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New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (29 Septmber 2017)

New Application Notes


VPN

How many VPN connections does DrayTek router support?

This application note provides a table listing router models and the number and type of VPN connections supported.


iPhone to Vigor Router – L2TP over Ipsec

This application note shows how to set up a Vigor Router as a L2TP VPN server for iPhone, and how we can establish a L2TP VPN from iPhone and connect to the private network of Vigor Router.


Vigor3900 to Vigor3900 – IKEv2

IKEv2 is a new VPN protocol now supported in the latest firmware version 3.8.5 for DrayOS routers and v1.3.0 for Vigor3900/2960. This application note shows how to configure an IKEv2 VPN tunnel between a Vigor Router and Vigor3900/2960.


[Vigor3900] How to use DHCP relay over the VPN tunnel?

The Vigor3900/2960 can act as a DHCP Relay Agent, allowing LAN clients on a local LAN subnet or a connection over a VPN tunnel to obtain IP addresses from a central DHCP server.

This application note shows how to configure the Vigor3900 to relay DHCP requests to the DHCP server.


LAN

What is Bind IP to MAC and how to use it?

This application note shows how to use the Bind IP to MAC to assign a fixed IP address for devices on the LAN.


WLAN

How to reboot Vigor AP with Schedule?

This application note shows how to schedule Auto Reboot the Access Point, turn the Wi-Fi signal, LED on or off.


User Management

How to create Facebook APP for Web Portal Authentication?

The latest firmware for the Vigor2860 router now has a web portal feature that supports social login as an authentication method. This application note shows how to use Facebook to authenticate users for the web portal.


How to allow users login to Vigor’s Hotspot with their social media accounts?

The latest firmware for the Vigor2860 Router now supports Hotspot Web Portal function. The network administrator can configure the Vigor Router as a Hotspot provider with web authentication and allow users to log in with their social media accounts, such as Facebook and Google. This application note shows how to set up the hotspot web portal with Facebook login.


How to use Time Quota or Data Quota to limit user’s Internet access?

User-based management allows Network Administrator to restrict the Internet access to authorized users only. Network Administrator may also set a time quota or data quota for the users. This application note shows how to set a time quota and data quota for individual user accounts.


Connectivity

How to establish BGP connection?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor2860 router and a Vigor2862 router over the WAN connections.


[Vigor3900]How to establish BGP connection on WAN?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor3900 router and a Vigor2960 router over the WAN connections.


[Vigor3900]How to establish BGP connection on LAN?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor3900 router and a Vigor2960 router over the LAN connections.


Miscellaneous

How to use DrayDDNS?

DrayDDNS is a new feature introduced in the latest firmware for the Vigor2925 routers. (firmware version 3.8.4.2).

This application note shows how to set up the DrayDDNS feature in the router.

 


Firmware Updates


Vigor2860 V3.8.5

New feature and Improvements

  • SIP & RTSP ALG
  • Wireless 2.4G & 5G roaming
  • Large LAN subnet, and subnet network mask could be “/22”.
  • White/black list in DNS filter

For a complete list of new features and improvement refer to the release notes available in the download link below:

Click here to download


Vigor3220 V3.8.4.1

New feature

  • Added Support for VigorACS 2

Improvements

  • Refer to the list in the release notes available in the download link below:

Click here to download


Vigor2952 V3.8.4.2

New feature

  • Added Support for VigorACS 2

Improvements

  • PPTP VPN did not forward GRE traffic automatically.
  • Certificates generated/signed in Certificate Management can be used by SHA-256.
  • Allow Virtual WAN on Policy Route.
  • FTP Privileged port bounce scan.

Click here to download

 

New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (15 Septmber 2017)

New Video


How to Configure the Vigor2760 for a 4G Modem

The DrayTek Vigor2760 is fitted with a USB port that can be used as WAN interfaces when used with a supported 3G or 4G USB modem. This video shows you the steps required to configure the routers to connect to a supported 4G USB modem to provide high speed connectivity over the 4G network.


New Application Notes


VPN

How to Set up PPTP VPN Tunnel between two Vigor3900s with failover setting?

This application note shows how to set up PPTP VPN backup tunnel between two Vigor3900s.


How to establish VPN connection from macOS to Vigor Router via IKEv2?

IKEv2 VPN tunnel is now supported in DrayOS version 3.8.5. This application note shows how to establish a dial-in IKEv2 VPN tunnel between a Vigor Router and macOS devices.

Please contact us if you require the latest beta release firmware supporting IKEv2


How to establish VPN connection from iOS to Vigor Router via IKEv2?

IKEv2 VPN tunnel is now supported in DrayOS version 3.8.5. This application note shows how to establish a dial-in IKEv2 VPN tunnel between a Vigor Router and IOS devices.

Please contact us if you require the latest beta release firmware supporting IKEv2


The alternative to PPTP VPN after upgrading your Apple devices to iOS 10 or macOS Sierra

Apple announced that PPTP VPN will no longer be supported in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Alternative options are to use IPsec, IKEv2 or SSL. This application note provides links to various articles that provide configuration examples for various devices and connection method.


Vigor Router to Vigor Router – IKEv2

IKEv2 VPN tunnel is now supported in DrayOS version 3.8.5. This application note shows how to establish a IKEv2 VPN connection between two Vigor Routers.

Please contact us if you require the latest beta release firmware supporting IKEv2


Firewall

How to set up Web Content Filtering on Vigor3900

This Application note describes the steps required to activate the Web Content Filter (WCF) in the Vigor3900 router and how to create a firewall filter to utilise the WCF rule.

This guide also applies to the Vigor2960 and Vigor300B routers.


How to change the Web Content Filter (WCF) service provider between BPjM and Cyren?

This application note shows how you can change from the BPjM web content filter to Cyren.

Note: This process does not extend the Cyren WCF trial period.


[Vigor3900] The mechanism and policy of Firewall Rules

This application note describes the differences between the three type of IP Filter rules in the Vigor3900 and Vigor2960 routers:

• Accept/Block Immediately

• Accept/Block if No Further Match while Next Group is selected

• Accept/Block if No Further Match while Next Group is left blank


WLAN

How to connect Vigor Router with VigorAP by WDS mode?

This application note shows how to create a WDS connection between a VigorAP and a Vigor Router. The example uses a Vigor2860ac and a VigorAP 900.


Management

[Vigor3900] How to auto-provision an VigorAP by AP Management (APM)?

This application note describes how to auto-provision VigorAP with the AP Management (APM) feature on Vigor3900/2960/300B routers.


How to auto-provision an VigorAP by AP Management (APM)?

This application note describes how to auto-provision VigorAP by using the AP Management (APM) feature on DrayTek DrayOS routers such as the Vigor2860, Vigor2925, Vigor2952 series.


Connectivity

[Vigor3900] How to use LAN DNS?

The LAN DNS feature is to enable the Vigor Router to act as a DNS server for specific DNS queries from LAN clients. Vigor3900 supports three types of LAN DNS settings, they are IP, CNAME and FORWARD.

This article applies to Vigor3900, Vigor2960 and Vigor300B routers.


How to use DrayDDNS?

DrayDNS is a new feature introduced in Vigor routers to provide a domain name for each Vigor router. This is a free service that will need to be renewed on an annual basis.

It is currently available in Vigor2925 firmware version 3.8.4.2. It will be added to other models in future firmware releases.


How to establish BGP connection?

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is now supported in the latest official firmware release in the Vigor2860 router.

This application note shows how to configure BGP routing between two Vigor routers.


How to set up Vigor2952 as PPPoE server for LAN clients?

Vigor2952 can be set as PPPoE server for LAN clients. This can secure LAN clients connection by PPP authentication. Furthermore, network administrator can set the connection time and data quota to regulate the LAN clients.


How to enable ALG (Application Layer Gateway)?

ALG is used in Vigor routers to replace the private IP with public IP in the negotiation packet from the client and open dynamic TCP/UDP ports required in the connection. This application note covers various configuration scenarios.


Miscellaneous

How to use DrayDDNS?

DrayTek have announced that they are now providing a DDNS service – DrayDDNS. It will provide a domain name for each Vigor Router, updating the DDNS IP address for the WAN connection. This application note shows how to set up the DrayDDNS feature in the Vigor2925 router.

This feature is currently only available in firmware version 3.8.4.2 for the Vigor2925 series routers. This feature will be added to other models as a firmware update.


How to use Temperature Sensor?

This application note shows how to configure Temperature Sensor on Vigor DrayOS router.

You will need to have the USB Thermometer (DT201U) plugged into the router USB port for this feature to be available.


[Vigor3900] How to use Temperature Sensor?

This application note shows how to configure Temperature Sensor on Vigor Linux based routers

You will need to have the USB Thermometer (DT201U) plugged into the router USB port for this feature to be available.


Firmware Updates


Vigor2925 / Vigor2925L V3.8.4.2

New feature

  • Support VigorACS 2.
  • Support DrayTek global DDNS (Applications>>Dynamic DNS Setup).

Click here to download

 


VigorAP 910C V1.2.1

New feature

  • Add TR-069 parameters required by VigorACS 2.0.2.
  • New option for disabling wireless connection automatically if there is no Internet access.
  • 5G SSID isolation support.

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


VigorAP 902 V1.2.2

New Feature

  • Add parameters related to wireless transmission / receiving traffic.
  • Add TR-069 parameters for functions of Wireless LAN (2.4GHz)>>WMM Configuration and Bandwidth Management

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


VigorAP 710 V1.2.2

New Feature

  • Add parameters related to wireless transmission / receiving traffic.
  • Add TR-069 parameters for functions of Wireless LAN (2.4GHz)>>WMM Configuration and Bandwidth Management

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


VigorAP 810 V1.2.2

New Feature

  • Add parameters related to wireless transmission / receiving traffic.
  • Add TR-069 parameters for functions of Wireless LAN (2.4GHz)>>WMM Configuration and Bandwidth Management

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


Vigor300B V1.3.1

New Feature

  • Add Fast Route function to reduce CPU loading (Routing>>Fast Route).

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


Vigor3900 V1.3.1

New Feature

  • Add Fast Route function to reduce CPU loading (Routing>>Fast Route).

A complete list of features and bug fixes is available in the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


Vigor2832 V3.8.3.5

New Feature

  • Support VigorACS 2.0.
  • Support unique ‘Self-Signed’ certificate & private key for HTTPS (System Maintenance>>Self-Signed Certificate).

For bug fixes refer to the release notes available in the download link.

Click here to download


Smart VPN Client for macOS V1.1.1

Updated Smart VPN client for IOS X 10.11 devices or later. This version includes:

  • Improved keep alive mechanism with Vigor Router.
  • Minor bug fixes

Click here to download

New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (8 August 2017)

New Video


6 Hidden Features in the DrayTek Vigor Router Dashboard

DrayTek has designed a Dashboard page for Vigor routers providing information on the router status as well as shortcuts to configuration menus. This video describes each of these features. The features include: the DrayTek Home, GUI Map, Web Console, Configuration Backup, Logout and Topology Icons.


New Application Notes


VPN

Vigor Router to Vigor Router – PPTP

This document shows how to establish a PPTP LAN-to-LAN VPN tunnel between two Vigor Routers.


IPsec Tunnel between two Vigor Routers with the same IP subnet

This document shows how to create an IPsec LAN to LAN VPN tunnel between two offices where both routers have the same LAN IP subnet. It uses the Virtual IP mapping feature in the “IPsec VPN with the Same Subnets” setting option available in the latest firmware for Vigor2860 and Vigor2925 routers.


Vigor Router to Vigor Router – L2TP over IPsec

This application note shows how to establish a L2TP over IPsec VPN tunnel between two Vigor Routers.


Vigor Router to Teltonika RUT950 Router – GRE Tunnel

This document introduces how to set up GRE tunnel between a Vigor DrayOS Router and Teltonika RUT950.


Vigor3900 to Teltonika RUT950 Router – GRE Tunnel

This document introduces how to set up GRE tunnel between a Vigor3900 or Vigor2960 Router and Teltonika RUT950.


Application

What is High Availability?

This updated application note gives an overview of High Availability and how it works. It also explains the differences between Hot-Standby and Active-Standby modes.


WAN

[Vigor3900] How to use Virtual WAN in bridge mode?

This application note shows how to set up Bridge WAN for IPTV on the Vigor3900 and Vigor2960 routers.


Central AP Management

[Vigor3900] How to provision a VigorAP by AP Management (APM)?

This application note describes how to provision VigorAP’s using the AP Management (APM) feature on Vigor3900/2960/300B routers.


IPPBX

How to Grab an unattended incoming Call

This application note shows how to answer an incoming call on the IPPBX for an unattended extension


Firmware

How to upload firmware to my Vigor Route via FTP?

This application note shows how to install firmware into Vigor routers by using the FTP method


How to recover my Vigor Router when it does not response?

This application note describes the process to recover a router if the firmware has become damaged resulting in an unresponsive router.


NAT

How to enable ALG (Application Layer Gateway)?

Due to the protocols like SIP, RTSP and FTP are short of NAT-T, so when the service server is behind NAT, the connection could fail. ALG is able to resolve this issue. With ALG enabled, Vigor router will replace the private IP with public IP in the negotiation packet from the client and open dynamic TCP/UDP ports required in the connection.


Firmware Updates


 
Vigor Manager for iOS V1.1.2

This new version includes some bug fixes.

Click here to download


Vigor2860/Vigor2860L V3.8.4.6

New feature
  • Support BGP.
Improvements
  • WAN1 increased time out during LCP Terminate-ACK.
  • IPsec traffic wasn’t passed to VPN server at Vigor2860 routing subnet.
  • DDNS update problem occurred when 3G modem, PPP mode was used.

Click here to download


Vigor2760 Delight V3.8.2.3

New Feature

  • Support VigorACS 2.0.

Improvements

  • Add an option to Disable TLS 1.0.
  • Add telnet command for configuring VPN Dial-out through.
  • Add a new option “MS-CHAPv2 Only” for Dial-In PPP Authentication.
  • LAN client could access Vigor router across VLAN.
  • NAT loopback did not work when DMZ was enabled.
  • Ping Diagnosis of diagnostics interface was displayed incorrectly when ping through VPN tunnel.

Click here to download


Vigor2960 V1.3.1

New Feature

  • Add Fast Route function to reduce CPU loading (Routing>>Fast Route).

Improvements

  • Improvements to make security updates for Samba service (CVE-2017-7494).
  • Update SSH server to new version (2016.74).
  • Update APP signatures for Hotspot, UltraSurf, PPstream and Google Hangouts.

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

Click here to download


VigorAP 710 V1.2.1

Some of the new features include

  • Wireless connection will be disabled automatically if there is no internet access.
  • Add schedule mechanism to re-select wireless channel.
  • Support TLS 1.2.
  • Add parameters required for being managed by VigorACS2.

For a full list of new features and bug fixes, refer to the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download


VigorAP 810 V1.2.1

Some of the new features include

  • Wireless connection will be disabled automatically if there is no internet access.
  • Add schedule mechanism to re-select wireless channel.
  • Support TLS 1.2.
  • Add parameters required for being managed by VigorACS2.

For a full list of new features and bug fixes, refer to the release notes in the download link.

Click here to download

DrayTek Workshop Invitation (17 August 2017)


Objective:

To present participants with the principles and configuration procedures for Multi-WAN and associated functions, including Load Balance, Failover and High Availability, and VLAN. (Please bring your NB/PC for the hands-on sessions).

Intended Participants:

DrayTek resellers, system integrators, network administrators, etc.

Registration fee:

$250 on application; the fee will be returned after the attendance.


 


Not in NSW/Sydney?

We will plan for DrayTek Workshop in various states in the future;
please register your interest.

DrayTek Vigor2952P Review Published in APC Magazine Issue 443 – July 2017

DrayTek Vigor2952P

A small business router with enterprise router features

DrayTek occupies a strange place in the router pantheon.Its products tend to be targeted at a particular band of small to medium businesses and branch offices — people who need some enterprise-like features but don’t need to go for the full corporate package or support hundreds of people at once. They’re even designed like rack-mounts in miniature, with all ports except power up front, which makes them ugly but functional.

The new Vigor 2925P is one of DrayTek’s most powerful routers to date, with features rivalling some enterprise products and without some of the (often artificial) limitations of, say, Cisco 800 series routers.

One of its most interesting features is the SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable ) WAN port, which is unusual in a router in this price range. SFP lets the router (using an SFP module) connect directly to optical networks like fibre channel, SONET and Ethernet over fibre. DrayTek actually provides a hard Ethernet port for the same WAN port as well — but if something is plugged into both, SFP takes priority. There’s also a secondary WAN Ethernet port, as well as support for USB 3G/LTE modems for additional WAN connectivity.

Even if you have no use for SFP, there’s a lot to recommend the router still. Its four LAN ports support Power over Ethernet, which makes it perfect for voice applications. It has enough processing power under the hood to support 50 SSL VPN tunnels and its twin USB ports support modems, storage or printers for sharing.

There is a huge array of business routing tools available in the firmware. There is the aforementioned VPN support — though, for some reason, SSL VPNs and other VPNs retain separate setup interfaces. There are advanced bandwidth-limiting and quality of service tools, allowing fine session control and the setting of fixed bandwidth limits. There are also sophisticated VLAN segmentation tools, as well as load balancing rules if you’re using multiple WAN interfaces.

DrayTek includes content security management (CSM) tools as part of its interface, too — a set of tools that you can use to block certain web services and sites. It’s somewhat similar to parental controls, but with a more corporate bend, designed to stop employees from visiting inappropriate or time-wasting sites. On top of that, there is centralised management support for switches and access points built into the interface, letting you configure multiple DrayTek devices from the single router interface.

The downside of this is that all these tools and all the configuration options available to them add up to a relatively complex interface, and one that could frankly use a bit of reorganisation and cleaning. DrayTek does not, in general, hold your hand, although we do very much appreciate that new wizards have been added to the firmware — including wizards that make setting up LAN-to-LAN and remote access VPNs about a thousand times easier.

For its complexity, however, you’re getting one of the most highly configurable routers on the market, a box that offers enterprise-level security and content management at a price and form factor more suitable for small businesses.