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DrayTek Vigor 2820n Wireless-N Router BT ADSL

Wireless N and Hardware VPN
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V2820N

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DrayTek Vigor 2820n Wireless-N Router BT ADSL
Discontinued

Description

The Vigor 2820 series is DrayTek's flagship premium ADSL router/firewall family. PC Pro says "For business, it's an obvious choice".Compatible with all variants of ADSL the Vigor 2820 can also be used for cable-modem and leased line applications thanks to its additional WAN port (Ethernet). A Gigabit Ethernet port on the LAN side provides high speed connectivity for your server. Security features include content filtering, web application controls and an object based firewall management system.

Highlights of the DrayTek Vigor 2820n Wireless-N Router BT ADSL

  • ADSL/ADSL2+ and broadband router
  • Dual-WAN ports for ADSL or cable modem or both
  • 3G (cellular) modem support
  • Comprehensive and robust firewall
  • GlobalView category filtering
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi virtual LAN segmentation
  • Configurable QoS features
  • VPN Dial-in/dial-out with VPN hardware co-processor
  • 802.11n wireless LAN
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN port for LAN server connectivity
  • USB port for printer or 3G modem
  • Highly configurable but easy to install and monitor
  • Robust and comprehensive firewall

    Security is taken seriously on the Vigor 2820 Series. The firewall features measures for protection against attacks including Dos (Denial of Service) attacks, IP-based attacks and access by unauthorized remote systems. Wireless, Ethernet and VPN are also protected by various protection systems. A 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 organizations.
  • Dual-WAN load balancing and backup

    As well as the primary ADSL interface, the Vigor 2820 features a secondary WAN port for Internet access. This is an Ethernet interface and can connect to a second ADSL modem, cable modem or any other Ethernet-based Internet feed. The secondary interface can be used either for WAN-Backup or load balancing.
  • Voice-over-IP features

    The Vigor 2820 Series 'V' models build on the established DrayTek VoIP pedigree by adding even more new features. Twin analog phone ports and an FXO analog line port provide full PSTN and VoIP integration on the same phones, via both the Internet and your regular analog line. The two phones can be used independently and simultaneously for both incoming and outgoing calls.
  • 3G cellular data features

    The Vigor 2820 Series's USB port 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 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.
  • Dial-up backup

    If you rely on your Internet connection, you can allow for ADSL failure by adding dial-up backup to your Vigor2820. Dial-up backup uses a 'good old-fashioned' analog modem to dial a backup ISP in the event your ADSL line or ISP fails, either temporarily or for an extended period. The add-on analog modemprovides 'V92' connections which is somewhat slower than your broadband connection but certainly usable for light web browsing, email and all other online activities which you really can't do without.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
Draytek Vigor 2820n - wireless router - DSL - 802.11n (draft) - desktop
Device Type
Wireless router - DSL modem - 4-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure Type
Desktop
Digital Signaling Protocol
ADSL2, ADSL2+, READSL
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, ATM, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Capacity
VPN tunnels : 32
Network / Transport Protocol
PPTP, L2TP, NTP, IPSec, PPPoE, PPPoA, AAL5, DHCP, DNS
Routing Protocol
RIP-2, static IP routing
Remote Management Protocol
SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
Features
Firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, Syslog support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), content filtering, dynamic DNS server, E-mail alert, VPN passthrough, firmware upgradable, DDos attack prevention, Quality of Service (QoS)
Compliant Standards
ANSI T1.413, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11n (draft), UPnP
Dimensions (WxDxH)
16.5 cm x 24.1 cm x 4.4 cm
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure Type
Desktop
Connectivity Technology
Wireless, wired
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, ATM, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Capacity
VPN tunnels : 32
Network / Transport Protocol
PPTP, L2TP, NTP, IPSec, PPPoE, PPPoA, AAL5, DHCP, DNS
Routing Protocol
RIP-2, static IP routing
Remote Management Protocol
SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
Encryption Algorithm
DES, Triple DES, MD5, AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, IKE, SHA-1, WPA, WPA2
Authentication Method
X.509 certificates, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
Features
Firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, Syslog support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), content filtering, dynamic DNS server, E-mail alert, VPN passthrough, firmware upgradable, DDos attack prevention, Quality of Service (QoS)
Compliant Standards
ANSI T1.413, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11n (draft), UPnP , FCC

Line Properties

Framing Format
ANSI T1.413

Communications

Type
DSL modem
Digital Signaling Protocol
ADSL2, ADSL2+, READSL
Protocols & Specifications
ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite), ITU G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis), ITU G.992.5

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
WAN : 1 x ADSL2+ - RJ-11 , 3 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , 1 x 1000Base-TX - RJ-45 , WAN : 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , USB : 1 x 4 PIN USB Type A

Aerial

Aerial
External detachable
Antenna Qty
3

Power

Power Device
External power adapter
Power Consumption Operational
10 Watt

Dimensions & Weight

Width
16.5 cm
Depth
24.1 cm
Height
4.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
45 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90%

Customer reviews

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DrayTek Vigor 2820n Wireless-N Router BT ADSL
4.0 5
£185.43
DrayTek Vigor 2820n Wireless-N Router BT ADSL
Great product
Reviewed by . Review Posted 23/10/2010
5 5

I have had this for over 2 year and haven’t had a problem yet. I have 2 internet connections (Virgin + BT); the options available are phenomenal. You can’t compare this to the Belkin or Netgear routers, this offers much more; you can only compare this against high end enterprise devices from people like Cisco. If you are a techie or have a small business then this is a must!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great unit. You wont be dissapointed.
Reviewed by . Review Posted 06/04/2009
5 5

Ive had one since December and like all the other Drayteks I have owned over the last 10? years it was simple to set up and works perfectly. Im here today to buy another one for my dad which replace his aeging Vigor2600+. Ive tried all brands and Draytek are the best IMHO. My X had a really crappy (BT) ADSL broadband connection, no router would work with it. BT said the service was fine haha. Only the Draytek would pick up a signal and allow a diagnostic. The BT router and a Dlink router.. (which I rate to be a decent cheap router by the way) failed to get any signal. Ive never tried a Cisco yet so maybe a better router than the Draytek exists but Cisco are mega bucks? Buy Draytek and scorn all lesser makes.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Very good router if you need the features at offers
Reviewed by . Review Posted 20/11/2009
4 5

I bought this router as I wanted more features and control compared to your typical £80 router.

Basic configuration is easy, with your typical menus to connect to the internet. Same thing for network and wifi settings - the setup is easy and you do not have to step into the tons of additional options unless you want to. The UI is ugly compared to many modern routers though.

The ADSL + 3G connections work well (BT ADSL and Vodafone 3G dongle) with automatic switchover to 3G if the ADSL drops. Cool!

I have not tried most of the advanced settings but the configuration options look pretty straightforward if you know what you are doing.

Bottom line: for simple wifi and ADSL connection you can buy good routers for 1/2 the price. However, if you are looking for more advanced ADSL/3G/wifi/firewall/VPN - this is a very good piece of kit which is not overpriced considering all the things it can do.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 4*
 
High hopes dashed
Reviewed by . Review Posted 22/05/2008
3 5

Expected a lot from this high spec router but a) it doesn't have any useful traffic stats display for FUP compliance unless an SNMP client monitors it 24x7, b) it DHCP allocated same ip address to multiple MAC addresses, c) wireless connection just drops for no apparent reason (where BT2700HGV works perfectly), d) ADSL speed is 20% less than BT router, e) documentation badly written and unhelpful for the complex user interface.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 3*
 
SH*TTY ROUTER
Reviewed by . Review Posted 01/08/2011
1 5

This router is the worst I have ever used... cost me in excess of £150, so I was expecting something legendary... especially with the DrayTek logo on it!

Anyway, cut a long story short... if the networking genius dinosaurs at DrayTek still haven't evolved to be able to do Wireless properly, then they simply shouldn't make Wireless products... This thing can't sustain a proper wireless connection despite trying loads of different settings, and even waiting over a year for new firmware upgrades, with none of them solving the problems... This absolutely sucks... Seriously, get a flippin cheap chinese Huawei or whatever they're called, it'll do you better!

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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