DrayTek Makes the Vigor3200 Series IPv6 Ready for the Business Network
HSINCHU, Taiwan DrayTek Corp. (TSE:6216), a Taiwan-based networking solutions provider, today announces to make the Vigor3200 Series support both IPv6 and IPv4 network via the firmware Version 3.6.3. The Vigor3200 Series is the multi-WAN VPN/firewall router targeted at small office segment which needs multiple WAN links for load-balancing & failover. With IPv6 ready, the business users can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) without additional expense for the new CPE procurement.
In wireless feature, we now add the Wireless Wizard. It allows the user to quickly configure a host AP and a guest AP (optional) on the router (Vigor 3200n). The host AP is configured for home or internal company use with no access restrictions. The guest AP is configured for Internet access only. Its wireless clients are restricted from accessing the router's LAN, VPN connections, and communicating with wireless clients connecting to the router's other APs. Additionally, you can define the upload/download rate of the guest AP to manage bandwidth consumption by guests.
For the productivity enhancement, the Web Portal feature now covers both wired & wireless LAN. It can direct devices in defined subnet(s) and SSID(s) to different URLs or see different messages. You can set up-to 4 different URLs or messages to LAN site clients. Taking the supermarket chain store scenario as an example, you can let SSID 1 as the open Wi-Fi for the store visitors and direct them to the promotional web page. For the supermarket staff, Sales Dept (e.g. Subnet: LAN1) could be directed to the internal daily sales report page.
The Vigor3200 Series offers advanced QoS feature as well. The QoS retag which helps another router, normally in ISP site to process applications based on the suitable priority. This feature expands QoS coverage from LAN site to WAN site. Administrator can re-tag applications sending out to ISP and define their priority (tag type based on ISP’s provided information) and then the most essential application (e.g. VoIP) will be processed first.
Vigor3200 Series offers the easiest way the bandwidth allocation for every PC by the Smart Bandwidth Limit feature along with this update. With this feature, the administrator only needs to set bandwidth reservation for PCs operated essential tasks. Other PCs for general usage all follow TX and RX limitation by Smart Bandwidth Limit. Vigor2830 Series automatically lowers TX and RX bandwidth as the “punishment” when some of these PCs exceed the limitation.
For the management convenience, Version 3.6.3 integrates with SMS/Mail Services and Notification function to Object Settings. The administrator can select SMS service providers located in the local area for sending out message and implement the mail server information for mailing via “SMS/Mail Service Object”. The “Notification Object” includes “WAN Disconnected” & ‘WAN Reconnected” for the administrator’ choices. It would also proactively send the notifications to VigorACS SI for WAN online/offline & VPN disconnect. The latest SNMPv3 is also supported by this update and can be configured through System Maintenance section. The SNMPv3 is more secure than SNMPv2 through the encryption method (support AES and DES) and authentication method (support MD5 and SHA) for the management needs. For the Dynamic DNS service (DDNS), the Vigor3200 Series now allows the administrators to add new DDNS support by themselves. In the configuration page, they just choose “Service Provider” as “Customized” and write DDNS update pattern for adding new local DDNS service provider. In addition to LAN 1, DHCP relay function is available for every LAN subnet (LAN2-4). That increases the flexibility when the network administrator would like to assign certain port(s) connected to external DHCP server.