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FRITZ!Box FON WLAN 7140 review

It's been a while since we've done any router reviews, but we have recently had the time to get working on this again, and our first review for 2008 is the FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7140. This 4 port router, made by AVM, features an ADSL2+ modem, wireless access point supporting 802.11g++, two port VoIP-enabled PBX and a USB port for connecting a printer, hub or USB storage device which can be accessed across the network.

Fritz 7140 Wireless Router

It is rare to see a router aimed at the home / small business market that features a PBX. This functionality works both with VoIP accounts that can be configured on the router and also with the phoneline that is used for your broadband connection. This allows you to use normal phones to make calls across the Internet as well as integrating more advanced features such as call diversion, call hold or conferencing to name but a few of the features.

>>> FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7140 review <<<


How about some reviews of routers that claim to support IPv6 out the box?

  • KarlAustin
  • over 12 years ago

Id also like to see adsl2+ routers checked on a adsl2+ service to see which connect at the best rates along with noise margin etc figures.

  • over 12 years ago

As KarlAustin- I'm looking for a router that will handle IPv6 (for future proofing), will this one?

  • billford
  • over 12 years ago

Features good but it's FUGLY.

  • danman7_200
  • over 12 years ago

Just one Q... can the modem part be **switched off** or made separate, so it can be used on cable???

  • comnut
  • over 12 years ago

I find reading helpful....

"Whilst this is an ADSL router, it can also be configured for use with cable modems, or behind existing ADSL routers. In this mode, port 1 of the switch is converted to a WAN port and the ADSL port is disabled."

  • herdwick
  • over 12 years ago

thanks, herdwick! - I did not see that!

  • comnut
  • over 12 years ago

No comments ? Mac OSX Linux compatiblity in summary

  • g3vgh
  • over 12 years ago

When testing ADSL (all formats) it would be useful to see the speed/noise margin results for different quality and length of lines. Important factors when on long rural lines or noisy urban ones. Choosing a 'good performance' device is important but we need to know the way it performs with less than perfect (i.e. real world) connections.

  • michaels_perry
  • over 12 years ago

I'm the UK country sales manager for AVM. We provide DSL Information in the configuration menu 'Internet', the maximum available bandwidth, assigned bandwidth, ADSL2+ enabled, and if this is a rate adaptive handshake. Also diagnositics on Signal/Noise ratio, Line attenuation, loss of Signal, Header Error controls. The current firmware update for 7140 30.04.47 brought improvements to the DSL pump especially on rate adaptive lines and adds remote access to the router config. Cheers, Matt Tyler

  • mattaca
  • over 12 years ago

Hi Matt,
I have been using the 7140 for internet and VoIP. Absolutely fantastic! However could you please tell me whether it has the capability to REPLACE the standard ORANGE LIVEBOX for VoIP Telephony in FRANCE? If so, how? I was unable to REGISTER, so far, the number they issued me.
According to ORANGE their VoIP telephony works ONLY with their own LIVEBOX. As you know they offer, in addition to Internet, free calling and TV. I'll be just happy to get the free phone and gladly forget about the TV. Please advise. Thanks, regards.

  • Pelide
  • over 12 years ago

I replaced my Livebox with the 7140 (FW:39.04.47) and I get lower performances on ADSL :-(

I tried to play with/without a filter, move it around different phone plugs in the house etc....

Livebox: 6400/1024
Fritz 7140: 4200/750 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad, because otherwise it's great, I still use it for it's SIP functionality, but I really mind it does not work well (for me) as an ADSL modem.

(email: [email protected])

  • digitalfrog
  • over 12 years ago

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