DrayTek VigorAP 920R - Ruggedised Wireless Access Points
The DrayTek VigorAP 920R is a wireless access point designed for outdoor environments. It is ideal for providing wireless access to users and devices in any outdoor scenarios, including restaurants, gardens, marinas, educational premises or, really, anywhere where outdoor access is needed.
The VigorAP 920R can be wall or pole-mounted - fixing brackets are included with the product, allowing the VigorAP to be fitted at up to 45° up & down and/or left & right.
Fully IP67 compliant, the product can work in extremes of heat, cold, dirty and wet environments. It is dust and water resistant and housed in a robust metal case to withstand harsh environments.
When we say 'ruggedised', this product has been designed from scratch, using high-tolerance components and designed to perform in all supported environments, in operating temperatures of well below freezing up to 70° Centrigrade. This isn't our indoor product 'put in a fancy box' and hoping for the best.
The VigorAP 920R is an 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-band access point, backwards compatible with 802.11ac Wave 1 & 802.11a/b/g/n wireless devices. It has 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless radios for simultaneous dual band operation, with 4 individually configured SSIDs available on each band.
It is based on the same familiar OS as other DrayTek VigorAPs such as the VigorAP 902 and VigorAP 910C with scheduling (radio or individual SSIDs), 802.1X with RADIUS authentication (client or internal server) and many advanced wireless features which are detailed in the "Wireless Features" section.
In addition to direct web management, the VigorAP can be managed remotely through VigorACS
To monitor operating conditions, the VigorAP 920R has an integrated temperature and humidity sensor, which can display over time (1, 7 or 14 days) and send alerts via Syslog or E-mail should the VigorAP's internal temperature or humidity exceed safe levels.
Power is provided over the Ethernet cable (PoE 802.3af) using a PoE Ethernet switch or PoE injector.
VigorAP 920R Summary
- Business-class Wireless Access Point
- Ruggedised IP67 for outdoor usage and
- extreme unprotected environments
- PoE Powered
- Simultaneous dual-band (2.4/5Ghz)
- 5GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 (up to 866mbps)
- 2.4GHz 802.11n (up to 400mbps)
- Support for 5Ghz Extended Channels (100-140)
- Centrally managed or standalone operation
- Central Management supports mobility, load-balancing, monitoring, status, upgrade and configuration
- WPA2 Wireless Encryption
- Repeater/Bridge/Access Point & WDS
- Time-Scheduled Operation
- Bandwidth management per SSID
- 802.1q VLAN Tagging
- Client Isolation & Multiple SSIDs
- MAC Address Filtering
- Radius / WPA & 802.1x User Authentication
- Built-in Site Surveyor
- Wall or Pole Mountable
Central Management with a DrayTek Router
The VigorAP 920R can operate in standalone autonomous mode, but can also form part of a centrally managed wireless installation by adding a compatible DrayTek wireless controller (a Vigor2862, 2926, 2952 or 3220 router). This enables you to centrally control, manage and administer multiple AP devices installed around your building/campus. Management also enables efficient usage of your wireless access point through load-balancing, whereby wireless clients are distributed across several access points to reduce congestion.
Check the "Screenshots" section for some examples of the DrayTek Vigor router's Central AP Management facilities.
The DrayTek router operating as the wireless controller can provision a DrayTek VigorAP access point using the Central AP Management profiles configured on the router, with an option to Auto Provision access points - which auto configures the VigorAP with the profile's settings configured onto the VigorAP upon initial connection to the DrayTek Vigor router's network.
For further details of the central management feature, click here.
Central Management with DrayTek VigorACS
The DrayTek VigorAP 920R can also be managed by the DrayTek VigorACS central management system - a cloud platform which can manage most DrayTek products - routers, wireless access points and Ethernet switches, giving you complete visibility and control of your DrayTek product estate, even without a DrayTek Vigor router on site.
The DrayTek VigorACS management system can be used to configure and provision DrayTek VigorAP access points, similarly to performing these actions through the VigorAP's web interface, with a familiar menu layout in the Configuration section of VigorACS.
Profiles for groups of access points can be provisioned in VigorACS by selecting a VigorACS network, then accessing Configuration > AP Profile to configure profiles and apply them selectively.
DrayTek's VigorACS management monitors the VigorAP 920R, with a Dashboard view giving a central overview of the most important information from the VigorAP's current status: