FRITZ! OS firmware review with WPA3 and Mesh

All the routers of the German producer AVM have the identical FRITZ! OS working system, relying on the mannequin we now have, the firmware is tailored to the completely different technical specs of the wi-fi router, however the graphical person interface and additionally all of the choices obtainable within the router are precisely the identical.

In the case of the FRITZ! Box 6850 LTE, in the principle menu we will see intimately which cellular operator we now have related to, and additionally since when it has related to the cellular broadband community, and the utmost hyperlink velocity towards the 4G LTE antenna that we now have close to us. We may see the final standing of the native community, each the bodily Gigabit Ethernet ports, the Wi-Fi wi-fi community, the standing of the telephony, in addition to the standing of the native community.

One of the components we like essentially the most in regards to the FRITZ! OS working system once we use a 4G router is that we will see very detailed details about the 4G community. It will point out the reception energy of the 2 exterior antennas of the router, in addition to the modem model, the synchronization velocity, the frequency band used, in addition to the channel width utilized by the operator on this particular frequency band. In addition, it’s going to additionally inform us which 4G LTE cell we now have related to, and the kind of sign, 4G or UMTS (3G).

In addition, in these menus we will even have the likelihood to see a listing of networks to which we will join, though logically this may depend upon whether or not an operator has agreements with one other operator. For instance, within the case of Grupo masmovil, we will hook up with Yoigo or Orange or Movistar antennas, relying on the world, we could also be excited about connecting to a unique community as a result of it has higher protection. An necessary element is that, though we will choose the community manually, the “switch” to their very own community will all the time depend upon the operator, as occurs with cellular gadgets.

The FRITZ! OS firmware additionally has a system to assist us find this 4G router with exterior antennas in the absolute best location, and accurately orient the antennas to all the time have the absolute best reception. If we begin the alignment support, we could have the potential of “scratching” a number of megabytes, since we could have a greater protection.

Of course, the remainder of the configuration and administration choices for the Internet, telephony, native community, WiFi and residence automation are precisely the identical as all the time, nothing has modified right here and we will perform any configuration that we now have beforehand made in another router from the producer German AVM. We want to spotlight some crucial firmware options:

  • Possibility of configuring an entire WiFi Mesh community, with WiFi roaming and band steering, additionally suitable with all AVM repeaters, PLCs and different routers.
  • WPA2 + WPA3-personal configuration, though these days it doesn’t permit solely WPA3.
  • Support for OWE on the visitor WiFi community with out authentication.
  • Possibility of configuring IPsec VPN, additionally in Site-to-Site mode.

As you might have seen, we now have a lot of choices obtainable.

In RedesZone we now have recorded an entire video the place you’ll be able to see intimately all of the obtainable choices, and we will even train you to see some particular configurations that we now have made:

Do not overlook that we will purchase this high-performance 4G router with many configuration choices for lower than 200 euros, an excellent value contemplating its {hardware} and the probabilities of the FRITZ! OS working system.

We suggest you go to our part contents of AVM FRITZ! the place you’ll discover all of the tutorials and evaluation of AVM gear.