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AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 review

£210 inc VAT

Manufacturer: AVM

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

High on performance and features, with additional support for internet telephony, the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 is a great router.

The AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 is far more than just a wireless router. While it does an excellent job of managing a home network, with support for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz 802.11n wireless networks, it works as a base station for DECT cordless phones and provides an impressive list of functions for managing calls.

In addition to the usual array of four gigabit Ethernet ports at the back and a connector for an ADSL2+ line, it also has three connectors for telephones. It has a built-in answering machine, can log calls and block unwanted numbers and route calls to other numbers. The AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 supports internet telephony too, and allows you to choose whether to use a fixed connection or SIP account when dialling specific numbers.

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If this sounds like a lot of configuring to do, the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390's well-designed on-board interface and wizards really help with the set-up process. Setting up a VOIP account, connecting landline phones and getting hooked up to the internet was all straightforward.

In addition to the standard USB-based storage sharing, the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 uniquely comes with 512MB of internal memory to share small files with other computers. It lets you choose whether files are shared online and can set up virtual folders to be accessed via FTP.

There are even more extras in the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 that we've never seen before, such as a night mode for your wireless network, which disables it at certain times to save power.

Anything less than the best wireless transfer speeds would let the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 down, and here it doesn't disappoint either. In our tests, its performance was far ahead of anything else we tested, managing 82 Mbps at short range and an outstanding 34Mbps at long range.

AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 Expert Verdict »

ADSL2+/VDSL modem
Wireless bands: 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz
antennae: 3x3internal
WAN port: dedicates first ethernet port
IPv6 compatible
fixed-line and VOIP telephony, DECT base station, two phone connectors, ISDN connector, Port Forwarding, QOS
2xUSB 2.0 (printer/storage)
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 10 of 10 for features
  • Performance: We give this item 10 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

Admittedly, the AVM Fritz!box Fon Wireless Lan 7390 is a very expensive router, and the multitude of extras isn't necessary for basic home networking. However there's little else to fault AVM on in their design of the 7390, as it is clear plenty of thought has gone into every aspect of this router.

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