Knowledge Base | LAN Applications

1. Use Purple WiFi as the External Hotspsot Portal Server

In this article, we'll demonstrate how to set up the router to use Purple WiFi as the External Portal Server in Hotspot Web Portal configuration.


2. Introduction to IP Conflict Prevention

Introduction to IP Conflict Prevention feature and how to use it.


3. Authenticate Hotspot User with External RADIUS Server

This document demonstrates how to use a hotspot web portal with an external Radius server to allow users to log in with user profiles on the external authentication server.


4. DHCP Server Options of Vigor Router

This article demonstrates how to configure the basic DHCP options, advanced options, and also use the router as a DHCP relay agent.


5. Use a Public IP on LAN by Routing Usage LAN

If our ISP allocates a block public IP addresses for us, then we may use the public IP address with IP Routed Subnet or Routing Usage LAN. This article describes how to use a public iP address with Routing Usage LAN.


6. Use a Public IP on LAN by IP Routed Subnet

If our ISP allocates a block public IP addresses for us, then we may use the public IP address with IP Routed Subnet or Routing Usage LAN.


7. Allow Hotspot User to Log In with Social Media Account

In this article, we demonstrate how to set up the Hotspot Web Portal with Facebook login method.


8. Introduction to Bind IP to MAC

While being the DHCP server for the LAN network, Vigor Router provides Bind-IP-to-MAC for DHCP Reservation. If you reserve an IP address, it will be excluded from the DHCP pool, and only the device (MAC address) binding to it can obtain the that IP address from the router. The feature allows Network Administrator to give some devices a specific IP address while using DHCP for the network IP configuration, especially for the devices that are often accessed by other LAN clients, such as a printer, network storage, or servers. Also, it enables the Network Administrator to manage the IP address of each LAN client, without the need for configuration on each device individually.


9. Create Facebook APP for Hotspot Web Portal

DrayTek Hotspot Web Portal supports social login. By using facebook API, we can give visitors Internet access after they log in with a valid facebook account. This document introduces how to create Facebook APP, and generate the APP ID and APP Secret required for Web Portal setup.


10. Set Up the Router as a PPPoE Server

Vigor2952 (DrayOS), Vigor3220 (DrayOS), Vigor2960 (Linux), Vigor300B (Linux), and Vigor3900 (Linux) can be a PPPoE server for LAN clients. This can secure LAN clients connection on the Ethernet network by PPP authentication. Furthermore, the network administrator can apply connection time limit and data quota to the LAN clients. This article demonstrates how to enable PPPoE function and add user profiles for the LAN clients login.


11. Allow Hotspot User to Get Login PIN via SMS

This note is going to demonstrate how to set up Vigor Router as a hotspot gateway and be able to send the PIN code to clients by SMS messages.


12. Create Google APP for Hotspot Web Portal

DrayTek Hotspot Web Portal supports social login. By using Google API, we can give visitors Internet access after they log in with a valid Google account. This document introduces how to create a Google project and get the APP ID and APP Secret required for Web Portal setup.


13. Use Multiple LAN Subnets with Port-Based VLAN

Vigor Router provides multiple IP subnets, which allows different groups of LAN clients to use a different range of IP address. More IP subnets are available when VLAN (Virtual LAN) is configured to partition the LAN clients. This article introduces how to use multiple subnets with port-based VLAN.


14. Give a Hostname to a LAN server by LAN DNS

This document introduces the LAN DNS feature. With LAN DNS, the Vigor router can act as a DNS server and answer the DNS queries from LAN clients. We may designate up to 20 hostnames to the servers on the LAN network, so the LAN clients can access the services via an easy-to-remember name instead of IP addresses.


15. Use the Router's Internal RADIUS Server for 802.1X Authentication

Selected Vigor Routers have built in an internal RADIUS server, and they can act as authentication servers for 802.1X authentication. This document introduces how to set up Vigor Router to be a RADIUS server.


16. Use the Router as a RADIUS Server

This document introduces how to set up Vigor Router to be a RADIUS server and use it as the authentication server for 802.1x authentication.


17. Use the Router as an SMB Server

SMB service is a feature for file sharing. This document demonstrates how to make Vigor Router be an SMB server, and allow the LAN clients to access the files in the USB drive connected to the router's USB port.


18. Use Multiple LAN Subnets with Tag-Based VLAN

Vigor Router provides multiple IP subnets, which allows different groups of LAN clients to use a different range of IP address. More IP subnets are available when VLAN (Virtual LAN) is configured to partition the LAN clients. This article introduces how to use multiple subnets with tag-based VLAN.


19. Forward DNS Queries for Certain Domains to a Private DNS Server

Network Administrator may use a private DNS server to resolve internal hostnames; however, forwarding all the DNS queries to that private DNS server might be inefficient. In such cases, we may use Conditional DNS Forwarding so that only the specified domains will be sent to and resolved by the private DNS server.