DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable

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  • #12556
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    Great news, thanks

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    For owners of the EU version (GEN1 & GEN2) – Draytek in Germany have added a beta firmware page to their server

    http://draytek.com/download_de/Firmwares-Modem/Vigor160-Serie/Vigor166/BETA-TEST/

    Note: The UK model V166-K won’t accept EU firmware & Draytek UK doesn’t seem to have a beta site yet.

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    For anyone looking to buy a V166 – On eBay I’ve just spotted a Vigor 166 GEN2 (EU model) up for auction here in the UK, can’t be too many of these around! It’ll be interesting to see how much it sells for.

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    For anyone looking to buy a V166 – On eBay I’ve just spotted a Vigor 166 GEN2 (EU model) up for auction here in the UK, can’t be too many of these around! It’ll be interesting to see how much it sells for.

    £60 starting price, no bids currently, but as you say, will be interesting to see what the final price end at

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    A few more Vigor 166 are appearing on Ebay

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Trying to sell on Ebay for £150 new (or £120 open box) is a bit rich as they’re under £110 (inc delivery) retail

    A friend of mine bought one recently, obviously a new batch has arrived as it came with 4_2_3_BT firmware from the factory.

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    Trying to sell on Ebay for £150 new (or £120 open box) is a bit rich as they’re under £110 (inc delivery) retail A friend of mine bought one recently, obviously a new batch has arrived as it came with 4_2_3_BT firmware from the factory.

    They are still trying to profit from the believed lack of affordable G.fast kit,

    BT shop has them for £105 but not in stock, not sure if Gen 2, but still a fair price

    https://shop.bt.com/products/draytek-vigor-166-vdsl-g-fast-modem-v166-k-G4XR.html?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=ZA0000&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=ZA00&awc=3043_1624707523_0d5f94b770825c7c5b8826a456490b70

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    The new one my friend bought certainly isn’t GEN2. There may be a problem if they change to the GEN2 chipset in the UK model as they’ll probably have to go through certification again by Openreach to get the new hardware approved (which can take months!). As Openreach haven’t indicated any intention of utilising the GEN2 (212Mhz) technology I doubt DrayTek will bother investing the time & money involved if they don’t have to. (unless the older GEN1 chipset is discontinued forcing the change).

    Stock is low at the moment, £103.50 here but on back order: https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/products/41275-draytek-v166-k/

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    I agree, Openreach Will be more concerned with FTTH /P installs and that is there priority – GEN 2 is a great idea but with all that old copper lying around that will still need to be maintained, fibre is where the investment is needed and the way ahead ;)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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