The AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 is without doubt the most comprehensively specified router we have ever tested. It won the EHA Community Router Award this year with good reason. The telephony features in particular are extremely powerful, and if you’re in Europe the Smart Home functionality is an added bonus, although this is less useful in the UK. The 35b super vectoring for DSL is also less useful in the UK than in Europe, since UK DSL appears to be backing G.fast instead.
There are one or two issues with performance, however. This is an amazingly quick router for 802.11n, and 802.11ac is great at distances less than 10m. But the file copying performance from USB-connected storage is considerably slower than expected. It’s not so bad that you wouldn’t want to use the 7590’s extensive NAS features, but it is a shame that in this respect the 7590 doesn’t compete with alternatives we have tested.
Nevertheless, this is an amazing bit of kit. It truly is a jack of all trades, and master of many. Particularly if you’re looking for potent router with comprehensive telephony abilities, the AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 should be top of your list. The parental controls are very powerful too, and it’s great to have support for pretty much any kind of broadband you might want to use. This may not quite be the fastest wireless router we’ve tested, but it definitely has the most features, and it’s reasonably priced too.
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- Supports DSL and WAN broadband.
- 35b DSL super vectoring.
- Four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch.
- Connections for two analog phones and one ISDN line.
- DECT hub for up to six handsets and multiple Smart Home devices.
- Two USB 3.0 ports for attaching storage.
- Incrediblly comprehensive configuration features via Web interface.
- Extensive parental controls.
- Very fast 802.11n performance.
- Reasonably priced for premium model.
- No G.fast support.
- Slow USB 3.0 storage speed.
Kitguru Says: The AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 is the most feature-rich wireless router we have tested, and overall performance good enough to make this a great all-round package, particularly for small office users.