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Info on FRITZ!Box 4040

The update file "FRITZ.Box_4040-07.29.image" on ftp.avm.de contains the latest FRITZ!OS (Firmware) for the FRITZ!Box 4040.

Attention: This update file is only intended for use with FRITZ!Box 4040! Please follow the instructions at the end of this file to install the update.

Product:	FRITZ!Box 4040
 
Version:        FRITZ!OS 7.29

Language: German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Release date:  24/11/2021

Top functions of FRITZ!OS


  • Priority for working from home - Easy to enable prioritization of a computer for internet access
  • FRITZ!Fon displays weather forecast on the start screen (currently only available for germany)
  • FRITZ! Smart Home now supports DECT compatible roller shutters
  • Smart Home: Lightsequence "Wakeup/Sleep" for FRITZ!DECT 500 and compatible DECT LEDs
  • Smart Home: TOP - Perfect indoor climate with FRITZ!DECT 440 - humidity information at a glance
  • For FRITZ!Box's integrated fax machine: Log of received and sent faxes
  • Telefony: TOP - Many improvements to user interface for using the telephone book, call diversion and call blocks

New features of FRITZ!OS 7.27

Internet: NEW - Prioritization of a home network device can now be enabled on the FRITZ!Box user interface NEW - Device block makes it easy for internet access to be switched on and off for individual devices in the parental controls NEW - When parental controls are enabled, settings and ticket entry are displayed when the user interface (fritz.box) is opened NEW - Support for encrypted resolution from domain names to IP addresses (DNS over TLS) NEW - Simplified configuration for 1&1 connections without entry of 1&1 start code

Wireless: NEW - Encryption according to the new WPA3 standard (including Wi-Fi guest access, connections to Mesh Repeaters and internet access via Wi-Fi with SAE) NEW - An open Wi-Fi network can be offered at the Wi-Fi guest access, in which only data are transmitted in encrypted form (Enhanced Open/Opportunistic Wireless Encryption, OWE)

Mesh: NEW - Performance Mesh Steering improves Wi-Fi connections for terminal devices that are used from on the go NEW - Mesh auto-channel: Accounts for the Wi-Fi environment of the Mesh Repeater in selecting the best Wi-Fi channel for the entire Mesh

Home Network: NEW - Network devices with blocked internet access (device block or parental controls) are marked in the entire user interface NEW - Network passwords for the powerline network can be changed on FRITZ!Powerline connected directly (via LAN)

USB: NEW - The SMBv3/v2 protocol of the Windows network drive function is supported by default; optionally, SMBv1 can still be supported

System: NEW - Users supported in becoming acquainted with FRITZ!Box functions with welcome page NEW - Time period for automatic updates can be defined

Mobile Communications: NEW - Expanded failover protection to automatically switch to an internet connection using the mobile broadband modem when the internet connection via the DSL or WAN connection fails

Internet: NEW - Prioritization of a network device above all others; this property can be enabled in the "Details" of the device in the home network [1]

System: NEW - Change visibility of password during assignment and entry (eye icon) NEW - Data backup for internal storage (ring tones, images, voice messages)

Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 7.29

Internet:

  • Improved List of trusted certification authorities updated
  • Improved When internet access to storage media via FTP/FTPS is enabled, the randomly preselected port number is displayed

Telephony:

  • Fixed Restricted availability by telephone when using telephony via IPv6
  • Improved Encrypted telephony more robust against lost connections
  • Improved Enhanced interoperability for use of encrypted telephony

USB:

  • Improved compatibility with MacOS 12.0 "Monterey"
  • Improved compatibility with several older devices (printers, scanners)

Additional improvements in FRITZ!OS 7.28

System:

  • Improved Increased stability

Wi-Fi:

  • Improved Better stability

USB:

  • Fixed No network drive connection (SMB) was possible with macOS Big Sur Version 11.3

Further Improvements of FRITZ!OS 7.27

Internet:

  • Improved Deutsche Telekom: Automatic configuration of telephone numbers (EasySupport) for connection via WAN/LAN 1 with a fiber optic modem
  • Improved Assignment to devices added to the access profile settings in the parental controls
  • Improved Device status (active/not active) is displayed in the selection of devices for port sharing
  • Improved Clearer display of port sharing overview on mobile devices
  • Improved Independent port sharing settings for a device are now permitted when the request was made over IPv6 for the IPv4 address of the device - and vice versa
  • Improved Event message when port 80 temporarily released for sharing in order to issue certificate for letsencrypt.org
  • Improved DNS over TLS (DoT) more robust
  • Improved Message upon failed ticket entry (parental controls)
  • Improved Display and modification of the IPv6 Interface ID under "Home Network / Network / Network Connections"
  • Improved Any domain name can be used to address a VPN remote peer, not just MyFRITZ! domain names
  • Improved NetBIOS permission can be configured individually for a single VPN connection
  • Improved Ticket for parental controls can be entered before start of online block, so that usage time can be extended without interruption
  • Improved Additional links from the user interface in the online help for IPv4 and IPv6 routes under "Network Connections"
  • Improved Optimized display of the DSL/Fiber information in the user interface
  • Improved IPv6 prefix delegations and IPv6 subnets are displayed under "Home Network / Network / Network Settings"
  • Improved IP address range for guest network increased to up to 253 devices
  • Improved Incorrect configuration by using the same network address on both sides of a LAN-LAN linkup for VPN prevented
  • Improved Access to the myfritz.net domain for a downstream FRITZ!Box registered with MyFRITZ! allowed from the home network
  • Improved Greatly improved performance for VPN
  • Improved In the context of encrypted name resolution (DNS over TLS, DoT), SNI (Server Name Indication) is supported
  • Improved Support for multiple DNS queries over a single TCP connection
  • Fixed Option for "PPPoE Passthrough" missing under "other providers"
  • Fixed "Diagnostics / Function" showed wrong error message for MyFRITZ! registration for FRITZ!Boxes in IP client mode
  • Fixed Defective links behind "MyFRITZ!" under "Diagnostics / Security"
  • Fixed VPN connection name was not displayed in network connections and Mesh Overview
  • Fixed In the VPN overview table "local network" was missing and "remote network" left empty
  • Fixed Devices that are connected to a downstream router via IPv6 prefix delegation received no IPv6 internet connection when parental controls were enabled
  • Fixed Devices that are connected to a downstream router via IPv4 static routes received no IPv4 internet connection when parental controls were enabled
  • Fixed Port sharing for different devices with the same name could not be created
  • Fixed Adaptations of DSL line speed were no longer accounted for after restart
  • Fixed Occasional restarts of FRITZ!Box during many parallel FTP transmissions over WAN
  • Fixed Problems with umlauts in the parental control filter lists
  • Fixed Guest network lock in the parental controls did not lock reliably
  • Fixed No automatic Wake on LAN (WoL) via VPN
  • Fixed Prioritization settings for devices with the "Everything except surfing and mail" access profile were no longer applied after rebooting
  • Fixed In certain scenarios, IP client operating mode could not be configured correctly via LAN with DHCP
  • Fixed Formatting errors occured in the configuration of IPv6 routes
  • Fixed Display corrected in the port sharing overview
  • Fixed After activating DNS over TLS (DoT) and longer run times, certain websites could no longer be resolved
  • Fixed After update of FRITZ!OS 7.03 or older, the IP address was not refreshed on MyFRITZ!Net (DynDNS)
  • Fixed Repeated dropping and reestablishment of VPN connections after automatic disconnection
  • Fixed IPv6: After the home network prefix was refreshed, invalid IPv6 addresses for guest access were not deleted
  • Fixed Changes to access profiles were sometimes rejected groundlessly with the error message "The list of blocked network applications with this ID already exists."
  • Fixed "PTR" type DNS queries were not always resolved correctly
  • Fixed IPv6: In IPv6 route advertisement (RA) with option 25 (Recursive DNS Server), sometimes bits from the "Reserved" field were set
  • Fixed After restoring factory settings, the first VPN connection configured no longer worked
  • Fixed After importing a configuration with an alternative LAN IPv4 network, the local DNS server remained in the old network after settings were adopted
  • Fixed The TR-064 parameter WANAccess was sometimes incorrect ("granted") when no WAN was available upon restart
  • Fixed "PTR" type DNS resolutions were not always possible
  • Fixed Sending of advanced support data did not trigger a push mail
  • Fixed When a saved configuration was adopted selectively, not all of the push mails originally configured were adopted
  • Fixed VPN connections via L2TP (e.g. in Windows 10) were unexpectedly slow
  • Fixed Device block had no effect in certain scenarios
  • Fixed When a FRITZ!Box was operated behind certain cable modems, brief interruptions of the internet connection occurred every 12 hours
  • Fixed In factory settings the first VPN connection could not be enabled for a single instance
  • Fixed Expanded failover protection with mobile dongles in modem mode did not work when using a non-functioning ADSL line
  • Fixed Expanded failover protection with mobile dongles and internet access via WAN/LAN 1 was not started under certain initial conditions present at the time of activation
  • Fixed Online Monitor for mobile communications did not always show data when "Advanced failover protection" was enabled
  • Fixed VPN connections on the basis of third-party providers were sometimes interrupted after long connection times
  • Fixed Wireless devices in the home network could not always be accessed via VPN
  • Change Unnecessary settings option for connection speed removed from "IP Client" mode
  • Change Button for changing the access profiles under the Parental Controls Overview in the user interface
  • Change First configuration simplified by removing the double query about DSL or WAN connection
  • Change Kabel BW and Unitymedia removed from provider list
  • Change "Emule" protocol removed from selection for port sharing
  • Change IP compression (data compression) is no longer supported in VPN connections

Wireless:

  • Improved Reworked "Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Channel" page
  • Improved Improved auto channel function after detection of interference sources (5-GHz band)
  • Improved Improved messages on Wi-Fi under "System / Event Log"
  • Improved Detection of multiple parallel WPS activations improved
  • Improved New message under "System / Event Log" when the maximum number of wireless repeaters is exceeded
  • Improved Naming of Wi-Fi guest access (SSID, preassigned) depends on selected language
  • Change In "Mesh Repeater" operating mode, only Wi-Fi networks with visible names are shown for selection of the Mesh Master
  • Improved Redesigned the print output of information on the wireless guest access
  • Improved "WPA3" option added to the encryption of the FRITZ!Box in "Mesh Repeater" operating mode
  • Change Reworked information page (for instance, after changes to Wi-Fi configuration)
  • Change WPS/PIN method removed
  • Change Outdated WPA/TKIP encryption removed
  • Fixed "Wireless / Guest access": Duration for disabling automatically could not be changed
  • Fixed Sorting by MAC addresses in "Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Network / Security" did not work
  • Fixed "Delete" button for devices was displayed even if the device could not actually be deleted
  • Fixed PMF option no longer offered for "WPA/TKIP" encryption selection
  • Fixed Detection of interference did not work under certain rare circumstances
  • Fixed Time stamp "Wireless LAN channels used" corrected (5-GHz band)
  • Fixed Incorrect entry no longer appears in the "Event Log" when individual wireless bands were enabled or disabled manually on a FRITZ!Repeater 3000
  • Fixed Erroneous display of bandwidth in connections with HUAWEI P30 corrected
  • Fixed After a FRITZ!OS update, the "Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Channel" page did not show any Wi-Fi channels, and in some circumstances, no Wi-Fi networks in the environment
  • Fixed Activation of WPS immediately after the Mesh Master was started frequently led to non-DBDC uplinks to Mesh Repeaters
  • Fixed Incorrect message under "System / Event Log" for WPS during DFS wait time
  • Fixed Possible problems while registering repeaters after changing Wi-Fir encryption from "WPA2+WPA3" to "non-encrypted"
  • Fixed WPS for the Wi-Fi Guest Access did not work reliably with non-encrypted Wi-Fi
  • Fixed The legend under the "Allocation of Wi-Fi Channels" diagram was not rendered in a single line ("Wi-Fi /Wi-Fi Channels" page))
  • Fixed Vulnerabilities in the processing of incoming fragmented frames and aggregated MPDUs (A-MPDU) fixed ("Fragatttack")

System:

  • Change Push Service: Various corrections to content of "Change notice" email
  • Improved Configuration wizard can be interrupted and resumed
  • Improved Various usability improvements in the First Configuration wizard
  • Improved Status overview page within the first configuration
  • Improved Security query when leaving a page without saving changed settings
  • Improved Saving and restoring settings now includes telephony data from the internal storage of the FRITZ!Box (ring tones, telephone book pictures, voice messages)
  • Improved After support data have been sent to AVM, a second dispatch can be started immediately without any wait time
  • Improved A password can be made visible during entry (eye icon) in the user interface
  • Improved Corrected details in the "Diagnostics / Function" for Mesh and USB
  • Change Offer to switch to "Level III: Notify me about new versions of FRITZ!OS and install new versions automatically (recommended)" is now offered after updating only when "Level II: Notify me about new versions of FRITZ!OS and install necessary updates automatically" was previously configured
  • Change The option to log in to a FRITZ!Box (user interface) without a password, which was not recommended, is no longer supported *1
  • Change If "only with the FRITZ!Box password" was set up for logging in to the user interface, a FRITZ!Box user with the name "fritz" and a random four-digit number together with the FRITZ!Box password will be created automatically. To log in to the user interface in the home network, entering the FRITZ!Box password is still sufficient. *2
  • Fixed FRITZ!Box users could not be sorted in the overview
  • Fixed Access profiles with blocked applications in parental controls were not available when settings were restored
  • Fixed Number of messages in "System / Event Log" was too restricted in some areas
  • Fixed Display of installation date for the last update was incorrect in certain scenarios
  • Improved Device name displayed the same everywhere in the Mesh
  • Improved "FRITZ!Box Info" push service now includes an option for information on the "Home network"
  • Improved New menu icons for "Overview" and "Smart Home"
  • Improved "Reset" function in details of network devices for deleting all settings for this device
  • Improved Diagnostics check expanded to include "Mesh", "Internet", "DECT" and "Wi-Fi"
  • Improved FRITZ!Box support page now includes option to send support data directly to AVM
  • Improved Separate restoration of settings for the Smart Home and Telephony areas
  • Improved Modernized display of "LEDs" and other symbols throughout the user interface
  • Improved Upon the first restart after the update, activation of automatic updates is offered (auto-update level III)
  • Improved Warning on the FRITZ!Box Overview on selected settings that are not recommended
  • Improved Page structure simplified in many areas of the user interface to improve usability
  • Improved Reworked concept for navigation in the wizard for first configuration
  • Improved Overview of authorized apps in the "System / FRITZ!Box Users" area now also includes rights and time of last login
  • Improved Update information is included in event log (visible only with the next update)
  • Improved Update process optimized for automatic updates (silent update, task 60018)
  • Change WAN port can be switched as 5th LAN interface if this is not needed as a WAN connection to the internet provider
  • Change In the factory settings, the WAN port always works as a WAN interface (an existing setting as 5th LAN interface for this connection is not changed by the update)
  • Change Update setting upon delivery is now auto update level III (updates are installed automatically)
  • Change User with the name "ftpuser-internet" is deleted
  • Fixed The code of the Google Authenticator could not always be entered on the user interface

Mesh:

  • Change On a FRITZ!Box configured as a Mesh Repeater, the option for adopting the settings in the Mesh is offered only after Mesh was enabled on this FRITZ!Box
  • Improved Improved indications about adoption of settings enabled for a FRITZ!Box as Mesh Repeater
  • Improved Rendering of DHCP host name, media server name and SMB name on Mesh Repeaters improved
  • Improved Improved text for configuration of a FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater
  • Improved Better detection of terminal devices that cannot be rerouted via Mesh steering
  • Improved Notification in FRITZ!Box log when a network loop is created (for instance, simultaneous LAN and wireless connection to the same device)
  • Fixed Incorrect formatting in the mobile view of the "Mesh Settings" page on a FRITZ!Box in "Mesh Repeater" mode
  • Fixed Settings for Wi-Fi schedule could not be changed under some circumstances, if the setting "FRITZ!Box as a Mesh Repeater" was used
  • Fixed For a FRITZ!Box configured as Mesh Master, but not as router (DHCP server), name and IP address of the router could not be changed
  • Fixed Display of Wi-Fi channel bandwidth in the user interface on the Mesh Master was sometimes different on the Mesh Repeater
  • Fixed Display of FRITZ!Powerline 520/530E in the Mesh connection diagram was not correct
  • Fixed In certain cases a FRITZ!Repeater was displayed twice in the "Mesh Overview" of the FRITZ!Box
  • Fixed When telephony in the Mesh is used, telephony registration of a FRITZ!Box used as a Mesh Repeater was sometimes prevented by the Mesh Master
  • Fixed For wireless guest access the steering characteristics (11k/v) of wireless devices were not taken into account correctly (Google Pixel 2 and SAMSUNG S10)

Home Network:

  • Improved Faster display of network connections in very large networks
  • Improved When leaving the device details a message concerning changed device names is displayed only if the name was actually changed
  • Change When an individual name is set for the FRITZ!Box, the name of the working group for home network sharing ("USB/Storage") remains unchanged
  • Fixed The section for blocking devices was displayed in the device details of guest devices even though this function is reserved for home network devices
  • Fixed Changed IP settings of the FRITZ!Box were not offered for printing
  • Fixed Time synchronization (NTP) was instable in certain scenarios

USB:

  • Improved In fritz.nas, multiple files can be selected using the shift key
  • Improved When creating new release links on fritz.nas, the user is informed if the FRITZ!Box is not accessible from the internet
  • Improved The "USB Devices" and "Storage (NAS)" pages on the user interface were integrated into "USB/Storage" and simplified
  • Change "USB Devices" and "Storage (NAS)" menus combined under "Home Network / USB/Storage"
  • Fixed A folder released for sharing was not rendered legibly under "Sharing"
  • Fixed When uploading a file to fritz.nas by Drag & Drop, each file was uploaded twice
  • Fixed The time information "Changed On" was given incorrectly on fritz.nas if the language was not set to German in the FRITZ!Box
  • Fixed Home network sharing of a network drive (SMB) was not visible under Network in Windows Explorer
  • Fixed Data transmission via network drive function (SMB) failed with the Windows error message "STATUS_NO_MEMORY"

Mobile Communications:

  • Improved New "Compatibility mode for mobile broadband dongles" option for generic integration of variants of known mobile broadband dongles
  • Improved Country-specific list of mobile network providers when FRITZ!Box used with a USB mobile network dongle
  • Improved Optimized details for "Advanced failover protection" setting
  • Improved Mobile network provider "Magenta Mobil" added for Austria
  • Improved Support for Huawei E3372h-320 USB mobile network dongle
  • Fixed Detail corrections to settings and status information when using mobile dongles
  • Fixed Not all of the settings for the SMS message push service could be changed
  • Fixed Received SMS messages were sometimes rendered with only partial text or with an incorrect time stamp in the push service and in "System / Event Log"

Security:

  • Improved More detailed message about security-relevant changes under "System / Event Log"
  • Improved Display of the ports that can be reached from the home network under "Diagnostics / Security"
  • Change Waiting for the additional confirmation of a change is indicated by the flashing of all LEDs