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Free Webinar, New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (12 February 2019)


Free Webinar


Topic: Central VPN Management in DrayTek Routers

Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2019

Time: 10:00am – 10:45am (AEST)

You are invited to attend our next webinar presentation where we give an overview of the Central VPN Management (CVM) feature in DrayTek Vigor routers.

CVM allows system administrators to create and monitor VPN connections as well as carry out other maintenance tasks from a central console inside the DrayTek router.

Topics discussed will be:

  • What is Central VPN Management (CVM)
  • How does CVM work
  • Configuring CVM
  • Additional Features

There will be time to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

To find out more, please join us for this interesting webinar.

 

 


Latest Application Notes


Vigor ACS 2

How to fix VigorACS 2 Login issue due to license key synchronization Error

Vigor ACS 2 periodically re-authenticates its licence key from MyVigor. However, DrayTek had to renew the myvigor.draytek.com CA certificate and the certificate issuer’s name had changed resulting in VigorACS 2 reauthentication issues. This is caused by VigorACS 2 ACS strict checking mechanism that includes checking root CA.

When you see a message as shown below and are unable to login in to VigorACS 2 due to license expired/invalid or you receive the license notification email from MyVigor, follow the steps described in the application note.

Click here to read the application note.


Software Update

VigorACS 2 version 2.4.1

New Features

  • Add a new function for mesh network on DEVICE MENU>>Configuration>>Mesh for VigorAP.
  • Add a new function of database backup on SYSTEM MENU>>System>>Backup Database.
  • Add a parameter of Packet Capture Tool for capturing packet on SYSTEM MENU>>System>>System Parameter.
  • The system administrator can hide the password configuration and check the settings by clicking a view button.

Improvement   

  • Fixed: Unable to get the correct license status when login.

The upgrade is available for existing installations only.

To download the latest version, contact support@draytek.com.au

 


Latest Videos


DrayTek VigorACS 2 Overview Video

VigorACS 2 is a TR069 based centralized management system that helps you to configure, monitor and maintain your DrayTek devices remotely. This video gives an overview of the features in VigorACS 2 as well as its benefits.

 


Firmware Updates


Vigor2133 V3.9.0

New Features

  • Support two factors authentication (2-step authentication on System Maintenance>>Administration Password).
  • Support OpenVPN remote dial-in.
  • Support hotspot web portal by using IPv6.
  • Support hotspot web portal by using RADIUS server.

Improvement

  • Refine firmware backup WUI.
  • Modify the note related to DMZ subnet on LAN >>General Setup.
  • Support checksum check and firmware backup/recovery.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Vigor2762 V3.9.0

New Features

  • Support OpenVPN remote dial-in.
  • Support Hotspot web portal support IPv6.
  • Support Hotspot web portal RADIUS.

Improvements

  • Add various login methods for Hotspot Web Portal.
  • Add the function of brute force protection on System Maintenance >>Management.
  • Add an option to apply access list to PING on System Maintenance >>Management.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Vigor2960 V1.4.2.1

Improvements

  • Fixed security related issue, remote access control did not work.
  • On SNMP MIDBs, the OID IfDescr had many unknown PPP1500 Interfaces.
  • Fixed: Unable to clear ARP cache.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Vigor3900 V1.4.2.1

Improvements

  • Fixed security related issue, remote access control did not work.
  • On SNMP MIDBs, the OID IfDescr had many unknown PPP1500 Interfaces.
  • Fixed: Unable to clear ARP cache.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Vigor300B V1.4.2.1

Improvements

  • Fixed security related issue, remote access control did not work.
  • On SNMP MIDBs, the OID IfDescr had many unknown PPP1500 Interfaces.
  • Fixed: Unable to clear ARP cache.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.

 


Latest Software


Smart VPN Client V5.0.1

New Feature

  • Support French / Polish / Italian for multi-language.

Improvements

  • Automatically jump to connection tab after creating a VPN profile.
  • Change to use the same icons with Android & iOS version SmartVPN Client.
  • Update the VPPP driver’s code signing certificate to pass the Windows security check.
  • Fixed: A notification popped up every time without detecting if the local and remote networks were same

Click here to download the latest Smart VPN Client.


Syslog Utility V4.5.7

New Features

  • Support to display and filter the VigorSwitch Syslog by Severity, Facility, and Category.
  • Support to display and filter the VigorAP Syslog by Severity and Facility.

Improvements

  • Corrected: Unable to display Syslog’s misc settings on Windows10.
  • Corrected: Start/End Time of Database Searcher was only allowed to select a date.
  • Corrected: Database Searcher could not display Syslog in “Others” tab.

Click here to download the latest Smart VPN Client.

DrayTek Vigor2862Lac review published on techradar.com

Draytek’s Vigor2862 series is a business-focused range of routers that really focuses on network management and control, alongside robust redundancy. There’s a range of different models that add or omit certain features to best suit your particular environment and installation. For this review we tested the Vigor2862Lac, which is the top spec model with built in 4G/LTE connectivity.

The Vigor2862 series is generally aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses – especially those who want to be able to easily expand their network capabilities in the future. The 4G/LTE equipped Vigor2862 also targets businesses who need a backup cellular internet connection, or to set up a network and internet access in an area without a hard wired broadband connection. Additionally, the range offers many features that could also suit high-end home users with large networks, or users who want to avoid having any internet downtime.


Design & specifications

As we mentioned above, the Vigor2862Lac is the top-specced model in the series, meaning it has the most features – however that doesn’t mean it has all of them, and other models in the range do include certain features that aren’t found here. It’s therefore a good idea to take a look at the entire series and see which model best suits your specific requirements.

The Vigor2862Lac is built around four Gigabit LAN ports, as well as 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac spec Wi-Fi, with four removable antennas on the rear. Wireless bandwidth is up to 1,733 Mbps, and can operate as a bridge or a Wi-Fi repeater. This means you can use the Wi-Fi like a WAN port, and connect into an existing network and share the connection.

The 2862Lac can also handle an ADSL or VDSL connection with an inbuilt modem and DSL port on the front. For those with a seperate modem or NBN connection, the 2862Lac has a single WAN port – which can also be switched to a fifth LAN port if needed. You also get a single USB 2.0 port on the front that can handle a cellular modem or add storage to your network.

The real drawcard of the 2862Lac over its siblings is its built in 4G/LTE connectivity. The router has a SIM card slot round the back, and comes with two removable cellular antennas. Each antennas has a 1m lead and a magnetic base, which helps make it easy to position them for best reception. You can also add your own higher gain antennas for even better reception if needed.

The 2862Lac’s cellular modem provides a Category 4 4G/LTE connection, which means it can support a maximum of 150 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream. Those maximum speeds will depend on a huge number of external factors, however, such as reception, number of other users on the tower, and even the weather. The 2862Lac can handle all the current Australian 4G frequencies, so will happily work with any local service provider. (The only slight exception to this is band 42 (3500MHz) which is currently undergoing testing for fixed wireless connection, and due to be available in 2019.) The router can also be used to send and receive SMS alerts, and even report its status via SMS.

The web interface isn’t flashy, but offers a wealth of in-depth functionality, as well as an online demo to try before you buy.


Setup & web interface

A feature rich, business focused router is by necessity going to have a fairly dense interface which can easily put off inexperienced users. But the DrayTek engineers have been working on making their routers more beginner friendly than earlier models. While the interface isn’t quite as slick as your typical home router, it does offers a wealth of far deeper functionality.

Handily, DrayTek has online demos for their routers, which makes it really easy to try before you buy, or just experiment with the different options consequence free prior to making changes on your real-world device. The Vigor2862 series demo can be found at http://eu.draytek.com:12862.

Out of the box, the router needs the antennas connected, power plugged in, and to be connected to a local network or WAN. Inserting a SIM card requires removing two screws and a cover, and it’s worth noting that it needs an old school full size card, not the micro or nano sizes typically used in today’s phones. That shouldn’t pose too much of an issue though, as most providers will send a SIM in pop-out sections that include the full size. It is a bit of a pain if you are wanting to use a SIM card removed from a phone, but a SIM adaptor is only a few dollars online on eBay or any almost any phone-accessories store.

Configuration is performed via the typical web-browser interface, which at first glance should be quite familiar to anyone that’s set up a router before. At second glance and after a bit of exploring, it’s a bit more intimidating. At third glance, you’ll realise that most of the tricky functionality has wizards that will walk you through the setup. It’s still not simple, but DrayTek has a large number of how-to articles that can help bridge any knowledge gap, all available on their website support pages. You can search the pages for a particular issue as well, and they cover everything from the basics through to complex features. DrayTek also has email support available if you become truly stuck somewhere.

It may look like a fairly standard wireless router, but the Vigor2926 hides a wealth of business-focused features.


Internet redundancy features

A key feature of the Vigor2862Lac is its 4G/LTE connectivity and external cellular antennas. So what sort of cellular-broadband scenario is the 2862Lac suited to?

For a start, higher-end home users or small businesses might want to have cellular connectivity as a backup in case their main internet service goes down. After adding a cheap monthly or prepaid SIM card, the router can be configured to automatically failover and use the cellular connection if your main internet line goes down. There are also in-depth controls to limit data use, or even combine both connections together for extra speed. You can even configure the setup to only use the cellular connection for extra bandwidth once the main connection is maxed out.

As far as routers go, the 2862Lac is well outfitted for use in the field. For example, it could be used to provide internet-equipped Wi-Fi for temporary or portable offices, on tour buses, or for outdoor events. It also allows point-of-sale services where an internet connection is needed. For businesses facing internet connection delays setting up a new location, the 2862Lac can be used to provide 4G connectivity as a stop gap measure. The router also has the option to create an internet hotspot and portal that allows guests to log into the network using a social media account and a PIN issued via SMS.

For personal use, the Vigor2862Lac is well-suited to those who need an internet connection but don’t have any hardline connectivity. It’s also a solid, if somewhat overkill, option for those who want to add internet to a mobile home or boat, or even for off-road driving.

The 2862Lac is a fairly high-end option, and won’t suit all applications. But compared to basic hotspots, the router is equipped with a lot of business-orientated features as previously discussed. It also comes with dual antennas to help improve reception quality, and can easily be upgraded to even higher-gain antennas.

The 2862Lac runs from 110V/240V via a plugpack, but the router itself only uses 12V. This means it’s very easy to run directly from a car accessory power port, or from a battery.

 

The 4G antennas use standard FME connectors, making it easy to add 3rd party high gain antennas for use in areas of very low signal.


Advanced management & VPN features

With only four LAN ports (or five if you reassign the WAN port), the 2862Lac is not going to handle a very large network on its own. Instead, for larger networks it’s designed to be the central controller and modem. If paired up with other DrayTek devices, the 2862 range can provide remote monitoring and management from one easy-to-use console interface. For an expanding business, the router can manage up to 20 Vigor wireless access points, 10 Vigor network switches and (via the Central VPN Management interface) up to eight other Vigor routers.

The 2862Lac also supports up to eight IP subnets, which can be assigned to up to 16 virtual LANs. The wireless LAN can also be used to create eight SSIDs (four for the 2.4GHz band, and four for the 5GHz band) that can be assigned to different virtual LANs.

For remote access such as employees working from home, the router can handle 32 VPN tunnels – 16 of which can be SSL-VPN tunnels. There’s also a comprehensive firewall, which can filter content and IPs, help prevent DoS attacks and more.

In other words, the Vigor2862 is well equipped to manage a range of business setups – from ones where everything’s set up in a single location, to networking environments spread between multiple sites. It’s also ideal for a business who wants a small network now, but the option to expand in the future without having to learn to use new equipment.

The Vigor2862Lac’s WAN port can be reassigned to operate as a standard Gigabit LAN socket if you don’t need WAN functionality.


Performance & testing

We tested the wireless network using a Netgear A6200 USB Wi-Fi dongle, rated for 867Mbps on the 5GHz band. Keep in mind that the ultimate wireless speeds you’re able to achieve will depend on the client devices and antennas used.

In Wi-Fi benchmarks, we managed a typical but not outstanding throughput of 586Mbps at a distance of 1 metre. At 10 metres, that speed dropped off to 312Mbps. That’s not a particularly surprising or concerning result, but the the 2862Lac is really designed to link into a range of wireless access points, rather than get the maximum range just by itself.

For testing 4G/LTE connectivity, we used the Australian Optus Network. We ran benchmark tests in areas with both a strong signal as well as ones with no signal at all for an ordinary phone. Testing was done with the included antennas, as well as with a pair of multiband high-gain RFI CD7195 antennas.

The 2862Lac had no problem opening and maintaining stable VPN connections during our 4G tests, or using its failover and load balancing features to maintain and manage (respectively) an internet connection.

In an area of strong 4G signal, the 2862Lac was able to achieve speeds of 74Mbps down and 23Mbps up. Not achieving the full 150/50 Mbps possible is likely not a failing of the router (as we mentioned above) as the maximum speed is highly dependent on factors such as how many other people are using the same cell tower.

In an area of extremely low signal, the 2862 managed 4Mbps down and 1.6Mbps up. To put that result into perspective, in the same area a 4G mobile phone had zero signal, and a portable 4G router with internal antennas could only maintain an intermittent connection.

Testing with the high gain RFI CD7195 antennas in the same low-signal area gave us a download speed of 7Mbps and an upload of 2.2Mbps. While a decent improvement, the larger antennas would offer better results in a more open environment, rather than in the signal shadow behind a mountain we used for testing.

These results show that the router is able to achieve excellent 4G speeds in areas with a strong cellular signal, and can still perform well in an area where a mobile phone won’t work at all. The testing also confirmed that the ability to use third-party, high-gain antennas is very useful, and can give a noticeable improvement in areas with poor signal.


Final verdict

While the Vigor2862Lac has plenty of support available, it’s geared towards those who already have some networking knowledge. It has loads of business focused features that allow plenty of flexibility and expansion in the future.

That said, it’s still quite an advanced router, and the very in=depth featureset needs quite a complex environment to be fully utilised. If considering the router, make sure to very carefully assess the features you need, and look at some of the other Vigor2862 series to see if a slightly feature-reduced version could be better suited.

All in all, the Vigor2862Lac is a pricey but extremely well-equipped option for small or medium businesses that need in-depth network management and 4G/LTE connectivity for internet, or as a flexible backup option.

 


Products


Vigor2862Lac

Multi-WAN router with 4G LTE SIM card slot (150/50Mbps), VDSL2/ADSL2+, Gigabit Ethernet WAN, IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000), SPI Firewall, and 32 x VPN tunnels including 16 x SSL-VPN tunnels

 

 

  • Card slot for FDD & TDD 4G LTE SIM card supports band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B40
  • VDSL2/ADSL2+, Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, 1 x USB port, and 1 x 4G LTE SIM card slot
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port for 3G/4G LTE Modem, FTP server, network printer or temperature sensor
  • Single WAN or Multi-WAN Load Balance and Failover
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN ports with multiple subnets and 50,000 NAT sessions
  • Integrated IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000) Wave 2 wireless Access Point; dual band; up to 1.7Gbps throughput
  • Object-based SPI Firewall and CSM (Content Security Management) for network security
  • Supports QoS functions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • Increased IP addresses (1022) and IP subnets (8)
  • 16 x VLANs for secure and efficient workgroup management
  • 32 x VPN tunnels (including 16 x SSL VPN tunnels) with comprehensive secure protocols
  • Fast VPN throughput, VPN load-balancing and backup for site-to-site applications
  • High Availability mode
  • Central AP Management for deployment of multiple wireless VigorAPs
  • Central VPN Management for 8 remote Vigor routers
  • Free Smart Monitor Network Traffic Analyzer (30-nodes)
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

LTE/4G Specification:

  • LTE/4G category 4
  • 150Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream
  • 4G LTE FDD Band: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28
  • 4G LTE TDD Band: 40
  • 3G WCDMA Band: 1, 2, 5, 8

 


Vigor2862L

Multi-WAN router with 4G LTE SIM card slot (150/50Mbps), VDSL2/ADSL2+, Gigabit Ethernet WAN, SPI Firewall, and
32 x VPN tunnels including 16 x SSL-VPN tunnels

 

 

  • Card slot for FDD & TDD 4G LTE SIM card supports band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B40
  • VDSL2/ADSL2+, Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, 1 x USB port, and 1 x 4G LTE SIM card slot
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port for 3G/4G LTE Modem, FTP server, network printer or temperature sensor
  • Single WAN or Multi-WAN Load Balance and Failover
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN ports with multiple subnets and 50,000 NAT sessions
  • Object-based SPI Firewall and CSM (Content Security Management) for network security
  • Supports QoS functions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • Increased IP addresses (1022) and IP subnets (8)
  • 16 x VLANs for secure and efficient workgroup management
  • 32 x VPN tunnels (including 16 x SSL VPN tunnels) with comprehensive secure protocols
  • Fast VPN throughput, VPN load-balancing and backup for site-to-site applications
  • High Availability mode
  • Central AP Management for deployment of multiple wireless VigorAPs
  • Central VPN Management for 8 remote Vigor routers
  • Free Smart Monitor Network Traffic Analyzer (30-nodes)
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

LTE/4G Specification:

  • LTE/4G category 4
  • 150Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream
  • 4G LTE FDD Band: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28
  • 4G LTE TDD Band: 40
  • 3G WCDMA Band: 1, 2, 5, 8

 


Vigor2926Lac

Multi-WAN router with 4G LTE SIM card slot (150/50Mbps), 2 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000), SPI Firewall, and 50 x VPN tunnels including 25 x SSL-VPN tunnels

 

 

  • Card slot for FDD & TDD 4G LTE SIM card supports band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B40
  • Quad-WAN with 2 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, 1 x USB port and 1 x 4G LTE SIM card slot
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port for 3G/4G LTE Modem, FTP server, network printer or temperature sensor
  • Single WAN or Multi-WAN Load Balance and Failover
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN ports with multiple subnets and 50,000 NAT sessions
  • Integrated IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000) Wave 2 wireless Access Point; dual band; up to 1.7Gbps throughput
  • Object-based SPI Firewall and CSM (Content Security Management) for network security
  • Supports QoS functions
  • IPv6 and IPv4
  • Increased IP addresses (1022) and IP subnets (8)
  • 16 x VLANs for secure and efficient workgroup management
  • 50 x VPN tunnels (including 25 x SSL VPN Tunnels) with comprehensive secure protocols
  • Fast VPN throughput, VPN load-balancing and backup for site-to-site applications
  • High Availability mode
  • Central AP Management for deployment of multiple wireless VigorAPs
  • Central VPN Management for 8 remote Vigor routers
  • Free Smart Monitor Network Traffic Analyzer (30-nodes)
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

LTE/4G Specification:

  • LTE/4G category 4
  • 150Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream
  • 4G LTE FDD Band: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28
  • 4G LTE TDD Band: 40
  • 3G WCDMA Band: 1, 2, 5, 8


Vigor2926L

Multi-WAN router with 4G LTE SIM card slot (150/50Mbps), 2 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000), SPI Firewall, and 50 x VPN tunnels including 25 x SSL-VPN tunnels

 

 

  • Card slot for FDD & TDD 4G LTE SIM card supports band B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B40
  • Quad-WAN with 2 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, 1 x USB port and 1 x 4G LTE SIM card slot
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port for 3G/4G LTE Modem, FTP server, network printer or temperature sensor
  • Single WAN or Multi-WAN Load Balance and Failover
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN ports with multiple subnets and 50,000 NAT sessions
  • Object-based SPI Firewall and CSM (Content Security Management) for network security
  • Supports QoS functions
  • IPv6 and IPv4
  • Increased IP addresses (1022) and IP subnets (8)
  • 16 x VLANs for secure and efficient workgroup management
  • 50 x VPN tunnels (including 25 x SSL VPN Tunnels) with comprehensive secure protocols
  • Fast VPN throughput, VPN load-balancing and backup for site-to-site applications
  • High Availability mode
  • Central AP Management for deployment of multiple wireless VigorAPs
  • Central VPN Management for 8 remote Vigor routers
  • Free Smart Monitor Network Traffic Analyzer (30-nodes)
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

LTE/4G Specification:

  • LTE/4G category 4
  • 150Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream
  • 4G LTE FDD Band: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28
  • 4G LTE TDD Band: 40
  • 3G WCDMA Band: 1, 2, 5, 8

New DrayTek Gigabit broadband router – Vigor2133 Series

Overview

The DrayTek Vigor2133Vac high-performance router is designed for super-fast broadband networks. Features include 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for Internet access and 3G/4G backup provided via the 2 USB ports by attaching a supported 3G/4G USB modem. The support of 802.1Q VLAN on WAN enables the router to provide triple-play services to your home network. Business-grade features include extensive Firewall with Content Filtering, VPN, Bandwidth Management, making the Vigor2133Vac router a perfect solution for home office and teleworkers. It also has 2 FXS ports to attach two analogue phones for the VoIP gateway.


1. Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi (Vac/ac model)

The Vigor2133Vac/ac router includes integrated 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi delivering wireless throughput up to 867 Mbps. Business-grade features include AirTime Fairness, Router-Assisted Roaming, and Band-Steering ensuring smooth wireless connections for HD videos, gaming, and internet phones.

 

2. Bandwidth Management with Intelligent VoIP QoS

The Vigor2133 Series router has the “VoIP QoS” feature to guarantee priority for VoIP calls. This ensures good call quality even when the Internet bandwidth is limited. QoS functions allow the network administrator to set priorities for certain types of traffic such as VoIP or Video streaming to ensure the required level of performance is achieved even under network congestion. The traffic type can be assigned to each of the three QoS classes and reserved bandwidth allocated.

In addition, the bandwidth usage of each LAN client can be managed via Session Limit and Bandwidth Limit feature. You may also set up the “Smart Bandwidth Limit” to apply bandwidth limit only to the PCs which are running inappropriate applications, such as P2P download.

3. LAN and VLAN

The Vigor2133 Series router has 4 x Gigabit LAN ports and supports 30,000 NAT sessions.

The Vigor2133 Series supports both port-based and 802.1q tagged VLANs. Port based VLANs allow the assignment of a VLAN and an IP subnet to each router LAN port. The 802.1q tagged VLANs can extend up to 8 VLANs and four IP subnets to an attached switch.

4. Firewall

The Vigor2133 Series router has powerful firewall features including object-oriented SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall, DoS (Denial of Services), CSM (Content Security Management) and WCF (Web Content Filter).

Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall monitors incoming and outgoing packets at layer 3 (OSI model) and passes or blocks the data packets based on the configuration.

The DoS feature protects the network for unwanted access requests from DoS attackers.

CSM enables network administrators to control and manage IM (Instant Messenger) and P2P (Peer-to-Peer) applications, for instance, to keep network users from accessing inappropriate contents and ensure that network traffic flow efficiently.

WCF classifies all websites into 64 categories, and allows network administrators to select categories to protect the users from undesirable website content. DrayTek uses the CYREN WCF database for its Vigor routers, and each router includes a free 30-day trial license.

The object-based firewall provides flexibility by using Objects in the firewall settings. Objects can be created and placed in groups for IP, service type, keyword, file extension, etc. This allows a filter rule to be applied to many IP addresses, reducing number of firewall filters required. In addition, these objects and groups can be reused for other firewall settings resulting in reduced amount of work required to create multiple firewall rules.

Firewall rules can be applied according to a Time Schedule to control access to the Internet or network services according to predetermined time slots. Up to 4-time schedules can be applied to each firewall filter rule. For example, social media can be restricted during work hours and be allowed during off work hours in a company.

5. High-Performance VPN

The Vigor2133 Series router allows up to 2 concurrent VPN connections (convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels). This can be used to establish LAN-to-LAN VPN connections between local networks and the main office, so that hosts on the local network can access the main office network without requiring individual dial-up VPN connections.

The Vigor2133 Series router can also be the VPN server allowing up to two dial-in VPN connections.

Supported VPN protocols include PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, IKEv2, L2TP over IPSec, and SSL-VPN.

The SSL technology allows secure Web encryption such as those used for on-line banking. With Vigor2133 Series, you can create SSL-VPN in Full Tunnel mode or Proxy mode.

6. Central AP Management

Vigor2133 Series supports Central AP Management (APM) with a console to auto configure and manage up to 2 directly connected (via LAN cables) Draytek wireless Access Points including VigorAP 800, VigorAP 810, VigorAP 900 & VigorAP 910C.

The Dashboard feature displays the status such as traffic and number of attached stations, of all the attached Access Points.

With Auto Provisioning enabled on the attached Access Points, WLAN profiles can be created and applied to the selected Access Points from the central console.

The AP Maintenance feature allows a number of actions to be programmed, including Configuration Backup and Restore, Firmware Upgrade, Remote Reboot and Factory Reset, for selected Access Points.

The connected Access Points can also be displayed on a map or floor plan showing their locations and basic descriptions. Other features include Traffic Graph, Rogue AP detection, Event Log, Total Traffic, Station number and Access Point load balancing.

7. Remote Access Management

The Vigor2133 Series includes a number of management options to provide both local and remote access to monitor and manage the router.

The TR-069 feature integrates with the VigorACS 2 centralised management system. This can be used to allow system integrators or network administrators to configure, monitor and manage the Vigor2133 Series remotely from the comfort of their offices or homes. It can also be used to Auto-Provision the Vigor2133 Series remotely by sending configuration data to the router. There are 3 wizards: Configuration Wizard, VPN Wizard and Firmware Upgrade Wizard. These allow network administrators to quickly and easily carry out complex tasks.

Alarm & Log Management features ensure real time notifications and alerts to specified phone numbers or email accounts in relation to any faults or issues of the connected CPEs.

A number of diagnostic functions are also available for the network administrator to monitor and troubleshoot any network issues. These include Data Flow Monitor, Traffic Graph and Syslog Explorer, etc.

Like all Vigor routers, Vigor2133 Series supports management options include HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SSH, Telnet and SNMP.


Products


Vigor2133Vac

Broadband router with Gigabit LAN, SPI Firewall, 802.11ac (AC1200) Wi-Fi, VoIP and 2 x VPN tunnels (convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels)

  • NBN Ready to connect to NTD (Network Termination Device)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 2 x USB ports for 3G/4G access, FTP server and Network printers
  • Load Balance and Failover functions for WAN and USB 3G/4G WAN
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with 30,000 NAT sessions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • NAT throughput over 450Mbps
  • Object-based SPI Firewall, Content Security Management (CSM) and QoS
  • 2 x VPN tunnels; convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels
  • 802.11ac (AC1200) Wi-Fi, up to 300 + 867Mbps speed
  • SIP VoIP (2 x FXS)
  • Central AP Management for deployment of up to 2 wireless VigorAPs
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Vigor2133ac

Broadband router with Gigabit LAN, SPI Firewall, 802.11ac (AC1200) Wi-Fi and 2 x VPN tunnels (convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels)

  • NBN Ready to connect to NTD (Network Termination Device)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 2 x USB ports for 3G/4G access, FTP server and Network printers
  • Load Balance and Failover functions for WAN and USB 3G/4G WAN
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with 30,000 NAT sessions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • NAT throughput over 450Mbps
  • Object-based SPI Firewall, Content Security Management (CSM) and QoS
  • 2 x VPN tunnels; convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels
  • 802.11ac (AC1200) Wi-Fi, up to 300 + 867Mbps speed
  • Central AP Management for deployment of up to 2 wireless VigorAPs
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Vigor2133n

Broadband router with Gigabit LAN, SPI Firewall, 802.11n Wi-Fi and 2 x VPN tunnels (convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels)

  • NBN Ready to connect to NTD (Network Termination Device)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 2 x USB ports for 3G/4G access, FTP server and Network printers
  • Load Balance and Failover functions for WAN and USB 3G/4G WAN
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with 30,000 NAT sessions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • NAT throughput over 450Mbps
  • Object-based SPI Firewall, Content Security Management (CSM) and QoS
  • 2 x VPN tunnels; convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Central AP Management for deployment of up to 2 wireless VigorAPs
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Vigor2133

Broadband router with Gigabit LAN, SPI Firewall and 2 x VPN tunnels (convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels)

  • NBN Ready to connect to NTD (Network Termination Device)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 2 x USB ports for 3G/4G access, FTP server and Network printers
  • Load Balance and Failover functions for WAN and USB 3G/4G WAN
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with 30,000 NAT sessions
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • NAT throughput over 450Mbps
  • Object-based SPI Firewall, Content Security Management (CSM) and QoS
  • 2 x VPN tunnels; convertible to 2 x SSL-VPN tunnels
  • Central AP Management for deployment of up to 2 wireless VigorAPs
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 

New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (9 January 2019)


Latest Videos


Configuring DrayTek Firewall to only allow VPN Traffic

This video shows how to configure the router firewall filters to allow VPN traffic when the default router firewall setting is “Block All”

 


Firmware Updates


Vigor2862 / 2862LTE V3.9.0

New Features

  • Support data compress / decompress for Central Management, VigorAP.
  • Support VigorSwitch P1092/G1080/P2121 which can be managed by Central Management>>Switch.
  • Support certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
  • Support OpenVPN.
  • Support database encryption for hotspot web portal.
  • Support IPv6 for hotspot web portal.

Improvements

  • Support user management on the client authentication by the RADIUS server.
  • Able to enable /disable SNMP1 and SNMP2 on System Maintenance>>SNMP.
  • The open port will be changed as 80 automatically for a while during the process of Let’s Encrypt operation.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Vigor2926 / 2926LTE V3.9.0

New Features

  • Support data compress / decompress for Central Management, VigorAP.
  • Support VigorSwitch P1092/G1080/P2121 which can be managed by Central Management>>Switch.
  • Support certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.
  • Support OpenVPN.
  • Support database encryption for hotspot web portal.
  • Support IPv6 for hotspot web portal.

Improvement

  • Support user management on the client authentication by the RADIUS server.
  • Able to enable /disable SNMP1 and SNMP2 on System Maintenance>>SNMP.
  • The open port will be changed as 80 automatically for a while during the process of Let’s Encrypt operation.

For a complete list of improvements refer to the release note in the download link below.

Click here to download the firmware.


Latest Software


Smart VPN Client V5.0.1

New Feature

  • Support French / Polish / Italian for multi-language.

Improvements

  • Automatically jump to connection tab after creating a VPN profile.
  • Change to use the same icons with Android & iOS version SmartVPN Client.
  • Update the VPPP driver’s code signing certificate to pass the Windows security check.
  • Fixed: A notification popped up every time without detecting if the local and remote networks were same

Click here to download the latest Smart VPN Client.


Syslog Utility V4.5.7

New Features

  • Support to display and filter the VigorSwitch Syslog by Severity, Facility, and Category.
  • Support to display and filter the VigorAP Syslog by Severity and Facility.

Improvements

  • Corrected: Unable to display Syslog’s misc settings on Windows10.
  • Corrected: Start/End Time of Database Searcher was only allowed to select a date.
  • Corrected: Database Searcher could not display Syslog in “Others” tab.

Click here to download the latest Smart VPN Client.

Latest Videos and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (27 December 2018)


Latest Videos


DrayTek Vigor2133 Series Router Range

This video provides an introduction to the DrayTek’s Vigor2133 series router range. There are currently 4 models to choose from with a model for everyone.


DrayTek Vigor130 Modem Router

This video provides an overview of the Vigor130 router which has become one of the more popular as well as one of the cheaper routers DrayTek has on offer. The reason for its popularity is not hard to understand. There are two groups of people the Vigor130 is ideally suited to. The first is someone with no need of a network who just needs a basic ADSL or VDSL modem to plug their PC into, with some bonus security features to get them online quickly and safely. The second group needs a basic modem with no security features to plug into a more advanced router or hardware firewall. The Vigor130 can be configured to work either way.


Latest Application Notes


VPN

Vigor Router to Microsoft Azure (Dynamic Routing) – IKEv2

This document introduces how to set up an IPsec IKEv2 tunnel between a Vigor Router and Microsoft Azure VPN Server.

Click here to read the application note.


VigorSwitch

How do we define model name of switches?

This article describes how DrayTek defines the name for the VigorSwitch range. The model name describes the hardware and software features in each VigorSwitch.

Click here to read the application note.


Differences between Switch types

This article describes the differences between the different switch types:

  • SmartLite
  • WebSmart
  • L2 Managed

Click here to read the application note.


Management

How to allow users login to Vigor’s Hotspot with external Radius server

This application note shows how to use an external Radius server to authenticate users to a Vigor Hotspot.

Click here to read the application note