IT company AVM has released a new firmware beta as a lab update with version number 7.39 for its in-house router Fritzbox. Among other things, the update includes improvements to VPN support and adjustments to the user interface.
Users of some Fritzbox models can now download a beta version of a new FritzOS update from Fritz Labs. Version 7.39 is available for various Fritzboxes from November 4th, 2022 and brings some adjustments to the user interface, VPN support, and smart home applications.
Version 7.39 Simplifies VPN configuration and fixes UI issues
The update is available as a laboratory (=beta) version for the following Fritzbox models:
- Fritz! Box 7590 Axe, 7590, 7530 Axe, 7530
- Fritz! Box 6690, 6591, 6660, 6590, 6490 Cable
- Fritz! box 4060, 4040
- Fritz! Repeater 6000, 3000, 2400, 1200 ax
- Fritz! Box 6850 5G, 6850 LTE
- Fritz! Box 6890 LTE
With version 7.39, AVM fixes, among other things, problems with the configuration of VPN connections via IPSec and in conjunction with WireGuard. There are also bug fixes for several UI errors and minor improvements. full patch notes Can be found on the official website of the manufacturer.
To install the update, download the appropriate file for your Fritzbox from the manufacturer’s website. Then follow these steps to complete the installation:
- Call up the user interface of your Fritzbox and click “View: Advanced.”
- Select “System/Update” and then “Fritz! OS Files”.
- Back up individual router settings.
- Then enter the name of the lab update, including the file path, in the input field (e.g. “C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Desktop\FRITZ!Box-Labour-xxxx.image”).
- Click the Start Update button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Keep in mind that lab updates are beta versions, which may cause malfunctions during operation. To go back to the normal FritzOS version, simply click on the corresponding button under System -> Update -> FRITZ!OS version.
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