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DrayTek Vigor 166 Modem

DrayTek Vigor 166 Modem

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DrayTek Vigor 166 & VDSL2 35b Supervectoring Fibre Modem

The DrayTek Vigor 166 Modem is a and VDSL2 35b modem to Ethernet bridge, connecting or VDSL to your Ethernet-based router or firewall. It provides proven compatibility with UK and VDSL2 technologies; extensively tested and tuned to provide a robust and reliable DSL connection.

Key Features

  • (Ultrafast Fibre) & VDSL2 (Superfast Fibre) to Ethernet modem.
  • Bridges DSL to your router or firewall.
  • Pre-configured to work with most ISPs.
  • Ideal partner device for DrayTek dual-WAN products or any other vendor's Ethernet WAN firewall.
  • IPv6 and IPv4 compatible.
  • Compatible with IPTV and ISP Video on Demand services (YouView, Sky Q).
  • Two (2) Gigabit LAN ports. & VDSL2 35b capable

The DrayTek Vigor 166 modem connects to and VDSL connections, for full performance with Ultrafast and Superfast FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) services. Connect your Ethernet-based firewall or router to Ultrafast and Superfast broadband, simply by adding in the Vigor 166 modem. The DrayTek Vigor 166 operates as a full-bridge straight out of the box and is pre-configured to work with most UK DSL connections, with no configuration needed on the modem itself. Support for Vectoring, G.INP and VDSL2 35b SuperVectoring, ensures full compatibility with UK VDSL and networks.

Dual Gigabit LAN ports

The Vigor 166 has two (2) Gigabit LAN ports so that, in addition to providing internet connectivity, you can plug a laptop into the second port to check the Vigor 166's web interface without disrupting the internet connection. When in NAT router mode, both of the Vigor 166's LAN ports can be used to connect devices such as PCs, wireless access points and servers, or more with an additional switch.

Add DSL connectivity to any router

The full-bridging modem functionality of the Vigor 166 makes it easy to connect your router or firewall to and VDSL connections. Simply enter your ISP's username and password, or use DHCP with ISPs such as Sky or TalkTalk. The Vigor 166 passes it through transparently, without adding any additional layers of complexity such as NAT (Network Address Translation). When used with a DrayTek Vigor router, the Vigor 166 modem reports its DSL status to the router, so that you can check on the modem's DSL status straight from the router's web interface. The Vigor 166 is compatible with IPTV and ISP Video on Demand services like YouView and Sky Q with no extra configuration needed on the modem.

No setup needed

The Vigor 166 modem is designed exclusively for use in the UK, with the required network settings pre-set, such as the Openreach VLAN tag. This means that a multitude of routers and other devices can connect through the Vigor 166 with a minimum of hassle - even devices that don't support VLAN tags. Out of the box, the Vigor 166 passes through the DSL internet connection to the device connected to its Ethernet port.

Full-bridge modem and more

The Vigor 166 modem is pre-set to work as a fully-bridging modem. It can also be used as a mini router, providing NAT, port forwarding and DMZ Host to connected devices. In the web interface of the Vigor 166, the modem mode provides a streamlined menu, displaying only the options relevant for its full-bridge functionality, such as MTU (maximum packet size) and VLAN tags. When switched to router mode, the Vigor 166 provides the full list of menu options, with settings to have the Vigor 166 connect to the ISP itself, as well as configure NAT and firewall settings.

Wall or shelf mountable

The Vigor 166 modem can be mounted securely to a wall or shelf using the included wall mount fittings. A drill pattern is included in the box so that the Vigor 166 can be installed quickly and easily.

Standard Warranty: 2-Years

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Integrated VDSL modem, supporting to deliver fiber-like DSL speed.
Firewall & Content Filter
Filter web pages by URL keyword or web category to block access to insecure or inappropriate contents.
The built-in DSL modem is backward compatible with VDSL2 profile 35b supervectoring and ADSL2+. With 1 RJ-11 port and 2 GbE LAN ports, Vigor166 is also configurable to be a small yet powerful router, offering SPI firewall and content filtering by URL keywords and web features.

Dimensions and Weight

Width 181 mm, Depth 125 mm, Height 40 mm,Weight 270 g


WAN Port 1x RJ-11 for 35b/ADSL2+
LAN Port 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
Performance Speed 1 Gbps
Max. VDSL Speed 300 Mbps
Max. ADSL Speed 20 Mbps
NAT Throughput 700 Mbps
NAT Throughput w/ Hardware Acceleration 940 Mbps
NAT Sessions 10,000
VDSL Standards ITU-T G.993.1 (VDSL), G.997.1, G.993.2 (VDSL2)
VDSL2 Profile 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, 30a, 35b Profile 106Mhz, 212Mhz
VDSL Band Plan 997, 998
ADSL Standards ANSI T1.413, ITU-T G.992.1(G.dmt), G.992.2 (G.lite)
ADSL2 Standards ITU-T G.992.3
ADSL2+ Standards ITU-T G.992.5
Internet Connection
*ADSL only supports PPPoA VC-MUX mode
IPv6 PPP, DHCPv6, Static IP, TSPC, AICCU, 6rd, 6in4 Static Tunnel
PPPoE Pass-Through
MPoA Bridge
Dynamic DNS
DHCP Server Custom DHCP options, MAC Binding
Routing IPv4 Static Routing, IPv6 Static Routing, RIP v1/v2
IGMP IGMP v2/v3, IGMP Proxy, IGMP Snooping & Fast Leave
Firewall & Content Filtering
NAT Port Redirection, Open Ports, DMZ Host, UPnP
ALG (Application Layer Gateway) SIP, RTSP, FTP, H.323
VPN Pass-Through PPTP, L2TP, IPsec
IP-based Firewall Policy
Content Filtering URL, Web Features
DoS Attack Defense
Spoofing Defense
Local Service HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH v2, TR-069
Firmware Upgrade TFTP, HTTP, TR-069
SNMP v1, v2c
Access Control List
E-mail Alert
Managed by VigorACS 2
Broadcast DSL Info to LAN
Power Supply DC 12V @ 1A
Max. Power Consumption 6.6 watts
Dimension 181mm x 125mm x 40mm
Weight 270g
Operating Temperature 0 to 45°C
Storage Temperature -25 to 70°C
Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 10 to 90%
Certificate CE FCC
Notes :
All specifications are subject to change without notice.

The throughput figures are maximum, based on DrayTek internal testing with optimal conditions. The actual performance may vary depending on the different network conditions and applications activated.

Warranty Information

Please check the Specification Section for Warranty Information

Extended Warranty

Care for your DrayTek with VigorCare Extended Warranty !

VigorCare Enhanced Warranty Service

Prepare for the unforeseen, equipment unfortunately does fail from time to time, be it a power surge, overheating or update failure, having an extended warranty can be a lifeline to your business when you need it most. The following packages below are available.

Broken Equipment

Advanced Replacement

If you suspect that your covered DrayTek product has developed a fault, our experienced support technicians will help you to diagnose the problem and determine whether the unit needs to be service or replaced. If it does, a replacement unit will be sent out the same day for delivery on the next working/business day (to most of the UK). If you wish to take the unit yourself to the service centre (currently North of London), replacement or diagnosis/repair can be carried out in person.

3 or 5 Year Warranty



  • Enhanced Warranty Service
  • 3 or 5 year warranty upgrades available
  • Advanced-Replacement of faulty unit
  • Next working day* replacement unit
  • Cover for 3 or 5 years warranty with single payment
  • Available for all DrayTek Vigor routers
  • Warranty upgrades available to purchase for up to 6 months after product purchase

    With VigorCare, you also have the benefit of an extension to a full 3 or even 5 years of warranty so that if a fault does develop, you will have no bills for parts, labour or replacement in the event that a warranty fault develops. We're proud of the reliability that DrayTek products achieve but however unlikely a problem might be, if your business depends on your DrayTek product, VigorCare should give you the peace of mind and convenience that you need.

    VigorCare membership is subject to the VigorCare Terms & Conditions (see terms tab, above) and should be taken out within 6 months of purchase of your new product

    VigorCare Service Packs

    VigorCare subscription is available for several categories of product. Determine the correct pack for your product below. NOTE: The subscription must be activated via the link below within 6 months of your router and service pack being purchased.

    VigorCare Activation Link


     Product Code Description Applicable To These DrayTek Products Duration Buy Now
    VCARE-A3 VigorCare A3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 130, Vigor 166, Vigor 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766 series
    VigorAP 810, 903, 912C, 960C, 1000C, 1060C
    VigorSwitch P1092, G1080
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-A5 VigorCare A5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 130, Vigor 166, Vigor 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766 series
    VigorAP 810, 903, 912C, 960C, 1000C, 1060C
    VigorSwitch P1092, G1080
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-B3 VigorCare B3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 2620Ln
    Vigor 2832, 2862, 2865, 2866, 2926, 2927 series
    VigorAP 920, VigorAP 918 series
    VigorSwitch P2121, G2100, P2100
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-B5 VigorCare B5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 2620Ln
    Vigor 2832, 2862, 2865, 2866, 2926, 2927 series
    VigorAP 920, VigorAP 918 series
    VigorSwitch P2121, G2100, P2100
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-C3 VigorCare C3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 2952, 2960, 2962, 3220
    VigorSwitch P1280, G1280, P1282, G1282
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-C5 VigorCare C5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 2952, 2960, 2962, 3220
    VigorSwitch P1280, G1280, P1282, G1282
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-D3 VigorCare D3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 3900, Vigor 3910
    VigorSwitch G2280, G2280x, G2500, G2540x
    VigorSwitch P2280, P2280x, P2500, P2540x
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-D5 VigorCare D5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 3900, Vigor 3910
    VigorSwitch G2280, G2280x, G2500, G2540x
    VigorSwitch P2280, P2280x, P2500, P2540x
    5 Years Buy Now Button


     Warranty Terms & Conditions Apply - please see here