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Robust Security

Bandwidth for All Situations

The Total Solution

The 2200 Grows with You

The Performance Difference

Technical Specs:

2188 Backplate

2148 Backplate

2181 Backplate

Standard Features

Secure Remote Access

Site to Site VPN

Direct Connection Services

Monitoring and Configuration


2100 Series Scalable VPN and Security Gateway

e-business Access Starts Here

The 2100 series is a complete dial-up network gateway for small to medium sized businesses. It provides shared Internet access for the entire office, Virtual Private Network (VPN) access that securely connects multiple sites and mobile workers, faxing from the desktop, and direct dial access. Furthermore, the 2100 delivers all this at speeds that rival leased line connections, without the costly infrastructure and call charges of traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs).

Unlike other solutions that rely on a single high speed connection, the 2100 can connect to multiple ISPs, ensuring high availability. If a link to an ISP disconnects or fails, the remaining links will continue transferring data.

Optional feature sets include Secure Remote Access (SRA), Site to Site VPN (SSV) and Direct Connection Services (DCS). These allow organizations to participate in the Internet economy at their own pace and within tight budgets.

ePipe Internet and VPN gateway For example, small branch offices may require Web access, e-mail and direct dial connections only. As needs change, you can make greater use of the 2100’s functionality.

Robust Security

The 2100 lets you adjust the level of security to meet your changing requirements. A packet filtering firewall isolates untrusted Internet connections from your LAN. Network Address Translation (NAT) hides your internal network from those on the Internet and allows you to internally host Web and email servers transparently.

The DCS and SRA feature sets both provide session-based authentication, while the SSV feature set also provides strong per packet authentication. Encryption schemes include MPPE for PPTP clients (SRA feature set) in addition to DES, Triple DES and Blowfish (SSV feature set).

Scalable Bandwidth That You Control

The 2100 transparently bonds up to eight dial-up Internet connections together, offering the performance of Frame Relay connections, at a fraction of the cost. Furthermore, the 2100 utilizes simple telephone infrastructures, so there’s no costly, complicated hardware to configure or maintain.

The 2100 incorporates Multilink IP (ML-IP), which delivers a faster aggregate connection. ML-IP enables faster Web browsing, e-mail and more simultaneous file downloads for everyone on the network. It also delivers fast VPN tunnels between multiple sites. ML-IP can be deployed anywhere in the world, and is transparent to your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

The Total Solution

The 2100 offers outstanding value straight out of the box and provides the functionality of a router, packet-filtering firewall, scalable-bandwidth Internet gateway and LAN hub (2148/2188) in one cost effective solution. The 2100’s optional feature sets also provide:-

The 2100 Grows With You, Effortlessly

The 2100 includes an integrated Ethernet hub (2148 and 2188 only), allowing you to add more desktop computers to your Local Area Network (LAN) as your site grows. The 2100 also lets you add more analog or ISDN modems to increase the performance of your VPN or web downloads. Start with as little as one dial-up 56Kbits/sec connection, increase this bandwidth up to 512Kbits/sec.

The Performance Difference

ePipe delivers sophisticated networking usually found in complex, expensive devices, without the need for a complex WAN infrastructure. It delivers outstanding performance with negligible monthly ISP charges by:-

ePipe 2188 backplate

Above: ePipe 2188 featuring 8xRJ45 serial ports and 8x10Base-T Ethernet Hub ports

ePipe 2148 backplate

Above: ePipe 2148 featuring 4xRJ45 serial ports and 8x10Base-T Ethernet Hub ports

ePipe 2181 backplate

Above: ePipe 2181 featuring 8xRJ45 serial ports and 1x10/100Base-T Ethernet port


Technical Specifications

Standard Features




Packet-filtering with access controls

Internet access Outgoing: Network Address Translation (NAT)


Incoming: NAT with TCP/UDP port redirection

Scalable bandwidth Multilink IP (ML-IP)

Bandwidth control

Dynamic link establishment, with thresholds

Secure Remote Access Feature Set (SRA)

Authentication & accounting


VPN clients

Microsoft VPN adapter (PPTP)



Site to Site VPN Feature Set (SSV)

Site-to-Site VPN

IPSec tunnel mode
MD5, SHA-1 and RMD160 authentication algorithms

Key Management

Manual shared keys


56-bit DES, 168-bit Triple DES and 128-bit Blowfish encryption

Bandwidth control Multilink IP (ML-IP) combines connections into a tunnel Dynamic link establishment based on thresholds

Direct Connection Services Feature Set (DCS)

Authentication RADIUS, PAP, CHAP, admin passwords
Direct dial-in Windows dial-up networking; any PPP client

Click here to active SRA, SSV or DCS feature sets within your ePipe unit.

Monitoring and Configuration


Simple browser-based tool via console port or Telnet session


ePipe discovery on local network; graphs for connection aggregation; event logging, syslog output; network and communications statistics; hardware status and diagnostics

Upgrade utility

Windows application to upgrade firmware



IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
10BASE-T Ethernet multiport hub 8 port (2148/2188)
10/100Base-T Ethernet port (2181)


Console RS 232 port (DB-9 male)
High-speed RS-232 up to 230.4 kbps (RJ-45)

Power supply

External PSU; 12 Volts @ 1 A


224mm x 152 mm x 45 mm


Desktop or wall mount slots


Kensington Security Slot

Indicators LEDs for power, activity, network and serial I/O traffic
LEDs per port Ethernet link status and activity (2148, 2188)
LEDs per port Ethernet link, speed, transmit, receive (2181)
Environment 0–40°C, rel. humidity 10–80% non-condensing
Approvals FCC Class A, EN55022 Class A, EN55082-1, CE, C-Tick
Warranty 3 year limited warranty (return to manufacturer)

Accessories included

Cables (2 modem/1 Ethernet/1 console); loopback; power pack

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