If you need a router that is prepared for the future of mobile networks, being compatible with 5G SA and NSA, then this model is ideal for you. In addition, in the event that right now you do not have coverage with this new standard, you should know that this model is also compatible with 4G LTE networks, so you will not have any problem connecting to the current bands.
Mobile broadband features
This model incorporates a 5G modem that is MIMO 4 × 4, so we can achieve a speed in the mobile broadband network of the operators of up to 1.3Gbps. This 5G router supports the following 5G frequency bands:
- n1 (2.1 GHz)
- n3 (1.8 GHz)
- n5 (850 MHz)
- n7 (2.6 GHz)
- n8 (900 MHz)
- n20 (800 MHz)
- n28 (700 MHz)
- n38 (2.6 GHz)
- n40 (2.3 GHz)
- n41 (2.5 GHz)
- n78 (3.5 GHz)
A very important detail is that this model is compatible with the 5G SA standard and also 5G NSA, so we can connect to either of the two networks easily, but above all very quickly. This FRITZ! Box 6850 5G router is also prepared for 4G networks, the modem for 4G networks is Cat16, so we can achieve a speed of up to 1Gbps in bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28 and 32 (1.5 GHz), as well as the TDD bands 38, 40, 41, 42 (3.5 GHz) and 43 (3.7 GHz). Of course, it is also compatible with 3G networks of the HSPA + and UMTS type, therefore, we will have great versatility.
Thanks to the incorporation of two external antennas with RP-SMA connector, we can achieve a very good wireless coverage anywhere.
The main wireless characteristics of this new router is that it is simultaneous dual band with AC1300 class WiFi 5. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 300Mbps, thanks to its two internal antennas in MIMO 2T2R configuration, at 40MHz of channel width and the WiFi 4 standard. In the 5GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 867Mbps , thanks to its two antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, 80Mhz channel width and the WiFi 5 standard.
This model incorporates a WPS / Connect button that will allow us to synchronize the different devices easily and quickly without having to enter the password. Another very important feature is that it has WPA2 / WPA3-Personal encryption to provide the best protection to wireless clients, it also includes OWE for data encryption in the guest WiFi network without authentication, in this way, we will be protecting traffic from wireless clients.
Wired and USB Features
This 5G router incorporates a total of four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, in this way, we can fully squeeze the speed of the 5G network.
Another important feature is that it incorporates a high-performance USB 3.0 port, this port can be used to share files and folders on the local network and on the Internet, making use of the Samba, FTP servers and also the DLNA media server. A very important feature is that this model also has an HTTP / HTTPS server to download files directly via the web with the browser, to provide users with access to all files.
Most AVM routers have an IP switchboard integrated into the FRITZ! OS operating system, in this way, we can connect telephones to make and receive calls. We also have a DECT switchboard that will allow us to connect FRITZ! Fon telephones and we can even connect telephones from other brands that are compatible with the standard. We must remember that this DECT switchboard will allow us to connect up to 6 cordless telephones simultaneously, and we will also connect smart plugs and other home automation devices from the manufacturer.
Of course, this model has the FRITZ! OS operating system with functionalities such as WiFi Mesh, parental control, guest access to the WiFi network, MyFRITZ! and a large number of advanced configurations, ideal to get the most out of the hardware of this FRITZ! Box 6850 5G router.