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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 6.83
Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Release date: 29.03.2017
New features: - Powerful wireless LAN: Band steering
- Reservation of data rates
- 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 6.80
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 - IP address (DHCP) can be changed directly in the device details
NEW - To improve data transmission, a dual-band wireless device can be set to switch between the 2.4 and the 5-GHz frequency band automatically (band steering)
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
More wireless LAN speed through band steering
The new FRITZ!OS offers a leap of speed for WiFi with band steering. Many smartphones and tablets can transmit data on the 2.4-GHz-band and the 5-GHZ-band. If one band is working at a high capacity, the FRITZ!Box now automatically initiates a band switch. This way resources can be exploited better and data reach their destination faster and without interference. Band steering is possible for all FRITZ!Box models with dual-band Wireless AC+N (FRITZ!Box models 7580, 7490, 7560, 6490, 4040, 3490).
Priorities in WiFi
With the FRITZ!OS 6.80 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.
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 at home and from anywhere else. 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.
On the safe side: strong passwords and settings requiring confirmation
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. 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.
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!OS 6.83:
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 - 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 - 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 - Important notifications for secure and reliable operation now also 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
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
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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