VigorSwitch G1080 - 8 Port Gigabit Web Smart Switch
The VigorSwitch G1080 is a small, high-performance Gigabit smart switch designed for small and medium business networks that require simple network management, with support for VLANs, QoS and Link Aggregation (increases uplink speed for high data volume applications).
The VigorSwitch G1080 can be managed directly through its web interface, or can be installed in conjunction with a compatible Vigor router to expand the router's network, with the VigorSwitch G1080 managed and monitored through the DrayTek Vigor router's web interface.
VigorSwitch G1080 Summary
- Product Description: Draytek VigorSwitch G1080 - switch - 8 ports - Managed
- Device Type: Switch - 8 ports - Managed
- Subtype: Gigabit Ethernet
- Ports: 8 x 10/100/1000
- Capacity: Virtual interfaces (VLANs): 8
- MAC Address Table Size: 4K entries
- Jumbo Frame Support: 9KB
- Routing Protocol: IGMPv2
- Features: VLAN support, IGMP snooping, Broadcast Storm Control, Multicast Storm Control, Unicast Storm Control, firmware upgradable, Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), Quality of Service (QoS), reset button, IPv4 support, Energy Efficient Ethernet
- Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.3az
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 15.5cm x 8.5cm x 2.6cm
- Weight: 2.6 kg
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty
Network Segmentation with Port-based & Tag-based VLAN
The DrayTek VigorSwitch G1080 can separate network segments using IEEE 802.1q VLANs, with both Tag-based and Port-based VLANs:
This type of VLAN can be used to segment networks using a single network link between the DrayTek Vigor router with multiple subnets (VLANs) and the VigorSwitch G1080, with different ports being assigned to each of the router's VLANs.
In this example, there are three VLANs being passed through the VigorSwitch G1080's first port, providing network ports to each of these networks. The clients on connected to each of these VLANs are isolated from each other, with access being controlled by the Vigor router's firewall.
DrayTek Central Switch Management can assist with configuring the VLAN settings on the VigorSwitch - see the 'VLAN Configuration' section of the 'Central Management' tab for more details.
This type of VLAN configures the VigorSwitch G1080 as two separate network switches, with some ports being assigned to each of these networks, but kept fully isolated from each other.
Prioritise traffic & ports with Quality of Service
The VigorSwitch G1080 supports Quality of Service to prioritise latency sensitive traffic using both 802.1p CoS (Class of Service) and Port based mode.
802.1p CoS allows both software applications - such as Skype, and network devices - such as VoIP handsets that send priority tags with their time sensitive data, to be prioritised over general data transfers using the 4 flexible Queues and scheduling system of the switch.
With Port-based Quality of Service, VoIP phone handsets can be assigned a higher priority than a Network Attached Storage server, so that file transfers over the network cannot affect call quality.
Control port throughput with Rate Limiting
The VigorSwitch G1080 can control the bandwidth available to each of its network switch ports, with the Ingress rate (data received on that port) and Egress rate (data sent from the switch to that port) being configurable in increments from 512 kilobits per second, 1 megabit per second, 2mbps, up to 512mbps and Unlimited.
Multicast IGMP Snooping
With IGMP Snooping enabled, the VigorSwitch G1080 can determine which ports are requesting multicast data streams, with IP-TV for instance, and send that data only to the ports that have requested it, instead of the multicast streams being sent to all ports of the switch.
The VigorSwitch G1080 can keep track of up to 128 multicast groups.
Link Aggregation / Port Trunking
When connecting the VigorSwitch G1080 to a larger network switch such as the VigorSwitch G1280, the link between that switch and the G1080 could be a bottleneck for the devices communicating between those two switches. With Link Aggregation configured on both switches and two 1Gb/s network links between the two switches, traffic can be shared between the two ports, effectively doubling the bandwidth of the uplink and providing resilience should one of the links fail.