The Vigor 2860 series (including the Vigor 2860n and Vigor 2860Vn) is our new router/firewall which can support either ADSL or VDSL (BT Infinity™/FTTC). This makes the Vigor 2860 ideal ideal for users with ADSL now who might upgrade to VDSL later. Alternative WAN ports can insead provide connectivity to Ethenet feeds, secondary xDSL modems or a 3G cellular service using a USB adaptor. This latest router series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet built-in WiFi (‘n’ models).

Packed with professional-level features, the Vigor 2860 series offers truly comprehensive DSL connetivity and security. Compatible with all UK variants of ADSL (including ADSL2+ and Annex M), VDSL and VDSL2, the Vigor 2860 can also be used for cable-modem, leased line and EFM applications using its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. On VDSL, the Vigor 2860 series supports the very latest services for speeds up to 80Mb/s (depending on line quality and length).

A 6-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side provides high speed connectivity for your server, other local PCs or for uplink to a larger Ethernet switch. Comprehensive security features include content filtering, web application controls and an object based firewall management system.

Runs on either ADSL or VDSL
The Vigor2860’s built in DSL interface will connect to either an ADSL or VDSL line. If you have a second line (of either type) you can add an additional modem (or your existing modem from your other line) to the Vigor2860’s Ethernet WAN ports. You can set the two lines up in load balancing mode, where traffic is split across both of them, or into failover mode, where the other DSL line only kicks-in if your primary DSL line fails (or vice versa). ADSL makes a particularly good method of failover for VDSL because they are delivered differently. VDSL service is provided and powered by a cabinet in your street – that’s where the line terminates. ADSL service, on the other hand, comes all the way from your local exchange, which coul be miles away and is powered from there. That means that if your street’s VDSL cabinet is damaged, its DSLAM fails or you lose power to your street, you lose VDSL, but your ADSL line comes via a different method and route, so it’s less likely that both would be affected. These failover methods can also be used instead for the other WAN ports on the router (Ethernet or 3G).