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    Draytek Vigor 2800G - new firmware 2.6.3.1 released

    For anyone using the Vigor2800, Vigor2800G, Vigor2800V or Vigor2800VG routers, a new firmware has been released. It is version 2.6.3.1. The firmware must be upgraded using a network cable - it cannot be done over the air. If you are upgrading from the base UK release version then you *must* use the v28ve2631.rst firmware file and *not* the v28ve2631.all firmware file.

    'rst' files will factory reset your router so that all your configuration changes are lost so you will need to note down all of your configuration settings.

    'all' files just upgrade the firmware whilst retaining your configuration settings.

    The firmware upgrade utility looks for '.all' files by default so it's very easy to pick the wrong firmware file! If you flash the router with the v28ve2631.all file then the router will become unusable. You will notice this when the 'ACT' light stays on and the 'QoS' light starts flashing rapidly. This can prove somewhat frustrating but all is not lost. If the Draytek router detects corrupted firmware and/or settings, it automatically goes into firmware upgrade mode (tftp mode). You must then re-run the firmware upgrade utility specifying the v28ve2631.rst file and the router will be flashed successfully.

    The reason I mention all of this is that the release notes on the Draytek Web site do mention this but the release notes included with the firmware files do not mention this! So, it is possible to make a mistake as people may assume that the release notes included with the firmware are more up-to-date.

    I have e-mailed Draytek about this.

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    How are you finding the 2800G ?

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    I cannot fault it but i've only had it a couple of months. It works very well with the D-Link DWL-520 PCI adapter and provides a rock solid 108Mbps. It has never fallen below that speed!

    I did buy the higher gain antennas for the Draytek at the same time that I bought the router and these do seem to improve the signal strength.

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    Lightbulb Draytek Firmwire

    Thanks Taz, i upgraded my Vigot 2800G router with thats firmware. It completly stacked it.

    I think my is stuck in TFTP mode, i will try manual TFTP upgrade. As the factory reset does nothing. i have also logged support with Draytek.

    Cheers

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    Thanks, theyve released a LOT of firmwares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatherder
    Thanks Taz, i upgraded my Vigot 2800G router with thats firmware. It completly stacked it.

    I think my is stuck in TFTP mode, i will try manual TFTP upgrade. As the factory reset does nothing. i have also logged support with Draytek.

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    I did exactly the same thing the first time around! Did you get this sorted in the end?

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    Smile Vigor Router Fixed

    thanks for reply. The router was in TFTP mode.

    Gave PC static ip, 192.168.1.2. used TFTP client to upload RST file. Worked straight away.

    Shame i did not use udp scanner or sniffer in the first place, to check. Went out and brought a shiney new new gear!

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    That's why I posted the difference about the files in the first post. I panicked a bit when I couldn't boot the router but Draytek support came to my rescue very quickly and it was sorted within minutes.

    There is a new firmware about to be released shortly (it's a release cadidate at the moment). I'll be trying it out as soon as it goes official so i'll let you know how it went. At least we both know how to deal with the TFTP mode now!

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    Smile Draytek Router

    The Draytek support was excelent the next day. I made the assumption that the router was dead and buried, brought shiney netgear. Since fixing it, i have gone back the draytek. This are the best value ADSL routers you can buy.

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