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AVM FRITZ!Box 3370 review

Deutsche technik wins once more with this excellent German router

Our Verdict

For

  • Good transfer speeds
  • Eco mode
  • Features
  • 3G USB support

Against

  • No dual-band mode

AVM's new FRITZ!Box 3370 ADSL router doesn't have as many features as the flagship 7390 model, but its wireless connectivity actually makes advances over its top-of-the-range stablemate.

The 3370 lacks the 7390's built-in DECT base station and physical telephony ports, and it doesn't support simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections, but its three data streams give a WLAN data transfer rate of to up to 450Mbps, up to 50% faster than the more expensive FRITZ!Box's two streams.

It proved more robust in our tests, and if your home network has blind spots your wireless router can't reach, you might well find this one improves the coverage.

You can set aside a portion of bandwidth for guest access, and its eco mode saves energy by automatically adjusting the power output.

The 3370 retains the UPnP media server capabilities enjoyed by previous FRITZ!Box routers. There's two USB ports to network a printer or hard drive, and you can also connect a 3G USB dongle to automatically switch to a 3G internet connection should your regular connection fail.

Download the free iOS and Android Fritz!App FON application and you can make landline calls using your smartphone as a cordless handset, as long as it's connected the router.

The FRITZ!Box 3370 isn't the cheapest router in its class, but it has a good feature set and the quality is very high. If you're still using a cheap-and-cheerful device you got free from your ISP, a router of this pedigree could make a real difference to your home network.

Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
UNII BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
USBYes
Product FamilyFRITZ!Box
Wireless Transmission Speed450 Mbps
Brand NameAVM
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency5 GHz
ManufacturerAVM Computer System
Product ModelWLAN 3370
Product NameFRITZ!Box WLAN 3370 Wireless Broadband Router
Product LineFRITZ!Box
Manufacturer Part Number20002478
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.avm.de
Marketing Information

New FRITZ!Box WLAN 3370 with high-speed 450-Mbit WLAN

New FRITZ!Box WLAN 3370 with high-speed 450-Mbit WLAN AVM unveiled the new FRITZ!Box WLAN 3370 at its booth at this year's CeBIT. As the first device in its performance class, the new FRITZ!Box 3370 relies on the latest generation of WLAN N standards. Data transfer rates are increased to up to 450 Mbit/s and WLAN coverage is significantly greater. At the same time, a whole range of technical innovations has made data transfer considerably more robust, especially when traffic is heavy. In conjunction with the integrated VDSL/ADSL modem and four gigabit Ethernet connections, the FRITZ!Box is the ideal platform for handling complex applications such as multiple HD videos, HD IPTV or games all at the same time.