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New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (10 December 2018)

 


Latest Application Notes


VigorACS 2

Why CPE shows offline status and we cannot get info from CPE dashboard?

This application note has some tips to troubleshoot VigorACS 2 when the CPE does not successfully register.

Click here to read the application note.


How to detect router name of CPE and display it automatically on the VigorACS 2?

By default, VigorACS 2 will assign the Model Name_MAC to a CPE. However, it is possible to enable option 47-AutoDetectRouterName from System >> System Parameter page of VigorACS 2 to allow the router name to be displayed instead. This application note shows how to enable this setting.

Click here to read the application note.


How to change the location for CPE and Network?

This application note shows how to change the location of the CPE device so it will be displayed correctly in the Map Overview.

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What should we do if we forget CPE’s login password?

This application note shows how you can reset the CPE device admin password from within VigorACS 2. This method is handy if you have forgotten the CPE admin password preventing you from logging into the device. The device will need to be managed by VigorACS 2 to use this procedure.

Click here to read the application note.


How to schedule reboot your CPEs via VigorACS 2?

This application note shows how to configure VigorACS 2 to reboot your CPE devices according to a time schedule.

Click here to read the application note.


Miscellaneous

What are the benefits for using Let’s Encrypt certificate on Vigor Router?

Let’s Encrypt certificate auto generation is a new feature available in firmware version 3.9.0. This application note discussed some of the benefits of using Lets’s Encrypt.

Click here to read the application note.


How to apply Let’s Encrypt certificate on Vigor Router?

This application note shows how to configure the Vigor2862 and Vigor2926 to use Let’s Encrypt. This feature is available in firmware version 3.9.0

Click here to read the application note.


What is firmware backup and recovery

This article provides information on a new feature introduced in firmware 3.9.0 which is “Firmware Backup”. The router saves a copy of the old firmware in flash memory whenever an upgrade is performed, and restores it after 3 abnormal software reboots since power on.

Click here to read the application note.


VPN

Vigor Router to NordVPN server – IKEv2 EAP

NordVPN server is a famous cloud VPN server which supports VPN protocols, such as PPTP, L2TP over IPsec, OpenVPN and IKEv2. DrayTek’s PPTP and L2TP/IPsec VPN has been listed in NordVPN’s compatible list. This is now supported in firmware version 3.9.0.  This application note shows how to configure the Vigor router to use NordVPN.

Click here to read the application note.


How to establish VPN connection from macOS/iOS/Windows to Vigor router via IKEv2 EAP

This application note shows how to set up IKEv2 with EAP connection between a Vigor Router and macOS/iOS/Windows native VPN client.

Click here to read the application note.


How to establish VPN connection to Vigor router via OpenVPN

This application note shows how to set up a dial-in VPN connection using OpenVPN.

Click here to read the application note.


VigorSwitch

How to use ACL on switch?

ACL offers a secure method, adds a restriction to limit network traffic. You can configure ACL profile for MAC addresses, IPv4 addresses or IPv6 addresses to filter the packets, the criteria in the profile will help you to filter the network traffic.

This article will introduce different types of profiles to restrict your network, then demonstrate different actions that you can apply to ports.

Click here to read the application note.


Management

Introduction of Hotspot Web Portal

Vigor Router supports built-in Hotspot features, which makes them suitable an Internet access in a public area. When customers connect to the router, the router can redirect them to a captive portal for authentication or policy agreement, and show the customer a landing page or bulletin message where the hotspot provider can promote themselves.

Click here to read the application note.


Firmware Updates


Vigor2952 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.
  • Support dial-out IPsec VPN with xAuth to Cisco EZ VPN Server.
  • Add IPsec EAP option for IKEv2 LAN to LAN VPN.
  • Send hotspot log for user login/logout to DrayTek Syslog.

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

Click here to download firmware.


Vigor3220 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.
  • Support dial-out IPsec VPN with xAuth to Cisco EZ VPN Server.
  • Add IPsec EAP option for IKEv2 LAN to LAN VPN.
  • Send hotspot log for user login/logout to DrayTek Syslog.
  • Support NAT mode for IKEv2 LAN to LAN dial-out connection and IKEv2 NAT mode with EAP MSCHAPv2 authentication.

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

Click here to download firmware.


VigorAP 920R V1.2.5

Improvement

  • Corrected: VigorAP might crash during the wireless stress test.

Click here to download firmware.

DrayTek range of PoE switches compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices

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DrayTek range of PoE switches

This video provides an overview and features of the DrayTek range of PoE switches. Models shown are the DrayTek VigorSwitch P1092, VigorSwitch P1280, VigorSwitch P2121 and VigorSwitch P2280.

Test Drives/GUI Demos:
P2121: http://eu.draytek.com:22121
P1280: http://eu.draytek.com:11280
P2280: http://eu.draytek.com:12280


Product Key Features


Key Features

  • Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices for simplified network management
  • Layer 2 Managed PoE Gigabit Switch
    • 24 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
    • 4 x Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
  • PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port
  • PoE power budget of 340 watts
  • 802.1q tagged VLANs (MAC address, and protocol)
  • Voice and Surveillance VLANS with QoS (OUI Mode) providing improved call and video quality
  • QoS with 8 queues for traffic prioritisation
  • Enterprise-Level security features
    • 802.1x Port Security, ACL, IP Source Guard and DHCP Snooping
    • Access Control (IPv4, IPv6 and MAC address)
  • Support IPv6 with MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver
  • Authentication by local database, multiple RADIUS, and TACACS+ servers
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
  • Support SNMP v1/v2c/v3, RMON, and Syslog for network monitoring
  • Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
  • Console Port
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Key Features

  • Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices for simplified network management
  • 24 port Gigabit PoE Web Smart Managed Switch
    • 24 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
    • 4 x Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
  • PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port
  • PoE power budget of 340 watts
  • PoE Scheduling & Ping watchdog power cycle
  • Port based and 802.1q tagged VLANs
  • Voice and Surveillance VLANS with QoS (OUI Mode) providing improved call and video quality
  • QoS with 8 queues for traffic prioritisation
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
  • Support SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and Syslog for network monitoring
  • Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Key Features

  • Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices, including VigorACS 2 for simplified network management
  • Layer 2 Managed PoE Gigabit Switch
    • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
    • 4 x Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
  • PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af
  • PoE power budget of 140 watts
  • PoE Scheduling & Ping watchdog power cycle
  • Port based and 802.1q tagged VLANs
  • Voice and Surveillance VLANS with QoS (OUI Mode) providing improved call and video quality
  • QoS with 8 queues for traffic prioritisation
  • Secure Local Network by 802.1x Port Security, ACL, IP Source Guard and DHCP Snooping
  • Support IPv6 with MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver
  • Authentication by local database, multiple RADIUS, and TACACS+ servers
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
  • Support SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and Syslog for network monitoring
  • Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Key Features

  • Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices for simplified network management
  • 8 Port Gigabit Web Smart Managed PoE Switch
    • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
    • 2 x SFP Ports
  • PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port
  • PoE power budget of 110 watts
  • Port based and 802.1q tagged VLANs
  • QoS with 4 queues for traffic prioritisation
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
  • Link Aggregation (GE7/ GE8, SFP1 / SFP2)
  • Fan-less (Silent) Operation
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 

DrayTek Brisbane Workshop Thank You

Thank you for participating in our DrayTek Workshop in Brisbane on 15 November 2018

The 2nd Brisbane DrayTek workshop was held at ILP Learning Hub on Thursday, 15 November 2018. The workshop covered the 2nd modules of DrayTek workshop that included the topics below:

Topic:

  1. Routing in DrayTek Routers, Load Balance/Routing Policy
  2. VigorACS 2 – Advanced Centralized Management System for Network Administrators

We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in this workshop. We are glad that you came and learned more about functionality of routing in DrayTek routers, Load Balance/Route Policy and VigorACS 2. We enjoyed meeting you and will conduct similar workshops in the future.


         

New DrayTek 8 port Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2 Managed switch – VigorSwitch P2121


Key Features


 

  • Compliant with Central Management features of DrayTek Vigor devices, including VigorACS 2 for simplified network management
  • Layer 2 Managed PoE Gigabit Switch
    • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports with PoE+
    • 4 x Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
  • PoE ports 802.3at and 802.3af
  • PoE power budget of 140 watts
  • PoE Scheduling & Ping watchdog power cycle
  • Port based and 802.1q tagged VLANs
  • Voice and Surveillance VLANS with QoS (OUI Mode) providing improved call and video quality
  • QoS with 8 queues for traffic prioritisation
  • Secure Local Network by 802.1x Port Security, ACL, IP Source Guard and DHCP Snooping
  • Support IPv6 with MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver
  • Authentication by local database, multiple RADIUS, and TACACS+ servers
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) Compliant
  • Support SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and Syslog for network monitoring
  • Port Mirroring & Link Aggregation
  • 2 years back to base warranty

 


Overview


 

VigorSwitch P2121 is a compact layer 2 high-performance Gigabit smart switch. Designed for the small business. Having 8 Gigabit Ethernet PoE Ports and four combo UTP/SFP ports which can be used with optic fibre SFP modules for uplink connections, provides great flexibility in this switch. The VigorSwitch P2121 provides L2-managed features for VLAN, port security, multicast, and management.

The compact size of the VigorSwitch P2121 allows it to be placed on a desk or it can be rack mounted into a 19-inch rack by using the supplied mounting brackets.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The 8 PoE ports of the VigorSwitch P2121 are 802.3at and 802.3af compliant providing up to 30W per port along with a total power budget of 140 Watts. This is enough to provide power using Ethernet cabling for a number of network devices such as wireless access points, IP phones, and IP cameras. PoE allows installation of these devices where no nearby mains power is available. This results in a reduction in the need for power cables and adapters, lowering the cost of installation.

PoE Power Saving

The VigorSwitch P2121 complies with IEEE 802.2az Energy-Efficient Ethernet to provide power saving. The switch will automatically detect idle clients and cable length to adjust the amount of power required. This green networking feature reduces power consumption.

Selected ports can be switched on and off according to a PoE time Schedule. This feature allows you to switch off devices that are not in use to save electricity or can be used to restart PoE devices.

PoE power is automatically switched off for switch ports that have a non-PoE device attached.

Flexible VLAN Options

The VigorSwitch P2121 supports both port-based and tagged-based VLANS which can be used to add security to your network and create workgroups within an organisation. This allows the network administrator to control LAN access and also reduce unnecessary network traffic.
Up to 256 VLANS are supported in the VigorSwitch P2121. In addition to 802.1q Tag-based VLANS, Auto Voice and Auto Surveillance VLANS are also supported so that traffic from an IP phone or an IP camera can be identified automatically without the need to specify each of their MAC address. The respective QoS (Quality of Service) policy can be applied easily to ensure the best call and video quality.

Other supported VLAN options included are:

  • MAC-based VLAN
  • Management VLAN

Network Security

The VigorSwitch P2121 has a number of security features to prevent the local network being overloaded by superfluous traffic. This includes Storm Control to limit the amount of broadcast and multicast traffic on each port, and DoS Defense to protect the network being flooded by malicious traffic.

This helps to avoid IP conflicts on the network by including IP Source Guard, ARP inspection, DHCP Snooping. You can also add Access Control List to filter MAC, VLAN ID, IP, and protocols.

Improving Performance by QoS

Heavy LAN traffic can affect critical or time sensitive applications such as VoIP or video streaming. The QoS feature of the VigorSwitch P2121 can prioritise critical or time-sensitive data so that it will not be affected by other traffic.

The VigorSwitch P2121 supports up to 8 traffic queues with customized weight to prioritise data using 802.1p CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence parameters.

The Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN feature in the VigorSwitch P2121 is ideal for networks deploying IP cameras and IP phones.

Speed up the network by Link Aggregation

In addition to the 4 Gigabit Ethernet/SFP combo ports on VigorSwitch P2121 for uplink, the switch also supports link aggregation using both static configuration and LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol). This provides the network with higher throughput and link redundancy. Up to 8 LAN ports can be grouped using link aggregation to provide high throughput to cascaded switches. Up to 8 Link Aggregation Groups can be configured.

Easy Setup & Monitoring

The VigorSwitch P2121 features a brand-new interface design making configuration and management much easier.

The dashboard displays an overview of the system status, usage and power usage of each port as well as other important details.

The responsive web design allows the switch to be monitored through devices having various screen sizes.

The VigorSwitch P2121 can also be managed through the Command-Line Interface (CLI) via Telnet or SSH, as well as SNMP (SNMP v1, v2c, and v3, RMON Group 1,2, 3, and 9 are supported) and Syslog.

Also supported is dual-image with configuration and firmware upgrades by HTTP, HTTPS, and TFTP. The Authentication of management service can be associated with external RADIUS or TACACS+ servers.

 

Free Webinar, New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (9 November 2018)

Free Webinar


Topic: Network Management and Monitoring of DrayTek Devices

Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Time: 10:00AM – 10:30AM (AEST)

You are invited to attend our next webinar presentation where we give an overview of the different ways to manage DrayTek devices. Topics covered include:

  • Using the Web GUI
  • Smart Monitor
  • VigorACS 2
  • Syslog
  • Email and SMS Alerts
  • CLI (Command Line Interface)

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 Video


DrayTekWebinar – DrayTek IPv6 Solutions

This webinar recording gives an overview of IPv6 in DrayTek routers. It covers IPv6 theory as well as examples of how it is used in DrayTek Routers. Topics looked are:

IPv6 Basics

  • What is IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 features and advantages

DrayTek IPv6 Transition Strategies

  • Dual Stack to handle both IPv4 and IPv6 Networks
  • Tunnel mode to get IPv6 addresses

 

 


Registering a CPE on VigorACS 2

This video describes the TR-069 configuration steps in a DrayTek Vigor router (CPE) to allow it to register with VigorACS 2 server. Once the CPE is registered, it can then be managed by VigorACS 2.