Vigor2130 Series As Good As It Gets
DrayTek’s Vigor2130 series has been given a huge boost by its latest firmware upgrade, Version 1.5.1, making it faster and more secure than ever. The powerful high-speed Dual-WAN router, which is still relatively fresh in the market, has already received much acclaim particularly for its speed and reliability.
This latest firmware upgrade equips the broadband router series with many useful additional security features including a comprehensive yet flexible Web Content Filter (powered by Commtouch). The Web Content Filter effectively allows you to design a content filter for your network based on categories of material you wish block. There are filter options there for parents including ‘Nudity’ and ‘Illegal-Drug’, as well as options for businesses out there to keep your workers away from things like ‘Streaming-Media-And-Downloads’, or ‘ Job-Search’.
Along the same lines, the firmware upgrade also now offers Application Enforcement for added control over which applications (from IM to P2P applications) are utilised within the network.
Another notable new security feature offered by the latest firmware is that of wireless isolation, which makes your PC’s SSID (Service Set Identifier) invisible on a wireless network to protect other wireless users from accessing your information and hacking into your network.
The firmware also increases the number of NAT sessions to 30,000 which optimises the ‘data pipeline’ to support multiple concurrent data transfers. This basically means you can do more without sacrificing performance.
With Version 1.5.1, the USB functionalities of Vigor2130 series are vastly improved with greater 3G device compatibility, added backup for 56k USB modems, and a new file explorer for USB disk drives (below).
The Vigor2130 series is a perfect choice for those of you who are getting NBN ready for fiber based connections. With extremely high speeds for downstream for fast media streaming, IEEE 802.11n Wireless network (n models) and cost effective VoIP (V model), the Vigor2130 series has something to offer all home and SOHO users. This may just be the best End of Financial Year purchase you will ever make.
For those of you who already have one, getya upgrade from here. For those of you who don’t have one (tsk tsk), have a browse of its features on our Live web demo and check it out for yourself.