A FritzBox has a bundle of functions that are helpful for a family home or an office.
You don’t need the following functions:
- VDSL modem
- landline telephones, faxes, fancy door bells
- mesh, repeater and power line functions
For all of that you are paying when you are buying a FritzBox.
That’s why they are more expensive that simple Wi-Fi router and do not improve your internet speed.
A simple router with 5 GHz Wifi costs about 35€, which is half the price of a used FritzBox 4040.
Setting up a simple Wi-Fi router is easier than setting up a FritzBox with all the functions you can and will not use in our dorm.