DrayTek Vigor 2800 ADSL Router

Since purchasing my good old Speedtouch Pro ADSL router in 2000 and working great, I started to look around for a new router as my mum wanted to go on the broadband and I thought I'd give my old router to my mum.

That's where I came across this product - DrayTek Vigor 2800 ADSL Router as it offers all of the features I wanted. Below are the full specs:

Vigor 2800 - Product Highlights


Important Warning - Vigor2800 PSU Failure

Looking good, eh? It was very easy to set it up - just plug it up, go to http://192.168.1.1 logon using the default password and click on the "Quick Start Wizard". Follow the steps, enter your ADSL logon/password details and it's up & running! That's how easy it is. It even can check your line and set up the correct protocol/encapsulation and VCI for you! Pretty good...

**PLEASE NOTE: This firmware is for UK version of Draytek 2800!**

As of this writing, the latest firmware is 2.7 (4.86MB) with the build date/time of Tue Jun 6 15:40 2006. And the Router Tools is v2.5.3 (968KB) - it comes with Firmware Upgrade Utility v4.4.3, SysLog v2.4.4 and DrayTek LPR Printing System.

If you have line sync. problems, the alternative v2.7 Y1 or v2.7 D57 firmware may help. If you do use the alternative firmwares, please be sure to report your experience/findings to support in order that compatibility can monitored/improved.

The previous firmware versions are:

* v2.6.1.1 (4.42MB)
* v2.6.3 RC1 Beta (4.46MB)
* 2.6.3.1 (4.61MB)

The DrayTek's FTP server is super slow for downloading the manuals, so I have mirrored a copy of the manual to my server, so you can download it quickly. Quick_Start_Guide.zip (1.9MB) and User_Guide.zip (16MB) - a big download!

Overall, I am very impressed with this router. The only let down is the SNMP support. Even that the official website states it offers SNMP, it only works on Port 1 (LAN) and Port 4 (ADSL). I wanted to monitor traffic on all 4 ports but this can not be possible. After talking to Tech Support, here's the full setup of how each ports are:

1. Interface 1 : LAN
2. Interface 2 : ISDN channel 1
3. Interface 3 : ISDN channel 2
4. Interface 4 : ADSL

So, as you can see, you can only get SNMP data from Interface 1 and get useful reports from it (i.e. MRTG). It can also be done with Interface 4 too, but it's for ADSL interface. Really shame. Nevermind...

I hope this short and maybe not-too-useful page will help you with researching for a good ADSL router.