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I have no doubt that this is a brilliant product. The specs are truly impressive.
However, I have owned 2 of their products before. Both failed after the warranty period which in itself isn't that bad. However, with so many eggs in 1 basket, it becomes a real issue. Not having broadband is bad enough, but when your phone stops working too isn't a pleasant experience (not helped by the missus and kids calling you names!!) ....
I'm staying with my separate router and phone system.
It only supports a limited number of concurrent users... to be honest, it is good for home use, but the worst on the enterprise world.
Why are they so stubborn about releasing a cable version (sans-modem)? The benefits of VoIP are greatest to those who can reap the savings of not having to subscribe to a fixed landline - i.e. cable customers. A Fritzbox could also save me two wall plugs (for DECT base station and for VoIP box) and a whole lot of clutter, but at the cost of needing a separate ethernet switch (plus wall plug...) to compensate for giving up a LAN port on the Fritzbox, plus the unnecessary cost of the unwanted ADSL circuitry.
I would advice everyone to not buy this device.The support from AVM is miserable:* The do not even try to help you when you have technical problem.* Im waiting at his moments 2 months for an answer to my problem.
THE AVM 7490 is unstable, it is losing the ADSL connection al the time and reseting.My old router (6 years old), is working perfect on the ADSL line.So i'm using my old router again ....... AND NO support from AVM.
Don't buy this device.
The AVM 7490 is a very fast, stable device with tons of features. However, if you’re too stupid to configure things manually, this isn't the device for you.
The device is still unstable as hell. You're comment says more about you than about me.
My reply wasn't very professional, I apologize for that. The thing is, many people blame a device while it's actually their subscriber line or power source. Are you using FTTH or ADSL? Have you tried switching the device with a friend who has the same ISP? As a side note: Fritz doesn't like old POTS lines which are over 4km long.
Wondering if this is a good replacement for a BT Home Hub 5? Mine home hub crashes constantly with file copies across the network and looking for a better replacement.
Using the same SSID for both 2.4G and 5G is the best option in almost all WiFi deployments since this allows devices to select the band to use automatically. Using seperate SSIDs is only a good idea if want to manually force some devices to each frequency, which isn't an option most users should consider, hence the default is correct.
I have a 7390 connected to Bigpond Cable Extreme. No problems here. The cable is connected via the Netgear cable modem supplied by Telstra, and the Fritz!Box is distributed in my house via a 24 port Gig Switch.
I have 3 Fritz DECT handsets.
My only complaint is that I get the "phantom" rings sometimes after a call terminates!
Have no experience with the 7490 (only my 73990), but it sounds very similar. I would recommend the Fritz to anyone that wants the feature set.
Thanks. I see that they now do have a sans-modem version (4080), but they are dragging their feet about releasing it.
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Thanks for the alert. The brackets messed up the URL, should work now.
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