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Mobile Applications to Remotely Access and Manage DrayTek Networks

DrayTek has released a number of free Apps for Apple (iOS and/or MacOS) and Android portable devices, such as Smartphones and tablet PCs, to assist network administrators on the move to manage their networks.

These include:

1) Smart VPN Client for iOS/Smart VPN Client for MacOS/Smart VPN Client for Android Devices
2) Vigor Manager for Apple Devices (iOS)/Vigor Manager for Android Devices
3) VigorACS SI App for Android Devices

In this article, I will give you an overview of each of these Apps and their application.

1) Smart VPN Client

This App can be used to establish a SSL-VPN tunnel from your smartphone or tablet PC to a supported DrayTek router which can be Vigor2832 series, Vigor2860 series, Vigor2925 series, Vigor2960 or Vigor3900 router.

When you are away from your office or visiting clients, you can quickly and securely connect to your office network resources to access documents or files. This gives you greater freedom to carry out your work from anywhere, provided there is either 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet.

This App comes in 3 versions:
a) Version 1.3.1 for iPhone/iPad with iOS 9.x – downloadable from iTunes App store at: https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/smart-vpn/id1071356755
b) Version 1.1 for MacOS devices – downloadable from iTunes App store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-vpn/id1086913769?mt=12
c) Version 1.1 for Android – downloadable from Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.draytek.smartvpn

1a) Smart VPN Client for Apple iOS 9.x

To assist the configuration of your Apple iPhone or iPad, DrayTek have provided a number of application notes to cover various scenarios in their knowledge base at:
http://just.draytek.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=category&id=124:host2lan&Itemid=293&lang=en

In addition this app supports mOTP and certificate level verification.
Three levels for certificate verification are available:
1) Basic – Establish SSL-VPN as long as VPN server and authentication details are correct.
2) Match server name.
3) Verify Root CA – The root CA of the router must be imported and trusted by the iPhone to make SSL-VPN work.

Configuration menus for this App are shown below:

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1b) Smart VPN Client for Apple MacOS

Configuration menus for this application are shown below:

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1c) Smart VPN Client for Android

Configuration menus for this application are shown below:

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2) Vigor Manager

Vigor Manager utilises HTTPS protocol and allows you to manage and configure your DrayTek router using your smartphone or tablet PC.  Supported routers are: Vigor2860, Vigor2925, Vigor2760 series.

Tasks you can carry out include:

  • Auto-discover the Vigor router in your local network
  • configure/modify WAN/LAN/WLAN settings
  • backup/restore configuration with your mobile device
  • reboot device remotely
  • monitor online status of device

This App comes in 2 versions:

a) Vigor Manager for iOS 6.0 or later – downloadable from iTunes App store at: https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/vigormanager/id878568775\

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b) Vigor Manager App for Android – downloadable from Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.DrayTek.MobileACS
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2a) Vigor Manager for Apple iOS

Below are some screen shots of Vigor Manager on an iPhone showing some of the tasks that can be carried out on a Vigor2860n+ router.

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2b) Vigor Manager for Android

This version is supported by the following firmware versions:

  • Vigor2860 series running firmware v3.7.4 and above
  • Vigor2925 series running firmware v3.7.4 and above
  • Vigor2850 series running firmware v3.6.6 and above

Below are some screen shots from the Vigor Manager App:

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3) VigorACS SI App for Android

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VigorACS SI is a TR-069 based centralized management system for DrayTek’s Vigor devices allowing System Integrators or Network Administrators to configure, monitor and manage DrayTek devices remotely. Now you can install this VigorACS SI App on your Android smartphone or tablet PC to connect to your ACS SI server and carry out many functions remotely.

This App is handy if you cannot always be at the VigorACS SI console and need to be notified of any alarms as they occur. This applies especially if you are a field service engineer visiting customer sites and still need the ability to monitor or troubleshoot your other customer sites when you cannot be at the main console. Tasks you can carry out with the VigorACS SI App include:  monitoring your network from any location, checking for alarms and alarm history, use device view, look at the logs, etc.

This app can be downloaded from Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tw.com.draytek.acs

Below are some screen shots from the VigorACS SI App.

Device View

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