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Product OverviewVigor 2925 Series Ethernet Router Firewall & Load-Balancer The Vigor 2925 series is our dual-Ethernet WAN firewall for load-balancing or failover. It's also a fully featured firewall, VPN concentrator and content filtering device. This latest router series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet built-in wireless LAN (Vigor 2925n or Vigor 2925ac).
Vigor 2925 front panel sockets 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. Comprehensive security features include content filtering, web application controls and an object based firewall management system.
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 latest ('Version 3') 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 2925 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 now be selectively applied to specific users.
Web Content Filtering The content control features of the Vigor 2925 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 univeral. Using DrayTek's GlobalView 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 is included with your new router.
WAN Load Balancing & Backup The Vigor 2925 features WAN connectivity via its two WAN Ethernet ports and two USB ports for connection of a compatible 3G or 4G modem. The ethernet ports can connect to DSL modems (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. Load-balancing or failover supports IPv4 only currently (not IPv6).
WAN-Backup provides contingency (redunancy) 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.
The USB port provides Internet connectivity (main, backup or load balanced) by connecting to a compatible USB modem (or cellphone) for access to the high speed 3G cellular networks from UK providers such as Vodafone, O2, 3 and EE. 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. In addition you can instead connect a compatible analogue modem to use analogue dial-up connections for failover in the event of your broadband failing.
User Management/Authentication The Vigor 2925 has built-in user management which allows you to provide conditional internet access to different users based on their own unique login (stored in the router, or on an external Radius server). For full details of this feature, click here.
802.1q Tagged, Wireless & Port Based VLAN The Vigor 2925 features a hugely flexible VLAN system. Each of the six Gigabit LAN ports can be isolated from each other, for example to feed different companies or departments but keeping their local traffic completely separated. Features
• Dual-WAN Gigabit Ethernet. • Dual-WAN 3G/4G (via compatible USB Modem). • All-WAN Simultaneous operation. • Load-Balancing & WAN Failover. • IPv6 Ready - See below for feature support. • High performance - up to 300Mb/s firewall throughput. • DrayTek Firewall with huge flexibility. • 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch. • Temperature Monitoring (optional Thermometer). • 802.11a/b/n/ac Wireless • Dual-band (2.4/5Ghz) Wireless (Vigor2925ac). • Wireless Guest Portal. • Multiple Private LAN Subnets. • SMS (Text Message) Alert. • VLANs (Port or 802.1q based). • Includes SmartMonitor. • Content Filtering (by keyword, data type or category). • Ethernet and WiFi VLANs (common/distinct groups). • LDAP Integration for VPN and user access. • QoS (Layer 2&3, 802.1p & TOS/DCSP). • Up to 32 VPN tunnels for LAN-to-LAN or teleworkers. • VPN Trunking & Backup. • SSL VPN - Tunnel or Proxy (25 users). • USB Port for Printer, Logs or 3G/4G Modem.
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2 x USB
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Broadband ADSL vs Cable
Date Issued: 20th Oct 2008
On the surface we’re asking a relatively simple question here: "What do I need to get my broadband Internet working?" Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that. Worry not, however, for this TekSpek covers both the differences between the two popular kinds of broadband and what you’ll need to get your home computer(s) connected up.
WiFi is a wonderful thing. You can take your laptop anywhere in your house and access the Internet, or access your network from the garden. However, it does introduce the grim possibility of somebody else doing exactly the same, without you ever knowing. This guide seeks to make you aware of various security terms and ideas associated with wireless networking and what you should consider when setting up a wireless network.
As a growing number of homes contain more than one computer, their users must find ways to network them. The primary purpose for creating a home network tends to be to provide Internet access to all computers within the house. There are other good reasons, however. These include enabling LAN gaming, data backups from one machine to another and the sharing of music within the home.