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Check out the brand new DrayTek G2500 and P2500 VigorSwitches

Learn more about the features and benefits of the new PoE and non-PoE gigabit switches from Draytek.

Check out the brand new DrayTek G2500 and P2500 VigorSwitches

Recently, DrayTek have expanded their VigorSwitch family with the addition of VigorSwitch G2500 and VigorSwitch P2500. These two new switches can be configured and monitored instantly through both the VigorACS cloud management platform and/or, a DrayTek Vigor router’s central switch management. Keep reading to find out more!

The VigorSwitch G2500 Gigabit Switch

The DrayTek VigorSwitch G2500 is a Layer 2 Managed Gigabit switch with the possibilities of connecting up to 48 Ethernet devices to it. The Draytek G2500 has 44 x Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 x GbE/SFP combo ports, 2 x SFP ports, 1 x console port. Use the 4 switchable SFP/RJ-45 ports and 2 dedicated SFP module slots to link with additional switches using link aggregation or plug in a suitable SFP module to use optical Fibre as an Ethernet uplink.

The VigorSwitch P2500 With PoE

The DrayTek VigorSwitch P2500 is a similar, Layer 2 Managed Gigabit switch, with an addition of PoE compatibility. It has 44 x Gigabit Ethernet PoE/PoE+ ports with a power budget of 405 watts which provides ample power through Ethernet to each of its 44 PoE / PoE+ enabled Gigabit LAN ports. Supporting up to 30 watts per port, it can easily power a large number of IP cameras, IP phones, wireless APs and other PoE devices. This switch also has 4 x GbE/SFP combo ports, 2 x SFP ports, 1 x console port.

Key Features of VSG2500-K and VSP2500-K Switches

The VigorSwitch G2500 and P2500 have enterprise-level features to help businesses improve their network security and stability. See the full list of features below:

  • 44 x 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet Ports (RJ-45 IEEE 802.3/3u/ab)

  • 4 x Selectable Ports (Nos. 45-48), use as either: 10/100/1000BaseT (Gigabit) Ethernet or SFP (802.3z)

  • 2 x SFP Ports (100Mbps/1Gbps)

  • Console Port (RJ-45 physical, RS-232 electrical)

  • Auto Surveillance VLAN - Recognises traffic from IP cameras and IP phones automatically and add CoS tag for QoS prioritisation

  • QoS (Quality of Service) - Improves the performance of critical traffic by prioritising the traffic with CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence tag

  • IP Conflict Prevention - Improves network stability by avoiding IP conflicts caused by a misconfigured or malicious host

  • Access Control - VigorSwitch supports ACL by IP/MAC and 802.1x port access control with RADIUS to filter unauthorised hosts

  • IPv6 Ready - VigorSwitch supports IPv6 by offering MLD Snooping, IPv6 ACL, and IPv6 DNS Resolver

  • Multiple Admin Accounts - with two levels of administrator privilege

  • Central Switch Management - Set up VLAN easily from the router and get a centralised hierarchy view of the switches

  • Energy-Efficient Ethernet - Compliant with IEEE 802.3az to reduce power consumption

In addition, the VigorSwitch P2500 also features:

  • PoE (Power over Ethernet) - To deliver power and data over one ethernet cable. You can schedule the PoE devices to turn on and off. If a non-PoE device is connected, that port's PoE power is turned off to avoid any potential damage to non-compliant devices

  • PoE Device Check - Enables Ping Watchdog for all PoE devices, if they lose their network connection, you can automatically restart them by a power cycle

Which VigorSwitch is right for you?

The main difference between the VigorSwitch G2500 and VigorSwitch P2500 is that the Draytek VSP2500-K is PoE compatible and the Draytek VSG2500-K is not. If you do not need a PoE compatible switch then G2500 is the cheaper option, also with maximum input power consumption of 31.4 Watts compared to 453.3 Watts that the P2500 consumes. However, if you do require a PoE switch then the P2500 is a great brand new option! Both are available to purchase by clicking on the links above.

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