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Draytek 2760N VDSL router working fine on plusnet fibre

groucho78
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎16-02-2014

Draytek 2760N VDSL router working fine on plusnet fibre

After various soul searching and googling, I've managed to replace the BT modem and PlusNet router with 1 device - the Draytek 2760N all in one VDSL Capable router.
Mandatory router upgrade out of the box - you can get the recent firmware from the Draytek website
IMPORTANT
You have to upgrade the firmware to 1.2.0.1
Then its just a question of modifying the web based front end setup as Admin as follows:
Navigate to Network > WAN > DSL:
Amend as follows:
Profile Type - VDSL2
Protocol PPPoE
Username [your unique id] @plusdsl.net
Password - Your PlusNet password
VLAN ID = 101
Also Under Network > WAN > DSL Mode > Physical Type
set it to 'VDSL2 Only' to improve connection speed
DNS
Under Network > LAN > Ethernet
DNS Server = Custom
I have 3 entries for the PlusNet DNS (you can add whatever DNS servers you prefer obviously)
212.159.13.49
212.159.13.50
212.159.6.9
Hope this helps anyone else with Drayteks 2760 \ 2860 series get connected faster than I did  Smiley
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Re: Draytek 2760N VDSL router working fine on plusnet fibre

Nice.  Keep us posted if it  holds  up well etc, i'm looking for something new to replace the default.

Draytek's latest SoHo router range supports both ADSL and VDSL broadband (including BT Infinity) as well as 3G/4G USB modems (as the main WAN, or as fallback).  A huge range of features includes gigabit LAN ports, NAS, VPN, full dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 support - and of course Draytek's famous firewall and web content filtering.
As usual, the Vigor 2760 is available in three versions, the base model, the 2760N with a full W-Fi implementation supporting 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b and all the usual authentication protocols - and the 2760VN which has wi-fi and Draytek's famous VoIP capabilities.  This listing is for the Vigor 2760N.
Specifications:

Physical Interfaces:
        LAN: 4-port Gigabit (10/100/1000 Base-T)
        WAN: RJ11 socket - supports ADSL or VDSL
        VDSL:
        G.993.2 (VDSL2)
        G.993.1 (VDSL)
        G.997.1
        VDSL Annex A, Annex C, Annex M
        VDSL Profiles: 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, 30a
        OLR, UPBO, DBPO, US0
        Loop diagnostic mode
        ADSL:
        ANSI T1.413 Issue 2
        ITU G.992.1 (ADSL G.DMT)
        ITU G.992.5 (ADSL2+)
        ITU G.992.5 Annex M
        ADSL Annex A & Annex M
        3G/4G (Cellular) : Compatible with many USB 3G/4G modems; check for current list
        USB: 2 USB 2.0 Ports (for printer, storage and 3G/4G modem)
        Printer sharing compatible ith most standard USB printers (not MFPs)
        VoIP: Two RJ11-BT-type sockets for phones ('v' models only)
        Two removable aerials for Wireless LAN ('n' models only)
        Maximum Firewall Throughput : Approx 90Mb/s
        WAN Protocols : PPPoE, MPoA & PPPoA
        WAN Failover : Switch to 3G when DSL down
        3G modem/account required
VPN support:
        Up to 2 outgoing tunnels (LAN-to-LAN)
        Protocols : PPTP, IPSec, L2P, L2TP over IPSec
        PKI Certificates: Use X.509 Digital Signatures
        IKE Authentication: Pre-shared key (PSK), Phase 1 agressive/standard, Phase 2 selectable lifetimes
        Encryption: MPPE, DES, 3DES & AES (56 & 168 bits)
        Authentication : MD5 & SHA-1
        DHCP over IPSec
        Dead-Peer-Detection (DPD))
        No extra licencing or additional VPN client costs.
        Interoperability : Compatible with other 3rd party VPN devices
Firewall:
        Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
        Content Security Management (CSM)
        Port Redirection & Open Ports
        Policy-based IP Packet Filter. Fully configurable policies based on IP address, MAC address (source or destination),
        direction, bandwidth,  remote site
        DoS/DDoS Protection
        IP Address Anti-spoofing
        Object-Based Firewall
        Bind IP to MAC address
        Hardware NAT
NAS (Network Attached Storage):
        Internal Memory : 40Mb
        External Memory : USB memory key (not supplied)
        Supports Samba & FTP file access
        USB memory NTFS and FAT32 supported
        Supports multiple FTP user accounts
        FTP accounts can be read-only or read-write
        Samba access allows access to whole memory
Wireless LAN:
        IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
        Frequency : 2.4Ghz MIMO 2T2R
        Encryption : WEP, WPA, WPA2
        WPS - Push-button method
        Hidden SSID
        MAC Address Access Control
        Wireless Client List
        Access Point Discovery
        WDS (Wireless Distribution System)
        Multiple SSIDs
        Wireless LAN Client Isolation
        WMM
System Management:
        Web-Based User Interface: Integrated server for router management (via HTTP or HTTPS)
        User-configurable dashboard
        Telnet/SSH : Command line control and configuration
        Configuration Backup/Restore
        Built-in diagnostics: routing table, ARP table, DHCP table, NAT Sessions Table, data flow monitor, traffic graph, ping
        diagnostics, traceroute
        Firmware Upgrade by local HTTP
        Syslog Logging
        Vigor ACS-SI Centralised Management: TR-069 compatible for ACS platform
        Compatible with Smart Monitor Traffic Analyser : Windows software for up to 100 users
Bandwidth Management:
        Traffic Shaping: Dynamic bandwidth management with IP traffic shaping
        Bandwidth Reservation: Connection or client based
        Packet Size Control
        DiffServ Codepoint Classifying
        4 Priority Levels (Inbound/Outbound)
        Individual IP Bandwidth Session Limits per user/group
        Bandwidth Borrowing
        User-defined class-based rules
Web Content Filtering & CSM:
        URL Keyword Blocking: Blacklist or Whitelist
        Content Type Blocking: Java applet, cookies, Active-X
        Block P2P Applications (inc. Kazza, WinMX, Bittorrent)
        Block Instant messaging
        Block access of web sites by direct IP address (thus URLs only)
        Block HTTP download of compressed, executable or multimedia files
        Web Content Filter: GlobalView filtering of 64 web site categories (e.g. adult, gambling sites etc.). subscription required
        (free trial included)
        Time Scheduling: Blocking rules can be activated based on time schedules
Routing Functions:
        IPv4 & IPv6 Dual-Stack
        DNS Cache/Proxy
        DHCP Server
        DHCP Options: 1,3,6,51,53,54,58,59,60,61,66,125
        IGMP v1/v2 & Proxy/Snooping
        uPnP: 30 Sessions
        NAT: 20,000 Sessions
        NTP Client with DST Adjustments
        Dynamic DNS : Updates DDNS servers with public IP address
        Port-Based VLAN
        Client/Call Scheduling : Real-time clock, with NTP updating schedules access or connectivity
        Wake-on-LAN : Passed from WAN to preset LAN device
        Operating Requirements:
        Temperature Operating : 0°C ~ 40°C
        Storage : -25°C ~ 70°C
        Humidity 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
        Power Consumption: 16.3W Max (Vigor2760Vn)
        Dimensions: L182 * W125 * H40 (mm)
        Operating Power: 220-240VAC (to DC with supplied Plug-Top PSU)
Warranty : 2 Years Manufacturer's RTB included

Please note we supply only UK-specification products, with UK-specification plugs etc. - and UK warranty support.
groucho78
Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎16-02-2014

Re: Draytek 2760N VDSL router working fine on plusnet fibre

It was reduced at BT Shop \ Dabs to £97 over Christmas when I purchased it - crept back upto £140 since  Undecided but keep an eye out
8 days solid uptime so far.....
Name              Status  Up Time
[DSL] PVC1     Up         200:01:18

DSL Info Name DSL Info Data
Line mode          VDSL 17A
Line Uptime         08:08:02:09
Downstream Line Rate 80000 kbps
Upstream Line Rate 20000 kbps

Obviously with a big spend on a new router you may prefer to go for a router with 5ghz wifi. I found the Draytek 2.4Ghz MIMO a lot faster than the plusnet supplied router anyway.

Draytek 2760N
Frequency : 2.4Ghz MIMO 2T2R

Good explanations here:
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/wirelessfaqs/f/5ghz-gear.htm
5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz - The Bottom Line
5 GHz and 2.4 GHz are different wireless signaling frequencies that each have advantages for computer networking. Higher frequency networks are not necessarily superior to lower frequency ones, however. So-called dual band hardware combines the best of both types of hardware by integrating both types of radios into the product.