DrayTek Vigor165 VDSL2 Supervectoring Bridge-Modem/Router Review
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 line, as long as your provider will actually connect you to a port of that speed in the white distributor box next to your street... Or you might end up with a 175Mbit connection although you pay for 250Mbit - thanks f***ing Telekom! 😡
Click here for tech specs at the manufacturer's website.
The modem comes preconfigured in bridge-mode, so you can connect it right away to your preferred router/firewall, in my case a virtualized pfSense machine. This is nice because if you update the firmware there is no need to reconfigure anything. Yes, you could flash a firmware file which keeps your settings, but I prefer clean updates with such devices.
Overall I can definitely recommend this bridge modem. Price is around 100€.
The user interface offers numerous setting for fine tuning, if you need to.