FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Updating FRITZ!OS

FRITZ!OS is the software stored in the FRITZ!Box that controls all of its functions. We make new versions of FRITZ!OS available on a regular basis that enhance and add new functions to your FRITZ!Box. If you received your FRITZ!Box from your cable provider, then the cable provider installs new versions automatically. If you bought your FRITZ!Box in a store, you can use the "Online Update" function to install the latest FRITZ!OS quickly and easily by yourself.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Update" in the "System" menu.

    Important:If the "Update" menu is not available, then your FRITZ!Box was provided by your cable provider. The cable provider installs new FRITZ!OS for these devices automatically. You therefore cannot install an update using the FRITZ!Box user interface, nor is it necessary. Your provider can give you information on the new FRITZ!OS version and possible dates.

  3. Click the "Find New FRITZ!OS" button.
  4. If a new version is available, then the "Start Update Now" button is displayed. Click the button to start the update.

Now the latest FRITZ!OS is installed. If you enable the option "Notify me about new versions of FRITZ!OS and install new versions automatically" under "System > Update > Auto-Update" in the user interface, then future updates will be installed automatically.