Info on FRITZ!Box 7490
ï»¿The update file "FRITZ.Box_7430.XXX.xx.xx.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!BoxÂ 7490.
Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!BoxÂ 7430!
Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.
Product: FRITZ!BoxÂ 7430
Version: FRITZ!OS 6.83
Language: English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish
Release date: 03/15/2017
New features: - Reservation of data rates
- Extended Smart Home functions and more for MyFRITZ!
- FRITZ!Fon: new start screens und a night service
- Extra security and network adjustments
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.
New and improved Features in FRITZ!OSÂ 6.83
NEW - Display of Internet use by guests in the Online Monitor
New - Guaranteed data rate for home network devices despite intensive use of the guest network
NEW - Option for autonomous port sharing (UPnP/PCP) can be enabled for each device
NEW - Option to limit the number of outgoing calls to foreign numbers, enabled automatically
NEW - Call diversion applicable to all contacts in a telephone book
CHANGED - Usage of IP-telephony devices require a minimum username length of 8 characters
CHANGED - Permission for IP-Phones for connecting from the Internet is disabled after update*
IMPROVED - Throughput improvement when using a DSL connection without credentials
NEW - Support added for operating CAT-iq 2.0-compliant handsets
NEW - IP address (DHCP) can be changed directly in the device details
NEW - Display of temperature curve over the last 24h for devices with temperature sensor
NEW - Group switching for radiator controls
NEW - Switching of the FRITZ!DECT 200/210 smart plug by sounds, like clapping or knocking
NEW - New convenience features added to myfritz.box user interface and optimized display on smartphones and tablets (responsive design)
NEW - Password for registering an IP telephone with the FRITZ!Box must have at least eight characters. IP telephones with a shorter password will be disabled with this update.
NEW - Certain settings and features require additional confirmation by the user where the FRITZ!Box is located
NEW - FRITZNAS user interface optimized for tablets and smartphones (responsive design)
NEW - Text messages received at mobile communications dongles operating as a modem displayed as events
* We recommend using VPN for remotely connecting IP-telephony devices
Priorities in WiFi
With the FRITZ!OS 6.83 update users can be sure to surf, stream or chat without interference even if the guest network is highly used. So you can decide which transmission rates you and your guests are entitled to. If the FRITZ!Box owners are not online, the guests can enjoy higher data rates. The new online monitor is also very handy, since it now displays the data rates of the guest access on top of the usual downstream rates for Internet and IPTV.
FRITZ!Fon: additional start screens and night service
FRITZ!Fon, the DECT telephone for FRITZ!Box, received new selectable start screens. Users now have their Smart Home products in direct view and can switch even easier. The analog clock displayed in white or black is also new. The new night service is dimming the display when the brightness in the room falls below the settings. The possibility to configure a call diversion with the FRITZ!Box can now also be used with any contact in the requested telephone book. Plus, the number of outgoing calls can be limited with FRITZ!OS 6.80.
Smart Home: switch on sound
The smart plugs FRITZ!DECT 200 and DECT 210 can already be switched automatically at sunrise/sunset or according to an individual schedule via app or phone. Now another option was added: with FRITZ!OS 6.80 an acoustic sensor is activated locally in the smart plug. Lamps or other connected devices will then react to sounds like clapping or knocking. Another innovation is the display of the temperature measured over the last 24 hours in the FRITZ!Box user interface. Starting with FRITZ!OS 6.80, group switching can also be used for the new radiator control FRITZ!DECT 300.
Even better and easier: MyFRITZ! for browser and app
Following the fritz.box user interface â the window to the FRITZ!Box â with FRITZ!OS 6.80 the user interfaces of the MyFRITZ! service (myfritz.net) and FRITZ!NAS now also appear in a responsive design and adjust to any display size. Using the MyFRITZ!App 2 (for Android) users have convenient access to saved data, their call list or voice messages - at home and from anywhere else. Users will receive real time notifications via the app about missed calls or new voice messages. With a single swipe you can establish a secure connection to your home network and access your FRITZ!Box and connected devices from on the go. Even Smart Home devices can be operated and switched directly via app or widget.
On the safe side: strong passwords and settings requiring confirmation
The configuration of new IP phones and call diversions as well as the saving of backup files is even safer now as a new function implements an additional confirmation that can only be verified where the FRITZ!Box is located (two-factor authentication). Attempts to log in with wrong user data are recorded as an event. On top of this, FRITZ!OS 6.80 makes sure that users assign a password with at least 8 digits when configuring an IP telephone or an IP intercom system via the FRITZ!Box. Numerous other FRITZ!OS 6.80 upgrades provide the FRITZ!Box with the latest security standards. With every large update AVM always advises to install the latest version of FRITZ!OS for optimum security and best network synchronization.
FRITZ! convenience with DECT telephones from other manufacturers
With FRITZ!OS 6.80 DECT telephones that support the CAT-iq 2.0 standard offer many convenience features that come with FRITZ! telephony. For example, cordless telephones from other manufacturers can use one or more telephone books in the FRITZ!Box and users can get a quick overview with the call list.
Approve access from the Internet for online games, gaming consoles or IP devices
Devices connected to the FRITZ!Box are safe from unauthorized access from the Internet. However, certain applications such as online games or devices like IP cameras or gaming consoles sometimes need to be accessible for others over the Internet. FRITZ!Box users can enable such connections through port sharing. Now it's also possible to allow certain devices to control port sharing automatically. With FRITZ!OS 6.80 all shared ports (IPv4, IPv6, MyFRITZ! or autonomous) can be viewed and configured at once. Users can find an overview of all shared ports with their connected home network devices in the menu at "Internet > Permit Access". Settings for parental controls can also be used with pure IPv6 devices with the new FRITZ!OS 6.80. ___________________________________________________________
Additional improvements in FRITZ!OSÂ 06.83:
Improved - Optimization for VDSL vectoring
Improved - Better interoperability with various VDSL and ADSL connections
Improved - Compatibility mode added for VDSL connections with supervectoring (35B)
Improved - Display of online time in the parental controls overview
Improved - Labeling of time axes in the Online Monitor
Improved - Filters for websites take account of blocked domains for https calls as well
Improved - Support for pure IPv6 devices in parental controls
Improved - Port sharing combined with MyFRITZ! sharing and IPv6 sharing
Improved - Complete firewall exceptions possible for downstream routers with IPv6
Improved - Static routes can be defined for IPv6
Bug fix - Shifted time scale in the graphic overview of permitted online time on fritz.box/surf.lua
Improved - Optimized position of group filter in the configuration wizard for Google contacts
Bug fix - Impaired voice quality on some analog telephone lines
Bug fix - Integration of a new Google telephone book now possible
Improved - Entries in the telephone book now can be sorted by first and last name
Improved - Random playback of music list now works across sub-folders
Improved - Podcasts can now be interrupted on the FRITZ!Fon (by the user or by incoming calls) and resumed at the point of interruption
Improved - Display of device details completed
Resoved - "Deleting" unused devices in the home network list also removesVPN connections
Change - LAN port 1 through 4 switched to power mode
Improved - Shows the time when autochannel was last refreshed
Improved - Deletion of all inactive wireless devices without individual settings from the list of known wireless devices
Improved - Additional options to prevent manual switching of FRITZ!DECT 200 smart plug
Improved - Diagnostics of "Function" and "Security" includes MyFRITZ!
Improved - Optimized registration of MyFRITZ! account
Improved - Attempts to log in with wrong user data recorded in Event Log
Improved - Access via FTPS supports ECDHE ciphers
Change - Registeration with FRITZ!Box user interface valid for 20 min
Change - Increased security of FRITZ!Box's own certificate through signature with SHA 256
Improved - Optimized configuration of switching schedule by graphic time table for smartphone and tablet
Improved - FRITZ!OS update page also shows the last time the version was checked or the last time a FRITZ!OS was installed
Improved - Display of logins via FTP or SMB in the Event Log
Improved - Event log adjusted to different display sizes
Improved - User guidance for restoring saved settings
Improved - Push Service overview
Improved - Reworked mail subject line for push service mails and information about sender
Improved - Text edited in the FRITZ!Box Info mail from push service
Improved - Push service combines mails generated within a short period
Improved - Change notices for selected settings added to push service mails
Improved - Push service mail for use of guest access even when wireless network login/logout display disabled
Improved - Information on full storage medium for push service mails on fax reception, voice messages and function diagnostics
Improved - Important notifications for secure and reliable operation now also on FRITZ!Fon devices, via MyFRITZ!App 2 and by push service mail (Previously: only red Info LED and fritz.box overview)
Improved - Better stability even in atypical load situations
Bug fix - Recurrent push mails (change notices) about first registration of powerline devices or devices without a clock
Bug fix - "Change notices" and "Forgot password" mail were not sent if the push service was configured with the answering machine or the fax function
Change - Interface descriptions for developers expanded (www.avm.de/Schnittstellen)
Improved - FTP and SMB service can be enabled/disabled independently of each other
Change - FTP service in the home network disabled upon delivery
Improved - Optimized configuration of a mobile communications connection via Huawei E182 or ZTE W21v
Improved - Huawei E5331 and other mobile communications dongles supported in tethering mode
Change - Access number may be left blank
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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