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DrayTek Vigor165 VDSL2 Supervectoring Bridge-Modem/Router Review

This is a short review about the DrayTek Vigor165 VDSL2 35b Supervectoring Modem/Router. The Vigor165 is a VDSL2 35b supervectoring modem/router. This model has one RJ-45 port for the WAN connection and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, delivering VDSL download speeds up to 300 Mbps. The Vigor165 is router or bridge configurable, which means you can use it as a normal router or, like I do, as a bridge modem in front of another router/firewall. In the latter case you could use a reasonable router/firewall such as pfSense. Maybe to get rid of your crappy provider router like the AVM FRITZ!Box... 😆 I originally bought the Allnet VDSL Bridge Modem ALL-BM200VDSL2V, which I reviewed here . But for the reasons described in that review (no true 100mbit support) I sold it on eBay and bought the DrayTek Vigor165. The Vigor165 is capable of the typical  Supervectoring  VDSL connection you rent from Telekom, 1&1 and other providers in Germany. So you will be able to fully utilize a DSL250 lin