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DrayTek Vigor 2830

DrayTek Vigor 2830
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DrayTek Vigor 2830 review: specs and price

DrayTek Vigor 2830
DrayTek Vigor 2830
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Why is DrayTek Vigor 2830 better than the average?

  • External antennas
    3vs1.01
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • USB ports
    1vs0.81
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.75

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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2.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

3.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

4.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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10

5.thickness

165mm

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12mm

6.width

241mm

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21mm

Performance

1.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
DrayTek Vigor 2830

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

2.Has DNS relay
DrayTek Vigor 2830

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

3.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

Antennas

1.external antennas

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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3

2.Has removable antennas
DrayTek Vigor 2830

The antennas can be removed if they are not needed, or replaced with longer ones if necessary.

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
DrayTek Vigor 2830

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has port filtering
DrayTek Vigor 2830

Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain Internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting Internet usage.

3.Has a URL filter
DrayTek Vigor 2830

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

4.Has a static IP address
DrayTek Vigor 2830

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

5.Has WPA2-PSK
DrayTek Vigor 2830

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

6.Has MAC address filtering
DrayTek Vigor 2830

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

Features

1.Has QoS
DrayTek Vigor 2830

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Network Time Protocol enabled
DrayTek Vigor 2830

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

3.IPv6 enabled
DrayTek Vigor 2830

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

4.Has Universal Plug n Play
DrayTek Vigor 2830

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

5.Has static routing
DrayTek Vigor 2830

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

6.power consumption operation

18W

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.

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