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Draytek Vigor 2830n-Plus ADSL Router Firewall


ADSL/ADSL2+, 3G and Broadband Router
Triple-WAN ports for ADSL, cable modem and 3G which can be used simultaneously
IPv4 and IPv6 Dual-Stack- New
802.11n Wireless LAN ('n' models)
Switchable Dual-Band WiFi ('n-Plus' models)
V3 Firewall with huge flexibility
Four-Port Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch
Wireless Guest Portal
Multiple Private LAN Subnets
User Password Access Control
Up to 50,000 simultaneous NAT sessions
Up to 4 VLANs (Port or IP based)
VLAN Prioritisation & 802.1q
Twin VoIP ports with PSTN passthrough (Vigor2820Vn)
IGMP v3 MultiCast
Content Filtering (by matched keyword or data type)
Globalview Web Filtering (Subject to subscription)
Ethernet and WiFi VLANs (common/distinct groups)
QoS (Layer 2&3, 802.1p & TOS/DCSP)
SSH and HTTPS/AES Access to WUI
VPN Dial-in/dial-out with hardware co-processor
USB Port for Printer, Logs or 3G Modem
Optional VigorCare Available

Vigor 2830 Series ADSL Router Firewall

The Vigor2830 is the latest generation of our flagship ADSL router/firewall range, winner of the PC Pro wireless router award for three years in a row. This latest series includes support for professional features such as VLAN tagging, Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi (ess models). The Vigor 2830's secondary WAN interface can be connected to other modems now or later (e.g. a second ADSL, BT Infinity or cable modem etc.). See below for a comparison chart of the Vigor 2830 vs. Vigor 2820 series.
Packed with features, the Vigor 2830 offers truly comprehensive ADSL connetivity and security.

Compatible with all variants of ADSL (including ADSLMax, ADSL2+ and Annex M) the Vigor 2830 can also be used for cable-modem and leased line applications using its additional gigabit ethernet WAN port. A four 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. 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 Vigor 2830 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.

IPv6 - Next Generation Internet Routing
The Vigor 2830 now supports IPv6 - the successor to the current IPv4 addressing system that has been used since the Internet was first created. IPv4 address space is full up and IPv6 allows for much more efficient routing and a larger address space. IPv6 is supported both from your own ISP, but if your ISP does not (yet) support IPv6, the Vigor 2850 also supports IPv6 broker/tunnel services to provide IPv6 accss using either TSPC or AICCU via 3rd party IPv6 providers. To learn all about IPv6, you can get our book here.

IPv6 on the Vigor 2830 provides the following features:
Operation on any one of the WAN ports (ADSL, VDSL, Ethernet or 3G)
Connectivity to direct native IPv6 ISPs
Built-in tunneling to 3rd party IPv6 brokers
suppporting TSPC or AICCU methods
Default stateful firewall for all IPv6 LAN Clients/Devices
DHCPv6 Client or Static IPv6 Client
DHCPv6 & RADVD for client configuration
IP Filtering Rules
QoS for IPv6 with DiffServ
Router Management over IPv6 (Telnet/HTTP) with IPv6 Access List
Simultaneous (concurrent) operation with IPv4 ("Dual-Stack")
Other router features are available on IPv4 only currently

Web Content Filtering
The Content control features of the Vigor 2830 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.

Triple-WAN Load Balancing & Backup
As well as the primary ADSL (WAN) interface, the Vigor 2830 features two other WAN connections. WAN2 is Ethernet (Gigabit) 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 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 line, all traffic is switch back to that.

If you don't have 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.

The USB port provides Internet connectivity (main, backup or load balanced) by connecting to a compatible USB modem (or cellphone) for access to the high speed 3G cellular networks from UK providers such as Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, 3 and T-Mobile. If you don't have ADSL at all, the USB/3G access method can be used as your primary/only Internet connection, ideal for temporary locations, mobile applications or where broadband access is not available. In addition you can instead connect a compatible analogue modem to use analogue dial-up connections for failover in the event of your broadband failing. See seaprates page for more details on both 3G and analogue dial-up.

802.1q Tagged, Wireless & Port Based VLAN
The Vigor2830 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 Vigor 2830 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. On the Wireless-equipped models (Vigor2830n / 2830Vn) each of the wireless SSIDs can also be grouped within one of the VLANs.

User Management/Authentication
The Vigor 2830 has built-in user management which allows you to provide internet access to users based on their own unique login (stored in the router, or on an external Radius server). Accounts can be restricted by schedules or maximum usage times but also any other aspect of the firewall or content filtering can be applied on a user-by-user basis. For example, a sales department might not be allowed access to social networking sites except at lunch time, or in a school, teachers and staff have more access permitted than pupils. This works with Wireless (WiFi) clients too so is ideal for guest or temporary access as users can be isolated from the rest of the company LAN.

Reliable and High-Performance WiFi ('n' models only)
The Vigor 2830 Series 'n' models feature 802.11n wireless LAN specification and has been certified by the WiFi alliance for cross compatibility and WiFi compliance (including WPA/WPA2 and WMM). The Vigor2830n and Vn models includes a hardware co-processor for WiFi which can provide increased wireless LAN throughput and efficiency.

802.11n provides a total wireless bandwidth of up to 300Mb/s using packet aggregation and channel bonding (that total bandwidth is shared by all clients for both send and receive). Actual data throughput depends on your own environment (factors such as obstructions, number of hosts and distance all make a significant difference), but actual real-world transfer speeds of up to 100Mb/s are achievable. In addition, 802.11n provides greater coverage and resilience to interference compared to previous wireless standards thanks to the MIMO technology and the Vigor's triple-antennae diversity arrangement. This offset arrangement of aerials provides offset paths between hosts so that interference can be overcome.

Selectable Dual-Band
The Vigor 2830n-Plus and Vigor2830Vn-Plus includes Dual-Band technology. Most commonly, WiFi operates in the "2.4Ghz" band but with the number of people using Wifi these days, all sharing the same channels as well as DECT and Bluetooth also using the same band, congestion is a real problem. Everyone has to share the same bandwidth, and 802.11n uses three times as much as previous technologies. The Vigor2830n 'Plus' models can be switched to use the 5.8Ghz band instead which is far less congested. If your laptop of wireless device does not support the 5.8Ghz band, you will need a add a USB 'dongle', also available from DrayTek.

Wireless Security
The Vigor 2830 Series provides several independent levels of security including encryption (up to WPA2), authentication (802.11x) and methods such as MAC address locking and DHCP fixing to restrict access to authorised users only. The Web interface lets you see how many and which clients are currently connected as well as their current bandwidth usage. An 'instant' block lets you disconnect a wireless user temporarily in case of query. The Wireless VLAN facility allows you to isolate wireless clients from each other or from the 'wired' LAN.

The Vigor2830 wireless versions also allow guest access with password protection so that visitors can use your WiFi access, but only with a password which you set for them. When the user connects to your wireless LAN, they are firstly presented with your login screen before any Internet access is permitted. This is in addition to any encryption system you have running.

The Multiple SSID features enables you to have up to four distinct or common virtual wireless access points. For example, you could have one for company usage, with access to your company LAN and another for public access which allows internet surfing only. Setting up wireless security is made easier thanks to the WPS feature (WiFi protected setup) whereby your client PC can get it's security keys by pressing a button on the front of the router.

If your laptop PC's built-in wireless doesn't support 802.11n wireless or the 5.8GhZ band and you want to take advantage of that, you can use the optional Vigor N65 USB adaptor. Click on 'accessories' for details.

For specialist or more demanding coverage applications, optional aerials can be used with the Vigor 2830 to potentially increase the range of wireless coverage (depending on enviroment) or provide directional coverage in order that your wireless transmission is focussed and concentrated into one direction only, for example into a room or across open space. With the increasing popularity of wireless LANs, you will want to choose the least congested wireless channel (Nos. 1-13) for yours so the Vigor can scan and provide a list of all devices in the vicinity so that you can choose the best channel (see screenshot below).

802.11n Compliant
Switchable Dual-Band (2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz on 'Plus' models)
Hardware wireless co-processor for increased throughput
'MIMO' Technology with three aerials (2T3R) for diversity
Packet Aggregation and Channel Bonding
Optional Higher Gain or directional aerials available
Also Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g Standards
Active Client list in Web Interface
Wireless LAN Isolation (from each other and/or wired LAN)
64/128-bit WEP Encryption
WPA/WPA2 Encryption
WPS - WiFi Protected Setup for client security setup
Switchable Hidden SSID
Restricted access list for clients (by MAC address)
Time Scheduling (WLAN can be disabled at certain times of day)
Access Point Discovery
WDS (Wireless Distribution system) for Bridging and Repeating
802.1x Radius Authentication
Wireless Rate-Control
Automatic Power Management
802.11e WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)

Voice-over-IP Features ('Vn' Model)
The Vigor 2830Vn provides two analogue phone ports and an analogue line port provide full PSTN and VoIP integration on the same phones, via both the Internet and your regular analogue line. The two phones can be used independently and simultaneously for both incoming and outgoing calls.

As well as the two telephone ports, a third port, the Analogue Line port, connects into your regular analogue line (PSTN/POTS*). This then gives the telephones access to your analogue line to allow you to make calls as well as your VoIP facility (you can select the PSTN line instead of VoIP by dialling #0). Incoming calls are automatically switched through to your telephone(s) (either one or both) so that each phone can be used for both VoIP and POTS calls. Both telephones plugged into your router have access to VoIP and your analogue line. In addition, using the 'Digit-Map' facility you can set rules about particular call destinations using either the POTS line or your SIP/VoIP service. For example, local calls can be routed via your PSTN line (if you have a free calls package for example) whereas international calls can go via your preferred VoIP provider; there is flexibility to have several digit-map rules.

As well as connecting with a SIP/VoIP gateway directly (such as DrayTEL), the vigor2830Vn can register its phones as extensions on a remote IP PBX, such as DrayTek's Vigor IPPBX products, so this is an idea teleworker solution.

*POTS = Plain Old Telephone Service - The traditional analogue phone voice line in your home/office, e.g. B.T. That line may also be carrying your ADSL data signal.

VoIP Features ('Vn' Model only):
Two 'FXS' Phone Ports
Line Port for connection to analogue (POTS) line
Automatic phone switch-over for incoming calls on either PSTN or VoIP
Hotline Facility (Dial preset number when handset lifted)
Digit-Map facility for LCR selection
Protocols: SIP, RTP / RTCP
12 SIP Registrar Accounts (for up to 12 VoIP providers/Trunks)
Compatible as remote extensions on DrayTek IP PBXs
G.168 Line Echo-cancellation
Automatic Gain Control
Jitter Buffer ( 125ms )
Voice Codecs:
G.711 A / U Law
G.729 A / B
Tone Generation: DTMF , Dial , Busy , Ring Back , Call Progress
DTMF Transmission: In Band / Out Band ( RFC-2833 ) / SIP info
FAX / Modem Support G.711 Pass-through
T.38 for FAX
Supplemental Services (Dependent on ITSP):
Caller ID
Call Hold / Retrieve
Call Waiting
Call Waiting with Caller ID
Call Transfer
Call Forwarding ( Always , On Busy and On No Answer )
DND (Do not Disturb)
Call Barring ( Incoming / Outgoing )
MWI ( Message Waiting Indicator ) ( RFC-3842 )

3G Cellular Data Features
The Vigor 2830 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.

With the Vigor 2830n/2820Vn, your local users can be connected wirelessly to the router, so instant free 'hotspots' can be deployed quickly and easily. Mains power is required for the router's PSU, but this could be from a mobile generator or equivalent so you need to plan for this.

Supported 3G Modems / Phones
3 Huawei E156G
3 Huawei E1550
3 Huawei E1750
3 ZTE MF627
3 ZTE MF112 - ( or later)
BT Huawei E180
BT Huawei E170
O2 Sierra 885
O2 Sierra 888
O2 Sierra 889
O2 MC930D
O2 Huawei E160
O2 Huawei E169
O2 ZTE MF100 - ( or later)
Orange Icon 225
Orange Huawei E160 / E160E
Orange Huawei E1752
T-Mobile 110
T-Mobile 120 - ( or later)
T-Mobile 150
T-Mobile Huawei E170 - Web'n'Walk Stick III
T-Mobile 530
T-Mobile 610
T-Mobile 620 - ( or later)
Vodafone Huawei E170 & E172
Vodafone Huawei E270 & E272
Vodafone K3520
Vodafone K4505 - ( or later)
Vodafone K3760 - ( or later)
Vodafone K3765 - ( or later)
Vodafone K3565 (all variants)
Vodafone K3570-Z - ( or later)
Huawei E220
Option Icon 431
Novatel MC950D
Nokia N70
Nokia N73
Nokia N95
Nokia E65
Nokia 6233

Additional Modem Support is added continuously so this list is not exhaustive or always up to date. Please check that your specific modem is supported if not listed. Please check here for latest information on your preferred modem model. If you have a new modem, not supported, it is possible to obtain logs for engineering to assess.
3G Modems for the DrayTek Vigor 2820 compatible with Vodafone, 3, Orange, T-Mobile and O2

The Vigor 2830 and 3G cellular modem setup is ideal for:
Backup to your primary Internet feed (ADSL, cable etc.)
Providing lower cost broadband than a fixed line solution
Areas without fixed line broadband access
Compatible with a wide range of 3G modems/phones
Temporary Locations
Mobile Homes
Locations on the move - coaches, trains
Fairgrounds & temporary exhibitions
Outdoor locations (the router and modem itself must be indoors!)
Disaster Planning & High Availability

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
The Vigor 2830'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 Vigor 2830 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'. You can also use Windows Explorer to view and access the contents of the USB drive.

If you do have a USB memory key connected, you can also have the router save it's system logs (syslog) to that memory instead of to a connecting computer; useful for technical personnel (SysAdmins).

Vigor 2830 Series - Technical Specification Physical Interfaces:
LAN Ports (Switch)
4 X Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mb/s) Ports
Port-Based VLAN (Inclusive/Exclusive Groups)
802.1q VLAN Tagging
WAN Ports:
ADSL Port Compliant with:
ANSI T1.413 Issue2
ITU-T G.992.1 G.dmt (ADSL)
ITU-T G.992.2 G.lite
ITU-T G.992.3 ADSL2
ITU-T G.992.5 ADSL2+
Annex L (READSL)
Annex A
Annex M
ANFP Issue 3 Compliant/Certified (for Annex A & Annex M)
Secondary WAN Port : Gigabit (1000Mb/s)) Ethernet for load balance and WAN failover
USB Port for 3G Cellular Modem or Printer
VoIP: 2-port FXS Phone Ports (Vigor2830Vn only)
Load Balance/Failover Features:
Outbound Policy-Based Load-Balance
WAN Connection Fail-over
BoD (Bandwidth on Demand)
Vigor 2830 ATM Protocols (DSL):
RFC-2684/RFC-1483 Multiple Protocol over AAL5
RFC-2516 PPP over Ethernet
RFC-2364 PPP over AAL5
PPPoE pass through LAN/WLAN
PPPoE/PPPoA Relay (ADSL Bridge; feature due Autumn 2009 ETA)
Transparent bridge for MPoA
Multiple PVC support for Triple Play Applications (up to 8 simultaneous)
Wireless LAN Features ('n' Models Only):
802.11n Switchable Dual-Band (2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz)
MIMO Technology with three aerials (2T3R)
Multiple SSID : Create up to 4 virtual wireless LANs (independent or joined)
Packet Aggregation and Channel Bonding
Optional Higher Gain or directional aerials available
Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g Standards
Active Client list in Web Interface
Wireless LAN Isolation (from VLAN groups and wired Ethernet interfaces)
64/128-bit WEP Encryption
WPA/WPA2 Encryption
Switchable Hidden SSID
Restricted access list for clients (by MAC address)
Time Scheduling (WLAN can be disabled at certain times of day)
Access Point Discovery
WDS (Wireless Distribution system) for WLAN Bridging and Repeating
802.1x Radius Authentication
Wireless VLAN
Wireless Rate-Control
Automatic Power Management
802.11e WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
VoIP Features (Vigor2830Vn only):
Protocols: SIP, RTP / RTCP
12 SIP Registrar Accounts (for up to 12 VoIP providers)
Line port for PSTN Passthrough (integrates POTS line)
Auto-fallback to PSTN under power/Internet failure
G.168 Line Echo-cancellation
Automatic Gain Control
Jitter Buffer ( 125ms )
Voice Codecs:
G.711 A / U Law
G.729 A / B
Tone Generation: DTMF , Dial , Busy , Ring Back , Call Progress
DTMF Transmission: In Band / Out Band ( RFC-2833 ) / SIP info
FAX / Modem Support G.711 Pass-through
T.38 for FAX
Supplemental Services:
Caller ID
Call Hold / Retrieve
Call Waiting
Call Waiting with Caller ID
Call Transfer
Call Forwarding ( Always , On Busy and On No Answer )
DND (Do not Disturb)
Call Barring ( Incoming / Outgoing )
MWI ( Message Waiting Indicator ) ( RFC-3842 )
Hotline (Dial preset number when handset lifted)
WAN Protocols (Ethernet):
DHCP Client
Static IP
L2TP *
Firewall & Security Features:
CSM (Content Security Management):
URL Keyword Filtering - Whitelist or Blacklist specific sites or keywords in URLs
Block Web sites by category (e.g. Adult, Gambling etc. Subject to subscription)
Prevent accessing of web sites by using their direct IP address (thus URLs only)
Blocking automatic download of Java applets and ActiveX controls
Blocking of web site cookies
Block http downloads of file types :
Binary Executable : .EXE / .COM / .BAT / .SCR / .PIF
Compressed : .ZIP / .SIT / .ARC / .CAB/. ARJ / .RAR
Multimedia : .MOV / .MP3 / .MPEG / .MPG / .WMV / .WAV / .RAM / .RA / .RM / .AVI / .AU
Time Schedules for enabling/disabling the restrictions
Block P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file sharing programs (e.g. Kazza, WinMX etc. )
Block Instant Messaging programs (e.g. IRC, MSN/Yahoo Messenger etc.)
Multi-NAT, DMZ Host
Port Redirection and Open Port Configuration
Policy-Based Firewall
MAC Address Filter
SPI ( Stateful Packet Inspection ) with new FlowTrack Mechanism
DoS / DDoS Protection
IP Address Anti-spoofing
E-Mail Alert and Logging via Syslog
Bind IP to MAC Address
Bandwidth Management:
Guaranteed Bandwidth for VoIP
Smart Bandwidth Limit
Class-based Bandwidth Guarantee by User-Defined Traffic Categories
Layer 2&3 (802.1p & TOS/DCSP)
DiffServ Code Point Classifying
4-level Priority for each Direction (Inbound / Outbound)
Bandwidth Borrowed
Temporary (5 minute) Quick Blocking of any LAN Client
Bandwidth / Session Limitation
Network/Router Management:
Web-Based User Interface (HTTP / HTTPS)
CLI ( Command Line Interface ) / Telnet / SSH*
Administration Access Control
Configuration Backup / Restore
Built-in Diagnostic Function
Firmware Upgrade via TFTP / FTP
Logging via Syslog
SNMP v2 & v3 management with MIB-
VPN Facilities:
Up to 32 Concurrent VPN Tunnels (incoming or outgoing)
Tunnelling Protocols: PPTP, IPSec, L2TP, L2TP over IPSec
IPSec Main and Agressive modes
Encryption : MPPE and Hardware-Based AES / DES / 3DES
Authentication : Hardware-Based MD5 and SHA-1
IKE Authentication : Pre-shared Key or X.509 Digital Signature
LAN-to-LAN & Teleworker-to-LAN connectivity
DHCP over IPSec
NAT-Traversal ( NAT-T )
Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
VPN Pass-Through
Network Features:
DHCP Client / Relay / Server
DHCP Option 66 support
Dynamic DNS
NTP Client (Syncrhonise Router Time)
Call Scheduling (Enable/Trigger Internet Access by Time)
Microsoft UPnP Support
Routing Protocols:
Static Routing
Operating Requirements:
Rack Mountable (Optional Vigor 2830 mounting bracket required)
Wall Mountable
Temperature Operating : 0C ~ 45C
Storage : -25C ~ 70C
Humidity 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption: 18 Watt Max.
Dimensions: L240.96 * W165.07 * H43.96 ( mm )
Operating Power: DC 15V (via external PSU, supplied)
Warranty : Two (2) Years RTB
Power Requirements : 220-240VAC

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  • Model: V2830n-plus
  • Shipping Weight: 1Kg
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Draytek

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 January, 2013.

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