Model Name : Vigor2820 series
Firmware Version : 3.1.1
Build Date/Time : Nov 8 2007 11:10:43
ADSL Firmware : 211801_A Annex A
Price: £135 inc VAT
I have just bought one of these to use in a small office.
First impressions are it is good value for money in terms of the features if offers.
The web UI is uninspiring a little better than a Netgear or a DLink but nowhere near as good as a m0n0wall. It is responsive but not intuitive.
One bad point for anyone who has to administer several units the config file is backed up in binary format, a more sensible choice would have been XML to allow tweaks and roll-outs.
You can’t see recent log entries in the web admin screens you have to install the syslog tool on a pc on your lan, and configure the router to send logs to it, not good if you are a remote admin.
PPTP I have failed to get this working so far, I wanted to use the windows built in PPTP client to connect to the router, so far a connection can be established but authentication fails, I haven’t given up but it would be nice if this had worked straight out the box like m0n0wall. Draytek supply a Smart VPN client of their own but this too fails to authenticate.
I will update this review in about a month, if I can get PPTP working I will be pretty happy if not it may have to go back to the shop.