FRITZ!Box: firmware update with lots of new options

If you use one of the three FRITZ!Boxes below, the new firmware update not only gives you access to better information, it also incorporates the latest developments in telephony and USB (FRITZ!Box 7170 only):

FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7170
FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7113
FRITZ!Box Fon 5113

Automatically delete forwarded messages on your answering machine

If you are away from home for a longer period of time, messages left on your answering machine can be forwarded to you by e-mail. The new firmware also lets you automatically delete the messages on the answering machine that have been forwarded so that there is always room for new messages if you are on the road.

Online and energy monitor

To go to the online monitor, click “Internet” under “Connection Information” on the start page of the FRITZ!Box user interface (see figure below). You will find extensive information about your Internet connection here, for instance, data currently being transmitted, enabled ports and active additional functions. The online counter provides information about the duration of the active Internet connection and the volume of data that has already been transferred.

The online monitor is opened by clicking "Internet"

The following new USB port features also enhance the FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7170:

Quicker access for USB storage devices

The new firmware also brings improvements for the FRITZ!Box 7170 in terms of speed and security: You benefit from faster transmission because you can access data on USB storage devices that are connected to the FRITZ!Box. This increase in speed is a clear advantage for transferring data-intensive multimedia content.

Information about USB storage devices

You have quick access to information about any USB devices connected to the FRITZ!Box 7170 by clicking “USB Devices” on the start page of the user interface:

Connection information on the start page

At a glance, you can see how much storage space is left on the connected USB storage device. To view information about the file system of the USB storage device and the speed of data transmission, just move your mouse over the name of the device.

Excerpt of the USB device overview