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Oct
18
DrayTek Weekly Update 18 October 2017
Posted by Roy Panetta on 18 October 2017 10:57 AM

Security Update

WPA2 Krack Vulnerability

Overview

A new vulnerability could impact all devices using WPA2 protocols to secure their wi-fi networks, according to a report released by US-CERT.  More details in the blog article: https://www.krackattacks.com/

The weakness in the WPA2 protocol allows for attackers to not only read and steal information transmitted across wi-fi, but also potentially manipulate the data or insert malware.

How it Affects DrayTek Wireless Router Products

When DrayTek wireless products, such as wireless routers and access points, are used as wireless base stations, they are not affected by the KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) vulnerability; therefore, patches or updates are not required.

However, other devices connecting to DrayTek products and functioning as wireless clients (e.g., mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc.,) could be vulnerable. You should check with device vendors to determine if updates are needed.

When DrayTek products are used as wireless clients and access into Internet with universal repeater or wireless WAN modes, the wireless traffic is susceptible to interception as the router or access point is acting as a wireless client.

DrayTek will be releasing firmware updates to address the issue starting next week.

Routers with wireless WAN support, and their corresponding fixed firmware versions:

Note:   Routers not listed below are not affected by the vulnerability.

  •          Vigor2860 wireless series, version, 3.8.5.1
  •          Vigor2830v2 wireless series, version, 3.8.1.3
  •          Vigor2925 wireless series, version, 3.8.5
  •          Vigor2912 wireless series, version 3.8.5
  •          Vigor2120, wireless series, version 3.8.5

Access points with universal repeater or Station-Infrastructure support, and their corresponding fixed firmware versions:

  •          AP910c, version 1.2.3.1
  •          AP900, version 1.2.1.1
  •          AP902, version 1.2.3
  •          AP810, version 1.2.3
  •          AP710, version 1.2.3
  •          AP800, version 1.1.6.2

Latest Video

Webinar -   DrayTek and NBN in Australia

This webinar recording provides an overview of NBN in Australia and connectivity solutions from DrayTek that meet network requirements for both business and home users.

Topics covered include: What is NBN in Australia, Multi-Technology Mix used by NBN (FTTH, FTTN, HFC, LTE, Satellite).

video

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New Application Notes

Vigor ACS 2

How to set up AP Load Balance by VigorACS 2?

VigorACS 2 provides AP Load Balance feature in AP Profile feature. Load Balancing is achieved by disallow new connections to the AP when it already has too many stations connected or too much traffic, thus forcing the new station to connect to other free AP.

There are two ways to configure AP Load Balance in VigorACS 2: Balancing by stations an AP is connected or by traffic an AP has. This article demonstrates how to set AP Load Balance in VigorACS 2.

Click here to read the application note.

How to plan the wireless coverage by using Floor Plan feature on VigorACS 2 before deploying VigorAPs?

This application note shows how to use Floor Plan tools in VigorACS 2 to preview the deployment of VigorAPs, estimate the coverage of the wireless signal. It will help in the placement of Access points to achieve the best coverage. The example used here is the deployment of access points in an exhibition centre.

Click here to read the application note.

 

Management

How to plan the wireless coverage by using AP Map feature on AP Management (APM) before we deploy the VigorAPs?

This application note shows how to use the AP Map feature in Vigor Access points to estimate the coverage of the wireless signal and the number of Aps required to obtain the best Wi-Fi coverage in an installation.  The AP Map feature can also be used as graphical AP monitor, which display some of the basic information, after linking the existed AP

The scenario used is Wi-Fi deployment for an exhibition centre.

Click here to read the application note.

Introduction of DrayTek AP Management (APM) Solutions

This application note gives an overview of two solutions DrayTek provides to manage DrayTek Wi-Fi networks.

Click here to read the application note.

 

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Oct
12
DrayTek Weekly Update 12 October 2017
Posted by Roy Panetta on 12 October 2017 10:23 AM

Upcoming Webinar

Free Webinar – DrayTek Routers and NBN in Australia

Tuesday 17 October 2017

10:00AM – 10:45 AM (AEST)

You are invited to attend our next webinar presentation where we will look at DrayTek routers and NBN in Australia.

The webinar will give an overview of NBN in Australia and connectivity solutions available from DrayTek which meet the network requirements for both business and home users.

Topics covered are: what is NBN in Australia, the Multi-Technology Mix offered by NBN and how DrayTek routers fit in as well as latest developments.

There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

To find out more, please join us for this interesting webinar.

webinar

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Latest Video

DrayTek Load Balance Route Policy

Load Balance/Route Policy is a feature in DrayTek routers where a set of defined rules or "policies” directs traffic to the specified interface when conditions are met. This video provides an overview of this feature.

webinar

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Oct
4
DrayTek Weekly Update 4 October 2017
Posted by Roy Panetta on 04 October 2017 10:48 AM

New Application Notes

Miscellaneous

How to set a schedule in Vigor Router and how it works?

This application note shows how to use the schedule feature in Vigor Routers to turn on and off the firewall or Wi-Fi signal, or automatically reboot the router according to a time schedule.

Click here to read the application note.

Management

Introduction of DrayTek AP Management (APM) Solutions

This application note gives an introduction of DrayTek Access Point Management and management options available.

Click here to read the application note.

Connectivity

[Vigor3900] How to configure WAN Inbound Load Balance in Failover mode?

Inbound Load Balance is a feature allowing the Vigor3900/2960/300B routers to be the authoritative name server for domain names. The router can automatically reply its WAN IP to the internet clients querying domain names. In addition, it can do Load Balance or Failover if the router has multiple WAN interfaces. This application note shows how to use Inbound Load Balance in Failover mode

Click here to read the application note.

[Vigor3900] What is Bind IP to MAC and how to use it?

Bind IP to MAC feature is used to allocate a fixed IP address for LAN clients based on the client MAC address. This application note shows how to use this feature in the Vigor3900, Vigor2960 and Vigor300B routers.

 Click here to read the application note.

[Vigor3900] What is Fast Route and When to Use it?

Fast Route is a new feature introduced in firmware version 1.3.1 for the Vigor3900, Vigor2960 and Vigor300B routers.  It allows routing between specified networks, such as LAN to VPN, LAN to LAN, VPN to VPN, to skip the checking by CPU and go to the fast route path directly. This feature improves performance by reducing CPU load.

Click here to read the application note.

Security

How to allow the remote VPN network to access specific local server only?

This application note shows how to restrict remote VPN users to access specific local servers only and prevent them from reaching the rest of the network.

Click here to read the application note.

 

Firmware Updates

VigorAP 910C V1.2.3

New Features

  • Added Support for VigorACS 2.
  • Add more features (e.g. compression) and parameters (e.g. channel width) for AP management.

Improvements

  • Add "Inform Test Button", "Last Inform Response Time" and "URL Wizard".
  • Fixed: Potential memory leakage issue.
  • Fixed: Several WUI issues (e.g. AP Discovery, data flow monitor) for wireless LAN.
  • Fixed: 5GHz channel above 48 was shown as channel 36 if you enabled a 2nd SSID for wireless LAN (country code: DE).
  • Fixed: When 2.4G and 5G SSIDs had the same name, 2.4G clients and 5G clients
  • could not reach each other.

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VigorBX 2000 V3.8.1.6

New Features

  • None

Improvements

Refer to the list in the release notes available in the download link.

Click here to download.

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Sep
20
DrayTek Weekly Update 20 September 2017
Posted by Roy Panetta on 20 September 2017 11:48 AM

New Application Notes

VPN

[Vigor3900] How to use DHCP relay over the VPN tunnel?

The Vigor3900/2960 can act as a DHCP Relay Agent, allowing LAN clients on a local LAN subnet or a connection over a VPN tunnel to obtain IP addresses from a central DHCP server,

 This application note shows how to configure the Vigor3900 to relay DHCP requests to the DHCP server.

Click here to read the application note.

 

User Management

How to create Facebook APP for Web Portal Authentication?

The latest firmware for the Vigor2860 router now has a web portal feature that supports social login as an authentication method. This application note shows how to use Facebook to authenticate users for the web portal.

Click here to read the application note.

 

Connectivity

How to establish BGP connection?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor2860 router and a Vigor2862 router over the WAN connections.

Click here to read the application note.

[Vigor3900] How to establish BGP connection on WAN?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor23900 router and a Vigor2960 router over the WAN connections.

Click here to read the application note.

[Vigor3900] How to establish BGP connection on LAN?

This application note shows how to set up a BGP connection between a Vigor23900 router and a Vigor2960 router over the LAN connections.

Click here to read the application note.

 

Miscellaneous

How to use DrayDDNS?

DrayDDNS is a new feature introduced in the latest firmware for the Vigor2925 routers. (firmware version 3.8.4.2).

This application note shows how to set up the DrayDDNS feature in the router. 

Click here to read the application note.

 

Firmware Updates

Vigor2952 V3.8.4.2

New Feature

  •          Added Support for VigorACS 2.

Improvements

  •          PPTP VPN did not forward GRE traffic automatically.
  •          Certificates generated / signed in Certificate Management can be used by SHA-256.
  •          Allow Virtual WAN on Policy Route.
  •          FTP Privileged port bounce scan.

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Vigor3220 V3.8.4.1

New Feature

  •          Added Support for VigorACS 2.0.

Improvements

Refer to the list in the release notes available in the download link.

Click here to download.

 

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Sep
13
DrayTek Weekly Update 13 September 2017
Posted by Roy Panetta on 13 September 2017 10:13 AM

Upcoming Webinar

Firewall and its Applications in DrayTek Routers– Part 2

Tuesday 19 September 2017

10:00AM – 10:30AM (AEST)

You are invited to attend our next webinar presentation where we will discuss Firewall and its Applications using DrayTek routers.

This is part 2 of our two part webinar series giving an overview of DrayTek firewall Solutions. The discussion will build upon the topics covered in part 1 of the webinar series describing how DrayTek firewalls work and the configuration parameters involved.  Configuration of IP filters will be covered as well as content filtering. The discussion will also cover the use of objects to simplify firewall configuration.

There will be time to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

To find out more, please join us for this interesting webinar.

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