DrayTek Vigor ADSL/VDSL VoIP Dual-Band ac Router
DrayTek Vigor 2862Vac Router, Dual-Band, MU-MIMO, VoIP, 3xRJ11/5xRJ45, GbE, 802.11ac, USB 2.0
By DPD On 25th Mar 2019
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Protect against installation damage for 28 days.
ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.
Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.
Standard Analogue telephone handsets or DECT phone handsets can be connected to the Phone 1/2 ports and each of the phones can then be used to make and receive calls using VoIP services (over the Internet) as opposed to using your traditional landline. The two phone ports are independent so you can make two calls at once.
VoIP calls are typically much lower cost that fixed-line calls, or if you're calling another VoIP user (who is also using the same VoIP provider, or SIP compatible) the calls are free. There are many SIP VoIP providers who can provide pay-as-you-go or monthly calling plans, such as DrayTEL. You can also have your VoIP accounts registered in more than one location so that the phone rings at home or work.
An analogue phone line (your landline) can be connected so that the connected phones can also make use of your landline in addition to VoIP calls. In the event of a power cut (when your broadband and router may be offline), the phones will fall back to the land line.
A 5-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. Port 5 is switchable with 'WAN2' to use it as an Ethernet WAN port instead of a LAN port.
The Vigor 2862Vac has ADSL/VDSL support through the DSL (WAN1) port; alternative WAN ports can instead provide connectivity to Ethernet feeds (Gigabit WAN2 is switchable with LAN Port 5*), secondary xDSL modems or 3G/4G modems (WAN3/4) using a supported USB 3G/4G Modem. These multiple LAN feeds can be combined for failover or load-balancing.
The Vigor 2862 router series include support for other professional features such as VLAN tagging, QoS (Quality of Service Assurance), High Availability, DNS Filter, Policy Based Routing, and User Access Control. Hotspot features with customisable branding and wording which can be applied to guest network VLANs & SSIDs. Comprehensive security features include content filtering, web application controls and an object based firewall management system. If you deploy DrayTek Wireless Access Points, the Vigor 2862 can act as the Central Management controller.
Dual-band MU-MIMO Wireless
The Vigor 2862Vac supports simultaneous operation of the newer 5GHz band as well as the more common 2.4GHz band. The 5GHz band is far less congested so if your PCs or other devices support the 5Ghz band, you can use that. The Vigor 2862ac operate both bands at the same time, so your devices can use either. New in the Vigor 2862ac operating 802.11ac is support for MU-MIMO, TX Beam Forming, 1733Mb/s Link Rate and up to 4 spatial streams.
Wireless Router-Assisted Client Mobility
A wireless network covering a large area is usually made up of several Wireless Access Points (APs), to provide coverage between rooms and avoid wireless dead spots.
A wireless client, such as a Laptop, Phone or Tablet, when moving around such a building, is typically expected to make the decision of when to uncouple from one wireless access point and re-connect to a closer one. In some cases, a client will try to stay connected to an AP even when that client has moved outside of the AP's optimal range, which can result in longer wait times for videos to buffer and pages to load.
The Vigor 2862 series routers with wireless capability (i.e. Vigor 2862ac and Vigor 2862n) can work in conjunction with VigorAP access points to manage the connection quality of wireless devices, to ensure that the wireless clients maintain a stronger and quicker wireless link when moving around.
When moving a device such as a tablet between the optimal ranges of both the Vigor 2862Vac router and VigorAP, the router and access point share details of the tablet's connection strength.
If the tablet moves away from the router, the router can detect if the tablet would have a stronger signal if it was connected to a nearer VigorAP, and when this occurs, the tablet is moved off of the router's wireless, allowing it to quickly re-connect to the closer VigorAP and continue what it was doing with higher throughput and less chance of lagging.
Band Steering is designed to 'steer' wireless clients that support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands to the faster and less congested 5GHz bands, for wireless clients that support 5GHz.
The DrayTek Vigor 2862ac supports Dual Band operation and has both a 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless radio. If there are many more clients connecting to one of these radios than the other, the Access Point cannot make effective use of both its radios, wasting possible capacity and bandwidth.
If the decision of which band to connect to is made by the client(s) instead of the router, this can lead to more clients connecting to the 2.4GHz band, which suffers more significantly from congestion, caused by other wireless networks and other wireless systems such as Bluetooth that use the 2.4GHz band.
By guiding the 5GHz capable wireless devices onto the router's 5GHz wireless network, those devices can achieve higher speeds and potentially improve connectivity for wireless devices that are not 5GHz capable.
If your home or workplace wants an isolated network for guests or to separate departments, this can be achieved with separate IP subnets, but on wireless you can also use distinct SSIDs. For a full guest network, you can use DrayTek's new Wireless Hotspot feature.
The Vigor 2862Vac provides several independent levels of security including encryption (up to WPA2), authentication (802.1x) and methods such as MAC address locking and DHCP fixing to restrict access to authorised users only. The Web interface lets you see how many and which clients are currently connected as well as their current bandwidth usage. An 'instant' block lets you disconnect a wireless user temporarily in case of query. The Wireless VLAN facility allows you to isolate wireless clients from each other or from the 'wired' LAN.
The Vigor 2862 wireless versions also allow guest access with password protection so that visitors can use your WiFi access, but only with a password which you set for them. When the user connects to your wireless LAN, they are firstly presented with your login screen before any Internet access is permitted. This is in addition to any encryption system you have running.
The Multiple SSID features enables you to have up to four distinct or common virtual wireless access points. For example, you could have one for company usage, with access to your company LAN and another for public access which allows internet surfing only. Setting up wireless security is made easier thanks to the WPS feature (WiFi protected setup) whereby your client PC can get its security keys by pressing a button on the front of the router.
For specialist or more demanding coverage applications, optional aerials can be used with the Vigor 2862 to potentially increase the range of wireless coverage (depending on environment) or provide directional coverage in order that your wireless transmission is focussed and concentrated into one direction only, for example into a room or across open space. With the increasing popularity of wireless LANs, you will want to choose the least congested wireless channel for yours so the Vigor can scan and provide a list of all devices in the vicinity so that you can choose the best channel (see screenshot below which shows an example in the 2.4GHz band).
Wireless LAN WDS Facility
Vigor 2862Vac support WDS (Wireless Distribution System) which enables you to use the wireless capability to bridge to another network, within wireless range. You need an additional compatible wireless router for this. Features • Integrated VoIP Telephone Adapter (SIP ATA).
• 2 PSTN Telephone (FXS) ports.
• Analogue Telephone Line relay.
• Up to 12 SIP Accounts.
• Ideal for VoIP services such as DrayTEL.
• Phone Book & Digit Map.
• Call Barring (with schedule).
• Support for SRTP & ZRTP encryption.
|Networking, Connectivity & Ports|
|Compatible Internet Connections|
|Total LAN Connections|
|Total WAN Connections|
|64 Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance|
|512+ Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance||Unknown|
|Wireless Speed||300+1733 Mbps|
|Wireless Band||Dual Band|
|Wireless Transmitter Power||N/A|
|Internal RAM Memory|
|Internal RAM Memory Type|
|Internal Flash Memory|
|Max. Power Consumption||31 W|
|Security & VPN|
|Dimensions||165.07 x 43.96 x 240.96 mm (WxHxD)|
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- 24 months
- Return to base
- DOA Period:
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- RTB Period:
- 24 months
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