Vigor 2862Ln 3G/4G LTE & VDSL Router
The Vigor 2862L Series features the same specification as the standard Vigor2862 product with the addition of built-in 4G (Cellular/LTE) connectivity, compatible with all UK/Ireland cellular networks (apart from ‘Relish’). The series includes the Vigor 2862Ln and the Vigor 2862Lac, the difference being 802.11n Wireless LAN vs. 802.11ac dual-band (see full specification tab). If you do not want to use wireless it can be disabled.
The embedded 4G/LTE connectivity provides a self-contained solution as opposed to having to add external/USB modems to your router. A standard SIM slot on the back of the router is secured with a cover to prevent accidental removal (you can leave the cover off if you need easy access).
As well as connectivity to the 4G (LTE) networks, the Vigor 2862L series provides backward compatibility to 3G networks for areas or networks where 4G isn’t available. Full function SMS message operation also provides additional functionality and control (see later).
Your 3G/4G can provide your sole/primary Internet connection, with optional fallback (backup) to another WAN connection (DSL or Ethernet fed) or 3G/4G can be the backup to your primary DSL/Ethernet connection.
Text Message (SMS) Control & Reporting
As a cellular network device, the Vigor 2862L takes advantage of text messaging (SMS) to allow remote interrogation and control. Sending a simple command (‘router status’) to the router from a regular cellphone will get an instant reply telling you about the router’s current status, firmware version, each WAN port’s IP address, status and data volumes.
Another command (‘router reboot’) enables you to reboot the router remotely. For security, the commands require a password and a whitelist can allow messages only from your specified phones preventing unauthorised persons from being able to send rogue commands. See the screenshot on the right for examples.
The Vigor 2862Ln can also send and receive text messages from its web interface; checking incoming messages allows you to read service messages, for example that you are low on credit but it’s also a quick way to type a message to anyone else’s mobile phone from your web browser. The facility is also useful to confirm your credit balance (for PAYG SIMs) or to use top-up vouchers (where these are accepted by SMS). You can also send text messages from the command line via a telnet connection – more suited for automation/integration.
Draytek 2862ln Features
• Built-in 3G/4G LTE Cellular Connectivity.
• LTE Speed Up to 150/50 Mbs/s (RX/TX.)
• Built-in standard SIM slot.
• Send & receive text messages (SMS.)
• Send Texts from GUI or Telnet.
• Status reports by SMS (text message.)
• Compatible with all main UK/IE 3G/4G Providers.
• Built-in 802.11n or 802.11ac Wireless.
• Optional Vigorcare available (Cat.2)
• 5-Port Gigabit LAN Ports.
5 WAN Connectivity methods:
• 3G/4G/LTE (Internal SIM slot.)
• 3G/4G/LTE (Optional USB Modem.)
• Ethernet (RJ45, switchable with LAN P5.)
• Wireless WAN (to mobile hotspot, cafe etc.)