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Draytek Vigor2800VG review

A high-end VoIP router that's powerful and versatile

Under its uninspiring exterior is a very capable piece of hardware

Our Verdict

This is a brilliant, extremely flexible wireless VoIP router - but you'll pay a premium for it


  • Very capable


  • Complex to set up

Underneath the 2800VG's uninspiring blue body, there lurks a feature-rich piece of VoIP hardware. It shares the same service as its DrayTek sibling, the 2500V.

It also has the bandwidth-reserving QoS function, but adds wireless 802.11g support and a USB port for sharing your printer over the network. What's more, the QoS is customisable, enabling you to reserve a percentage of your bandwidth at specific times.

As a result, the 2800VG is fairly complex, but anyone who's tackled a Wi-Fi router before will find nothing intimidating here. It's £100 more than an average Wi-Fi router, though, so be sure you can make that back on cheap calls. Mike Abolins