Use OpenWrt on Fritzbox - is that possible?

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Use OpenWrt on Fritzbox - is that possible?

Berichtdoor waldelb » 1 week 4 dagen 16 uur geleden (24 Mar 2020, 22:50)

Hello,

First: Sorry for writing English. I understand a bit Dutch but I am not that good at writing.

I have a Fritzbox 7360. Updates stopped a year ago, thats why I want to change the system to OpenWrt. I found this thread: https://nl.forum.proximus.be/archieven- ... aten-38493
If I understand it correctly, not every router/modem will work with Proximus. My router/modem is currently working - but will it work if I change the system to OpenWrt?
What would I have to configure?

Thanks for help!

EDIT: I do not want to use the B-Box. I have VDSL2 G.Vector.

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Re: Use OpenWrt on Fritzbox - is that possible?

Berichtdoor Sinna » 1 week 4 dagen 7 uur geleden (25 Mar 2020, 06:59)

Even if you would succeed to flash OpenWRT on the Fritz!Box, you'll be on a repair profile as Proximus uses whitelisting for the devices allowed on its network. For Fritz!Boxes the number of devices supported is limited and the device must run specific VDSL drivers.

If you don't want to use the BBox, please buy yourself a supported device. You can find the list on the edpnet Help & Support page Which modems can I use.
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Re: Use OpenWrt on Fritzbox - is that possible?

Berichtdoor waldelb » 1 week 4 dagen 6 uur geleden (25 Mar 2020, 08:29)

Thanks for your reply!

What exacly does "repair profile" mean?

I am a bit worried about these FritzOS versions because they are outdated for a long time. I am worried that they might have security issues.

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Berichtdoor Sinna » 1 week 4 dagen 5 uur geleden (25 Mar 2020, 09:13)

Repair profile means that the speed is limited to 9Mbps down, 512Kbps up (source).

About your worries about the Fritz!OS versions: if you're using a device that's end-of-life, you risk to use a device that may have security issues. That's not only a Fritz! thing and Fritz! is in my opinion one of the few that supports their devices very long time. That's why I suggested to buy yourself another Fritz!Box.
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Re: Use OpenWrt on Fritzbox - is that possible?

Berichtdoor Jack Daniels » 1 week 4 dagen 5 uur geleden (25 Mar 2020, 09:29)

I have a Fritzbox 7490 for sale on this forum. This one can be used with Proximus vdsl. Has very recent firmware (7.12). The FB 7490 is whitelisted by Proximus.
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