The DrayTek VigorSwitch G1080 can separate network segments using IEEE (Energy-Efficient Ethernet) 802.1q VLANs, with both Tag-based and Port-based VLANs. Tag-based VLAN can be used to segment networks using a single network link between the router with multiple subnets (VLANs) and the VigorSwitch G1080, while Port-based VLAN configures the VSG1080 as two separate network switches, with some ports being assigned to each of these networks, but kept fully isolated from each other.
The VigorSwitch G1080 supports Quality of Service to prioritise latency sensitive traffic using both 802.1p CoS (Class of Service) and Port based mode. 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.
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.
VSG1080-K Key Highlights
- 8 x 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet Ports (RJ-45)
- Tag-based and Port-based VLANs
- QoS with 4 priority queues
- Combine ports 7 & 8 to increase bandwidth to LACP capable switches or servers
What's in the box?
- VigorSwitch P1280 (without PoE)
- Rack mount kit (brackets)
- Quick start guide
- UK power cord