DrayTek Vigor 2830 Series
DrayTek's latest generation from their flagship ADSL router/firewall range
Packed with features, the Vigor 2830 offers truly comprehensive ADSL connectivity and security. This latest series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi (ess models). The Vigor 2830's secondary WAN interface can be connected to other modems now or later (e.g. a second ADSL, BT Infinity or cable modem etc.).
Highlights of the Vigor 2830
- ADSL2/2+ Router with comprehensive Firewall & VPN functionality
- Built-in Gigabit LAN switch and 802.11n WLAN with optional dual-band (2.4/5.8 GHz)
- WAN2 (Gigabit Ethernet) for high speed broadband connectivity
- USB port for network FTP, printer and 3G mobile broadband connectivity
- Load-balancing for ADSL, WAN2 and 3G mobile connectivity
Draytek Vigor 2820 vs Draytek Vigor 2830
|Vigor 2820||Vigor 2830|
|Wireless Band ('n' models)||2.4Ghz Only||2.4/5.8 Ghz Selectable On 'Plus' Models)|
|Max. WAN Throughput||50Mb/s||90Mb/s|
|Multiple Private Subnets||Yes|
|Simultaneous WAN Connections||2||3|
|802.1q VLAN Tagging||Yes|
|Max. NAT Sessions||15,000||60,000|
|Gigabit LAN Ports||1||4|
|Dual-Level Router Admin||Yes|
Take a more in-depth look at the Vigor 2830 range
Compatible with all variants of ADSL, the Vigor2830 can also be used for cable-modem and leased line applications using its additional Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. A third WAN connectivity option is provided via the Vigor2830's USB port, to which you can connect a 3G modem for connection to any of the UK's cellular networks, instead of or in addition to your other Internet connections. A 4-port Gigabit LAN switch side provides high speed connectivity to PCs or additional switches. On the wireless-enabled models, the latest 802.11n connectivity is secured using multiple security methods to protect your LAN and your bandwidth from unauthorised or prohibited use.
Robust Firewall & Secure VPN
Of course, DrayTek's router products aren't just about flexibility and connectivity. They have always taken security seriously, and the Vigor2830 provides not only flexible and reliable firewalling and protection from external attacks. DrayTek's new object-based firewall provides flexibility in setup and this all combines to give you confidence in your network security. DrayTek's VPN functionality on the Vigor 2830 provides compatibility with all common VPN and encryption technologies to create secure inter-branch or teleworker connections through highly secure tunnels.
A vast array of content filtering features lets you control what your own users can use their Internet connectivity for. This not only enforces company AUPs (Acceptable Use Policies) to reduce employee time-wasting, it stops your Internet bandwidth being clogged up by high volume activities. You can block web content by specific name (Facebook, Ebay etc.), by category (Gambling, social media) as well as block data types (FTP, SMTP, P2P). Different users can have different rights and time schedules can be applied to relax the rules at different times. With built-in user management, you can prevent any computer from accessing your Internet connection without a username or password, or give them time budgets.
Triple-WAN Load Balancing & Backup
As well as the primary ADSL (WAN) interface, the Vigor 2830 features two other WAN connections. WAN2 is Ethernet (Gigabit) and WAN3 is a USB port for connection to a 3G modem or analogue dial-up modem. WAN2 (Ethernet) can connect to a second ADSL modem (e.g. Vigor 120), a cable modem or any other Ethernet-based Internet feed. The multiple WAN interfaces can be used either for WAN-Backup or load balancing.
WAN-Backup provides contingency (redundancy) in case of your primary line or ISP suffering temporary outage. When normal services is restored to your primary line, all traffic is switched back to that. The USB port provides Internet connectivity (main, backup or load balanced) to a compatible 3G USB modem for access to 3G cellular networks. If you don't have ADSL at all, the USB/3G access method can be used as your primary/only Internet connection, ideal for temporary locations, mobile applications or where broadband access is not available.
Easy-to-manage Wireless LAN
The Vigor2830n and Vigor2830Vn include built-in 802.11n wireless access, with comprehensive security, rate control and full integration with the router's VLANs features. Security features include WPA2 encryption, hardware locking and 802.1x authentication, as well as wireless QoS to ensure best performance for mission-critical applications. Multiple SSIDs and guest/limited wireless accounts allow you to separate public Internet from private LAN access.
Integration of Telephony
The Vigor2830Vn provides two analogue phone ports for the connection of regular telephones which are then able to make and receive calls using Voice-over-IP, effectively giving you two extra phone lines. This is ideal for the teleworker who needs additional lines for home working. The cost savings from VoIP include no extra phone line rental and low costs calls from your choice of 'SIP' provider(s). the phones can also be extensions on a central office IP PBX.