• Dual Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports for failover and load-balancing
  • Two USB 2.0 ports for connection to two 3G/4G LTE USB modems, FTP server and network printer
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN ports with multiple subnets and 50,000 NAT sessions
  • 50 x VPN tunnels (including 25 SSL-VPN tunnels) with comprehensive secure protocols
  • Fast VPN throughput, VPN load-balancing and backup for site-to-site applications
  • 16 x VLANs for secure and efficient workgroup management
  • IPv6 & IPv4
  • Increased IP addresses (1022) and IP subnets (8)
  • Integrated IEEE 802.11n wireless Access Point (n/ac/Vac model)
  • Integrated IEEE 802.11ac (AC2000) wireless Access Point; dual band; up to 1.7Gbps throughput (ac/Vac model)
  • 2 x FXS and 1 x FXO Line VoIP Port (Vac model)
  • High Availability mode
  • Object-based SPI Firewall and CSM (Content Security Management) for network security
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • Central VPN Management for 8 remote Vigor routers
  • Central AP Management for deployment of multiple wireless VigorAPs
  • 2 years back to base warranty

Overview

Vigor2926 Series is a Dual WANs broadband security firewall router.

Vigor2926 Series provides reliable broadband connectivity with the multi-WAN accesses. The two Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports can be operated in failover or load balancing mode to ensure a steady Internet connection. The two USB ports can work with 3G/4G/LTE USB modem to add additional wireless Internet access.

Vigor2926 Series also covers comprehensive functions, including VLAN, Bandwidth Management, Quality of Service, DNS Control, SPI Firewall, Web Content Filtering, and Central Management solutions to provide a reliable and secure business network.

Advanced features

  1. Faster Wi-Fi speed 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-band wireless for speed up to 1.7Gbps (ac/Vac model) compared to 1300 Mbps for the Vigor2925
  2. Increased number of IP addresses supported IP Pool Count (up to 1022) for LAN1~3 subnet, compared to 253 for Vigor2925
  3. Increased number of IP subnets (8 in Vigor2926 compared to 5 in Vigor2925)
  4. Increased number of VLANs (16 in Vigor2926 compared to 8 in Vigor2925)
  5. Faster processor in Vigor2926
  6. Faster NAT/Firewall throughput in Vigor2926 series compared to Vigor2925 series (400Mbps for Vigor2926 vs 300Mbps for Vigor2925 series)
  7. Faster VPN throughput in Vigor2926

WAN Load Balancing & Failover

Vigor2926 Series has two Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports that can be used for any type of connection, 3G/4G/LTE USB modem can also be attached to the USB ports of the router, and offer wireless Internet connectivity in case the fixed lines are not available. All of the WAN interfaces can be configured to be operated in either Load Balancing mode, which will be active all the time, or in Failover mode, which will be active only when detecting connection loss or heavy load on the primary connection.

On Vigor2926 Series, Load Balancing can be either IP-based mode, which will distribute the packets destined to different IP address across different WANs, or Session-based mode, which allows the packets of different sessions to take different paths, which means a multiple-session connection can be established across multiple WANs, and use multiple WAN’s bandwidth at the same time. Policy-based Load Balancing is also supported so that you may specify the path for some certain packets.

To increase network accessibility, Vigor2926 Series also supports High Availability feature and allows one or more redundant Vigor2926 Series to be added to the network and operated in standby mode.

Flexible LAN Management

The 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side provides high-speed connectivity for the servers and PCs on the local network, and the Virtual LAN (VLAN) feature allows you to separate the LAN clients into different logical domains thus to increase the security and network efficiency. Vigor2926 Series support 802.1Q standard and can build a Tag-based VLAN system with an 802.1Q support switch, Port-based VLAN is also supported that each LAN port can be configured as a member of different VLAN and be isolated from each other without the use of VLAN tag.

Firewall & Security

Vigor2926 Series supports Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall and flexible filtering rules, it can accept or deny packets based on the information in the packet header (such as source IP, destination IP, protocol, and port number) or the packet’s application. IP-based restrictions can be set to filter certain HTTP traffic as well as various application software and help you to prevent time and network resource wasting on inappropriate network activities.

With an annual subscription to Cyren Web Content Filtering service, you may also filter the websites by their categories, and set up restrictions to block the whole categories of websites (such as Social Networking, Gambling.. etc.) without the need to specify every site you would like to block. The Cyren service is constantly updating the categorization, and a free 30-day trial is included in each new router.

The Vigor2926 Series firewall also includes DoS (Denial of Service) Defense to protect the network against variants of attacks.

Comprehensive VPN

Vigor2926 Series supports both LAN-to-LAN VPN and Remote Dial-in VPN, up to 50 VPN tunnels (Including 25 SSL VPN tunnels) can be set up simultaneously. All the industry standard tunneling protocols are supported, including PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, and GRE, and it’s compatible with 3rd party VPN devices.

Vigor2926 Series also support SSL VPN – a type of VPN based on the very common encryption method which is used by all the HTTPS websites. While the traditional VPN protocols might be filtered by the firewall and NAT of public networks, SSL VPN will be passed as long as the HTTPS is allowed. DrayTek also offers free official client App for Windows, iOS, and Android.

VPN Trunking is also supported by Vigor2926 Series, this allows you to establish two VPN tunnels to the same remote site but through different WAN interfaces. The two trunking tunnels can be set up in load balancing or failover mode.

Centralized Management

Vigor2926 Series can be the central management portal for all the Vigor devices on the same network, including VigorAPs and VigorSwitches, which allows the administrator to manage all the devices through a single portal. Vigor2926 Series also embeds CVM (Central VPN Management), an easier way for Network administrator to establish and manage VPN connections between several CPEs (VPN Client). The router itself supports TR-069 protocol and can be remotely managed and monitored through the TR-069-based VigorACS system, thus to reduce the need for on-site technicians.

Models

ModelVigor2926Vigor2926nVigor2926acVigor2926Vac
Product
Gigabit WAN2222
3G/4G LTEUSBUSBUSBUSB
Gigabit LAN4444
VPN Tunnels50505050
Wireless LAN
11n11ac (AC2000)11ac (AC2000)
VoIP (2xFXS, 1xFXO)

Specifications

Interface
Fixed WAN Port1x Gigabit Ethernet
LAN/WAN Switchable Port1x Gigabit Ethernet
Fixed LAN Port4x Gigabit Ethernet
USB Port2x USB 2.0 for 3G/4G/LTE USB modem, storage, printer or thermometer
RJ-11 Port for Voice2x FXS + 1x Life Line (Vac model)
2.4G WLAN300Mbps 802.11n (n/ac/Vac model)
5G WLAN1.7Gbps 802.11ac Wave 2 (ac/Vac model)
Performance
NAT Throughput500 Mbps
NAT Throughput w/ Hardware Acceleration900 Mbps
IPsec VPN Performance80 Mbps (AES 256 bits)
SSL VPN Performance45 Mbps
Max. Number of NAT Sessions50,000
Max. Concurrent VPN Tunnels50
Max. Concurrent OpenVPN + SSL VPN25
Internet Connection
IPv4PPPoE, DHCP, Static IP, PPTP/L2TP
IPv6PPP, DHCPv6, Static IP, TSPC, AICCU, 6rd, 6in4 Static Tunnel
Multi-VLAN/PVC
Wireless WAN (n/ac/Vac model)
3G/4G/LTE WAN with USB modem2
Load BalancingIP-based, Session-based
WAN Active on DemandLink Failure, Traffic Threshold
Connection DetectionARP, Ping
WAN Data Budget
Dynamic DNS
DrayDDNS
LAN Management
VLAN802.1q Tag-based, Port-based
Max. Number of VLAN16
DHCP ServerMultiple IP Subnet, Custom DHCP Options, Bind-IP-to-MAC
LAN IP Alias
PPPoE Server
Port Mirroring
Local DNS Server
Conditional DNS Forwarding
Hotspot Web Portal
Hotspot AuthenticationClick-Through, Social Login, SMS PIN, RADIUS
Networking
RoutingIPv4 Static Routing, IPv6 Static Routing, Inter-VLAN Routing, RIP, BGP
Policy-based RoutingProtocol, IP Address, Port, Domain, Country
High Availability
DNS Security (DNSSEC)
MulticastIGMP Proxy, IGMP Snooping & Fast Leave, Bonjour
Local RADIUS server
SMB File Sharing (Requires external storage)
VPN
LAN-to-LAN
Teleworker-to-LAN
ProtocolsPPTP, L2TP, IPsec, L2TP over IPsec, SSL, GRE, IKEv2, IKEv2-EAP, OpenVPN
User AuthenticationLocal, RADIUS, LDAP, TACACS+, mOTP
IKE AuthenticationPre-Shared Key, X.509
IPsec AuthenticationSHA1, SHA256, MD5
VPN RedundancyLoad Balancing, Failover
Single-Armed VPN
NAT-Traversal (NAT-T)
Firewall & Content Filtering
NATPort Redirection, Open Ports, Port Triggering, DMZ Host, UPnP
ALG (Application Layer Gateway)SIP, RTSP, FTP, H.323
VPN Pass-ThroughPPTP, L2TP, IPsec
IP-based Firewall Policy
Content FilteringApplication, URL, DNS Keyword, Web Features, Web Category (subscription required)
DoS Attack Defense
Bandwidth Management
IP-based Bandwidth Limit
IP-based Session Limit
QoS (Quality of Service)TOS, DSCP, 802.1p, IP Address, Port, Application
VoIP Prioritization
Wireless LAN (n/ac/Vac model)
Number of SSID4 per radio band
SecurityWEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS
AuthenticationPre-Shared Key, 802.1x
AirTime Fairness
Band Steering (ac/Vac model)
WMM
WDSBridge, Repeater
Access ControlAccess List, Client Isolation, Hide SSID, Wi-Fi Scheduling
VoIP Gateway (Vac model)
ProtocolSIP, RTP/RTCP, ZRTP
SIP Registrars12
Dial PlanPhone Book, Digit Map, Call Barring, Regional
Call FeaturesCall Waiting, Call Transfer, Scheduled DND, Hotline
Voice CodecG.711 A/u law, G.723.1, G.726, G.729 A/B
Caller IDFSK_ETSI, FSK_BELLCORE, DTMF
Management
Local ServiceHTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, TR-069
Config File Export & Import
Config File CompatibilityVigor2925 Series
Firmware UpgradeTFTP, HTTP, TR-069
2-Level Administration Privilege
Access ControlAccess List, Brute Force Protection
Syslog
Notification AlertSMS, E-mail
SNMPv2, v2c, v3
Managed by VigorACS
Central AP Management20 VigorAP
Central Switch Management10 VigorSwitch
Physical
Rack Mountable Mouting Kit Excluded (DR101)
Power SupplyDC 12V @ 1.5-2A
Dimension241mm x 166mm x 46mm
Operating Temperature0 to 45°C
Storage Temperature-25 to 70°C
Operating Humidity (non-condensing)10 to 90%
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Multi-subnets

The Vigor2926 supports up to 8 LAN IP subnets, an IP Routed subnet and a DMZ port.

The 8 LAN IP subnets can be assigned to 16 VLANS allowing the creation of logical workgroups to provide additional security and traffic management within an organisation.

For example, within a building each tenant or workgroup can be assigned their own IP network. In addition, workgroups can also be located in different physical locations or floors within a building. For example, a Sales Department may be located on the 1st floor of a building, but some of the sales people are located on the second floor and still be part of the sales VLAN.

The IEEE 802.1q VLAN trunk feature means that only a single LAN cable connection is required between the router and the VigorSwitch, create a number of VLANs for different departments.

The VLAN Tag Priority setting can be used to prioritise traffic for certain VLANS or workgroups.

Multi-site business deployment

Increase remote access security to your office by combining both VPN and Firewall features in the Vigor2926.

The Vigor2926 supports up to 50 simultaneous VPN tunnels (such as IPSec/PPTP/L2TP/SSL protocols) for secure data exchange and communication. In addition, 25 SSL VPN tunnels are available for teleworkers to access the office LAN. Teleworkers can be authenticated directly with your LDAP server if preferred. The SSL technology is same as the encryption used for secure web sites such as online banking.

Security is enhanced by utilising firewall features such as web content and URL filtering in addition to restricting access to P2P traffic and Instant Messaging applications.

The Vigor2926 series is equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB WAN ports for WAN load-balancing and backup. This allows backup VPN tunnels to be created to branch office networks to ensure maximum VPN connectivity uptime. In addition, the VPN Trunking feature can be used to set up dual VPN tunnel links to branch office networks to increase bandwidth and provide redundancy and backup to prevent downtime due to one of the WAN connections failing.

Comprehensive Firewall

The comprehensive firewall in the Vigor2926 router protects your network by using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and extensive firewall filtering rules. Stateful Packet Inspection monitors incoming and outgoing data packets at layer 3. It maintains a table of open connections and inspects the payload to determine its data will be passed or blocked by matching known active legitimate connections.

The DoS (Denial of Service) Defense also protects your network against a number of attacks from the Internet.

The URL and Web content filters are also available to restrict access to certain websites (such as Social Networking, Gambling, etc.) for some users and it can be enforced according to a time schedule.

The DMZ Host feature allows you to place a server in the DMZ so it can be access from the Internet but not exposing your main network to the Internet.

USB Thermometer

The optional USB thermometer can be attached to the Vigor2926 to provide logging of the ambient temperature in the server room. Upper and lower temperature thresholds can be set and when the temperature exceeds these thresholds and alarm is generated. This alarm can be sent to the network administrator via email or SMS to alert them of the environmental issue.

802.11ac Wave 2 (for ac/Vac model)

802.11ac Wave 2 can simultaneously stream to multiple users to maximize bandwidth utilization.

Vigor2926ac routers now operate 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi with support for MU-MIMO, TX Beam Forming, 1733Mb/s Link Rate and up to 4 spatial streams. This allows up to 4 wireless clients such as laptops or smartphones to have simultaneous access to a Wi-Fi channel. The result is an increased performance of the Wi-Fi network.

Central Management – AP / Switch / VPN Management

The central management features allow the network administrator to monitor and configure Vigor devices including VigorAPs, Vigor Switches, and even Vigor Routers from a central management console built into the Vigor2926 series router. Maintenance tasks such as firmware upgrades, configuration backup and restoration as well as and monitoring be done from a single portal.

Three options are available in Central Management. These are:

  • VPN Management
  • AP Management
  • Switch Management

VPN management supports 8 external CPE devices and allows the creation and management of IPSec, PPTP or SSL VPN tunnels from the central Vigor2926 router to the remote routers.

The AP Management feature allows the monitoring and auto-configuration of up to 20 DrayTek Access Points connected to the Vigor2926 LAN. Automatic Provisioning can be triggered when a new Access point is connected to the LAN. Other features include client or traffic history of the AP and configuration of load balancing rules for the Access Points.

Switch Management allows you to manage up to 10 VigorSwitches. It simplifies the task of configuring VLANS in attached VigorSwitches matching the router’s VLAN settings. It also displays the switch status as well as the network topology through the switch hierarchy feature.

Flexible Installation with Rackmount

The Vigor2926 series router can be rack mounted into a standard 19’ rack or cabinet. The 1RU rack mounting kit allows the front panel of the router to be easily accessible as well as keeping it secure in the communications rack.