DrayTek Vigor 2832 ADSL Router Firewall
The Vigor 2832 series (including the Vigor 2832n) is our new router/firewall for ADSL lines. Alternative WAN ports can insead provide connectivity to Ethenet feeds, secondary xDSL modems or a 3G/4G cellular service using a supported USB adaptor. This latest router series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet built-in WiFi (‘n’ models).
Packed with professional-level features, the Vigor 2832 series is compatible with all UK variants of ADSL (including ADSL2+ and Annex M) and the Vigor 2832 can also be used for cable-modem, leased line and EFM applications using its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port.
A 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side provides high speed connectivity for your server, other local PCs or for uplink to a larger Ethernet switch. Comprehensive security features include content filtering, web application controls and an object based firewall management system.
WAN Load Balancing & Backup
The Vigor 2832 can connect directly to an ADSL / ADSL2+ line. WAN2 is a Gigabit Ethernet
port and can connect to a secondary modem/connection, such as another ADSL or VDSL modem.
The Vigor 2832 features three methods of WAN connectivity – ADSL, Ethernet (Gigabit) and two USB ports for connection of a 3G/4G modem. The Ethernet port can connect to a second ADSL or VDSL modem (e.g. Vigor 120 or Vigor 130), a cable modem or any other Ethernet-based Internet feed. The multiple WAN interfaces can be used either for WAN-Backup or load balancing. Load-balancing or failover supports IPv4 only currently.
WAN-Backup provides contingency (redundancy) in case of your primary ADSL line or ISP suffering temporary outage). Internet Traffic will be temporarily routed via the secondary Internet access. When normal services is restored to your primary ADSL line, all traffic is switched back to that.
If you don’t have ADSL, the Ethernet WAN port can instead be used as your primary/only Internet connection (using NAT) so the same router can be used regardless of whether you have xDSL or Ethernet Internet connections currently.
The USB ports provide Internet connectivity (main, backup or load balanced) by connecting to a compatible USB modem (or cellphone) for access to the high speed 3G / 4G cellular networks from UK providers such as Vodafone, O2, 3 and EE / BT. If you don’t have ADSL at all, the USB 3G / 4G access method can be used as your primary/only Internet connection, ideal for temporary locations, mobile applications or where broadband access is not available.
VPN – Linking remote offices, HQ, teleworkers and mobile staff
A feature central to DrayTek routers is the VPN (Virtual Private Networking) features. A VPN enables you to link two remote offices, branch offices back to HQ or home-based/mobile teleworkers back to your office. Once connected, they have access to your office/remote resources through a secure encrypted tunnel allowing remote desktop, file sharing and seamless access to other resources and devices.
The Vigor 2832 allows you to set up up to 32 simultaneous VPN tunnels to remote offices or teleworkers using PPTP, IPsec or L2TP protocols. Teleworkers can authenticate directly with your LDAP server if preferred. The Vigor 2832 also allows remote workers to dial-in with SSL VPNs with up to 10 simultaneous SSL VPN tunnels.
Web Content Filtering
The content control features of the Vigor 2832 allows you to set restrictions on web site access, blocking download of certain file or data types, blocking specific web sites with whitelists or blacklists, blocking IM/P2P applications or other potentially harmful or wasteful content. Restrictions can be per user, per PC or universal.
Using DrayTek’s Cyren service, you can block whole categories of web sites (e.g. gambling, adult sites etc.), subject to an annual subscription to the Globalview service, which is continuously updated with new or changed site categorisations or sites which have become compromised (such as infected with Malware). A free 30-day trial to Cyren content filtering is included with your new router.
Robust & Comprehensive Firewall
Security is always taken seriously with DrayTek routers. The firewall protects against attacks including DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, IP-based attacks and access by unauthorised remote systems. Wireless, Ethernet and VPN are also protected by various protection systems.
The DrayTek object-based firewall allows even more setup flexibility than ever, enabling you to create combinations of users, rules and restrictions to suit multi-departmental organisations. The Vigor 2832 also allows selective direction firewall rules of LAN to WAN, WAN to LAN or LAN to VPN. In addition, QoS (Quality of Service Assurance) can be selectively applied to specific users within your NAT subnet according to source or destination IP address.
Rack Mounting Kit
The RM1 Rackmount Bracket enables you to fit any Vigor2832 series router into a standard 19″ rack or cabinet.
The bracket takes up one rack slot (1U) and includes a cable retainer at the back to keep the power cord captive. The front mounted sockets of the router remain fully accessible. For wireless models, we then recommend extension aerials (or aerial extensions).
3G/4G/LTE Cellular Data Features
On the Vigor 2832 series, the USB port can host a compatible 3G/4G USB modem for access to the cellular network for full Internet Access.
The 3G/4G connection can be used as your primary/only Internet access, or as backup to your main ADSL line connection. This facility is ideal for homes or offices which don’t want to pay fixed line + broadband rental and also for temporary locations, or those to where fixed lines aren’t available but for businesses, having 3G/4G as a failover to your main connectivity means that your business stays online when your broadband doesn’t!.
With the Vigor 2832n, your local users can be connected wirelessly to the router, so instant free ‘hotspots’ can be deployed quickly and easily. Mains power is required for the router’s PSU, but this could be from a mobile generator or equivalent so you need to plan for this.
Please check here for the latest USB modem compatibility; the phone companies (Vodafone, EE, O2, 3 etc.) continuously introduce new models, so additional Modem Support is added continuously. If you have a new modem, not yet supported, please contact us as support for new models is frequently added. Also it is possible to obtain logs for our engineers to assess.
The Vigor 2832 and 3G/4G cellular modem setup is ideal for:
- Backup to your primary Internet feed (ADSL, cable etc.)
- Providing lower cost broadband than a fixed line solution
- Areas without fixed line broadband access
- Compatible with a wide range of 3G modems/phones
- Temporary Locations
- Mobile Homes
- Locations on the move – coaches, trains
- Fairgrounds & temporary exhibitions
- Outdoor locations (the router and modem itself must be indoors!)
- Disaster Planning & High Availability
There is more information about DrayTek 3G/4G solutions here.
Note: DrayTek have no control over local network/provider operations, changes in network facilities/tariffs nor make any claim over specific network compatibility. Please assure yourself that the router will be compatible with your chosen cellular network and USB adaptor and that you have adequate signal coverage before committing to any contract term. Please also ensure that your chosen provider and the tariff allows access to all of your required applications (e.g. VPN, VoIP etc.).