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DrayTek 2865Lax-5G Load Balancing Triple-WAN WiFi 6 5G AX3000 Router

DrayTek 2865Lax-5G Load Balancing Triple-WAN WiFi 6 5G AX3000 Router

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DrayTek Vigor 2865Lax-5G Ethernet Load Balancing Triple-WAN WiFi 6 5G/LTE AX300 Router


The DrayTek Vigor 2865Lax-5G Simultaneous Triple-WAN WiFi 6 4G LTE/5G Router features an integrated 5G/LTE modem, enabling users to leverage mobile broadband effectively, whether for failover or load-balanced broadband connections. Additionally, its WiFi 6 module ensures rapid and efficient wireless connectivity with DrayTek VigorAP access points and end devices. This router is well-suited for Superfast VDSL Broadband and Ethernet-based FTTP Fibre Broadband. Offering Gigabit throughput, Quality of Service, VPN client/server, comprehensive Firewall, and Content Filtering controls, the Vigor 2865Lax-5G router stands out as one of the most versatile devices on the market, compatible with various network requirements.


Key Features

  • VDSL and Ethernet Load Balancer - High throughput handles fast Internet connections, with Load Balancing and Route Policy.
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX3000 Wireless - Featuring Wi-Fi 6 with 2.4 Gigabits link rate for real Gigabit wireless.
  • 5+1 Gigabit LAN Ports with VLANs - Extensive LAN management features, use VLANs to manage up to 8 networks.
  • Firewall & Content Filtering - Manage Internet access with Firewall, App Enforcement & Category-based Web Filtering.
  • DNS with LetsEncrypt Certificates - Free DrayDDNS address for each router, with automated LetsEncrypt SSL/TLS Certificates.
  • Hotspot Web Portal - Provide Internet access to guests and market your business with captive portal.
  • 5G LTE Modem with Dual-SIM - Fast Mobile Broadband connectivity with Dual-SIM failover and Carrier Aggregation.
  • Robust SMB VPN Router - Up to 32 active VPN tunnels, with up to 800Mbps IPsec Hardware Accelerated throughput.
  • VigorACS Central Management - Easily provision, monitor and manage remote sites without on-site IT or dedicated staff.
  • High Availability - Connect a pair of Vigor 2865 series routers to provide a hardware backup solution.
  • Quality of Service with App QoS - Easily prioritise latency-sensitive applications on your network with App QoS.
  • Centralised LAN Management - Easily manage and provision DrayTek VigorAP access points and VigorSwitch switches.
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Up to 800Mbps VPN Throughput with IPsec acceleration
32 LAN-to-LAN & Remote Teleworker VPN Tunnels
16 DrayTek SSL VPN or OpenVPN Tunnels
5G / LTE with Dual-SIMs for Second Backup Telco - New!
AX3000 – Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band Wireless
8 LAN Subnets with VLANs (Port-based / 802.1q)
SPI Firewall and Content Filtering
Optional VigorCare Available
Compatible with VigorACS Central Management Platform

Dimensions and Weight

Width 241 mm, Depth 165 mm, Height 44 mm,Weight 2.1 g


Physical Interfaces
WAN1: VDSL2 / VDSL2 35b / ADSL2+, RJ-11
WAN2/LAN Switchable Port: 1x Gigabit Ethernet (1G/100M/10M), RJ-45
LAN Ports: 5x Gigabit Ethernet (1G/100M/10M), RJ-45
1x USB 2.0 Ports for LTE Modem, thermometer or Printer
2x Removable Wireless LAN antennas
4x Removable 5G LTE antennas
Wireless On / Off / WPS button
Recessed Factory Reset button
NAT Performance:
100 Mb/s Max Sync Rate with VDSL2
300 Mb/s Max Sync Rate with VDSL2 35b
950 Mb/s NAT Throughput for Ethernet WAN with Hardware Acceleration
1.3Gb/s Total Multi-WAN NAT Throughput
800 Mb/s NAT Throughput per WAN without Hardware Acceleration
60,000 NAT Sessions
VPN Performance:
300 Mb/s IPsec (AES256) VPN Performance
800 Mb/s Hardware Accelerated IPsec VPN Performance
130 Mb/s SSL VPN Performance
Max. 32 Concurrent VPN Tunnels
Max. 16 Concurrent SSL VPN / OpenVPN Tunnels
WAN Interfaces
WAN1: VDSL2 / VDSL2 35b / ADSL2+
WAN2: Gigabit Ethernet
5G-NR: Integrated 5G/LTE Modem
WAN6: LTE USB Modem (not included, see supported LTE modem list)
Internet Connection
Load Balancing: IP-based, Session-based
Hardware Acceleration
802.1p/q Multi-VLAN Tagging
WAN Active on Demand: Link Failure, Traffic Threshold
Connection Detection: PPP, ARP Detect, Ping Detect
WAN Data Budget
Dynamic DNS
DrayDDNS – with automated LetsEncrypt Certificates
Full Feature-set Hardware Acceleration:
Hardware Accelerated Quality of Service
Multi-WAN Data Budget
Traffic Graph & Data Flow Monitor
Bandwidth Limit
IPv4 Connection Types: PPPoA, PPPoE, MPoA, DHCP, Static IP, PPTP/L2TP (Ethernet WAN only)
IPv6 Connection Types:
DSL & Ethernet: PPP, DHCPv6, Static IPv6, TSPC, AICCU, 6rd, 6in4 Static Tunnel
5G/4G Modem & USB LTE Modem: TSPC, AICCU
VDSL & ADSL Features
BT Infinity Option 1 & Option 2 Compatible
Compliant with Openreach SIN 498
Auto Detection of VDSL and ADSL line modes
Support for G.INP & Vectoring
VDSL Standards:
ITU-T G.993.1 VDSL
ITU-T G.993.2, G.997.1 VDSL2
Band Plan: G.998, G.997
Annex A, Annex B, Annex C
VDSL2 Profile: 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a, 35b
OLR, UPBO, DPBO Supported
US0 Supported
Loop Diagnostic Mode
DSL Forum WT-114
ADSL Standards:
ANSI T1.413 Issue2
ITU-T G.992.1 G.dmt (ADSL)
ITU-T G.992.2 G.lite
ITU-T G.992.3 ADSL2
ITU-T G.992.5 ADSL2+
ATM Protocols:
RFC-2684/RFC-1483 Multiple Protocol over AAL5
RFC-2516 PPP over Ethernet
RFC-2364 PPP over AAL5
Support for RFC4638 for MTU up to 1500
Integrated 5G Modem Features – New!
Dual-SIM Failover
5G LTE Category 19 (DL) Modem with fallback to 4G/LTE
Unlocked to any network (EE, 3, O2, Vodafone, Eircom)
5G Max Data Rates:
Please note that the maximum real-world throughput speed is estimated to be approximately 600Mbps. Below are the theoretical maximum data link rates for 5G New Radio Standalone (NR SA) and 5G New Radio Non-standalone (NR NSA) for the device.
2.4Gbps Downlink (Category 19)
900Mbps Uplink (Category 18)
2.8Gbps Downlink (Category 19)
555Mbps Uplink (Category 18)
5G NR Sub-6 SA Bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 77, 78
5G NR Sub-6 NSA Bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 77, 78
4G LTE (FDD) Bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28
4G LTE (TDD) Bands: 38, 40
3G (WCDMA) Bands: 1, 8
4x 5G Antennas included with 1m extension cables
Per-SIM-Card WAN Data Budget
2x Standard-Size SIM-Card Slots
Removable SIM slot cover
SMS Inbox - Send & Receive SMS text messages
SMS Router Commands - Status Report, Reboot via text message
Wireless Features
AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 wireless:
802.11ax 2x2 wireless access point
Compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless
Dual-band (2.4/5Ghz) simultaneous wireless
Up to 2400Mbps PHY rate at 160MHz with 5GHz
Up to 574Mbps PHY rate at 40MHz with 2.4GHz
Channel Bandwidth: 20/40MHz for 2.4GHz, 20/40/80/160MHz for 5GHz
Tx Beamforming
Mesh Root support with compatible DrayTek VigorAP Mesh Nodes^
Up to 4 SSIDs per radio band
Extended 5Ghz Band - Channels 36-48, 52-64, 100-140
Wireless Optimisation: Airtime Fairness, AP-Assisted Mobility, Band Steering
Bandwidth Management (Per Station / Per SSID)
WMM (Wireless MultiMedia)
WPS - WiFi Protected Setup
Station Control - Time limited wireless connectivity per Station (e.g. 1 hour)
EAPOL Key Retry - Disable EAPOL Key Retry to protect unpatched WLAN clients from KRACK
Wireless Security:
Pre-Shared Key authentication
Enterprise 802.1x authentication
WEP/WPA for Legacy Clients
Access Control – Blacklist / Whitelist client MAC addresses per SSID
Antenna Specifications
Wireless LAN Antennas:
2x External Dipole
5GHz Gain: 4.5 dBi
2.4GHz Gain: 5 dBi
RP-SMA fitting antenna connectors
5G/LTE Antennas:
4x External Dipole
4x 1m extension base included
Gain: 4.37 dBi
SMA fitting antenna connectors
Firewall & Content Filtering
IP-based or User-based Firewall Policy
User-based Time Quota
DoS Attack Defence
Spoofing Defence
Content Filtering:
Application Content Filter
URL Content Filter
DNS Keyword Filter
Web Features
Web Category Filter*
NAT Features
NAT Port Redirection
Open Ports
Port Triggering
DMZ Host
ALG (Application Layer Gateway): SIP, RTSP, FTP, H.323
VPN Pass-Through: PPTP, L2TP, IPsec
LAN Management
802.1q Tag-based, Port-based VLAN
Up to 8 LAN Subnets (NAT or Routing mode selectable per LAN interface)
Up to 16 VLANs
DMZ Port
DHCP Server:
Multiple IP Subnet
Custom DHCP Options
DHCP Pool Count up to 1022 addresses for LANs 1-3
DHCP Pool Count up to 253 addresses for LANs 4-8
DHCP Relay per LAN
LAN IP Alias
Wired 802.1x Port Authentication
Port Mirroring
Local DNS Server
Conditional DNS Forwarding
Hotspot Web Portal
Hotspot Authentication: Click-Through, Social Login, SMS PIN, Voucher PIN, RADIUS, External Portal Server
Networking Features
Policy-based Routing: Protocol, IP Address, Port, Domain/Hostname, Country
High Availability: Active-Standby, Hot-Standby
DNS Security (DNSSEC)
Local RADIUS server
SMB File Sharing (Requires external storage)
Multicast: IGMP Proxy, IGMP Snooping & Fast Leave, Bonjour
Routing Features: IPv4 & IPv6 Static Routing, Inter-VLAN Routing, RIP v1/v2/ng, BGP
Up to 32 active VPN tunnels - including up to 16 SSL VPN or OpenVPN Tunnels
Up to 16 Hardware Accelerated 800Mb/s IPsec tunnels
LAN-to-LAN - Dial-In VPN Server & Dial-Out VPN Client
Teleworker-to-LAN – Dial-In VPN Server
User Authentication: Local, RADIUS, LDAP, TACACS+, mOTP, TOTP – New!
IKE Authentication: Pre-Shared Key and Digital Signature (X.509)
Encryption: MPPE, DES, 3DES, AES (128/192/256)
Authentication: SHA-256, SHA-1
VPN Trunk (Redundancy): Load Balancing, Failover
Dead Peer Detection (DPD)
IPsec NAT-Traversal (NAT-T)
Virtual IP Mapping – Resolve VPN IP subnet/range conflicts
DHCP over IPsec
DrayTek VPN Matcher – Connect to a VPN router that’s behind NAT/CG-NAT
VPN Protocols:
IPsec IKEv1, IKEv2, IKEv2 EAP
WireGuard - New!
GRE over IPsec
L2TP, L2TP over IPsec
Bandwidth Management
IP-based Bandwidth Limit
IP-based Session Limit
User-based Data Quota
Quality of Service (QoS)
Classify via TOS, DSCP, 802.1p, IP Address, Service Type
4 Priority Queues
App QoS
VoIP Prioritization
Class-based Outbound Traffic Tagging: DSCP & IP Precedence
Local Service: HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, FTP, TR-069
Config File Export & Import
Import Config from:
Vigor 2860 series (f/w or later)
Vigor 2862 series (f/w 3.9.2 or later)
Vigor 2866 series (f/w 4.4.0 or later)
Auto Backup Config to USB Storage – New!
Firmware Upgrade via TFTP, HTTP, TR-069
2-Level Administration Privilege
Access Control Features: Access List, Brute Force Protection
SMS, E-mail Notification Alert
SNMP: v1, v2c, v3
Managed by VigorACS (version 3.6.0 or later)
Router Central Management Features
AP Management: Up to 20 VigorAP access points
Switch Management: Up to 10 VigorSwitch network switches
VPN Management: Up to 8 Vigor routers
DrayTek Mesh: Up to 7 VigorAP access points^
Operating Requirements
Power Requirements: 100-240VAC
Power Consumption (Watts, maximum): 31.2W
Temperature Operating: 0 °C ~ 45 °C
Storage: -25 °C ~ 70 °C
Humidity 10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Operating Power: DC 12V (via external PSU, supplied)
Rack Mountable (Optional Vigor RM1 mounting bracket required)
Wall Mountable
Physical Specifications
241mm Width
165mm Depth
44mm Height
Weight: 670g (‘Lax’ model)
Box Contents
Vigor 2865Lax-5G router
Quick Start Guide
Screws & Wall Plugs for Wall Mounting
2m Cat-5e RJ-45 Network Cable
2x Detachable Wireless LAN Antennas
4x Detachable LTE Antennas
4x 1m LTE Extension Base
DC 12V Power Supply with UK Plug
ROHS, UKCA & CE Compliant
Standard: Two (2) Years, RTB
Software security updates:
5 years after the EOL notification. Please note that this only applies to products sold in the UK
Optional VigorCare Enhanced Warranty
VigorCare B3 3 Year Subscription: VCARE-B3
VigorCare B5 5 Year Subscription: VCARE-B5

Warranty Information

Please check the Specification Section for Warranty Information

Extended Warranty

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VigorCare Enhanced Warranty Service

Prepare for the unforeseen, equipment unfortunately does fail from time to time, be it a power surge, overheating or update failure, having an extended warranty can be a lifeline to your business when you need it most. The following packages below are available.

Broken Equipment

Advanced Replacement

If you suspect that your covered DrayTek product has developed a fault, our experienced support technicians will help you to diagnose the problem and determine whether the unit needs to be service or replaced. If it does, a replacement unit will be sent out the same day for delivery on the next working/business day (to most of the UK). If you wish to take the unit yourself to the service centre (currently North of London), replacement or diagnosis/repair can be carried out in person.

3 or 5 Year Warranty



  • Enhanced Warranty Service
  • 3 or 5 year warranty upgrades available
  • Advanced-Replacement of faulty unit
  • Next working day* replacement unit
  • Cover for 3 or 5 years warranty with single payment
  • Available for all DrayTek Vigor routers
  • Warranty upgrades available to purchase for up to 6 months after product purchase

    With VigorCare, you also have the benefit of an extension to a full 3 or even 5 years of warranty so that if a fault does develop, you will have no bills for parts, labour or replacement in the event that a warranty fault develops. We're proud of the reliability that DrayTek products achieve but however unlikely a problem might be, if your business depends on your DrayTek product, VigorCare should give you the peace of mind and convenience that you need.

    VigorCare membership is subject to the VigorCare Terms & Conditions (see terms tab, above) and should be taken out within 6 months of purchase of your new product

    VigorCare Service Packs

    VigorCare subscription is available for several categories of product. Determine the correct pack for your product below. NOTE: The subscription must be activated via the link below within 6 months of your router and service pack being purchased.

    VigorCare Activation Link


     Product Code Description Applicable To These DrayTek Products Duration Buy Now
    VCARE-A3 VigorCare A3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 130, Vigor 166, Vigor 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766 series
    VigorAP 810, 903, 912C, 960C, 1000C, 1060C
    VigorSwitch P1092, G1080
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-A5 VigorCare A5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 130, Vigor 166, Vigor 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766 series
    VigorAP 810, 903, 912C, 960C, 1000C, 1060C
    VigorSwitch P1092, G1080
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-B3 VigorCare B3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 2620Ln
    Vigor 2832, 2862, 2865, 2866, 2926, 2927 series
    VigorAP 920, VigorAP 918 series
    VigorSwitch P2121, G2100, P2100
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-B5 VigorCare B5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 2620Ln
    Vigor 2832, 2862, 2865, 2866, 2926, 2927 series
    VigorAP 920, VigorAP 918 series
    VigorSwitch P2121, G2100, P2100
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-C3 VigorCare C3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 2952, 2960, 2962, 3220
    VigorSwitch P1280, G1280, P1282, G1282
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-C5 VigorCare C5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 2952, 2960, 2962, 3220
    VigorSwitch P1280, G1280, P1282, G1282
    5 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-D3 VigorCare D3 3 Year Subscription Vigor 3900, Vigor 3910
    VigorSwitch G2280, G2280x, G2500, G2540x
    VigorSwitch P2280, P2280x, P2500, P2540x
    3 Years Buy Now Button
    VCARE-D5 VigorCare D5 5 Year Subscription Vigor 3900, Vigor 3910
    VigorSwitch G2280, G2280x, G2500, G2540x
    VigorSwitch P2280, P2280x, P2500, P2540x
    5 Years Buy Now Button


     Warranty Terms & Conditions Apply - please see here