Introducing the DrayTek Vigor 2760n, the latest Triple-WAN ADSL 2/2+ and Fibre Broadband Wireless-N Router, for home or small offices. This DrayTek Vigor 2760n provides connectivity to your PCs or other Internet-connected devices (laptops, tablets, games consoles, smartphones) via its four built-in Gigabit ports, or using 802.11n Wireless-N. The DrayTek Vigor 2760n's built-in firewall helps protect your network from external threats, as well as the built-in content filtering which gives you control over what and when your local users can access or download.
The DrayTek Vigor 2760n features the latest 802.11n wireless LAN specification and has been certified by the WiFi alliance for cross compatibility and WiFi compliance (including WPA/WPA2 and WMM). For Wireless LAN usage, the DrayTek Vigor 2760n supports multiple security methods, including strong encryption but also hardware-specific authorisation and selectable client isolation (from each other).
The DrayTek Vigor 2760n supports all variants of mass-market DSL technology available, so if you have ADSL today it will work with that, but if VDSL comes to your area later, you're ready, already. VDSL is available from BT under their 'Infinity' service, providing downstream speeds of up to 80Mb/s. Other ISPs are also starting to introduce it across the country so coverage continues to increase.
Most of us are still mostly using IPv4 as our Internet protocol (the system that gives us IP addresses like 126.96.36.199) but that's going to change; over the next few years, IPv6 will increase in usage and eventually we'll all be using IPv6, thuis DrayTek Vigor 2760n already supports it - and both IPv4 and IPv6 can be run simultaneously (dual-stack).
The content control features of the DrayTek Vigor 2760n 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. Please see the accessories tab for annual subscriptions.
The DrayTek Vigor 2760n's USB ports can host a compatible 3G modem or cellphone for access to the cellular network for full Internet Access. Most UK networks now provide high speed HSDPA data connections at up to 3.6Mb/s download speed. The 3G connection can be used as your primary/only Internet access, or as backup to your main ADSL/Fibre line connection. This is not only ideal for homes or offices which don't want to pay fixed line + broadband rental, but also for temporary locations, or those to where fixed lines aren't available.
The DrayTek Vigor 2760n's USB ports can also be used to add storage memory to the unit in the form of a USB memory key or for higher capacity a USB hard drive (normally requires its own power). The DrayTek Vigor 2760n 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 2760n and read or write files.