Vigor 2850n

8/1/2012 11:28:34 AM

Ratings: 5/5

Price: US$ 300

Website: www.dabs.com


Draytek’s Vigor 2850n is the first route we have seen supporting the VDSL2 standard which is necessary for high-speed copper connections as BT Infinity. It also supports ADSL2+ and its fourth Gigabit Ethernet port can be as a WAN port to connect with another modem or router. You can attach a dongle modem 3G with USB port to provide the third optional internet.

Description: Vigor 2850n

Vigor 2850n

Utility of Vigor 2850n including preinstalled configuration has menu quick-start, but in fact this is router for users who have more experience like IT technicians or home users; they need the network that is greater flexibility provided by ISP’s router. The configuration menus are clear, not disordered, and easy to navigate but lack explanation or advices.

Firstly, we used Centrino 2 laptop on the 2.4GHz band to check the router and achieved data rates of 42.8Mbit/s at a distance of 1 meter, 34.3bit/s at 10 meters, and 12.8Mbit/s at 25 meters. They are not fast speed but over the average. Then we switched to on 5GHz band that is less crowded and allowed channel bonding. The speed increases considerable up to 59.9Mbit/s at 1 meter, 61.5Mbit/s at 10 meters, and 31.9Mbit/s at 25 meters. The speed on 5GHz band at a distance of 1 meter and 10 meters are beaten by Belkin’s N600 DB but the speed at 25 meters is the best that we used to achieve at Centrino 2 laptop.

When we turned off the laptop’s preinstalled Wi-Fi adapter and plugged Draytek’s Vigor N65 Wi-Fi adaptor in, we can gain exceptionally good results. We saw that the speed of 68.1Mbit/s at 1 meter, 59.9Mbit/s at 10 meters, and 8.6Mbit/s at 25 meters on 2.4GHz band. When we turned into 5GHz network and enabled channel bonding, we achieved the speed of 119.8Mbit/s at 1 meter, 101Mbit/s at 10 meters, and 30.3Mbit/s at 25 meters which are the best speed we’ve meet.

Description: Vigor 2850n

The bother is Vigor 2850 cannot develop on 2.5GHz band and 5GHz band simultaneously – if you have the only 2.4GHz device, you must turn off the 5GHz mode to get them online. It makes up with the impressive features as its web portal option. This let you redirect users to a special URL when they log in the router in the first time. It also has a web content filter, which prevents users from accessing the special URL.   

If you don’t use USB port to for internet access, you can attach a USB flash drive, hard drive, or printer with Vigor 2850n to share via network. Draytek provides some excellent directions to add the USB printer for your network; we quickly configured a color laser printer. If you attach a USB flash drive, any connected PC can be used as a networked storage. You can even create the special users and accept them specific access rights to the storage. The Vigor 2850n only recognizes drives formatted with a FAT32 and FAT16 file system.

If you find the options on present router are limited, or if you need a high-quality router with a range of WAN connection, you will need Vigor 2850n. It connects with many internet sources and seriously fast. It is not as user-friendly as Fritz!Box WLAN 7390 of AVM, but it is a powerful item that deserves its Business Buy.


Verdict: A perfect, fast, and useful modem VDSL2 for office environment.

Modem router PADSL/3G wireless. 802.11n 2 bands (300Mbit/s), four 10/100/1000Mbit/s LAN port, two WAN (ADSL/VDSL/3G modem) port, UPnP, QoS, 44x165x241, guarantee in 2 years.

Power consumption on: 7W

  •  Visual Studio 2010 : Introducing the Visual Studio Extensibility - Extending the Code Editor
  •  Visual Studio 2010 : Managing Extensions with the Extension Manager, Managing Add-Ins with the Add-In Manager
  •  Intel Xeon Phi: Coprocessor speeding at 1 teraflops in a PCIe Card
  •  Visual Studio Team System 2008 : Working with Test Results (part 2) - Build report and test result
  •  Visual Studio Team System 2008 : Working with Test Results (part 1) - Test as part of Team Foundation Server build
  •  Finance - Apple Versus Google
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Testing and debugging Coherence applications
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 6) - Using the Coherence API - Implementing CoherenceTarget, Testing the Cache loader
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 5) - Using the Coherence API - Loader design, Implementing CsvSource
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 4) - Using the Coherence API - The basics: NamedCache and CacheFactory
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 3) - Configuring Coherence
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 2) - Configuring the development environment
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Accessing the data grid (part 1) - Coherence console
  •  Oracle Coherence 3.5 : Installing Coherence, Starting up the Coherence cluster
  •  The Go-To Reference Design Map For The Cloud?
  •  Separating BPM and SOA Processes : SOA-Oriented Disputes with BEA
  •  Science! – Spintronics
  •  Linux - The Operating System With A Pure Heart (Part 2)
  •  Linux - The Operating System With A Pure Heart (Part 1)
  •  What's Your Strategy For Today’s Server Room Challenges?
    Top 10
    Nikon 1 J2 With Stylish Design And Dependable Image And Video Quality
    Canon Powershot D20 - Super-Durable Waterproof Camera
    Fujifilm Finepix F800EXR – Another Excellent EXR
    Sony NEX-6 – The Best Compact Camera
    Teufel Cubycon 2 – An Excellent All-In-One For Films
    Dell S2740L - A Beautifully Crafted 27-inch IPS Monitor
    Philips 55PFL6007T With Fantastic Picture Quality
    Philips Gioco 278G4 – An Excellent 27-inch Screen
    Sony VPL-HW50ES – Sony’s Best Home Cinema Projector
    Windows Vista : Installing and Running Applications - Launching Applications
    Most View
    Bamboo Splash - Powerful Specs And Friendly Interface
    Powered By Windows (Part 2) - Toshiba Satellite U840 Series, Philips E248C3 MODA Lightframe Monitor & HP Envy Spectre 14
    MSI X79A-GD65 8D - Power without the Cost
    Canon EOS M With Wonderful Touchscreen Interface (Part 1)
    Windows Server 2003 : Building an Active Directory Structure (part 1) - The First Domain
    Personalize Your iPhone Case
    Speed ​​up browsing with a faster DNS
    Using and Configuring Public Folder Sharing
    Extending the Real-Time Communications Functionality of Exchange Server 2007 : Installing OCS 2007 (part 1)
    Google, privacy & you (Part 1)
    iPhone Application Development : Making Multivalue Choices with Pickers - Understanding Pickers
    Microsoft Surface With Windows RT - Truly A Unique Tablet
    Network Configuration & Troubleshooting (Part 1)
    Panasonic Lumix GH3 – The Fastest Touchscreen-Camera (Part 2)
    Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005 : FOR XML Commands (part 3) - OPENXML Enhancements in SQL Server 2005
    Exchange Server 2010 : Track Exchange Performance (part 2) - Test the Performance Limitations in a Lab
    Extra Network Hardware Round-Up (Part 2) - NAS Drives, Media Center Extenders & Games Consoles
    Windows Server 2003 : Planning a Host Name Resolution Strategy - Understanding Name Resolution Requirements
    Google’s Data Liberation Front (Part 2)
    Datacolor SpyderLensCal (Part 1)