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sohail579
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New Modem Router

After Loosing all my hair in trying to get my AVM Fritz!Box 7390 Wroking stable I finially gave up and have now had it refunded.

 

Problems that i had with the Fritz!Box were as follows:

 

Poor Wifi (Worst Wifi I have ever used)

Kept dropping Connection (6 - 7 times a day)

Kept Restarting (3 - 5 Times a day)

 

My next option I believe is a Draytek 2850n which I think I should have purchased in the first place but saying that im wondering whats everyones views on the Draytek? has anyone used the 2850?

 

I have previously had a 2820n and that was the best device i ever used...

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sohail579
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Re: New Modem Router

OK after much reading around i think that i am going to take the plunge and get the 2850n


Will let you all know how it goes...

 

P.s. Where is the best place to buy this from? DABS are doing it for £202

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FieldEngineer
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Re: New Modem Router

Just a little note, you will still need the Openreach modem, just make sure your new router supports WAN PPPoA
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sohail579
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Re: New Modem Router

As far as I am aware I can do away with the OR Modem as the Draytek has a built in VDSL Modem

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FieldEngineer
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Re: New Modem Router


@sohail579 wrote:

As far as I am aware I can do away with the OR Modem as the Draytek has a built in VDSL Modem


I am not aware of this. John46 do you know about this ?
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Message 6 of 12

Re: New Modem Router

according to its tech spec yes you can
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prinknash
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Message 7 of 12

Re: New Modem Router

Yes, the Draytek mentioned would replace both the Openreach modem and the Home Hub. Billion - and others I'm sure - also sells a modem/router that would replace both. The Billion 7800N that I have still needs the Openreach modem but has a EWAN port and works very well in place of the Home Hub.

 

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sohail579
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Message 8 of 12

DrayTek 2850n

Hi

 

Does anyone have a Draytek 2850n or Vn? can anyone comment on the performance?

 

Thanks

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MarkV
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Message 9 of 12

Re: New Modem Router

Interesting - I hadn't thought about using an alternative to the HH. It's attractive to have 1 box rather than 2, and I strongly suspect the quality and performance of the Dratek will be better.

 

I see that shop.bt.com are advertising the 2850n for an equal best price.

 

Oops, just found the show-stopper:

 

"The Vigor 2850 is a variant of our Vigor 2830 series with the addition of an extra VDSL interface (for the BT Infinity™ service) for connectivity up to 50Mb/s."

 

Up to 50Mb/s is unacceptable with 80 anfaster just around the corner.

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Re: New Modem Router

I think you will find that is old copy as the 2850n supports 17a and 30a VDSL profiles which offer speeds up to 100Mb/s and 150 mb/s respectively.  I own the older 2750n which currently indicates a maximum speed of over 90Mb/s from 17a on my line. The spec can be found here.

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