Modems, Routers & Access Points

A standard question for every DSL user: Which Wifi router and which modem should I buy? We show you our best recommendations for a stable device that you can use everyday without any hassle.

Best cost effective modem: DrayTek Vigor 130

DrayTek Vigor 130 ADSL VDSL2 Modem

DrayTek devices are our first recommendation when searching for ADSL and VDSL modems. Somehow under the radar for private users because of their professional firewalls, the devices for home use are excellent and made by a manufacturer that knows his job. DrayTek’s smallest device, called Vigor 130, is future proof, extremely stable in use, comes with a very good firewall and powerful configuration tools (that you don’t have to use though). The price is fair, too: for 120 Dollars you get a device that you can use for years.

Very flexible,
extremely stable.

Technically, it is up to date and handles not only 100 Mbit/s connections easily. Is is also future proof and is able to connect with up to 200 Mbit when available.

  • Vectoring
  • VLAN Tagging
  • capable of ADSL and VDSL2
  • Gigabit-Port for 200 Mbit/s VDSL

The white glossy case fits your other white Apple accessories perfectly and the shape is also beautiful. This is not your ugly black networking box. The design reflects all the work that went into programming a very complex networking device.

Buy here:     Amazon

Great value for money, professional functions: DrayTek Vigor 2760

DrayTek 2760 ADSL VDSL2 Router Modem Ports

Vigor 2760 contains an ADSL and VDSL2 compatible modem, like the smaller Vigor 130 does. In addition, Vigor 2760 comes with a four port Gigabit switch and two USB 2.0 ports. You can use those for network printing or 3G/LTE fallback. If you decide one day to not use a VDSL line anymore but fiber, you can bypass the modem part and still use it as you main router up to 300 MBit/s.

Powerful, stable.
Our Top Pick!

The many functions are not a reason to be afraid: you don’t need them? Don’t use them. For the installation you can use a wizard that takes you through the steps, so the one thing you have to do is very easy. In any case though, you know you have a professional product because it runs stable, has options for every need and gets updates regularly.

  • Vectoring
  • VLAN Tagging
  • capable of ADSL und VDSL2
  • FTTH (fiber) support up to 300 Mbit/s
  • Gigabit-Switch
  • two USB 2.0 ports for printer or 3G/LTE fallback
  • Quality of Service for Voip and as you wish
  • VPN und RADIUS support

For only 20-30 Dollars more compared to Vigor 130, you get more powerful hardware and software. If you need to connect a few cable devices and want mobile network fallback, this is your device. In case you don’t want to use an external Wifi access point like AirPort Express, Vigor 2760 is also available with wireless and even Voip functionality.

Buy here:     Amazon