How to setup Vodafone/Optus 3G USB Modem with DrayTek Vigor2910 Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 21 November 2011 05:38 PM
| Vigor2910 series |
With the latest firmware, a 3.5G HSDPA USB modem (such as the Vodafone/Optus USB modem) can plug into the Vigor2910 USB port and operate as one of the WAN ports. Load Balancing (the internet traffic is spread across multiple WAN ports) and Fail-Over (when the secondary WAN is used only when the primary WAN is not available) are both supported. Because 3.5G uses wireless which has a very good mobile coverage, it can make an effective emergency backup connection.
In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2910 (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)
Go to WAN > General Setup In WAN2
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: WHEN THE WAN2 IS SET TO 3G USB MODEM, THE ETHERNET PORT P1/W2 WILL BE DISABLED. PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY NETWORK DEVICE INTO THIS PORT.
Go to Internet Access. In Access Mode select PPP and click Details Page.
In Details Page
Vodafone – Pre-Paid use APN name: vfprepaymbb
* You do not need PPP Username and Password for Vodafone 3G.
Power off DrayTek Vigor2910, connect the 3.5G HSDPA USB modem to the USB port and power on. You can also check your online status in Vigor2910 or check ACT status on the modem