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VC-230N

802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router

Overview

High Performance Ethernet over VDSL
PLANET 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router, VC-230N, applies 2T2R MIMO antenna technology and provides office and residential users with the ideal solution for sharing a high-speed VDSL2 broadband connection and four-10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet backbone. The VC-230N is developed with three core networking technologies: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet and VDSL2 (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2). Via VDSL 2 technology, the VC-230N offers very high performance access to Internet, up to 100Mbps for both downstream and upstream data transmission. VDSL2 offers the absolutely fastest data transmission speed over existing copper telephone lines without the need for rewiring.
Delivering High-Demand Service Connectivity for ISP / Triple Play Devices
The VC-230N provides excellent bandwidth to satisfy the triple play devices for home entertainment and communication. With the capability of 100/100Mbps symmetric data transmission, the VC-230N enables many multi-media services to work on local Internet, such as VOD (Video on Demand), Voice over IP, Video phone,IPTV, Internet caching server, distance education, and so on.
High-Speed 802.11n Wireless
The VC-230N applies 2T2R MIMO antenna technology and provides two modes for network applications -- Bridgeand Router. With built-in IEEE 802.11b/g and 802.11n wireless network capability, the VC-230N allows any computer and wireless-enabled network device to connect to it without additional cabling. 802.11n wireless capability brings users the highest speed of wireless experience ever; the data transmission rate can be as high as 300Mbps. The radio coverage is also doubled to offer high speed wireless connection even in widely spacious offices or houses.
Secure Wireless Access Control
To secure wireless communication, the VC-230N supports most up-to-date encryptions including WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK. Moreover, the VC-230N supports WPS configuration with PBC/PIN type for users to easily connect to a secured wireless network.
Multiple Functions for Broadband Communication
There are two selectable VDSL2 operating modes of the VC-230N: CO and CPE, which can be adjusted by Web UI. Users can set up Point-to-Point application by connecting two VC-230Ns, in which one in CO mode and the other in CPE mode, to transmit data in high speed between two networks over existing copper telephone lines.
Providing Superior Function
The VC-230N provides user-friendly management interface to be managed easily through standard web browsers. For networking management features, the VC-230N not only provides basic router functions such as DHCP server, virtual server, DMZ, QoS, and UPnP, but also provides full firewall functions including Network Address Translation (NAT), IP/Port/MAC Filtering and Content Filtering. Furthermore, the VC-230N serves as an Internet firewall to protect your network from being accessed by unauthorized users.
Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)

Application

Peer-to-Peer Network Connection
A pair of two VC-230N (or VC-230) can act as a standalone pair for Ethernet distance extension over existing telephone wires. With just one pair of AWG-24 copper wire, you can easily connect two Ethernet networks together with the data rate of maximum 100/100Mbps. Telephone service can still be used while the modems are in operation.
Very High-Speed Internet Connection with Wired / Wireless Type
The VC-230N is the perfect solution for a small group of PCs accessing very high-speed broadband Internet connection simultaneously. With VDSL 2 standard network deployment, it supports downstream and upstream rates both up to 100Mbps.

Compliant with IEEE 802.11n technology, the VC-230N provides better wireless signal, and higher data rate and performance than 802.11g compliant routers. Furthermore, the VC-230N features the latest security and firewall functions to prevent unauthorized access or invasion. By just clicking the Wizard and setting up step by step, you can easily get in the wireless network and enjoy high speed Internet transmission in your home or office.
The VC-230N also incorporates a 4-port 10/100Base-TX switching hub to enable to easily create or extend your LAN and prevent the attacks from the internet.
Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)

Key Features

Features Internet Access Features
  • Shared Internet Access: All users on the LAN can access the Internet through the VC-230N using only one single external IP address. The local (invalid) IP addresses are hidden from external sources. This process is called NAT (Network Address Translation).
  • Built-in VDSL2 Modem: The VC-230N provides VDSL2 modem and supports all common VDSL2 connections.
  • Multiple WAN Connections: Upon the Internet (WAN port) connection, the VC-230N supports Dynamic IP address (IP address is allocated upon connection), fixed IP address, PPPoE, PPTP and L2TP.
  • CO and CPE Support: The VC-230N provides the Peer-to-Peer connection. Users can select the CO and CPE mode manually.
  • Bridge and Router Application: The VC-230N supports two application modes: bridging and routing modes. Currently, the default mode is routing mode. Note: routing mode and bridging mode cannot be used simultaneously.
Advanced Internet Functions
  • Virtual Servers: This feature allows Internet users to access Internet servers on your LAN. The setup is quick and easy.
  • Firewall: The VC-230N supports simple firewall with NAT technology.
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): UPnP allows automatic discovery and configuration of the Broadband Router. UPnP is supported by Windows ME, XP, or later.
  • Selectable VDSL2 Profiles: The VC-230N supports common VDSL2 profiles (30a, 17a, 12a, 12b, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d) for users choice. Users can select different VDSL2 profiles based on their needs.
  • User Friendly Interface: The VC-230N can be managed and controlled through Web UI.
  • DMZ Support: The VC-230N can translate public IP addresses into private IP address to allow unlimited 2-way communication with the servers or individual users on the Internet. It provides the most flexibility to run programs smoothly for programs that might be restricted in NAT environment.
  • RIP1/2 Routing: It supports RIPv1/2 routing protocol for routing capability.
  • VPN Pass-through Support: PCs with VPN (Virtual Private Networking) software are transparently supported - no configuration is required.
LAN Features
  • 4-Port Switch: The VC-230N incorporates a 4-port 10/100Base-TX switching hub, making it easy to create or extend your LAN.
  • DHCP Server Support: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol provides a dynamic IP address to PCs and other devices upon request. The VC-230N can act as a DHCP Server for devices on your local LAN.
Wireless Features
  • Supports IEEE 802.11b, g and 802.11n Wireless Stations: The 802.11n standard provides backward compatibility with the 802.11b and 802.11g standard, so 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n can be used simultaneously. IEEE 802.11n wireless technology is capable of up to 300Mbps data rate.
  • Two External Antennas with MIMO Technology: The VC-230N provides farther coverage, less dead spaces and higher throughput with 2T2R MIMO technology.
  • WPS Push Button Control: The VC-230N supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for users to easily connect to wireless network without configuring the security.
  • WEP Support: WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is included. Key sizes of 64 bit and 128 bit are supported.
  • WPA-PSK Support: WPA-PSK_TKIP and WAP-PSK_AES encryption are supported.
  • Wireless MAC Access Control: The Wireless Access Control feature can check the MAC address (hardware address) of wireless stations to ensure that only trusted wireless stations can access your LAN.
Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)

Specification

Hardware Specifications
Interface LAN: 4 x 10/100Base-TX, Auto-Negotiation, Auto MDI/MDI-X RJ45 port
VDSL2 WAN: 1 x RJ-11
PHONE: 1 x RJ-11, and built-in splitter for POTS connection
Wireless: 2x 5dBi detachable antenna
LED Indicators PWR, DSL, LAN1-4, WLAN, WPS, Security
Button 1 x RESET button
1 x WPS button
Material Plastic
Dimensions (W x D x H) 186 x 143 x 35 mm
Power 12V DC, 1A
Router Features
Internet Connection Type Shares data and Internet access for users, supporting the following internet accesses:
 ■ PPPoE
 ■ Dynamic IP
 ■ Static IP
 ■ PPTP
 ■ L2TP
Max. Session 15000
VDSL2 Functionality CO / CPE mode selection
Selectable fast and interleaved mode
Selectable VDSL2 Profiles
Bandwidth Limitation support
Protocol / Feature Router, Bridge and WISP mode
WDS and WPS
DMZ and Virtual Server
802.1D
QoS
DHCP Server / Client
IGMP Proxy and DNS Proxy
UPnP and DDNS
Routing Protocol Static Routing
RIPv1/2
VPN VPN Pass-through
Security Built-in NAT Firewall
MAC / IP/ Port Filtering
Content Filtering
SPI Firewall support
System Management Web-based (HTTP) configuration
SNTP time synchronize
System Log supports Remote Log
Password protection for system management
Wireless Interface Specifications
Wireless Standard IEEE 802.11b, g and 802.11n
Frequency Band 2.4 to 2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band )
Modulation Type DBPSK, DQPSK, QPSK, CCK and OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16-QAM/ 64-QAM)
Data Transmission Rates 802.11n (40MHz):
270/243/216/162/108/81/54/27Mbps
135/121.5/108/81/54/40.5/27/13.5Mbps (Dynamic)
802.11n (20MHz):
130/117/104/78/52/39/26/13Mbps
65/58.5/52/39/26/19.5/13/6.5Mbps (Dynamic)
802.11g:
54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps (Dynamic)
802.11b:
11/5.5/2/1Mbps (Dynamic)
Channel Maximum 14 channels, depending on regulatory authorities
Antenna Connector 2 x 5dBi detachable antenna
Wireless Data Encryption 64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, 802.1x encryption, and WPS PBC
Compatibility
PLANET VDSL2 CO/CPE DSLAM:
VDL-2420MR, VDL-2420MR48
VDSL2 Switch:
VC-2400MR, VC-2400MR48, VC-820M
VDSL2 CO/CPE bridge and router
VC-230, VC-231, VC-234
Standards Conformance
Standard VDSL2-DMT
Compliant with VDSL2 ITU-T G.993.2 (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, 30a)
G.997 / G.998 Band Plan support
Supports up to 100Mbps / 100Mbps for Upstream / Downstream
Compliant with IEEE 802.3 / 802.3u
U0 Band Support (25KHz to 276KHz)
Packet Transfer Mode Ethernet in the First Mile (PTM-EFM)
Environment Specifications
Temperature / Humidity Operating: 0~50 degrees C, 5%~ 90% (non-condensing),
Storage: -20~70 degrees C, 0~95% (non-condensing)
Certification FCC, CE
Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)

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Datasheet

Date Version Description Download
2013-09-27 1.0 VC-230N

Firmware

Date Version Description Download
2013-10-18 2.0b131014 For hardware version 2.0:
1. Fix Channel
2. Disable default DNS proxy.
2013-09-27 2.0b130822 Release for hardware version 2.0.

Quick Guide

Date Version Description Download
2013-09-06 2.0 Release for hardware version 2.0.

User's Manual

Date Version Description Download
2013-09-06 2.0 Release for hardware version 2.0.

EC Declaration

Date Version Description Download
2013-09-27 2.0 Release for hardware version 2.0.
Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)

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Ordering Information
VC-230N 802.11n Wireless VDSL2 Router (4 x RJ45, 1 x VDSL2 / RJ11, 1 x Phone)