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DrayTek Vigor 120 review

£49 inc VAT

Manufacturer: DrayTek

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The DrayTek Vigor 120 is an unusual but potentially very useful device - an ethernet ADSL and ADSL2+ modem only, unencumbered with wireless connections.

The DrayTek Vigor 120 is an unusual but potentially very useful device - an ethernet ADSL and ADSL2+ modem only, unencumbered with wireless connections

It’s rare to find a single-function modem these days. Most such devices, whether supplied by your ISP or bought yourself later as an upgrade, include a wireless router too.

So the DrayTek Vigor 120 is a simple ADSL modem with a single ethernet port,  also specified for faster ADSL2+ broadband operation. It could be used in conjunction with a separate WiFi router for distributing your internet connection among laptops and wireless devices.

Or the DrayTek Vigor 120 can serve to supplement an existing modem router - either as a failover solution in businesses that have a second line; or used alongside a second modem in a load-balancing configuration, to maintain throughput on a network that may have many users connected simultaneously.

In this way, a DrayTek Vigor 120 can work as a partner for dual-WAN products such as DrayTek’s 2820 wireless router. Or you could simply use two of these Vigor 120 modems into a dual-WAN firewall such as DrayTek’s Vigor 2950 unit.

Setup is through the usual web browser interface, although we did see an issue configuring in OS X with Safari and Firefox, with page sidebars not rendered. Opera worked okay here though.

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DrayTek Vigor 120 Expert Verdict »

DrayTek Vigor 120 ADSL2+ Ethernet Modem Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
ADSL & ADSL2+ ethernet modem
10/100Mbps ethernet port
bridge (pass) a single IP address or public subnet
IPv6 and IPv4 compatible
ADSL parameters pre-set for UK providers (adjustable)
PPPoA Bridging compatible with ISPs running IPv6
Annex A & Annex M
ITU-T G.992.1 G.dmt (ADSL)
ITU-T G.992.2 G.lite
ITU-T G.992.3 ADSL2
ITU-T G.992.5 ADSL2+
Annex L (READSL)
106 x 90 x 27mm
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

For either very simple non-wireless setups, or very advanced load-balancing and failover installations for business, the DrayTek Vigor 120 is a good choice.

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