Except for the DSL interface, there is also a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port that can be used for any types of connection and add an additional connectivity to share the traffic load. 3G/4G/LTE USB modem can also be attached to the USB ports of the router, and offer wireless Internet connectivity in case the fixed lines are not available, In fact, all of the WAN interfaces can be configured to operated in either Load Balancing mode, which will be active all the time, or in Failover mode, which will be active only when detecting connection loss or heavy load on the primary connection.
On Vigor2862 Series, Load Balancing can be set in either IP-based mode, which means the packets destined to different IP address will be distributed across different WANs, or Session-based mode, which means the packets belong to different sessions can take different paths, this allows a multiple-session connection to be established across multiple WANs, and the maximum data rate will be all the WAN's bandwidth combined. Policy-based Load Balancing is also supported so that you may specify the path for some certain packets.
To increase network accessibility more, Vigor2862 Series also support High Availability feature and allows one or more redundant Vigor2862B Series to be added to the network and operated in standby mode.
The 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch on the LAN side provides high-speed connectivity for the servers and PCs on the local network, and the Virtual LAN (VLAN) features allow you to separate the LAN clients into different logical domains thus to increase the security and network efficiency. Vigor2862 Series support 802.1Q standard and can build a Tag-based VLAN system with an 802.1Q-support switch, Port-based VLAN is also supported that each LAN port can be configured as a member of different VLAN and be isolated from each other without the use of VLAN tag. Moreover, up to 8 IP subnet can be set up on Vigor2862 Series, so each VLAN can use different IP addressing space.
Vigor2862 Series has implemented an integrated solution to work as a public Wi-Fi hotspot. While providing Internet access to the guest users, the Hotspot Web Portal can be used to collect the users' information, informing the terms and conditions, and presenting a landing page to them.
Vigor2862 Series support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall and flexible filtering rules, it can accept or deny packets based on the information in the packet header (such as source IP, destination IP, protocol, and port number) or the packet's application. IP-based restrictions can be set to filter certain HTTP traffic as well as various application software and help you to prevent time and network resource wasting on inappropriate network activities.
With an annual subscription to Cyren Web Content Filtering service, you may also filter the websites by their categories, and set up restrictions to block the whole categories of websites (such as Social Networking, Gambling.. etc.) without the need to specify every site you would like to block. The Cyren service is constantly updating the categorization, and a free 30-day trial is included in every new router.
The Vigor2862 Series firewall also includes DoS (Denial of Service) Defense to protect the network against variants of attacks.
Vigor2862 Series support both LAN-to-LAN VPN and Remote Dial-in VPN, up to 32 VPN tunnels can be set up simultaneously. All the industry standard tunneling protocols are supported, including PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, and GRE, and it's compatible with 3rd party VPN devices.
Vigor2862 Series also support SSL VPN - a type of VPN based on the very common encryption method which is used by all the HTTPS websites. While the traditional VPN protocols might be filtered by the firewall and NAT of public networks, SSL VPN will be passed as long as the HTTPS is allowed. DrayTek also offers free official client App for Windows, iOS, and Android.
VPN Trunking is also supported by Vigor2862 Series, this allows you establish two VPN tunnels to the same remote site but through different WAN interfaces. The two trunking tunnels can be set up in load balancing or failover mode.
Vigor2862 Series can act as a Central Management portal for all the Vigor devices on the network, including VigorAPs, Vigor Switches, and even Vigor Routers. With Central Management feature, device maintenance (such as firmware upgrading, configuration backup and restore) and monitoring can all be done from a single portal, which is the Web User Interface of Vigor2862 Series.
Vigor2862 Series can manage up to 20 VigorAP on its LAN. Automatic Provisioning can be triggered when a VigorAP newly join the network and this makes AP deployment much faster. You may also get the client or traffic history of all the AP from Vigor2862B Series, and set up load balancing rules for the AP.
Central Switch Management allows you to manage up to 10 Vigor Switches from Vigor2862 Series, the status of every port can be directly viewed from the router. Vigor2862 Series also support VLAN configuration for the switches, setting that matches the router's VLAN settings and the switch hierarchy is automatically provided which makes the VLAN configuration much simplified.
Through mobility, brought by cellular networks, you can connect 3.5G/4G USB mobile to 2.0 version USB port on Vigor2860 series. This can be a backup broadband connection if the primary fixed line drops. You can connect USB disk or hard-drive to USB port for memory storage and file sharing.
The Vigor2862 Series provide you with FTP access file uploading/downloading, which can be used from the local LAN or from anywhere on the Internet.
The access can be using "username and password" or 'public'. Each of them can have their own directories and/or file access rights. The VDSL2/ADSL2+ interface, Gigabit Ethernet interface and USB mobile can be used either for WAN-backup or load balancing.