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New Software, Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (19 August 2019)


Latest Software


DrayTek Device Finder V1.1.0

DrayTek Device Finder is a Windows utility to search the local network for attached DrayTek devices to aid management of these devices.

Features include:

  • Search all the local network’s DrayTek devices, including Vigor Router / AP / Switch etc.
  • Display devices’ Model Name, IP Address, MAC Address.
  • Provides a link to the device’s web user interface

Click here to download the utility


Smart VPN Client V5.1.0

Improvements

  • Support IKEv2 EAP tunnel for Windows 10.
  • Support VPN server port setup for SSL tunnel.
  • Add maximum characters placeholder for username/password setting.
  • The default setting for “Fast SSL” is changed from enabled to disabled.
  • Add “View Log” on the taskbar icon for a user directly viewing VPN logs.
  • Add “Connect / Disconnect” on the taskbar icon for a user directly connecting/disconnecting the tunnel.
  • Support “Active Profile” for “Auto run when system start up” feature. A user can choose which profile should be used.
  • Fixed: An error occurred when “Display Scale” of Windows was set to 125%.
  • Fixed: Windows would crash if a user shutdown the PC while SSL tunnel was up.
  • Fixed: Unable to display the L2TP over IPsec setting profile completely.

Click here to download the Utility


VigorConnect V1.1.2

VigorConnect software provides centralized AP management for DrayTek TR-069 based access points. Features include device status, monitor status of devices and performing scheduled tasks such as firmware upgrade, configuration backup/restore and parameter profile for mass deployment of AP devices.

Supported devices

Model                  Firmware Requirement

VigorAP 710                       v1.2.3 or later

VigorAP 810                       v1.2.3 or later

VigorAP 902                       v1.2.3 or later

VigorAP 903                       v1.2.3 or later

VigorAP 910C                    v1.2.3 or later

VigorAP 920R Series         v1.2.3 or later

 

More details on VigorConnect is available at: https://www.draytek.com/products/vigorconnect/

Currently only the Windows version is available.

For usage instructions refer to the application notes above.

Login details are included the application note: Add VigorAP from VigorConnect

https://www.draytek.com/support/knowledge-base/6004

Click here to download the software


Latest Application Notes


Wireless

Add VigorAP from VigorConnect

VigorConnect is a centralized management tool for DrayTek Vigor Access Points. This application note shows how to add the Access Points into VigorConnect by using the auto-discovery feature.

Click here to read this application note.


Provisioning Wireless setting to VigorAP by VigorConnect

VigorConnect is a centralized management tool for DrayTek Vigor Access Points. This application note shows how to provision wireless settings in DrayTek Vigor Access Points by using the VigorConnect tool.

Click here to read this application note.


Upgrade VigorAP’s Firmware by VigorConnect

This application note shows how to upgrade the firmware in DrayTek Vigor Access Points by using the VigorConnect tool.

Click here to read this application note.


Backup and Restore AP’s Config via VigorConnect

This application note shows how to backup and restore the CPE’s configuration by using VigorConnect. Also, how to check that the backup/restore has taken place, and how to find the location for saved configuration files.

Click here to read this application note.


Switch

Differences between Switch types

This application note describes the differences between each of the DrayTek switch products are categorized into different types: which are:

  • Smart Lite
  • Web Smart
  • Layer 2 Managed
  • Layer 2+ Managed

Click here to read this application note


Latest Firmware


Vigor2762 V3.9.1

Improvements

  • The IP group can be used as source IP on NAT >> Open Ports.
  • The IP address can be selected as a provider host in customized DDNS profile.
  • Support SIP alias number.
  • Add the TR-069 parameter of WAN1 >> PPPoE >> Fallback account.
  • TR-069 parameter to execute the telnet command.

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

Click here to download the firmware.

VigorAP920R Series (Wi-Fi Mesh Outdoor AP) Deployment Examples

Scenario: Holiday Park Wi-Fi


Ever since mobile devices such as Tablet PC’s and smart phones have become popular, Wi-Fi Access Points have become a necessity for our daily digital life.

Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed at shopping centres, municipal councils, transport venues etc. to provide public with free Wi-Fi access. Besides, many businesses are now providing Wi-Fi access for their customers.

In this article we will look at a scenario in which a holiday park needs to provide Wi-Fi access for guests staying on their premises.

The holiday park has cabins and caravans throughout their establishment, all of which require Wi-Fi access, and the solution will involve a number of outdoor access points to cover the site. Since the weather outdoors can range from cold, windy and wet in winters to extremely hot and dusty during summer months, the access points should be capable of handling harsh outdoor environment, while ensuring reliable high speed Internet access across the premises.

One such access point is DrayTek’s VigorAP 920R Series.


The Challenge:

To provide the holiday park with reliable Wi-Fi coverage, outdoor access points should meet the following specifications:

  • Durable weatherproof IP67 rated enclosure
  • Sturdy mounting hardware for pole/wall mounting
  • Industrial grade components not affected by extreme temperatures
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • High gain wireless capability
  • PoE powered
  • Support for Wi-Fi Bridging between access points

In addition to Wi-Fi access, the holiday park may also require:

  • Power and Internet connection for IP Security cameras mounted on the same pole as the access points
  • Hotspot capability with user authentication to ensure only holiday park guests have Internet access
  • Holiday park web site landing page when Wi-Fi guests connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot
  • PoE powered IP cameras

The Recommended Solution:

Following diagram shows a sample layout of the holiday park



The Internet link comes into the main office through a Vigor2862 router. Power is available throughout the park but no data cabling exists, hence access points located throughout the park have to use Wi-Fi Bridging to connect to the main office network and the Internet. In some spots, the access points will require PoE capabilities. In addition, IP cameras can be provided with Internet access.

A VigorAP 920R located at the main office is configured as the Wi-Fi Mesh root for the other VigorAP 920R series access points located throughout the park. These AP’s also provide PoE power for the IP Cameras.


Recommended Product Details:

1) Main Internet Connection – DrayTek Vigor2862 Router

The Vigor2862 is a VDSL2/ADSL2+ Security Firewall router which is equipped with  an RJ-11 DSL port and a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port in addition to two USB ports are designed to support 3G/4G/LTE USB modems for Internet access.

The Wi-Fi network will be connected to the Vigor2862 router to provide Internet access for park guests. The comprehensive firewall and content security management (CSM) ensures that the local network is secure from potential data security breaches. The user management features allow only guests of the holiday park to enjoy free Internet access, while the hotspot feature directs users to the holiday park web site for visitor information, etc.



2) DDrayTek VigorAP 902R/RP/RPD (Wi-Fi Mesh Outdoor AP)



The DrayTek VigorAP 920R Series access point is designed for outdoor applications providing high-performance wireless connectivity in harsh environments. Featuring an IP67 rated enclosure and industrial-grade components, it can withstand wind, rain, snow and tolerates extreme operating temperatures between -40°C and 70°C.

Furthermore, the 802.11ac Wave 2 compliance ensures fast and reliable connection even in a high-density network.



The VigorAP 20RP/RPD includes a PoE-Out GbE Port which can be used to provide power and network access to devices such as IP security cameras for monitoring the surrounding areas. An IP camera can be mounted near the access point and only a single UTP cable would be required for connection to the access point.


Wireless Bridging Between Access Points:

Since it’s a challenge to run UTP cables from the main office to each access point due to distance involved, we will link each access point to the main network using wireless bridging.

DrayTek VigorAP 920R Series boasts of large coverage areas of upto 200-metre radius due to its high gain antennas. At a distance of 150 metres typical Wi-Fi speeds are 8.95 Mbps on the 5 GHz band & 27 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. Hence placing access points closer to each other will ensure higher Wi-Fi speeds as well as better coverage.




The VigorAP 920R series supports Wi-Fi Mesh technology, where each access point can be auto configured from the mesh root. This technology is ideal for covering large areas where it’s not possible to install structured network cabling. In addition, the Wi-Fi Mesh will self-heal in case an access point fails by automatically reconfiguring the remaining access points to re-route connections.



Wi-Fi Mesh allows up to 8 units to be wirelessly interconnected as a Mesh group to provide extended wireless coverage

Setting up the Wi-Fi Mesh network is simplified using built-in Quick Start Wizard in the access point or through a Smartphone app available from DrayTek. This app is available from both Google Play Store and the Apple App store.


DrayTek Wireless App

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

draytek_VigorAP_902-port This DrayTek wireless app is available from DrayTek website:
https://www.draytek.com/solutions/mesh/
draytek_VigorAP_902-port This app is available from both Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Draytek.draytek.vigormesh&hl=en
draytek_VigorAP_902-port and also from Apple App store :
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draytek-wireless/id1434358876

Network Management:

Auto-provisioning and configuration of the main router and access points can be done by the DrayTek VigorACS 2 central management system.

Dashboard view gives the network administrator an overview of key status of the holiday park network. If any alarm occurs, the network administrator can be alerted to ensure timely rectification of any issues.

Each access point can also monitor environmental conditions such as internal temperature and humidity levels, and alert the network administrator if any thresholds are exceeded.


Products


VigorAP 920RPD (Wi-Fi Mesh Outdoor AP)


Outdoor 11ac Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point with Mesh technology,
2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE PD & PoE-PSE support and
2 x 5GHz Directional Patch Antennas

  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environments
  • IP67 Rated Dust & Water Resistant
  • 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
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh, Bridge, WDS and Universal Repeater
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support (RP/RPD model)
  • 2 x 5GHz Directional Patch Antennas (RPD model)
  • 4 SSIDs with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Features AirTime Fairness and Band Steering for better Wi-Fi user experience
  • Built-in RADIUS server for 802.1x authentication
  • Improve roaming experience by Fast Roaming & AP-assisted Roaming
  • Support both stand-alone and controller-based setup
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote  management
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty


VigorAP 920RP (Wi-Fi Mesh Outdoor AP)

Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point,
2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support

  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environments
  • IP67 Rated Dust & Water Resistant
  • 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
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh, Bridge, WDS and Universal Repeater
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support (RP/RPD model)
  • 4 SSIDs with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Features AirTime Fairness and Band Steering for better Wi-Fi user experience
  • Built-in RADIUS server for 802.1x authentication
  • Improve roaming experience by Fast Roaming & AP-assisted Roaming
  • Support both stand-alone and controller-based setup
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote management
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty


VigorAP 920R (Wi-Fi Mesh Outdoor AP)


Outdoor 11ac Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point with Mesh technology,
1 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with PoE PD & PoE-PSE support

  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environments
  • IP67 Rated Dust & Water Resistant
  • 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
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh, Bridge, WDS and Universal Repeater
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with PoE-PD support
  • 4 SSIDs with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Features AirTime Fairness and Band Steering for better Wi-Fi user experience
  • Built-in RADIUS server for 802.1x authentication
  • Improve roaming experience by Fast Roaming & AP-assisted Roaming
  • Support both stand-alone and controller-based setup
  • Supports VigorACS 2 (Central Management System) for remote  management
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty

New DrayTek 50-Port Layer 2 Managed Gigabit Switch – VigorSwitch G2500


Key Features


  • 44 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 4 x combo Gigabit SFP/RJ-45 ports
  • 2 x SFP ports
  • 802.1q tagged VLAN
  • Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN 802.1x Port Security, ACL, IP Source
  • Guard and DHCP Snooping
  • IPv6 with MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver
  • 802.1x features
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) compliant SNMP v1/v2c/v3, RMON
  • 16 Link Aggregation Groups (LACP) with up to 8 ports for each group
  • Supports Traffic Load Balancing for each LACP group
  • Supports Central Switch Management
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

Overview


The VigorSwitch G2500 is a layer 2 managed gigabit switch with 44 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, 4 x Gigabit Ethernet combo ports, RJ45 + SFP and 2 x SFP ports for installation of optic fibre modules. Designed for SMB business networks, the auto Voice VLAN and QoS feature improves the VoIP call quality on the network. Up to 16 Link Aggregation Groups can be set up with each of the group having up to 8 port members can be used to provide high bandwidth links across the network. Other features include 802.1q tagged VLANs, Voice VLAN and Surveillance VLAN to identify traffic from an IP phone or an IP camera automatically, and GVRP. Network security features include Storm Control, DoS Attack Prevention, IP Source Guard, ARP inspection, DHCP Snooping as well as many others. The VigorSwitch G2500 can be managed from the Central Switch Management feature of Vigor routers or through VigorACS 2 Central Management System.
  1. Reset Button
  2. LED Indicator
  3. 44 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  4. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet/SFP Combo Ports
  5. 2x SFP Slot
  6. Console Port
  7. Power Socket

Auto Surveillance VLAN Recognize traffic from IP cameras and IP phones automatically and add CoS tag for QoS prioritization.

QoS (Quality of Service) Improve the performance of critical traffic by prioritizing the traffic with CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence tag.

IP Conflict Prevention Improve network stability by avoiding IP conflicts caused by a misconfigured or malicious host. Learn more

Access Control VigorSwitch G2500 supports ACL by IP/MAC and 802.1x port access control with RADIUS to filter unauthorized hosts.

IPv6 Ready VigorSwitch G2500 supports IPv6 by offering MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver.

Multiple Admin Accounts Multiple Admin accounts with two levels of administrator privilege.

Central Switch Management Set up VLAN easily from the router and get a centralized hierarchy view of the switches. Learn more

Energy-Efficient Ethernet Compliant with IEEE 802.3az to reduce power consumption.

In-the-Box

   

New DrayTek 50 Port L2 Managed Gigabit Switch with 44 PoE+ Ports – VigorSwitch P2500


Key Features


  • 44 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 4 x combo Gigabit SFP/RJ-45 ports
  • 2 x SFP ports
  • 405 W power budget
  • 802.3at and 802.3af compliant
  • 30W per port
  • 802.1q tagged VLAN
  • Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN
  • 802.1x Port Security, ACL, IP Source Guard and DHCP Snooping
  • IPv6 with MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver
  • 802.1x features
  • IEEE 802.3az (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) compliant
  • SNMP v1/v2c/v3, RMON
  • 16 Link Aggregation Groups (LACP) with up to 8 ports for each group
  • Supports Traffic Load Balancing for each LACP group
  • Supports Central Switch Management
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management
  • 2 years back to base warranty

Overview


The VigorSwitch P2500 is a layer 2 managed gigabit PoE switch with 44 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, 4 x Gigabit Ethernet combo ports, RJ45 + SFP and 2 x SFP ports for installation of optic fibre modules. All the 44 Gigabit Ethernet ports of VigorSwitch P2500 are compatible with 802.3at and 802.3af standards, providing up to 30W per port. This is sufficient to supply power to network devices such as wireless access points, IP phones, and IP cameras, removing the need for power cables and adapters. Designed for SMB business networks, the auto Voice VLAN and QoS feature improves the VoIP call quality on the network. Up to 16 Link Aggregation Groups can be set up with each of the group having up to 8 port members can be used to provide high bandwidth links across the network. Other features include 802.1q tagged VLANs, Voice VLAN and Surveillance VLAN to identify traffic from an IP phone or an IP camera automatically, and GVRP. Network security features include Storm Control, DoS Attack Prevention, IP Source Guard, ARP inspection, DHCP Snooping as well as many others. The VigorSwitch P2500 can be managed from the Central Switch Management feature of Vigor routers or through VigorACS 2 Central Management System.
  1. Reset Button
  2. LED Indicator
  3. 44 x PoE Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  4. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet/SFP Combo Ports
  5. 2x SFP Slots
  6. Link/PoE LED Slide Switch
  7. Console Port
  8. Power Socket

PoE (Power over Ethernet) Deliver power and data over one ethernet cable, turn on/off the PoE device periodically with PoE Schedule.


PoE Device Check Enable Ping Watchdog for all PoE devices, if they lose their network connection, automatically restart them by a power cycle.

Auto Surveillance VLAN Recognize traffic from IP cameras and IP phones automatically and add CoS tag for QoS prioritization.

IP Conflict Prevention Improve network stability by avoiding IP conflicts caused by a misconfigured or malicious host. Learn more

Access Control VigorSwitch P2500 supports ACL by IP/MAC and 802.1x port access control with RADIUS to filter unauthorized hosts.

QoS (Quality of Service) Improve the performance of critical traffic by prioritizing the traffic with CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence tag.

IPv6 Ready VigorSwitch P2500 supports IPv6 by offering MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver.

Multiple Admin Accounts Multiple Admin accounts with two levels of administrator privilege.

Central Switch Management Set up VLAN easily from the router and get a centralized hierarchy view of the switches. Learn more

Energy-Efficient Ethernet Compliant with IEEE 802.3az to reduce power consumption.

In-the-Box

   

New Firmware and Application Notes for DrayTek Products (16 July 2019)

 


Latest Video


Overview of DrayTek Vigor2862 Series Routersion

DrayTek Vigor2862 Series routers are multi-WAN VDSL2/ADSL2+ Security Firewall routers which in addition to the DSL port also has a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and two USB ports which can be used for WAN load balancing or failover, Vigor2862 Series routers feature comprehensive firewall and content security management (CSM) to secure the local network. It can also be a central management portal for Vigor APs and Vigor Switches, providing Network Administrator a simpler way to maintain all the network devices. This video gives an overview of the Vigor2862 series routers, describing and comparing the features in each model.


How to install DrayTek VigorACS 2 on Microsoft Azure Cloud Serverion

This video shows you how to install Vigor ACS2 in Linux CentOS 7.6 operating system using Azure Cloud as the infrastructure server. The steps involve creating a virtual Machine in the Azzure cloud and then installing VigorACS 2 into the Virtual Machine.


Latest Firmware


Vigor2620 LTE V3.8.12

New Features

  • Add Diagnostics>>Syslog Explorer.
  • Support LTE WAN bridge function for DHCP client.

Click here to download the firmware.


VigorLTE 200n V3.8.12

New Features

  • Add Diagnostics>>Syslog Explorer.
  • Support LTE WAN bridge function for DHCP client.

Click here to download the firmware.


VigorSwitch G1280 / VigorSwitch P1280/ VigorSwitch G2280 / VigorSwitch P2280/ VigorSwitch G2500/ VigorSwitch P2500/ VigorSwitch P2121: V2.4.3

New Features

  • Add the discover/maintenance mechanism to manage ONVIF-supported IP Cameras.
  • Support OpenVPN Client with certificate-based authentication.
  • Notify IP conflict by a mail alert.

Improvements

  • Add a telnet command to display interface link status.
  • Modify the IP conflict mechanism.
  • Guard against the accidental deletion of environment variables (e.g., MAC address, model name) in the system due to improper operation.

Click here to download the firmware.


Latest Utility 


Smart VPN Client (Windows) V5.0.2

Improvement

  • Fixed: Unable to launch Smart VPN Client after Windows 10 version 1809.

Click here to download the software.