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Update to version 7.39 lab improves VPN support

Update to version 7.39 lab improves VPN support

From Sarah Petzold
IT company AVM has released a new beta version of firmware as a lab update with build number 7.39 for the FritzBox internal router. Among other things, the update includes improvements to VPN support and tweaks to the user interface.

Users of certain FritzBox models can now download the beta version of the new FritzOS update from Fritz Laboratory. Version 7.39 has been available to many Fritzboxes since November 4, 2022 and brings some UI tweaks, VPN support, and smart home apps.

Version 7.39 simplifies VPN configuration and fixes user interface issues

The update is available for the following Fritzbox models as a lab (= beta) version:

  • FRITZ! Box 7590 AX, 7590, 7530 AX, 7530
  • FRITZ! Box 6690, 6591, 6660, 6590, 6490 Cable
  • FRITZ! Box 4060, 4040
  • Repeater Fritz 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 configuring VPN connections via IPSec and in combination with Wireguard. There are also bug fixes for several UI bugs and minor improvements. The Full patch notes It 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 your Fritzbox user interface and click View: Advanced.
  • Select “System/Update” and then “FRITZ! OS File”.
  • Back up your personal router settings.
  • Then enter the name of the update lab including the file path in the input field (eg “C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Desktop\FRITZ!Box-Labor-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 crashes during operation. To go back to the regular FritzOS version, simply click the associated button under System -> Update -> FRITZ! OS version.

source: winfuture