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  • in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11415
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    Glad your all sorted I don’t think the Vigor 166 supports jumbo frames, so another “feature” as Microsoft would say

    Any easy way to test for jumbo frames? I have read that an MTU of 1508 is required & this router does that (it goes up to MTU=1520 max, unlike the EU version where MTU=1500 max.)

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11412
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    Has anyone had success using the 166 as a router instead of a modem on BT G.Fast? If so what settings did you use?

    Not with the Vigor 166, but have played with the Vigor 130 and the DrayTeK 2760n – if you are on the BT Firmware, can u check if the Quick Start Wizard still available, as that is the simplest option,

    Thanks, I was just experimenting to see how it performed, DSL & LAN lights were on but my PC wouldn’t connect. I’ve now found the problem, in router mode the default DHCP server setting is OFF so it wasn’t giving out any IP addresses, so I turned it on! 1st router I’ve come across with that default.

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    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11402
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    Has anyone had success using the 166 as a router instead of a modem on BT G.Fast? If so what settings did you use?

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11394
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    Has anyone had any joy getting the 166 working on a BT G.Fast connection? no matter what I do the DSL light keeps flashing and never connects. Got one today, thinking about returning it already :(

    First question is have you bought the UK or EU version? The UK version should work ‘out of the box’ as it has special UK firmware tailored for the BT/Openreach service, but the EU version doesn’t so it’ll require a manual config.

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    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11087
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    Haven’t plugged it in yet but it looks like its a Vigor 166 GEN1 as sold in the EU but with UK firmware & PSU (says Vigor166 GEN1 on the label). Had a quick peek through the vents but the main chipset seems to be covered by a large aluminium heatsink. Draytek now have the UK firmware on their site, someone with an imported (166-A) might like to risk trying a quick flash?

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11077
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    Mine should arrive tomorrow (via DPD) from Broadbandbuyer

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11073
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    05/01: Looks like stocks are now arriving at most dealers.

    Now showing as in stock at Morecomputers, similar price to Scan but has a free P&P option available.

    ILGS also have stock & Broadbandbuyer have just received their delivery today, they’re the cheapest I’ve found so far.

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    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #11051
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    04/01/21 – I see Scan Computers now have the UK version of the Vigor 166 in stock at £106.49 + P&P

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #10837
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    I’ve noticed that BT/Openreach now supply the Zt Link MT992 instead of the Huawei.

    Lots on eBay at around £100, is there a difference between this & the original Huawei MT992 ?

    in reply to: DrayTeK Vigor 166 – G.fast capable #10828
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    NetXL in Guilford (also trade as YayYay) have 100 in stock as of 23/12, but want over £130 + P&P

    https://www.netxl.com/dsl-modems/draytek-vigor-v166-gfast-vdsl2-modem/

    Interestingly they are also listed as a supplier via Amazon UK, but it’s even more expensive there!

    Broadbandbuyer seems a much better deal (assuming they’ve not made a pricing error)

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