AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX review: the company’s first router with WiFi 6
AVM, one of the most important manufacturers of modems / routers for our homes / offices, has recently launched the first product compatible with the WiFi 6 (802.11ax), the latest standard for wireless connectivity. Its name is AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AXlet’s find out together in our review.
Aesthetics and Design
Aesthetically, the product incorporates the lines, and the materials, characteristic of AVM, is entirely made of plasticin most cases shiny, with matt red inserts. The materials used at first glance do not appear to be too resistant, touching it you hear some creaking too much, as well as risking get dirty easily with fingerprints and similar.
The characteristic rectangular shape with a slope towards the rear, leads the device to have standard dimensions, in particular it reaches 208 x 150 x 37mm, with the presence of hooks for fixing to the wall if necessary. Inside the package there are, in addition to the power supply, also a LAN cable from 1.5 meters and a cable DSL of 4 meters, for a supply as complete as possible.
Hardware and Connectivity
The AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX is a modem / router, whose uses are exactly the same as the AVM devices we reviewed on Focustech in the past months. In the back integrates the slot DSL for connection direct to the telephone wall socket, but with a maximum speed of 300 Mbit / s (not 1 gigabit fiber). In that case it will be possible to connect it in waterfall to the router provided by the telephone operator. The remaining physical connectivity is represented by 4 gigabit LAN (as well as WAN on LAN1) and one analog on the back, completes the whole door USB 2.0 on the right side for connecting network memory or a printer. The product also acts as a DECT base for a maximum of 6 cordless (without additional components), with connection of analog telephone, answering machine or fax, thanks to the presence of a door a / b.
Its distinguishing feature is the standard used in the creation of the WIFI networkthe reviewed product is compatible with the Wi-Fi 6 (AX)naturally with backwards compatibility with all the previous ones, for an overall band of 2400Mbit / s. The aforementioned is divided according to the frequency of use, they are reserved 1800Mbit / s for 5GHz, while 600Mbit / s for the 2.4GHz.
Being a latest generation modem / router, net of the usual specifications and functions already seen in the past, it is compatible with 2 × 2 MIMO Multi-User (3 × 3 5GHz) and connection simultaneous dual-band for greater stability / overall speed. Like most AVM products, the AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX is also compatible with the Wi-Fi Mesh network, integrating multiple models from the same company into the same network.
Performance and Operating System
The integrated operating system is the usual Fritz! OS, updated to version 07.28, one of the best router managers we have ever tried. Praised several times in past reviews, it features exactly the usual features, from channel management, creation of a guest network, programming WiFi operating times, blocking the use of certain devices, to block specific telephone numbers, ending with the management consumption, just to mention some of the possibilities it is able to offer.
The performance I am absolutely of very high level, AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX we can consider it as an update of the original model with WiFi 802.11 ac, from which it inherits practically everything. The signal is distributed perfectly even in particularly large rooms, although it allows for deep customization, it can also be considered as plug & play, just connect it to the network, press the WPS button to connect a device, and that’s it. Easier than that.
AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX: conclusions
In a very difficult historical period for all manufacturers, in which even AVM has suffered from the lack of chips, here is an update towards the most recent standard of one of the most popular models of all time. The AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX is excellent in practically all aspects, to which is clearly added the possibility of counting on WiFi 6 AX dual band.
On the other side of the coin we find only a couple of downsides, i materials construction are not excellent, and the mobile application is very poor in content.
AVM FRITZ! Box 7530 AX
Aesthetics and Design
7.0 / 10
8.0 / 10
Functions and experience of use
9.0 / 10
8.5 / 10
7.0 / 10
- Dual band WiFi 6
- Highly customizable
- Plug & Play
- Lots of bandwidth available
- High price
- Not high quality materials
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