Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Review: AVM Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7390

My review of the successor to the popular Fritz!Box 7270 has now been published by The InquirerIT Reviews and ZDNet UK. The new model adds Gigabit LAN and dual-radio Wi-Fi (giving you concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks) while keeping the impressive telephony features of its predecessor.

And it looks like AVM has listened to my cries for help - it says that MAC spoofing will be added to UK versions of the new firmware for the 7390 - apparently its not something that's used in Germany. This firmware also brings a brand new interface to the Fritz!Box, with a handy  overview home screen and revised menu structure. It also adds new features including guest Wi-Fi access and full IPv6 operation.

Note that the Fritz!Box 7390 has dropped in price since my review was published, and can now be bought for well under £200.

The Fritz!Box 7390 now has internal antennas for the dual-radio Wi-Fi

It has four Gigabit LAN ports, plus 3 phone ports and 2 USB ports

The internal antennas give it a sleek look

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  1. Curiously another feature that they didn't think anyone would ever want is specifying DNS servers. AVM were very helpful and updated the settings file for me (at some point I'll look through to find the specific setting)