Allnet VDSL Bridge Modem ALL-BM200VDSL2V


This is a review of the Allnet VDSL Bridge Modem ALL-BM200VDSL2V. I would like to share my experience, because I think it has some flaws, that makes it not very useful with VDSL lines with bandwidth over 80mbit. In my case the modem was connected to a german DSL line (1&1 over Telekom) that is capable of around 115mbit download and 40mbit upload. So why the problem? If you look at the specs, you can see that the LAN connection is a 100Mbit port:

Features:

  • 1x RJ-45 10/100Mbps LAN
  • Supports G.993.5 Vectoring
  • Interoperable with major VDSL2 chipsets
  • Supports up to VDSL2 profie 30a
  • Supports up to 100 Mbps symmetric

Looks good so far, but unfortunately my bandwidth is capped at about 85mbit download speed. I assume, that this is due to the 100mbit Ethernet LAN port. So I just bought a DrayTek Vigor 165 Supervectoring/VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem. This one has a gigabit LAN port, actually has two. Now I get the full 100mbit that I pay for. Read a review about the DrayTek here.

Nevertheless both modems work as a full bridge modem, not like the crappy FritzBoxes you get from your provider. So if your DSL line is slower than about 85mbit you can definitely buy the ALLNET modem, which is roughly 40€ cheaper than the DrayTek. But with speeds getting higher (even in Germany 🤦‍♂️) you might be more future-proof with the faster DrayTek.



The better choice:


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