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New DrayTek Wi-Fi Mesh AP – VigorAP 903

  • Concurrent Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 with 2×2 MU-MIMO
  • Wi-Fi speeds up to 867 Mbps for 5GHz band and 400 Mbps for 2.4GHz band
  • 5 GbE port (including 1 x PoE port) + 1 USB Port
  • Features AirTime Fairness and Band Steering for better Wi-Fi user experience
  • Built-in RADIUS server for 802.1x authentication
  • 4 SSIDs for each Wi-Fi band with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Improve roaming experience by Fast Roaming & AP-assisted Roaming
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh and Range Extender
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • Supports both stand-alone and controller-based setup
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management system) for multi-site deployment
  • 2 years back to base warranty

Overview


DrayTek VigorAP 903 is a wireless access point with a 5-port switch for expanding the network wirelessly. LAN clients can join the network from one of the 5 Gigabit ports or the wireless connection. It is designed to provide a smooth wireless connection by supporting 802.11ac wave2 standard and providing advanced features, such as AirTime Fairness, Band Steering, and AP-Assisted Roaming.

The Plug-n-Play Mesh technology in the VigorAP 903 allows up to 8 units to be wirelessly interconnected as a Mesh group to provide extended wireless coverage. This can be achieved through the built-in Quick Start Wizard or through a Smartphone app available from DrayTek.

The meshing technology adds redundancy and reliability to your network. The “self-healing” feature of the mesh technology ensures an alternative path will be built in the event of uplink connection failure, ensuring continuity of Wi-Fi services.

1) 5 x Gigabit LAN ports including a PoE PD

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Wi-Fi speeds up to 867 Mbps for 5GHz band and 400 Mbps for 2.4GHz band

2) Extend the Wi-Fi network with Wi-Fi Mesh Technology

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3) Mesh up to 8 VigorAP 903 AP’s for extended Wi-Fi Coverage

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4) 2 x VLAN groups managing both wired (ports) & wireless clients (SSIDs)

5) Multi-SSID & Build-in Radius Server

6) WUI Settings of AP Management

7) AP Load-balancing

8) TR-069 VigorACS 2 Central Management


Key Features


1. Simultaneous Dual Band MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi

The VigorAP 903 delivers both 2.4G & 5G Wi-Fi bands simultaneously. The 5G band can be reserved for applications that are less tolerant to interference and latency, for example, video calls. The 2.4G band can serve applications that can better tolerate latency, for example, e-mail services.

The concurrent dual band Wi-Fi feature in the VigorAP 903, supports up to 64clients on each Wi-Fi band giving a total 128 clients over both bands. It features the latest Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ac Wave 2 in the 5GHz band and 802.11n in the 2.4GHz band. The support of Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) allows it to deliver high-performance wireless connection even in a crowded network.

The two antennas are detachable and can be replaced with higher gain antennas for extended Wi-Fi coverage.

Supported operating modes are:

  • AP Mode
  • Mesh Mode
    • Mesh Root
    • Mesh Node
  • Range Extender

2. PoE for Easy Installation

LAN port A1 port supports 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) to deliver both data and power through a single data cable. Therefore, the VigorAP 903 can be installed at a location that covers the desirable space but does not have a power outlet nearby.

3. SSID + 2 VLAN groups for network security

The VigorAP 903 supports a total of 8 separate SSIDs and two Virtual LANs (VLANs). These can be combined to apply different network access rules to different user groups, or to emulate several virtual access points.

The wired connected devices can be grouped into either VLAN-A or VLAN-B, based on the connected LAN ports (Ethernet RJ45 interfaces). Devices connected to LAN ports A1-A4 can be grouped as VLAN-A and devices connected to LAN port B as VLAN-B. For example, office Wi-Fi users on VLAN-A can be given unrestricted access to network resources and guest Wi-Fi users on VLAN-B can be given restricted access to network resources. In this way, you can provide wireless accesses to visitors or the public while ensuring that the company network is isolated from the outsiders.

Each of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands provides 4 SSID’s to separate Wi-Fi access and these can be assigned to either VLAN-A or VLAN-B.

4. Comprehensive WLAN security control

The MAC Address Filter is one security feature in the VigorAP 903 that can be used to prevent unauthorized wireless users from accessing the Wi-Fi network. It can be configured to allow specific clients with a matching MAC address, or to block specified clients with a matching MAC address.

Other business level security features include wireless user authentication, data encryption, 802.11i (WPA2) and 802.1x authentication. Furthermore, the VigoAP 903 has a built-in RADIUS server (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) which can handle up to 96 user profiles. It can also work with an external RADIUS server to handle user authentication.

5. Extendible Wireless Coverage Utilising Mesh Wi-Fi

The Plug-n-Play Mesh technology in the VigorAP 903 allows up to 8 units to be wirelessly interconnected as a Mesh group to provide extended wireless coverage. The process of setting up the Wi-Fi Mesh network is simplified using the built-in Quick Start Wizard or through a Smartphone app available from DrayTek website:https://www.draytek.com/solutions/mesh/

This app is also available from both Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Draytek.draytek.vigormesh&hl=en and also from Apple App store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draytek-wireless/id1434358876

One VigorAP 903 acts as the controller (Mesh root) and provides an easy way to manage the Wi-Fi mesh through the VigorAP Mesh menu or from the Smartphone DrayTek Wireless app. Wi-Fi mesh allows extended Wi-Fi coverage without the need to install cabling to each Access Point (Only the Mesh root requires a fixed cable connection).

The meshing technology adds redundancy and reliability to your network. The “self-healing” feature of the mesh technology ensures that when a mesh node failure occurs, the surrounding nodes automatically re-connect ensuring continuity of Wi-Fi services.

VigorAP 903 Mesh Setup

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DrayTek Wireless App

Use the DrayTek Wireless app to quickly set up and monitor the Wi-Fi Mesh from your Smartphone or Tablet.

This DrayTek wireless app is available from DrayTek website:
https://www.draytek.com/solutions/mesh/
This app is available from both Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Draytek.draytek.vigormesh&hl=en
and also from Apple App store :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draytek-wireless/id1434358876

6. Airtime Fairness

The Airtime Fairness feature in the VigorAP 903 significantly improves Wi-Fi coverage and performance, when used in an environment that includes slow and fast wireless client devices. This is achieved by utilizing:

  • Wider frequency
  • More MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) spatial streams
  • Higher density of modulation
  • Beamforming to achieve higher speeds over long distances.

7. Management

VigorAP 903 Dashboard

The Dashboard feature in the VigorAP 903 provides an overview of the status of the access point. At a glance you can see important information such as:

  • Wireless clients per radio
  • Channel load
  • Radio throughput
  • Port Status
  • Mesh network status
  • Wi-Fi usage
  • System information
AP Management

The VigorAP 903 can operate in a standalone mode in places such as offices, classrooms, waiting rooms, ferry terminal, bus station, and train station, clinics’ waiting room, etc. to connect to the local LAN and/or to providing wireless access.

Where a network requires several VigorAP 903 units, these can be centrally managed and monitored. The AP Management client in the VigorAP 903 will work with the Central AP Management function that is available in most DrayTek business grade routers such as the Vigor2862 and Vigor2926 series.

Through the Central AP Management console in Vigor routers, the network administrator can define the VigorAP 903’s SSID, encryption rule, MAC address control,
upload /download limits as well as view the status of the installed VigorAP 903 Access Points.

AP Load Balancing through multiple APs can be enabled through Central AP Management. You can set the percentage of traffic to go through each VigorAP 903 to prevent undesirable wireless congestion and to ensure smooth data flow.

VigorACS 2

The VigorAP 903 can be managed and monitored through the VigorACS 2 central management system.

The Network Administrator can perform provisioning and firmware upgrades to VigorAP 903 Access Points and get an overview of client statistics.

The DrayTek VigorACS 2 central management system Dashboard view shows the most important status information of the VigorAP903 on the one page.

Other management features include:

  • Web-based User Interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • CLI (Command Line Interface, Telnet)
  • Configuration Backup/Restore
  • Firmware Upgrade via HTTP/HTTPS/TR-069
  • Syslog

8. Environmental Temperature Monitoring

A USB thermometer can be attached to the VigorAP 903 USB port to monitor the environmental temperature where the AP is installed. The system administrator can be alerted when the environmental temperature exceeds the pre-configured thresholds.

Technical Update for SmartVPN, new Application Note for DrayTek Products (24 Apr 2019)


Technical Update for SmartVPN  v5.0.1


Below are workarounds if you encounter one of the 3 issues listed below when starting SmartVPNClient in Windows OS.

1. SmartVPN client cannot be started

If only the cmd window pops up when launching SmartVPN client, try the following:

  1. Run SmartVPNService.exe in SmartVPN client folder
  2. Enter cmd command ‘sc query SmartVPNService’ to check service state, it should be “STOPPED”
    Then restart it by command ‘sc start SmartVPNService’ -> ‘sc stop SmartVPNService”, then run smartVPN client again.
  3. Enter cmd command ‘tasklist’ to check session# of SmartVPNClient.exe, It should be any number except 0.
    If it’s 0, use the command ‘taskkill /F /IM SmartVPNClient.exe'(admin right is required), then run smartVPN client again.

2. Can’t find VPPP driver while connecting SSL VPN

Please refer to the FAQ article to reinstall the driver manually
https://www.draytek.com/support/knowledge-base/5729

3. Error “The PPP link control protocol terminated”

Ensure the Authentication Method between SmartVPN client and Vigor router are matched.
They can be found from Advanced Options in SmartVPN client VPN profile and VPN and Remote Access>PPP General Setup page in Vigor router.

If above solutions do not help, please send an email to support@draytek.com.au and provide following information for further investigation.

  1. draytek_svc.log and ServiceLog.txt that are located in SmartVPN client folder.
  2. router’s syslog.
  3. Remote access with Anydesk.

Latest Application Notes


VigorACS 2

Get Google Map API Key for VigorACS

This application note shows how to apply for the API key install it in VigorACS 2 to allow CPE devices to be displayed on a Google Map in VigorACS 2.

Click here to read the application note.


WAN

Setting up DSL WAN Bandwidth for QoS

This application note shows how to manually configure the Inbound/Outbound Bandwidth for QoS settings when ADSL/VDSL is being used for the WAN connection.

Click here to read the application note.


LAN

Why the browser cannot redirect the Hotspot Web Portal page to HTTPS website?

This application note explains why an error message appears when using the hotspot web portal feature, when redirected a HTTPS website.

Click here to read the application note.

DrayTek VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem/Routers


Products


VigorNIC 132F

VDSL2/ADSL2+ PCI Express NIC with Security Firewall, and SFP secondary WAN port

The VigorNIC 132F PCI-E based router can be fitted directly into a computer server used for either industrial or commercial applications. It is fitted with a VDSL2 / ADSL2+ WAN port and a SEP port for installation of either an optic fibre or Ethernet WAN interface for backup Internet connection. The xDSL connectivity supports Fibre to the Basement / Node (FTTB / N) where VDSL is required for the last mile such as in basements of multi-dwelling buildings.

Supported features include an Object-oriented Firewall, Denial of Services (DoS) protection and URL content filtering. A bridge mode is also available.

Specification:

  • 1 x VDSL2/ADSL2+ WAN port
  • 1 x SFP port for optic fibre or UTP interface module
  • VDSL2 vectoring
  • Bridging for VDSL2 and ADSL2+
  • Object-oriented Firewall
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • Support Windows 8, Windows 10 & Ubuntu
  • Multi-PVC for triple-play application
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 1 years back to base warranty


Vigor130

VDSL2 / ADSL2/2+ modem/router with Firewall & IPv6

The Vigor130 is an IPv6 ready compact VDSL2 router with ADSL2/2+ fallback for SOHO and residential broadband access requirement. This compact router is capable to manage the latest VDSL2 feed and backward compatible with the existed ADSL line if the infrastructure is not ready yet.

Multi-PVC function makes the triple-play deployment with ease. The Vigor130 can satisfy the different services such as Data/Video/VoIP/Management provided by ISPs by the single VDSL2/ADSL WAN port. And its Gigabit Ethernet LAN port allows devices in the LAN network to get faster data transmission for essential applications.

Besides powerful firewall protection against malicious Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, the Vigor130 is designed with more advanced security feature such as Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to offer network reliability by detecting attacks and prohibits malicious penetrating packets from entering internal network. For preventing access to inappropriate websites, the Vigor130 offers URL filtering to set the customized rules.

Specification:

  • 1 x VDSL2/ADSL2+ WAN port
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
  • VDSL2 vectoring
  • Bridging for VDSL2 and ADSL2+
  • Object-oriented SPI Firewall
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 1 years back to base warranty


Application Note:

How to connect DrayTek Vigor130 to VDSL2 connection on NBN network

Click here to read this application note.


Vigor2710ne

ADSL2/2+ Router with 802.11n WLAN –

configurable as an Access Point

  • Built-in ADSL2+ modem for fast Internet access
  • 4-Port 10/100BaseT Ethernet switch for LAN connection
  • Bridging (MPoA of PPPoA/PPPoE)
  • IEEE 802.11n Wireless LAN with Wireless Isolation
  • Object-based SPI Firewall with DoS defence
  • Configurable as an Access Point
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty


Vigor120

ADSL2/2+ modem/router with Firewall

  • 1 x ADSL2+ WAN port
  • 1 x Fast Ethernet LAN port
  • Bridging (MPoA of PPPoA/PPPoE)
  • Object-oriented SPI Firewall
  • 1 years back to base warranty

Thank you for attending the DrayTek Workshop in Melbourne

Thank you for participating in our DrayTek Workshop in Melbourne on 29th March 2019

DrayTek Aust & NZ has conducted a DrayTek workshop at Box Hill Institute, Box Hill, VIC on Friday, 29th March 2019.

We’d like to extend a big THANKYOU to DrayTek resellers who joined us in the workshop. We are glad that you took a day out of your work, came and learn about functionality of Routing in DrayTek Routers, Load Balance/ Routing Policy and VigorACS 2 (Advanced Centralized Management System). We believe that these topics will help you in your long term business and work. We enjoyed meeting each of you and will conduct another workshop in Melbourne in the near future soon.


Free Webinar, New Video, Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (03 April 2019)


Free Webinar


Topic: Routing in DrayTek Routers (Part 1)

Date: Tuesday, 9th April 2019

Time: 10:00am – 10:30am (AEST)

You are invited to attend our next webinar presentation where we will look at the topic: Routing in DrayTek Routers (Part 1).
The presentation gives an overview of some aspects of routing in DrayTek routers. This is the first part in a 2-part series of webinars.

It will also include a discussion of IP basics covering various aspects of IP addressing. Also included is an explanation what is routing and what is involved in routing. As well as at the different type of routes used and how they apply to DrayTek routers.

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


Overview of DrayTek Vigor Multi-WAN  4G LTE series Routers

DrayTek Vigor Multi-WAN 4G LTE series Routers include an integrated LTE modem to allow the router to be used for applications where a fixed line connection is not available. Typical applications can be the provision of Internet services for tourist bus or coach passengers, Provision of Internet services for outdoor events and provision of Internet services for a mobile office.

These routers will accept 4G LTE SIM cards from all the major service providers in Australia and New Zealand.

This video gives an overview of the Vigor2862L series and Vigor2926L series routers, describing and comparing the features in each model.


Latest Application Notes


VPN

IKEv2 VPN with EAP Authentication from Windows to Vigor Router by using Let’s Encrypt

This application note shows how to set up Vigor Router an IKEv2 VPN server by using Let’s Encrypt certificate, and how to establish a connection from Windows OS.

Click here to read the application note.


IKEv2 VPN with EAP Authentication from iOS to Vigor Router by using Let’s Encrypt

This application note shows how to set up Vigor Router an IKEv2 VPN server by using Let’s Encrypt certificate, and how to establish a connection from iOS.

Click here to read the application note.


IKEv2 VPN with EAP Authentication from macOS to Vigor Router by using Let’s Encrypt

This application note shows how to set up Vigor Router an IKEv2 VPN server by using Let’s Encrypt certificate, and how to establish a connection from macOS.

Click here to read the application note.


Latest Firmware


Vigor2960 V1.4.3

New Features

  • none

Improvements

  • Improvement related to WebGUI security.
  • Update MAC object oui database.
  • Support DHCP option 121 in WAN DHCP client function.
  • Fixed: Support Comma ‘,’ in advanced DHCP options.
  • Fixed: Unable to log on to Router via WebGUI because of Open VPN debug log.
  • Fixed: VPN Syslog was shown in Others tab instead of VPN tab of Syslog Utility.
  • Fixed: VigorACS generated an offline alarm for Vigor router when the router configured to use HTTPS for server URL.
  • Fixed: Authentication over LDAP server was failed when the username contained the special character (e.g., ‘(‘).

Click here to download firmware.


Vigor300B V1.4.3

New Features

  • none

Improvements

  • Improvement related to WebGUI security.
  • Update MAC object oui database.
  • Support DHCP option 121 in WAN DHCP client function.
  • Fixed: Support Comma ‘,’ in advanced DHCP options.
  • Fixed: Unable to log on to Router via WebGUI because of Open VPN debug log.
  • Fixed: VPN Syslog was shown in Others tab instead of VPN tab of Syslog Utility.
  • Fixed: VigorACS generated an offline alarm for Vigor router when the router configured to use HTTPS for server URL.
  • Fixed: Authentication over LDAP server was failed when the username contained the special character (e.g., ‘(‘).

Click here to download firmware.


Vigor3900 V1.4.3

New Features

  • none

Improvements

  • Improvement related to WebGUI security.
  • Update MAC object oui database.
  • Support DHCP option 121 in WAN DHCP client function.
  • Fixed: Support Comma ‘,’ in advanced DHCP options.
  • Fixed: Unable to log on to Router via WebGUI because of Open VPN debug log.
  • Fixed: VPN Syslog was shown in Others tab instead of VPN tab of Syslog Utility.
  • Fixed: VigorACS generated an offline alarm for Vigor router when the router configured to use HTTPS for server URL.
  • Fixed: Authentication over LDAP server was failed when the username contained the special character (e.g., ‘(‘).

Click here to download firmware.


Firmware Upgrade Utility V3.6.9

Improvement

  • Support salted hashing password to improve router security.

Click here to download firmware.