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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Thu 17-Jan-13 13:55:46
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Draytek 2850


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Does anybody know the spec of the processor on the Draytek 2850?

I cant find it on the manufacturers website.

Reason I ask is there is a discussion topic in another forum in regard to suitable routers for 330meg FTTP and it seems dependant on the processing power of the router.

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Standard User David_W
(experienced) Thu 17-Jan-13 14:37:06
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Re: Draytek 2850


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I wouldn't worry so much about the raw hardware performance as the performance of the hardware and firmware together. Good hardware can be hobbled by sub-optimal firmware.

Your best bet is to hunt for a review that benchmarks the router, or try to borrow one and set up your own benchmark.

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Jan-13 20:05:02
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Re: Draytek 2850


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Reason I ask is there is a discussion topic in another forum in regard to suitable routers for 330meg FTTP and it seems dependant on the processing power of the router.


I believe the Draytek 2850 range max out at around 90megabit.

I know The Asus RT-66U was bench tested by ThinkBroadband at 670meg download, 500meg upload by MrSaffron himself:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/76-as...

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 17-Jan-13 22:55:55
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Re: Draytek 2850


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Draytek need to sort their game out, if this is the case!

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Standard User babis3g
(learned) Fri 18-Jan-13 01:15:48
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Draytek will not give you any info about the chip-pest but it will go up to 90mb

For your info the one i got last year is got ADI and works very well with infineon adsl connection (TT LLU)
It synchronise same as supplied TT dsl 2680 modem
I add a billion 7800 untweaked and will synchronise 1-1,5mb less
Also same with asus dsl n55u 1-1,5mb less than the 2850 in a line of 2.400m
Never tried with VDSL because i am direct to exchange

You can not tweak the snr but they have 9 firmwares for compability with different dslams and you can update it or change modem code very easy

I still using it daily because its features are really so helpful for me and for my 2 connections VM & TT adsl it handles really well even personal i am not getting more than 90mb (usually around 85mb) out of 100mb VM connection
Hopefully they will update it sometime later

If you have 2 connections i do recommend it..this is from the best out there for this job
If you want it just for speed over 100mb don't go for it

by the way any one knows what is the chippest of the dsl 2680?
Thanks

PS for speed up to 800mb this is the one draytek 2130n
http://www.draytek.com/user/PdInfoDetail.php?Id=111

Edited by babis3g (Fri 18-Jan-13 01:25:35)

Standard User Brammers
(member) Fri 18-Jan-13 08:49:50
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Try looking at a Watchguard XTM26.

Specs say throughput up to 540mbps and it does PPPoE on the WAN (all gigabit).

About £300 so pricey but lots of good stuff. We use XTM500 units at work - very nice kit.

Don't have details on PPPoE throughput - but I'm sure watchguard would tell you.

J

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Standard User drummerjohn
(member) Fri 18-Jan-13 09:21:11
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Re: Draytek 2850


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Draytek need to sort their game out, if this is the case!


Hasn't the 2850 been out quite a while now?

Anyhow... here is the chart on Drayteks website... very easy to find...

Draytek Compare
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Jan-13 14:40:38
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The high speed boxes are those with half the features sadly, unless you want the 19" rack mount stuff which is for small business.

Not many people get super fast internet (>100megabit) so its often not an issue.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User asbokid
(member) Wed 06-Mar-13 18:09:42
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Re: Draytek 2850


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In reply to a post by babis3g:
Draytek will not give you any info about the chip-pest but it will go up to 90mb

Draytel disclosed that the 2850 is powered by a Metanoia (Taiwanese chipmaker) MT2301 + MT3301 chipset. [1]

A low-cost Metanoia clone of the 2850 is being tested. It is the VC-230N from Planet Technologies of China, which retails around £50. [2]

Various firmwares tried, the Planet still won't sync with BT Openreach FTTC services (Profile 17a). Although ironically when configured to run as "CO" (Central Office) kit - and functioning as a single port DSLAM - the Planet will sync okay with the various BT Openreach VDSL2 CPE (HG612, ECI 3048, ECI Arcadyan)!

cheers, a

[1] http://www.broadbandworldforum.com/wp-content/upload...
[2] http://www.planet.com.tw/en/product/product.php?id=2...

Edited by asbokid (Wed 06-Mar-13 18:13:45)

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