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* WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) has been around for some time, and is supported on most wireless devices. * WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is newer, and provides stronger wireless security - consequently we recommend WPA over WEP. Note however th...
Most manufacturers' Wireless utility programs support WEP but not WPA. You should instead use the wireless functionality built into Windows XP with Service Pack 2. From the Wireless Network Connection Properties, tick the box for "Use Windows to confi...
Windows 2000 does not support WPA.  However some wireless cards (Netgear 511T) actually ship with support for WPA in Win2k.  There also appear to be several 3rd party addons... > Wireless Security Corporation (which, it seems, has recently been &...
There are 2 free utilities which we find can be quite helpful when diagnosing Wireless LAN (WLAN) issues.  Note that we do not provide support for these products. Netstumbler searches all the wireless channels, and displays a list of all the Wirele...
The wireless devices can physically see each other and associate; however the security authentication is failing, and so higher-level functions (such as DHCP assignment and network browsing) do not work. Please check the wireless security method(s) yo...
In Windows on the laptop with the Vigor 560 connected, please goto Control Panel > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connection. Then click on the [Properties] button. A window like this should open : Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab, and selec...
This is most commonly caused by a mismatch in the wireless security settings. If you are adding a new device to an existing Wireless LAN, please : check the wireless security method(s) you are using - i.e. MAC Address Control, WEP or WPA, SSID stealth...
Your PC can't send or receive packets after the PC connects because the client PC was never actually authenticated to the access point — it only got as far as associated to the AP.  The confusion is understandable because the terms both sound similar...
The antenna attached near to the power switch is 'Main antenna' which can receive and send signal, while the other is 'Auxiliary antenna' which can only receive the signal. The reason is for "Antenna Diversity", whereby the router monitors ...
The Packet Overdrive function is a function that is designed to increase WLAN performance speed. However, the function needs to be enabled at both the router and the client side. Unfortunately, not many products on the market support the Packet Overd...
No. The antenna on the 2700Ge is permanently attached to the body of the router, and is therefore unable to be replaced with another antenna.
WLAN uses radio which is a broadcast medium, and so as the amount of traffic increases, so does the chance of two devices broadcasting at the same time (causing a collision).  For this reason we recommend that the practical limit is closer to 20 clien...
Most of the Vigor routers use Reverse SMA antenna connector type. One exception is the 2700Ge, which has a special antenna that is fastened to the 2700Ge body, and is non-removable.
Like most specifications used for marketing, the 11Mbps or 54Mbps rating is the theoretical maximum.  As such it assumes ideal conditions with no overheads - i.e. one device is transmitting non-stop and the other device is only receiving.  This doesn...
 1 . POSITION YOUR WIRELESS ROUTER (OR WIRELESS ACCESS POINT) IN A CENTRAL LOCATION: When possible, place your wireless router in a central location in your home. If your wireless router is against an outside wall of your home, the signal will be weak...
1.Change to other channels. 2.Telnet into Vigor2800G and type command wl wpa 3 to force using WPA-PSK/TKIP. 3.Do not use XP Zero Configuration and Intel Proset at the same time. If you use XP Zero Configuration, please add the network to preferred network...
WMM is an abbreviation for WI-FI MULTIMEDIA. It is a Wi-Fi Alliance [1] interoperability certification, based on the IEEE 802.11e standard. It provides basic Quality of service (QoS) features to IEEE 802.11 networks WMM prioritizes traffic according...
WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP (WPS) simplifies the process of configuring security on wireless networks. It provides an easy procedure to make secure wireless network connections between wireless PCs and the wireless access point (Vigor router). It uses WPA or...
WEP is the abbreviation for Wired Equivalent Privacy. Wireless networks broadcast messages using radio and are thus more susceptible to eavesdropping than wired networks. WEP was introduced in 1997 to secure IEEE 802.11 wireless networks and was des...
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is a protocol for connecting two access points (AP) wirelessly. It allows a wireless network to be expanded using multiple access points without the need for a wired backbone to link them. It is usually used fir the f...
The range of a Wi-Fi network will depend on many factors such as the signal strength of the Wi-Fi radio in the router or access point, the type of antennas used, and the environment in which the wireless LAN is installed. The environmental factors that...
There are two WDS modes are implemented in Vigor routers. These are: * Bridge Mode * Repeater Mode In REPEATER mode, the packets received from one peer AP can be repeated to another peer AP through WDS links. Repeater mode performs WDS-to-WDS p...
As a wireless station moves from the coverage area of one AP to that of another, roaming mechanism allows the wireless connection to be handed over to new AP.
INFRASTRUCTURE MODE wireless networking bridges (joins) a wireless network to a wired Ethernet network. The network topology consists of wireless stations and (one or more) Wireless Access Points (WAP). This is the most commonly used mode. All the w...
APSD (Automatic Power-Save Delivery) is an enhancement over the power-save mechanisms supported by Wi-Fi networks. It allows devices to take more time in sleeping state and consume less power to improve the performance by minimizing transmission laten...
AD-HOC mode is a method for wireless devices to directly communicate with each other. It allows wireless devices within range of each other to discover and communicate in peer-to-peer fashion without involving a central access point or wireless router....
WLAN is the abbreviation for Wireless Local Area Networks. The Wireless LAN refers to technology that enables two or more mobile stations to communicate using standard network protocols, but without traditional network cabling. DrayTek WLAN devices...
Multiple SSID's are supported in the Vigor2700G; Vigor2710n; Vigor2820n and Vigor2930n series routers. They each support 4 SSID's. This provides 4 different virtual wireless LANs (WLAN) which can be used to provide different levels of security. The ...
Vigor wireless routers support 802.11b and 802.11g as well as 802.11n on the later models. There are 13 channels that are allocated within the 2.4 Ghz band. Each channel uses 30Mhz bandwidth and each are 5 Mhz apart. So in the 2.4 Ghz band which covers...
For an example of how to set up WDS. Have a look at: http://www.draytek.com/support/support_note/router/application/wireless/wds/wireless-wds.php [1] Links: ------ [1] http://www.draytek.com/support/support_note/router/application/wireless/wds/wirel...
VMM is supported in the 2710 and 2820 Series wireless routers. To enable WMM go to "WIRELESS LAN >> WMM CONFIGURATION" menu configuration page. Select Enable for "WMM Capable". To switch on APSD (Automatic Power-Save Delivery) mode, select Enable fo...
Please be advised that the bandwidth available for each wireless client is retrieved by the total bandwidth divided by the number of clients. Therefore, 20 to 30 is in general the maximum recommended range.
You can enter 64 sets of MAC address in 'Access Control' list. It's the same for all Vigor wireless routers.
There are a few of methods you can use to extend the range of a DrayTek Vigor wireless router: * 1. If you need to connect to wireless devices located in a particular direction from the router or access point then you can replace the omnidirectional...
Vigor routers only support EAP-TLS for WIFI security/authentication. They do not support PEAP.
Vigor routers with Wireless LAN capability will by default have the WIRELESS FACILITY ENABLED. Therefore, as soon as you switch the router on and connect it to the Internet, it becomes available to any PC or other device within range. This makes it eas...
\N\NSTEP 1:\N\N * Enable Wireless * Enter a name for your wireless network * Select a channel to use from the pull down menu \N\NSTEP2: SET UP WIRELESS SECURITY\N\N * Select a security mode - We have used WPA/PSK \N\NSTEP 3:\N\N * ...
SCENARIO: Have two SSIDs configured on a Vigor2820 router: one WEP and the other WPA. Computers associated with any SSID can access the internet OK. Computers on one SSID cannot ping computers on another SSID. Wireless LAN isolation not co...
The wireless LAN frequency domain is set to "Europe" for routers sold in Australia. The European standard is used in Australia. This setting is embedded in the firmware and cannot be changed.
To add wireless to a Vigor router which does not have a built-in wireless access point, you will to need to purchase a "Wireless Access Point" (WAP). The WAP is then connected to one of the LAN ports (labelled P1-P4) on the Vigor router. Note that y...
QUESTION: When disabling the wireless function on the Vigor2820VN, is there any wireless signal generated? (No output signal generated, as opposed to not accepting wireless connections) ie: Turning wireless off, actually turns off the wireless trans...
Set the wireless settings for the 2700vg Select Channel 6. Select WPA/PSK on Mode and enter the Pre-shared Key (PSK) then click OK AP800 setting * Select Universal repeater as Operation Mode * Set your Wireless LAN setting for the AP800. ...
Set up the main router Search for the AP800 on tha Wireless LAN>> Access Point Discovery select repeater then click add. You can see now that the AP800 is added to the WDS setting of the 2710. On the AP800 select AP Bridge-WDS Change the I...
Below is the step by step procedure to configure AP800 in bridge mode (point to point). Please take note that a NAT ROUTER is needed for this setup. NETWORK DIAGRAM ­­ * Please copy the MAC address of both AP800 on a notepad. Under System Ma...
MODEM/ROUTER CONFIGURATION (FACING THE INTERNET) ACCESS POINT CONFIGURATION
NOTE: SSID, Wireless Channel and security settings on the 2820n must be the same settings as on the AP800
PROBLEM: I have two laptops both running Windows XP SP3 and a NAS (QNAP) box hooked up directly to the router. Both laptops can access the network resources when they're connected straight to the LAN port. However, while they're on wireless, both ...
1. After setting wireless general setup, please go to security page to set 802.1x mode. 2. Go to RADIUS page to add users profile for wireless client login. Wireless client (Windows XP) 1. Add a new connection manually, then follow the screens...
New phones including iPhone 4 and Galaxy 2 works well with these settings below: Settings should be WPA2/PSK with 8 characters of Pre-Shared key.
QUESTION We have constant issues with wireless connectivity. Anytime we try to copy a large file across the network, or download a torrent file the download speed slows, then stops completely. All other WLAN clients cannot use the network at all, an...
This guide will help you to configure the AP800 using Universal Repeater mode to extend the wireless LAN. STEP 1: CONFIGURE WIRELESS ON VIGOR2130N/VN As shown in the diagram above, Go to WIRELESS LAN>>GENERAL SETUP configuration menu in the Vigor2130 ...
SCENARIO Customer has a Vigor2830n router providing Wi-Fi access wireless on their LAN for internal staff. Staff can also access the Internet using a wired LAN connection to the LAN. Additional requirement… Customer wants guests to have limited acces...
The Vigor2820 router only supports one IP subnet and has no user management facility but we can still isolate guest Wi-Fi users from the main network but still allow the access to the Internet. STEP 1 - CREATE GUEST VLAN Go to LAN>>VLAN CONFIGURATION ...
If your Access Point (AP) is connected to multiple subnets, you may set up multi-SSID to separate the wireless clients to different network. This document demonstrates how to set up your AP with multi-SSID. Here is an example of AP connecting to a router ...
Emerging mobile technology and applications demand more bandwidth. Wi-Fi users are increasing day by day. Dropped connections, poor quality and limited mobility are major areas of frustration for users today. 802.11ac is now available to meet these dema...
GETTING BEST WITH AIRTIME FAIRNESS Slow devices dominate the shared medium over fast devices in existing Wi-Fi network and performance of the network goes down due to this. Air Time Fairness is now available to solve this problem. It significantly impro...
This video shows you how to configure the DrayTek VigorAP 800 wireless access point as a wireless repeater to extend the Wi-Fi network. In the example shown a VigorAP 800 is configured in universal repeater mode iand will extend the Vigor2860n wireless ne...
This video will show how to configure 802.1Q VLAN trunk between a DrayTek router and an access point to set up multiple IP subnets in the access point. This configuration can be used to isolate wireless users to the required subnets. For example you may w...
If you wish to extend the wireless range using two access points and also want to use the same SSID, AP Bridge-Point to Point mode can be used. Here is an example of two AP900 (AP Bridge-Point to Point) connecting to each other. "AP Bridge - Point to Po...
This application note shows how to use the universal repeater mode on the VigorAP 800 access point with distinct SSID to extend the wireless signal. In this example the VigorAP 800 is connected to Vigor2860. The Vigor AP800 is configured to use universa...
DrayTek provides a range of Wi-Fi solutions for SOHO and small business users. The latest mid-range router models provide wireless access point management. This enables the system integrator or network administrator to easily deploy and manage a Wi-Fi net...
This Video shows you how to extend your Wi-Fi network by using two DrayTek wireless access points. In the example shown in this video, "AP Bridge-Point to Point" will be used to configure two VigorAP 900 wireless access points to communicate with each oth...
This guides shows how to use Vigor AP in Bridge-Point to Multi-Point mode. Using this mode, VigorAP will connect to other VigorAPs which operate in the same mode, and their wired clients will be able to access one another through the 2.4G wireless connect...
Central AP Management is a feature that is available in DrayTek Vigor2860 and Vigor2925 routers. It provides centralised management and configuration of DrayTek wireless access points. This video describes each of the features of Central AP management (...
Some customers may lose Wi-Fi access in the Vigor Wi-Fi routers and access points due to the WLAN ON/OFF/WPS switch on the side of the router or access point being accidentally pressed. To overcome this DrayTek have added a feature in routers and Accsss P...
This document will guide you through on how to extend wireless coverage to two locations using two Vigor AP810 and a Vigor 2830n as your wireless router. Supported Models: Vigor AP 710, Vigor AP810, Vigor AP 910c, Vigor AP902, Vigor 2760n/Vn, Vigor 2832...