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Gigabit Wired Bridge VPN Router Now Available

The popular EIGR series of high-speed routers has been expanded to include a wired bridge VPN model which facilitates easier secure remote access, especially for BACnet systems without the need to setup any BBMDs.

The EIGR-VB high-speed router links two 10/100/1000 Mbps Internet Protocol (IPv4) networks—passing appropriate traffic while blocking all other traffic. One network is the local-area-network (LAN); the other is the wide-area-network (WAN). The built-in stateful firewall passes communication initiated on the LAN-side while blocking WAN-side initiated communication. With Port Address Translation (PAT), LAN-side clients can access the Internet. Network Address Translation (NAT) allows a one-to-one translation between LAN-side and WAN-side devices. With Port Forwarding, LAN-side devices can be accessed from the Internet. The EIGR-VB incorporates a four-port Ethernet switch for multiple LAN-side connections. An external Ethernet-based modem—cable or DSL—can be used to connect to the Internet. DSL modems connect via the PPPoE protocol.

The EIGR-VB includes real-time clock and OpenVPN client/server functionality. As a VPN Server, up to 10 VPN clients (PC/Phone/Tablet) can be supported. The VPN clients are bridged to the LAN side and are provided an IP address from the LAN subnet. This allows passage of multicast and broadcast messages through the VPN tunnel and provides the same application experience to the VPN client device as if it was connected directly to the LAN side. The EIGR-VB operates over 0 to 60°C temperature range.

Although the EIGR-VB has many of the same features found in high-end routers, it is simpler to install and commission. A resident DHCP server on the LAN- side will provide IP addresses to LAN-side clients while a DHCP client on the WAN-side will accept IP address assignments from the attached network.Static addressing is accommodated as well. Configuration is via a web browser using authentication. With a DIN-rail mounting clip, rugged metal enclosure and the ability to be powered from a low-voltage AC/DC power source, the EIGR-VB is ideal IP router for automation systems.

To learn more, visit the EIGR Gigabit IP Router product page.


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