The DrayTek Vigor 2850 Quad-WAN Gigabit ADSL2+ & VDSL Router is a brand new variant of the popular Vigor 2830 series with the addition of a built-in interface which supports both ADSL/ADSL2+ and also VDSL lines such as the BT Infinity Fibre Broadband service. This latest series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet and 3G failover. A Four (4) port Gigabit switch on the LAN side provides high speed connectivity for your server or other local PCs, for the highest speed local data transfer. The 4th LAN port operates as a WAN interface in dual-WAN mode. Security features include content filtering, web application controls and new 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 DrayTek Vigor 2850 now 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 DrayTek Vigor 2850 allow 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.
Quad-WAN Load Balancing & Backup
As well as a primary ADSL/VDSL interface, the DrayTek Vigor 2850 features two other WAN connections. WAN2 is Ethernet (Gigabit, switchable with LAN4) and WAN3 is a USB port for connection of a 3G modem. WAN2 (Ethernet) can connect to a second ADSL modem (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.
WAN-Backup provides contingency (redunancy) in case of your primary ADSL/VDSL 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/VDSL line, all traffic is switch back to that.
If you don't have VDSL/ADSL, the Ethernet WAN port can instead be used as your primary/only Internet connection (using NAT) so the same router can be used for either ADSL or Ethernet Internet connections.
802.1q Tagged, Wireless & Port Based VLAN
The DrayTek Vigor 2850 features a hugely flexible VLAN system. In its simplest form, each of the four Gigabit LAN ports can be isolated from each other, for example to feed four different companies or departments but keeping their local traffic completely separated. For more sophisticated scenarios, the DrayTek Vigor 2850 includes tagged VLANs (802.1q) whereby data is marked with a VLAN identifier. This identifier can be read by an onward Ethernet switch and directed to specific ports or just passed to the LAN for specific VLAN clients to pick up; priorities can also be applied for LAN-side QoS.
The VLANs can each be tied into each of the different IP subnets that the router may also be operating, to provide even more isolation.
The Draytek Vigor 2850 and 3G USB modem setup is ideal for:
Content control features of the firewall allow you to set restrictions on web site access, blocking download of certain file or data types, blocking specific web sites, blocking IM/P2P applications or other potentially harmful or wasteful content. Using DrayTek's new GlobalView service, you can block whole categories of web sites (e.g. gambling, adult sites etc.), subject to an annual subscription to the Globalview server, which is continuously updated with new or changed site categorisations or sites which have become compromised (such as infected with Malware).
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
The DrayTek Vigor 2850's USB port can also be used to add storage memory to the unit in the form of a USB memory key (as shown right) or for higher capacity a USB hard drive (normally requires its own power). The DrayTek Vigor 2850 then provides FTP access file uploading/downloading which can be from the local LAN or from anywhere on the Internet - ideal for a simple to deploy file depository.
Access can be 'public' or using usernames and passwords, each of which can have their own directories and/or file access rights. As well as FTP, file sharing is available as a Windows 'network drive'. Using Internet Explorer, you can view the contents of the USB drive connected to the DrayTek Vigor 2850 and read or write files.
Standard Warranty: Two (2) Years
An ADSL Router is usually the best way to connect to your high speed ADSL line. ADSL Routers allow multiple users to use your Internet service at the same time so everyone can enjoy high-end Internet functions like streaming video and audio. An ADSL Router will create a local area network, so you can also share files, printers and other network peripherals. Most also provide a much safer internet connection with built-in firewall security preventing unauthorised access of your network from the internet.
ADSL routers can only be used via BT's copper phone lines which have been enabled with ADSL broadband. ADSL routers have a built-in ADSL modem, making them a very tidy, one box solution. Most also have built-in Ethernet switches allowing you to connect multiple computers to the router. Should you wish to expand the number of ports, you'll need an additional switch to connect to
|ADSL routers will work with BT Broadband, ntl Freedom Broadband and any other ADSL Internet Service Provider (ISP)|