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DrayTek Vigor 2762ac Review: Broad minded

Today’s routers are often fancy boxes with up to eight aerials. This one has just two, but is still a versatile ADSL/VDSL Wi-Fi modem router, for copper and fibre broadband lines, with comprehensive features. Read our DrayTek Vigor 2762ac Review.

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Its quoted maximum speed of 866Mbps on the 5GHz band is among the slowest around, but our tests showed that in practice it kept up with rivals both at close range and further away in the house. If you have a lot of devices trying to connect at once, it’s not the best performer, and if you have a big house you’d still need to

SPECIFICATIONS

802.11ac Wi-Fi router • 2×2 SU-MIMO • 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports C Gigabit Ethernet WAN port • 2x USB 2.0 ports • Supports 3G/4G USB modem (optional) • 39x207x131mm (HxWxD)

consider a mesh Wi-Fi solution – our favourite, BT’s Whole Home WiFi, requires a separate router, but any reasonably modem one should be fine.

The Vigor has comprehensive controls built in so you can choose which users can access what and when, and two USB ports let you attach a printer or drive to share and/or a 3G/4G SIM dongle, so you can connect to mobile data (at extra cost) if your broadband goes down. For many home users, though, the range of options is unnecessarily daunting, and there’s no media streaming for shared storage.

If you have cable broadband with a separate modem box, consider the D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600.

VERDICT

8 Total Score
DrayTek Vigor 2762ac Review

It's a good choice if you need advanced controls over who can access what, but it's not the easiest router to use

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ALTERNATIVE

D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600

For use with an ISP’s modem, this has fewer features but is fast and good value

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