Overview


  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environment
  • 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
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support (RPD model)
  • 2 x External Dual-Band Antennas
  • 1 x Internal 11 dBi 5GHz Directional Patch Antenna (RPD model)
  • 4 x SSIDs for each radio band, with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh Root, Mesh Node and Range Extender
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 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 Central AP Management Learn more
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management Learn more
  • Supports VigorConnect free software for local network management Learn more
  • Manageable from Smartphone or Tablet using DrayTek Wireless App Learn more
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty

DrayTek VigorAP 918R Series is designed for outdoor applications, featuring IP67 certified enclosure and industrial-grade components. It can withstand harsh environments such as wind, rain, snow, etc. with extreme operating temperatures between -40°C and 70°C.

VigorAP 918R provides combined speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps and a capacity of more than 200 active users. The series includes an RPD model, which is equipped with 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support to deliver connectivity and power to another network device, such as an IP camera. An internal directional patch antenna provides 11 dBi gain at 5GHz to improve wireless performance for long-range point-to-point connections.

The VigorAP 918R Series AP is supplied with adjustable mounting brackets for pole-mounting if required.


Models


Built to Last Outdoors

VigorAP 918R Series is IP67 certified water and dust-resistant. Along with its industrial-grade components, the VigorAP918R can withstand wind, rain, snow and tolerate extreme operating temperatures between -40°C and 70°C, making it suitable for extreme weather conditions.


Long Range AP

Designed for long-range transmission with improved link rate, SNR, and interference resistance.

Wi-Fi Range of VigorAP 918R Series
(Theoretical maximum distance is subject to local conditions)


PoE Power Input & Energy Efficient

Power to the VigorAP 918R Series AP is provided through the Ethernet cable from a PoE Ethernet switch or PoE injector providing flexible installation without the need for a nearby power source. In addition, the VigorAP 918RPD can also provide power to another PoE-PD, such as an IP camera.

To save energy, the VigorAP 918R Series is IEEE802.3az compliant reducing its energy consumption when data activity is low.


Wireless Bridging Between Outdoor Access Points

With high gain directional antennas, DrayTek VigorAP 918RPD Series boasts large coverage areas. This means that you can use the wireless bridging mode to link each access point to the main network, to improve on Wi-Fi speeds and coverage when it is difficult to run UTP cables from the main office to each access point due to the distances involved.


Wireless Mesh Technology

The VigorAP 918R series supports Wi-Fi Mesh technology, where each access point can be auto configured from a mesh root. This technology is ideal for covering large areas where it is difficult to run structured network cabling. When an access point fails, the Wi-Fi Mesh will automatically reconfigure with the remaining access points to maintain network connections.

VigorAP 918R allows up to 8 units to be wirelessly interconnected as a Mesh group.


Flexible installation to deploy your PoE network


Internal Directional Patch Antenna

VigorAP 918RPD is equipped with an internal directional patch antenna to increase communication distance and performance, and reduce interference from adjacent sources.

Deployment in Specific Direction

The internal directional patch antenna is placed paralleled to the front panel of VigorAP 918RPD. To gain the best signal strength, position the associated access point with a horizontal orientation within ±30 degrees and vertical orientation within ±7.5 degrees.


LAN Management

An all-in-one management platform for Vigor devices on the LAN side.

Automatic Device Discovery

Connect a Vigor Switch or AP to the LAN side of the Vigor Router, and the router will auto-discover the device to allow it to be managed.

Provisioning

Basic settings may be done on the Vigor Router, and then provisioned to the managed Vigor Switches or APs.

Monitoring

The Vigor Router provides a centralized view of managed devices, so you can monitor and check the status of Vigor Switches or APs connected.

System Maintenance

Perform factory resets, save/restore configuration backups, or trigger reboots remotely from the Vigor Router’s interface. There is no need to log in to each device’s management page.


AP-Assisted Roaming – built-in in selected Wi-Fi Vigor Routers and all Vigor Access Points

Extend Transmission Range

When a Wi-Fi client moves out of its effective transmission range which is defined by the Basic Rate and/or Received Signal Strength threshold, the AP forces the
Wi-Fi client to pick up a nearby access point with stronger signals thereby extending the range.

Improve Data Rates

When the “Minimum RSSI with Adjacent AP” option is set, APs or routers on the same local subnet will exchange client information with each other and switch to the AP or router that has the strongest signal, ensuring that data rates can be as good as possible.

Better User Experience

Instead of ineffective transmission with low basic rates or RSSI, the better links provide better user experience while saving the airtime.

No Controller Required

Assisted Roaming is a built-in feature in all Vigor Access Points and a number of
Wi-Fi routers; it saves the need for an ad-hoc wireless controller and is an ideal solution for simple network deployments.


Key Features


Mesh
Easily link to other VigorAP to expand the wireless network. Learn more


Weather Resistant
VigorAP 918R Series can withstand rain, heat, and cold to deliver internet connectivity to the outdoor environments.


Assisted Wi-Fi Roaming
Solve the sticky client problem and improve Wi-Fi roaming experience. Learn more


Built-in Sensor
Built-in temperature and humidity sensor helps keep monitoring on temperature and humidity, and sends out SMS/Email alerts once reaching threshold.


PoE Power Supply
Simplify the infrastructure by getting data and power through a single cable.


Wi-Fi Scheduling
Schedule Wi-Fi On and Off to control wireless access and save energy.


 Multiple SSID
Mapping Wi-Fi clients to different VLANs and have a different set of security standards Learn how


 Local RADIUS Server
The internal RADIUS server allows user authentication for the wireless devices with a user profile database.


 Airtime Fairness
Provide equal amount of air-time to all clients regardless of data rates, and prevent some clients from clogging up the network and to improve effective wireless speeds. Learn more


 Band Steering
Redirect 5GHz-capable devices to the 5GHz radio to get a faster speed. Learn more


Central AP Management
Manage, maintain, and monitor VigorAP 918R from the DrayTek routers. Learn more


Three Modes in One Vigor Access Point


Management Solution


Manage from DrayTek Wireless App

  • Use the DrayTek Wireless app to quickly set up and monitor the Wi-Fi Mesh from your Smartphone or Tablet.
  • Monitoring all Mesh nodes and get an overview of the topology
  • Check all the Wi-Fi clients
  • Change SSID Configuration for all the nodes
  • Add TR-069 Settings to all the nodes

Setup Guide:

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

In-the-box

Note:

The throughput figures are maximum, based on DrayTek internal testing with optimal conditions. The actual performance may vary depending on the different network conditions and applications activated.


Products


VigorAP 918RPD (PoE Wi-Fi Mesh AP)

Ruggedised Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point with Mesh Wi-Fi, 1 x Gigabit PoE-PD port, 1 x Gigabit PoE-PSE port and 1 x internal 5GHz Directional Patch Antenna

  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environment
  • 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
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with PoE-PD & PoE-PSE support
  • 2 x External Dual-Band Antennas
  • 1 x Internal 11 dBi 5GHz Directional Patch Antenna
  • 4 x SSIDs for each radio band, with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh Root, Mesh Node and Range Extender
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 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 Central AP Management Learn more
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management Learn more
  • Supports VigorConnect free software for local network management Learn more
  • Manageable from Smartphone or Tablet using DrayTek Wireless App Learn more
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty

VigorAP 918R (PoE Wi-Fi Mesh AP)

Ruggedised Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point with Mesh Wi-Fi and 1 x Gigabit PoE-PD port

  • Ruggedized outdoor PoE Access Point for harsh weather and environment
  • 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
  • 1 x Gigabit PoE-PD port
  • 2 x External Dual-Band Antennas
  • 4 x SSIDs for each radio band, with unique VLAN setting, Access Control, and Bandwidth Limit policies
  • Multiple operating modes – AP, Mesh Root, Mesh Node and Range Extender
  • Plug-n-Play Meshing
  • 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 Central AP Management Learn more
  • Supports VigorACS 2 Central Management System for remote management Learn more
  • Supports VigorConnect free software for local network management Learn more
  • Manageable from Smartphone or Tablet using DrayTek Wireless App Learn more
  • Wall or Pole Mountable
  • 2 years back to base warranty

Config Demo


 

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Deployment Examples


VigorAP 918R Series Deployment Examples

Holiday Park Wi-Fi Solution

 

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