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Standard User Ixel
(learned) Mon 16-Jul-12 14:51:39
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Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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Hi,
Just a quick question, especially from those who already use either a Vigor 2750 or 2850. I might buy myself one of these models, and within my budget I have the choice of 'a used 2750Vn' or a new 2850 (I already have a wireless access point which connects via LAN cable to my existing router, a Business Hub 3, though it never seems to work beyond 54Mbps though specifications originally stated it should).

Anyway, why am I considering Vn? Because I would like to utilise VOIP, save a bit of money every month by cancelling BT's anytime call plan, and have a faster wireless access point built into the router.

From the differences between the two I've noticed:
- 2850 has no wireless or VOIP, 2750Vn does
- 2850 has the addition of connecting to the BT OR modem via LAN4, 2750Vn has VDSL2 only (if I'm going all-in-one however, shouldn't be an issue)
- 2850 supports 50k sessions, 2750Vn supports 15k sessions
- 2850 supports additional features such as static routing, 2750Vn is unmarked on this attribute

So, based on the fact I have five static IP's with BT Business, and would like to go to an all-in-one solution preferably, how do people who have the 2750 or 2850 find it compared to the current hardware provided by BT?

Any other views are welcome too. Thanks in advance.

Edited by Ixel (Mon 16-Jul-12 14:52:23)

Standard User greenglide
(committed) Mon 16-Jul-12 16:05:43
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Re: Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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The 2850VN has both VOIP and Wireless!

Standard naming for Draytek routers.

Ex <n>ildram , been to SKY MAX - 15,225 Download
BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload ON THE LINE THAT SKY COULD ONLY PROVIDE 15,255 DOWN AND 800 UP ON!!!,
Moved house, now BE Unlimited 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
FTTC Cab installation commenced 12th April - expect full 80 / 20 - bye bye BE, hello BT Infinity soon!
Standard User Ixel
(learned) Mon 16-Jul-12 16:38:00
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Re: Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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Yeah, that's not the question though, but thanks for the clarification anyway smile.

Perhaps I should wait a bit longer and save up for the ultimate, the 2850Vn as opposed to either the 2750Vn (used) or 2850 which I can currently afford.

Does anyone have further recommendations or feedback regarding either models of Draytek? Many thanks.


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Standard User andew
(member) Mon 16-Jul-12 21:52:11
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Re: Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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I am seriously disappointed with my 2850Vn. I currently have the 3.6.2 firmware on it. If i use the internal modem then its a lot slower than the openreach modem (about 10..20%). Also ipv6 doesn't appear to work at all in this configuration.

The only way to get it working as far as i'm concerned is to connect it using the openreach modem not using the internal modem at all. Using this method ipv6 works as well.

Andrew

Edited by andew (Tue 17-Jul-12 08:51:22)

Standard User smouty
(learned) Tue 17-Jul-12 09:17:47
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Re: Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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Drakteks have great specs but you can sometimes wait an age for things to be fixed.
I was using a 2910VG before Infinty and found the firmware on the draytek.de site was updated more often.
Apart from the above the support on their products is very good.
Standard User Ixel
(learned) Tue 17-Jul-12 12:30:34
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Re: Vigor 2750Vn, 2850 or... ?


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I see, well I've been doing some more research since last night and have discovered that my requirements can most likely be satisfied by using a Linux firewall solution such as ClearOS or m0n0wall. I already have a server system so I may as well turn a portion of that into essentially a router.

Thanks for the replies however, any further replies welcome.
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