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A good Router is the Foundation for a stable Wi-Fi. And no model of the German trust as much as on the Fritzbox of the Berlin-based company AVM. Now the company has released a new Version of the Router operating system Fritz-OS: The Update to the version number 7.20 brings many new features, including

  • more security. With Version 7.20, all of the fritzbox support models and Repeater the new Wi-Fi Standard WPA3. What does that mean and what Changes WPA3 brings, you can find here.
  • more Performance in the case of Mesh systems: The so-called “Performance Mesh Steering” to optimize the Wi-Fi Connections from mobile devices. In addition, the improved auto channel selection of the Fritz box now takes into account also the Wifi environment of the associated Mesh Repeater. The automatic channel selection is important, if in your home, many Wi-Fi are receiving networks (for example, from neighbours or cafes on the ground floor), come in the way and interfere with each other.
  • more control: With the new device, you can lock the Internet access of selected devices in the home network with a single click – and switch it on.
  • more protection when you are Surfing the Internet. The devices now support the encrypted resolution of Domain names (known as a “DNS or TLS”). Anyone who has set up with the help of his Fritzbox a virtual private network (VPN), benefits according to the AVM from one to three-fold higher Transmission speed.

In FritzOS 7.20 many other innovations are included, such as for the telephone system and Dect devices. Those who use the Fritzbox with an attached USB hard drive as network attached storage (NAS), can look forward to an improved Performance. In addition, AVM provides an enhanced Smart-Home-App, which is to score points by more Clarity.

To install the Update to Version 7.20, type in the address line of your browser “fritz.box” (without the quotation marks), under the tab “System” and then “Update” can then be the Software updated.

So far, the operating system Update is only for the Top model Fritzbox 7590 for Download. When more devices will follow, is not yet known. Users can, however, assume that your Fritzbox FritzOS 7.20 does not receive, as long as the model is older than three years.

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