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AVM FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7490

AVM FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7490

4.1 from 15 reviews

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dAsh

dAshGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 8 reviews
  • 8 likes

Incredible modem!

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This modem, has been in use here for almost five years, and I haven't had a single thing go wrong with it.
Two ISP's later, still totally rock solid and never a peep out of it.
Used between Internode and now Aussie BB, I can't recommend it more.

Purchased in August 2014 for $300.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices 4 devices
Functionality
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Barry Green

Barry GreenYandina

  • 5 reviews
  • 6 likes

36 month warranty !

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and they replaced it no questions asked when it was fried by an electrical storm. It's not often you find electrical equipment with a 5 year warranty.
No complains otherwise, it just keeps cranking.

Purchased in February 2016.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices 3 devices
ISPMore Telecom NBN
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Charlie21

Charlie21Queensland

  • 16 reviews
  • 20 likes
  • Verified purchase

Good Product Always Improving

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Modem is very easy to setup and use. It has more features than I could explain. If you have Voip its the modem for you as it has multiple answering machines and you can link phones to it. Block numbers and even use your Google contacts as a phone book. Great for wireless and wired networks. Has lots of reports that can be sent to you each day as to usage and if you kids need limitations to the internet guest access is the way to go as you can setup the amount of time and when they can use the internet.
A great unit and glad I purchased.

Date PurchasedNov 2018
Mischka

MischkaBURPENGARY

  • 3 reviews

Worth every cent

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I received a Fritz from Internode when switching to NBN - it came preconfigured - all I had to do was plug it in.

I've only had it a month but there have been no drop outs and consistent speeds of around 45 to 50 MB, which is what I am paying for.

Date PurchasedOct 2018

MaxG

MaxGMount Hallen

  • 15 reviews
  • 6 likes
  • Verified purchase

Simply brilliant: works, reliable, does DECT, VOIP, Internet (nbn/ADSL, etc.)

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Marc C

Marc CAU

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Best modem I've found yet - too bad it's not a default from most providers

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I was using this modem up until recently and would prefer to keep using it but too many internet providers haven't picked up on it yet and that's a shame. It has far better functions and features than anything else I've found, such as handling 2 voip lines at the same time, usb 3.0 for shared drive, etc. It's now a backup and maybe soon will become the primary modem again. If only internet providers would support it more and not impose under par gear.


BM

BMBundaberg

  • 6 reviews
  • 4 likes

Brilliant covers all connections

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Nice looking unit and has phone jack as well I am on VOIP. Using it for NBN now, (fixed wireless) but it does do Fibre, adsl as well. Not had any problems with it. It was purchased because my billion was not capable of the supposed speeds I was going to get on NBN. But have the advantage that when I move, I will have a router that will cater for any connection. Expensive but worth it.


Sado0og

Sado0ogWallsend nsw

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

German product at its best

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As an IT expert.... This router are perfect for everything.....

Its performance is exceptional.... Gamers will agree with me....

Rich of feature as media server.... Etc

I've used it for adsl/vdsl/extender never had problems

The best router there is!

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The Fritz 7490 has an astonishing amount of features, including dual band, supercharged wireless ac data transfer rates, USB NAS serving and a plethora of graphs and info to show you were your bandwidth is going. I've managed to setup 2 wifi networks that can separately stream data over to devices serving my TV and mac, it's awesome! I had an issue with serving up a linux formatted EXT4 HDD but I contacted technical support over email and, contrary to other people on here, they responded in a timely manner although the info they gave me was limited and I ended up solving the problem myself. I think they would have helped though had I persevered. All in all, it is a brilliant device!

Emma S

Emma SMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 13 reviews
  • 4 likes
  • Verified purchase

Decent router

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I have found this to be a decent router. The signal strength is ok, manages to get through my stone walls, but have to place it right in he centre of the house to get signal in all rooms. Wish there was an option to add an antenna. Takes a different cord to my old router (Ethernet cable plugs into router rather than phone cord) meaning I have had to do some recabling. The interface is a bit dated, but easy to use.


WingNutter

WingNutterCentral West, NSW

  • 16 reviews
  • 11 likes
  • Verified purchase

Reliable & Fully Featured ADSL2+ / VDSL2 Modem Router

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Symbol57

Symbol57Sydney, NSW

  • 16 reviews
  • 13 likes

Good for small local network

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jputting

jputtingMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 25 reviews
  • 14 likes

Nonexistent Customer Support

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The Fritz!box is a good modem with very good wi-fi strength and range.

However their customer support is Nonexistent, When call the 2 Australian phone numbers printed on the modems instruction manual you simply hear a long endless series of beeping sounds very much like a fax machine is using the phone line.

I repeatedly called both phone numbers at least 12 times per day over a 3 day period with the same result and never got connected to customer support.

It is a shame that the company which makes this great little modem has such shockingly bad customer support.


danny

danny

  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

not happy

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Brought Fritz box 7490 I would never buy one again because the customer support is terable when you find them up but never ring me back and leave messages and they still don't return your call and the worst thing about Internode don't support for port forwarding and they sell the modem when you try to play xbox one the nat type works better when it's open

krusty

krustySydney, NSW

  • 38 reviews
  • 33 likes
  • Verified purchase

The best Wi-Fi ADSL modem ever!

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Questions & Answers

Carol. W

Carol. Wasked

Have a Fritzbox 7590 and having major problems with VoIP of this unit, I'm told it is being caused by having sip alg on and to turn it off.
Well apparently our German friends have decided to not give us the opportunity to make this adjustment, and have not allowed this to be turned off.
Having it on, is causing problems with both my Australian VoIP providers, Maxo & Mynetfone, cant dial out, no speech, and dialling wrong numbers and not getting calls, all on a random basis.
Maybe there is another way to solve this, would be keen to know!
Jumbuk

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niexfu

niexfuasked

fritzbox 7490
Problem when i make an international call from Australia instead i connect the number i dial 0011356 i always getting connected to somewhere in Asia, any help is appreciated.

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Charlie21
Charlie21

Hi Niexfu

It might have been setup under Telephone/Call Handling/Dialling Rules. To always use 0011356 for international calls. Check and see.

Otherwise check you have the latest firmware on your router and as a last resort reset your router back to default settings.

This number is I believe for Malta not Asia. If the unit is second-hand then I would recommend a factory reset.

Hope this helps

Carol. W
Carol. W

Hi Niexfu,
During our testing process on the Sip ALG problem above, when connected with MyNetFone and dialling local Mobile number 0403****** and checking the calling records, found we were getting Japan Mobile numbers instead.
This testing was with a FritzBox 7590, and I would suggest your problem could be sip ALG!
Now find I can not call any numbers other than local, all national will not connect, stay tuned have referred to GmBH the manufacturer, maybe they will give us the ability to disable this useless feature in firmware updates.
Hope this may stop you from tearing your hair out.


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Details

CategoryRouters and Modems
Price (RRP) $270.00
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesMesh Compatible and Parental Controls
Number of Ethernet Ports4
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 b and 802.11 g
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Dimensions 175 x 245 x 55 mm
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)

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