SCHAPPY — 7. May 2006, 22:22

Upgraded FBF 7170.

Finally, it happens. I exchanged my Fritz!Box 7050 with the newer release FBF 7170. And the main advantage, it contains obviously a bit more flash storage. Notwithstanding, it also provides four instead of two LAN-RJ45 ports, an USB port for printer or mass storage provider (accessible via web frontend or ftp) and a real innovation: an external WLAN-switch to activate or resp. deactivate WLAN using this button w/o using the web frontend or the telephone.

Nevertheless, some parts have to be reduced, to offer more room for the aforementioned innovations. Especially the telephone section has been reduced. A good innovation is the combination of incoming telephone cable and DSL-line within one RJ45 port instead of prior two ones. But also the three internal telephone lines are reduced to one TAE-splitter. That may lead to problems within existing installation. Usually, it is not the way that all telephone-lines are TAE-cable terminated. Moreover, it is often the fact that twisted pairs of cables end at the installation point, thus you have to redefine your cables or improvise…

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