Internet use with fritz.box/surf.lua (parental controls)
NEW: Display of a longer Internet disruption (red INFO LED and on Overview page of the user interface)
NEW: In the DS-Lite connection mode, the Port Control Protocol can be used to configure incoming IPv4 port sharing in the AFTR gateway of the Internet service provider. Must be supported by the Internet service provider.
NEW: Use own local DNS server (IPv4 and IPv6)
NEW: Automated port sharing in the home network set up via the Port Control Protocol (PCP)
NEW: New filter for TCP port 25 to block unsecured e-mail dispatch (can be enabled under "Internet / Filters / Lists")
NEW: Displays loading of radio channel currently in use (temporal progress)
NEW: Wireless standard in the 2.4-GHz band set to "802.11n+g" (presetting changed)
NEW: Failed login attempts by wireless devices recorded in a separate list on the "Wireless / Radio Network" page.
NEW-USB storage media keep the drive name set on the computer (not active until factory settings configured)
NEW: "Home network overview" of all connected devices
NEW: Central update function for all FRITZ! products in the home network
NEW: Deletion of inactive devices without special settings from the overview of network connections
NEW: Secure access to the user interface from connected FRITZ! devices via the FRITZ!Box password
NEW: Display of VPN users in the network connections overview
NEW-Option to enable "Internet connection via smartphone or mobile communications stick by USB tethering" automatically whenever the DSL connection is interrupted
NEW-Support for Huawei E3372h LTE dongle (tethering mode)
NEW: User interface in new responsive design for optimized display on smartphones and tablets
NEW: Completely new graphic design of the user interface
NEW: "Change notice" push service notifies about changes to selected settings and events
NEW: Push service sends mail with status after successful update (effective after next update)
NEW: Display of important notifications for secure, reliable operation with red "Info"' LED and on the start page
NEW: For increased security when accessing the user interface, now a FRITZ!Box password must be assigned during the first configuration
NEW: For increased security, a password must be assigned to backup files
NEW: Firewall "stealth mode" setting available under Internet > Filters > Lists > Global Filter Settings
New features for the FRITZ!Box: New design for FRITZ!OS 6.50, with better overview of the home network and over 120 innovations
The latest update offers a redesigned user interface at http://fritz.box, optimized for smartphones, tablets and notebooks. In the browser it adjusts flexibly to the different display sizes. The user interface also received a fresh new look. The menu items and their arrangement remain familiar to users.
The extensive home network overview of all connected devices is also new. These include all wireless, LAN, powerline and USB devices. At a single glance users can see whether their connected FRITZ! products are equipped with the latest version of FRITZ!OS. You can start updates directly from here.
With the new FRITZ!OS you can also use helpful analyses of your wireless LAN environment. Under "Wireless / Radio Channel" the loading of the radio channel currently in use is shown over time for the 2.4-GHz and the 5-GHz frequency band. The lower the loading of the radio channel, the better the potential data throughput there.
News for parental controls: Tickets can be issued for each device to extend surfing time by 45 minutes. When online time has been exhausted, tickets can be redeemed on the Information page on blocked Internet use in the browser.
By going to http://fritz.box/surf.lua with any network device, you can view the device's settings for Internet use and the amount of online time already used on the current day.
Since AVM also optimizes the security of the entire FRITZ! family with every new FRITZ!OS, it is advisable for every user to perform the update. The firewall can be operated in stealth mode to prevent ping queries. TLS security has been improved and port 25 received a new filter to block the unsecured e-mail dispatch.
Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.52
Improved: Wireless LAN stability for using Entertain
Resolved: Fixed assignment of the same IPv4 address lost on restart
Improved: Stability, eliminated possibility of continual reboots in special application scenarios
Changed: Update with a FRITZ!OS file is permitted only with the latest version of FRITZ!OS
Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.50
Improvement-Notice on login page when no DSL connection available
Resolved-impulse noise protection (G.INP) was not negotiated during first connection after restart
Resolved-problem connecting to Broadcom 147.159 (VDSL)
Resolved-problem connecting to Infineon 7.23.4 (ADSL2+)
Improved: Number of VPN connections raised from 8 to 12
Improved: Support can be enabled for PPPoE passthrough
Improved: VPN interoperability to external remote stations
Changed: "MyFRITZ!" menu command renamed "MyFRITZ! Account"
Resolved: Non-supported services disabled when operating mode switched
Resolved: Error when checking connection of user-defined Dynamic DNS provider
Resolved: In some cases, VPN settings of FRITZ!Box user did not contain a preshared key
Resolved: Delayed notifications in the wireless network for Android apps on IPv6 connections
Resolved: Fix for missing data of a guest access configuration on the start page
Improved: Display of wireless LAN channels occupied by adjacent networks
Improved: Maximum possible data rate shown on the detail pages of wireless LAN devices in "Wireless / Radio Network"
Improved: Password evaluation for entry of wireless network key
Improved: Reworked messages on wireless LAN under "System / Events"
Improved: Wireless auto-channel function now also occupies higher channels in the 5-GHz band
Improved: Wireless guest access now encrypted with WPA2 instead of WPA/WPA2 (mixed mode)
Resolved: In "Repeater" operating mode, changes to "Radio Channel Settings" led to permanent loss of connection to access point
Resolved: Transmission power for enabled guest access can be controlled again
Resolved: Wireless guest access can be enabled in the "Share existing Internet connection in the network (IP client)" mode again
Improved: Warning message on attempt to delete the "FRITZ!" folder
Improved: Media server supports thumbnails for contents of Synology NAS devices
Resolved: After releasing a directory for sharing with a user, NAS could no longer be reached by other users
Improved: Display of type and path of a device's connection to the FRITZ!Box now included in the details of the "Network Overview" page
Improved: "Network Overview" page with optimized listing of powerline devices with their own user interface
Improved: Reworked local IPv6 settings
Improved: All AVM FRITZ!Powerline products in the powerline network can now be updated from the FRITZ!Box user interface
Improved: Optimized detection of memory cards in mobile communications dongles by Huawei
Improved: Mobile communications configuration optimized for smartphones and mobile communications dongles with USB tethering
Improved: Mobile communications modems by Huawei configured for automatic selection of network technology
Improved: Preselection of operating mode optimized for mobile communications dongles
Resolved: Configuration pages of a mobile communications dongle with USB tethering could not be opened from the mobile communications configuration under certain circumstances
Resolved: Detection corrected for mobile communications dongle Speedstick LTE V
Resolved: Eliminated "Unsupported device" message for tethering devices without a card reader
Resolved: Several Huawei mobile communication dongles were not correctly recognized as modems
Resolved: No timeout for detection attempts by card readers in mobile communications dongles
Improved: Upon conclusion, configuration wizard checks whether a new FRITZ!OS is available and offers an update
Improved: Reworked content and display of push service mails
Improved: Link to the FRITZ!Box user interface in the footer of the push service mail can now be accessed externally as well (requires MyFRITZ! or Dynamic DNS)
Improved: Option to deactivate push service entirely
Improved: Settings backup now also includes parental controls, wireless guest access and basic smart home settings
Improved: Sorting function in tables in the user interface
Improved: Dispatch of "FRITZ!Box Info" push mail as needed
Improved: "FRITZ!Box Info" and "Wireless Guest Access" push mail sent before restart
Improved: Time-saving operation via optimized navigation in the user interface
Improved: Display of new functions via HTTPS before a FRITZ!OS update
Improved: New event for saving settings
Improved: Password evaluation during first configuration and configuration of MyFRITZ!
Improved: Secure TLS mandatory, support for SSLv3 removed
Improved: Function diagnosis of function takes own FRITZ!WLAN Repeaters into consideration when counting radio networks of that name in the vicinity
Improved: Function diagnosis now includes detection of old wireless LAN devices (802.11b)
Improved: Send diagnostics results for "Function" and "Security" by mail
We recommend every update for reasons of security as well. Further improvements to increase security with this version of FRITZ!OS are presented at
http://en.avm.de/guide/security in the area "Updates increase security".
New in FRITZ!OS 6.30
This version of FRITZ!OS includes modifications to better support the latest services offered by Internet providers and improved interoperability on the DSL line.
Vodafone customers can enjoy an extra improvement with the new FRITZ!OS. It is now even easier to reconfigure the Vodafone account data entered during the first installation of the FRITZ!Box for a new DSL/VDSL line.
Additional improvements to the DSL software provide for improved stability and faster transmission over various connections. The DSL diagnostics data have also been expanded for error analysis, so that future optimizations can be analyzed in even greater detail.
Improvements and Bug Fixes in FRITZ!OS 6.30
Improvement - interoperability for VDSL
Improvement - expanded DSL diagnostics options
Improvement - for G.Vector and diagnostics
Improvement - faster web page access on busy lines
Improvement - VPN interoperability to external remote stations
Improvement - simpler configuration on Vodafone lines
Improvement - first configuration for Vodafone even when DSL cable not connected
Improvement - fist configuration with 1&1 start code supported even before switching date
Fixed - problems connecting to some VPN servers
Bug fix - no login by other users possible after sharing a folder
Improvement - password evaluation when setting the FRITZ!Box password during first configuration
Improvement - MyFRITZ! configuration with stricter password guidelines
Further improvements to increase security with this version of FRITZ!OS are presented at en.avm.de/guide/security in the "Updates increase security" area.
Access to the FRITZ!Box via Telnet is no longer supported
To carry out the firmware update:
1) Open your Internet browser and enter the address "fritz.box" or "192.168.178.1"
2) Select the "System" menu and then the "Firmware Update" sub-menu.
3) Use the "Browse ..." button to enter the appropriate path to the update file.
4) Click the "Update" button.
To recover the storage space on your hard drive, you can delete the update file after
performing the update.
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