In mid-December 2023, we reported that the manufacturer of Fritzbox AVM lost in court against Huawei and was threatened with blocking sales of some products. It has now been announced that the sales ban should take effect. Meanwhile, Huawei revealed how much money the company is willing to get per router. AVM gets better with update.
Fritzbox sales ban is in effect
to update: According to the golem he has Huawei has imposed a valid ban on the sale of Fritz boxesWhich uses Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7. AVM wasn't willing to pay 50 cents per Fritzbox for all of Huawei's Wi-Fi 6 patents. In the lower court, AVM lost and appealed. In the meantime, firmware updates have been released, as you can read below. Huawei is also taking action against Amazon and Netgear. We will monitor the development of this case for you. You can still buy the Fritzbox 7530 AX from MediaMarkt (review it on MediaMarkt).
AVM made headlines a few weeks ago after the Chinese manufacturer filed a lawsuit against the German company. The dispute is caused by Huawei's core standard patentsWhich may be violated in some AVM WLAN devices. At least that's what a German court decided, which means a ban on the sale of existing routers and repeaters. It was not only a matter of selling new products, but also recalling all the devices that had already been delivered. That would be a disaster for anti-vehicle mines.
In order to circumvent the potential sales ban, AVM now has Firmware updates have been released for the following devices:
- Fritzbox 7530AX
- Fritz Box 4060
- Fritzbox 6690 cable
- Fritzbox 5590 Viper
- Fritz Repeater 3000 AX
- Fritz repeater 6000
This is usually the case Versions 7.57. With the Fritzbox 5590 Fiber, it is Version 7.58 (Source: AVM). The most important change concerns “adjusting signal ranges in Wi-Fi 6”. Interestingly, the top model 7590 AX also received a firmware update. But there is no mention of change there. It is very likely that the technologies will not be used at all in the popular router. Accordingly, nothing needs to be changed.
This is how you get everything from your Fritzbox:
The firmware update is installed automatically
Usually you don't have to do anything yourself. Firmware updates are automatically installed on AVM products over time. Mostly without you noticing anything about it. It remains to be seen whether changes to the affected routers and repeaters will be enough to resolve the patent dispute with Huawei.
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