QNAP’s next-generation routers go beyond simple IP settings and Wi-Fi connectivity, with the QHora-301W offering an all-in-one solution by integrating amazing new technologies for remote multi-site VPN, and high-speed wired and wireless connectivity.
The QHora-301W has two 10GbE ports for flexible LAN/WAN deployment.
The QHora-301W supports Wi-Fi 6 dual-band 802.11ax (2.4GHz & 5GHz) - 1.38x transfer than Wi-Fi 5.
SD-WAN is not just for high-end enterprises. The QHora-301W includes QNAP’s QuWAN solution to simplify remote VPN connections across multiple locations.
The next-generation QHora-301W includes Wi-Fi 6, 10GbE, and SD-WAN to fulfill both business and remote networking applications.
Learn More: QuWAN
Compared with normal site-to-site VPN with high expenses and tedious configuration, the QHora-301W adopts QuWAN to build an efficient and reliable IT infrastructure, facilitating digital transformation, multi-site expansion and remote working.
The QHora-301W supports Wi-Fi 6 to offer faster wireless speeds for mobile and smart home devices, enabling multiple concurrent users. Remote workers can access company LAN resources via QuWAN, without needing complex VPN settings.
The QHora-301W pairs an enterprise-grade Qualcomm Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with 1GB RAM, providing support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and up to 3600Mb/s dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) transfer speeds. With two 10GbE ports and four Gigabit ports, the QHora-301W enables flexible LAN/WAN deployment and optimized wired network performance.
With eight antennas, the QHora-301W provides the perfect wireless pattern view and supports Wi-Fi 6 for high-coverage Wi-Fi signals.
The QHora-301W features a fanless design for near-silent operations. Even when connected to multiple devices, the QHora-301W maintains dependable performance for offices and homes.
With two 10GbE ports and two Gigabit ports for WAN/LAN configurations, the QHora-301W offers following flexible usage scenarios for optimized network deployment.
Build a high-speed 10GbE Intranet by connecting two 10GbE ports to 10GbE devices in a LAN and one Gigabit port to WAN to accelerate file sharing or communication between workstations.
Build a high-speed 10GbE inter-office VPN by connecting one 10GbE port to one 10GbE device in a LAN, and one 10GbE port to WAN with another QHora-301W at a remote site for streamlined cross-site file backup, synchronization and sharing.
Build a high-speed 10GbE Intranet and inter-office VPN by connecting two 10GbE ports to 10GbE devices in a LAN, and two Gigabit ports to WAN. With SD-WAN enabled, the Gigabit ports not only support intelligent WAN optimization (including aggregation, failover, load balancing and flexible static routing) but also optimizes 10GbE LAN transmission.
When a business expands into remote working and distributed workforce operations, they face the challenge of VPN deployment efficiency and connection speed. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology effectively solves these issues – without requiring expensive enterprise-grade VPN equipment. The QHora-301W uses QuWAN (QNAP’s SD-WAN technology) that automatically deploys connected WAN services and VPN sites through software-defined networking to achieve optimal network bandwidth and transmission speeds. Not only does SD-WAN improve IT deployment and management efficiency for multi-site expansion, but it also provides reliable infrastructure to enable digital transformation and remote working.
With rapidly-growing demands for multi-site VPN, severe bandwidth bottlenecks are caused by the traditional headquarters-centered network infrastructure. Yet SMBs cannot afford enterprise-grade VPN equipment for multi-site VPN deployment.
QNAP SD-WAN technology, QuWAN, provides a full mesh VPN topology that works well in complicated networks where all peers need to communicate with each other, achieving cost-effective and resilient IT deployment.
Deploying multiple QHora-301W at different sites enables not only high-speed wired and wireless networking, but also interconnected Mesh VPN topology via SD-WAN. In homes, the QHora-301W as an Edge device offers home Wi-Fi and VPN connection to companies, allowing home workers to get the best of both worlds.
The QHora-301W prioritizes the stability of your Mesh VPN. QuWAN features intelligent WAN optimization to ensure transmission stability of the two 10GbE ports and four Gigabit ports.
One 10GbE port and two Gigabit ports can be flexibly connected to LAN or WAN.
Please make sure you’ve connected QHora-301W to QuWAN to enable WAN Optimization functions.
Combine the bandwidth of different ISPs to optimize WAN connection speeds and performance.
Application-based Routing auto-detects end-user applications to select the fastest routing path, and QoS reserves bandwidth utilization for high-priority tasks.
Integrate Hybrid Multi WANs (such as ADSL of different ISPs) to automatically connect to other available services if there is a service disconnection.
Go to quwan.qnap.com to view the status of connected devices via the Dashboard. You can apply batch settings to all devices, set push notifications, and perform remote troubleshooting.
Install QuWAN Agent on your QNAP devices and configure the setting parameters to be connected to each other in a Mesh VPN (Topology view in QuWAN Orchestrator).
Install QVPN on mobile devices and computers for easy connection to the QHora-301W for accessing multi-site VPN resources.
QuWAN Orchestrator is a powerful and convenient centralized network management cloud platform, enabling IT staff to remotely deploy and manage edge network devices. Its Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) allows IT staff to easily build a large-scale WAN remotely and without the assistance of personnel at each location. IT staff can also monitor bandwidth, set parameters, and analyze network traffic on a single platform – perfect for multi-site, multinational network management and maintenance. Connected to QHora-301W via wired or wireless connections, client devices can easily access the SD-WAN network.
* The Wi-Fi, firewall and connection application configurations of QHora-301W will be supported in QuWAN Orchestrator from Q3 2021.
QuWAN can be installed on QNAP NAS, QGD switches and QuCPE servers*. When co-working with the QVPN App, remote workers can be easily connected to SSL VPN via their computer or mobile device. Whether scaling up to accommodate worldwide offices or simply to different departments in the same building, devices in different locations are flexibly segmented to be connected with each other in a micro-segmented network.
Learn More: QuWAN
Manage the network using a centralized management cloud platform.
The high-performance core VPN Server at the HQ.
Add branch offices to the VPN Infrastructure with your existing NAS.
Fulfill surveillance and VoIP applications at small business sites (such as stores).
Provides easy-to-use VPN functions for remote workers.
Mobile users can connect to SSL VPN using their PCs, laptops or mobile phones.
Deploy a global QuWAN network topology
QuWAN allows for the easy and flexible deployment of a global network topology for an enhanced multi-national working experience. You can create multiple regions inside the global domain, and the configured regional hubs will automatically form a Mesh VPN via Public IPs. Only the China domain with Internet restrictions needs to be connected to the global domain through an Inter-domain link.
Note: QHora-301W will be supporting Inter-domain link function from 2021 Q3.
The QHora-301W supports Wi-Fi 6 dual-band 802.11ax (2.4GHz & 5GHz) and MU-MIMO, delivering up to 3600Mb/s speeds and allowing for more concurrent Wi-Fi clients. QHora-301W also supports 2x2 160MHz channels to offer smooth and uninterrupted wireless Ultra HD streaming experiences. With eight antennas and OFDMA technology, the QHora-301W provides higher-coverage Wi-Fi signals.
QHora-301W incorporates both the VPN server and client capabilities of the QVPN Service – allowing you to create a VPN client that connects to a remote server or third-party provider to access content or services. It also allows the QHora-301W to be used as a VPN server for connecting to end devices with OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and QNAP's proprietary QBelt VPN protocols.*
1. The QVPN Client, QVPN Server and QuWAN service cannot be enabled at the same time. The QVPN Server and QuWAN service can only be enabled at the same time when using Qbelt or OpenVPN, but are disabled when using L2TP.
2. QVPN Service in QHora-301W currently supports OpenVPN connections with the QNAP devices configured OpenVPN server/client.
QHora-301W now supports WireGuard®*, providing faster and stable VPN connections. With a user-friendly interface, non-IT professional remote workers can easily set up VPN tunnels to access office-based QNAP devices with simplified connection methods.
Note: "WireGuard" and the "WireGuard" logo are registered trademarks of Jason A. Donenfeld.
The QHora-301W supports enterprise VAP (Virtual AP), allowing for running up to six SSID groups (3 x 2.4GHz and 3 x 5GHz). IT staff can configure VLAN settings for each SSID to provide groups of users/devices with connection stability, which is essential for high-density networks with high numbers of concurrent users.
The QHora-301W offers many comprehensive security features.
Log in to the QuWAN Orchestrator by adding your QNAP ID to the SD-WAN Organization in the Account Center.
Use the Local Account to log in to a local device.
Form a secure remote VPN connection with multi-site devices through IPSec VPN.
Supports L3 firewall, NAT, and Port Forwarding to improve LAN Security.
Supports WPA/WPA2/WPA3, Wi-Fi Enhanced Open (OWE)* for secure wireless transmission.
Remote workers can be easily connected to SSL VPN via their computer or mobile devices.
With the L7 Firewall and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) technology, users can set multiple segments for different blacklist applications; Web Filter function limits network usage time and browsing guidelines for kids.
Watch global videos without limits
Unlock the Internet with QHora-301W’s QVPN Client service! By setting the OpenVPN protocol in QVPN Client to direct network to a cross-region VPN Server, QHora-301W can be connected to Cloud VPN services (such as NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark), allowing you to bypass geoblocking and watch regional video streams or news.
1. QVPN Client, QVPN Server and QuWAN service cannot be enabled at the same time; QVPN Server and QuWAN service can be enabled at the same time without using L2TP protocol.
2. For the services that can be provided by third-party VPNs, please refer to the instructions on the official websites of individual VPN service providers.