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THE NEW LOOK VIGOR2830 SERIES

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DrayTek’s ADSL2+ Vigor2830 series router is getting a bit of a revamp next month, with the introduction of single-band versions of Vigor2830n and Vigor2830Vn.

Previously, the series comprised of Vigor2830, Vigor2830n (wireless), and Vigor2830Vn (wireless and VoIP). As of the 1st of July 2011, the Vigor2830 series will include: Vigor2830, Vigor2830n, Vigor2830Vn, Vigor2830n+, andVigor2830Vn+.

What’s the difference between the wireless ‘n’ models with the pluses (‘+’) and those without? Vigor2830n andVigor2830Vn are single-band routers (2.4GHz) whilst Vigor2830n+ and Vigor2830Vn+ are dual-band routers (2.4GHz and 5GHz band). So, the original Vigor2830n and Vigor2830Vn have been renamed as Vigor2830n+ andVigor2830Vn+ to make room for the new single-band entries which will be known as Vigor2830n and Vigor2830Vn.

This new variety of Vigor2830’s offers customers greater choice in selecting the most suitable wireless model. Aside from the new additions of single-band models and name changes, Vigor2830 series remains the same in its rock-solid performance and reliability.

The following product codes will be effective on July 1st 2011:

Vigor2830 – DV2830
Vigor2830n (Single-Band Wireless) – DV2830ns
Vigor2830n+ (Dual-Band Wireless) – DV2830np
Vigor2830Vn (Single-Band Wireless) – DV2830Vns
Vigor2830Vn+ (Dual-Band Wireless) – DV2830Vnp

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To answer your questions:

Q) I purchased Vigor2830n/Vigor2830Vn before 1st of July 2011. Does this affect my device at all?

A) The introduction of new Vigor2830 models and changing of the name of the Vigor2830n/Vigor2830Vn to Vigor2830n+/Vigor2830Vn+ does not affect your hardware or firmware upgrades. The existing devices with Vigor2830n / Vigor2830Vn dual-band wireless will still be upgraded with dual-band firmware.

Q) How can I identify my unit is dual-band wireless or single-band wireless?

A) Look for the silver label on the outside packaging of the router. Single-band models will display the code ‘MODULE 6’:

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Dual-band models will display the code ‘MODULE 8’:

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