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Understanding Working from Home VPN Solutions in 5 Steps

Work from Home VPN Solution in 5 steps

VPN Topology for Working from Home

VPN Topology

Working from Home? Or on a Business Trip?

Suggested Built-in VPN_Type
Suggested Built-in VPN Type

Built-in VPN type is natively supported by the OS and no Smart VPN Client required.

OS Suggested VPN Type Matched VPN in DrayTek Router Security Advisory FAQ
Windows For V2960 & V3900 IKEv2 IKEv2 EAP For IPsec, use AES-SHA256 security method for highest security and best performance! link
For DrayOS Models L2TP/IPsec L2TP/IPsec link
Android For All Vigor Router Models IPsec XAuth IPsec XAuth link
macOS Cisco IPsec IPsec XAuth link
iOS IPsec IPsec XAuth link
Alternative VPN Type

For all clients, download Smart VPN Client for alternative VPN type.

OS VPN Type in Vigor Router Note FAQ
Windows For All Vigor Router Models SSL VPN or OpenVPN Download Smart VPN Client for free to dial SSL VPN and OpenVPN link
Android link
macOS link
iOS link

Download Smart VPN Client from Here

Connecting Between HQ and Branches?

Branch offices dial LAN-to-LAN VPN to the HQ to have secure access to the company resources.

If HQ dials a LAN-to-LAN VPN to the cloud server, branches can also access to the cloud server via HQ.

Suggested LAN-to-LAN VPN Protocol

IPsec tunnel with AES-SHA256 security method for highest security and best performance

Broadband VPN Router

  Single WAN Dual WAN Multi WAN
Vigor2135 Series Vigor2135 Vigor2915 Series Vigor2915 Vigor2927 Series Vigor2927 Vigor2962 Vigor2962 Vigor3910 Vigor3910
WAN 1x Fixed GbE WAN
(or 1x SFP for F model)
2x GbE WAN 2x GbE WAN 1x 2.5G WAN
+ 1x GbE/SFP Combo
+ 2x GbE, RJ-45
(up to 2 WANs)
2x 10G SFP+
+ 2x 2.5G WAN
4x GbE
IPsec VPN Performance 150 Mbps 200 Mbps 290 Mbps 800 Mpps 3.3 Gbps
SSL VPN Performance 100 Mbps 150 Mbps 120 Mbps 500 Mbps 1.7 Gbps
Max.concurrent VPN Tunnels 2 16 50 200 500
Max.concurrent OpenVPN + SSL VPN 2 8 25 50 200

DSL VPN Router

  Single WAN Dual WAN
Vigor2765 Series Vigor2765 Vigor2865 Series Vigor2865
WAN 1x RJ-11 DSL WAN (VDSL2 35b)
1x GbE WAN
1x RJ-11 DSL WAN (VDSL2 35b)
1x GbE WAN
IPsec VPN Performance 200 Mbps 300 Mbps
SSL VPN Performance 80 Mbps 130 Mbps
Max.concurrent VPN Tunnels 2 32
Max.concurrent OpenVPN + SSL VPN 2 16

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Don’t Want to Change the Existing Office Network?

Keep your current office network, and simply put a Vigor Router in your LAN to work as VPN server.

1. Connect Vigor Router’s WAN port to DMZ port on your company gateway router (or setup port forwarding for VPN to pass to Vigor Rotuer, e,g., port 443 for SSL VPN).

2. Download Smart VPN Client on your device. Select VPN type, and either add your office network to “more route” or enable Change Default Route.

3. Done! Start working from home!

It works for LAN-to-LAN VPN as well! See more at Single-Arm VPN

dial vpn with current topology
VPN Matcher

DrayTek VPN Matcher

VPN Server Behind NAT Made Easy

Some ISPs assign private IP addresses for a multi-site company, and most 4G providers offer private IP, too.

VPN Server with private IP behind NAT makes branches unable to establish a LAN-to-LAN VPN tunnel.

To overcome the limitations, register all your VPN Vigor Routers to DrayTek VPN Matcher, then VPN Matcher will help exchanging the connection information between VPN Server and branches.

With the connection information, VPN tunnel can be established successfully.

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