In preparation for FritzOS 7.50, AVM has released a new beta operating system for the Fritzbox 7590 (AX). Included are new VPN features and several bug fixes.
The network technology manufacturer AVM has released a new preliminary version of the router operating system Fritz OS. For the flagship routers Fritzbox 7590 and Fritzbox 7590X, the pre-release versions with the identification numbers 07.39-99878 and 7.39-99886 are now available for download. For other routers that AVM provides with beta software, the corresponding update is not yet available.
New features and bug fixes
With the new beta update, AVM should move further towards FritzOS 7.50. In keeping with this, the new version not only fixes errors, but also adds some functions. For example, the software used to set up a VPN tunnel Wireguard be able to redirect the connection only for selected devices such as a specific PC.
In addition, with the new version, the entire Internet connection can be transmitted via Wireguard, so that the communication is handled completely via the connection partner. Finally, Wireguard now also supports NetBIOS – an interface intended for network communication between programs.
Along with the new features, some bug fixes are also mentioned. The Fritz boxes with the new Fritz OS should no longer cause problems with Windows file and print releases, and when moving to connected USB devices, the main directory is also displayed again. In addition, USB mobile phone sticks can now be used again, and the LED signal light should work correctly again when activating a mesh network and starting WPS.
If you are affected by one of these problems and want a quick solution, you can download the beta operating system from AVM and install it on your own Fritzbox. In all other cases you can simply wait for the new FritzOS 7.50: This should appear as the final version in the coming weeks.