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How to setup Vodafone/Optus 3G USB Modem with DrayTek Vigor2910 Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 21 November 2011 05:38 PM

 USB Modem

 

 

Setup Guide:

| Vigor2910 series |

Introduction

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.

Requirements

  • A Vigor2910, Vigor2800,
  • A Vodafone USB Modem
  • The 3G SIM card provided by Vodafone

Vigor2910 Series:

 

STEP 1:

In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2910 (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)

WAN

STEP 2:

Go to WAN > General Setup   In WAN2

  1. Select Enable: YES
  2. Select Physical Type: 3G USB Modem

WAN-2

*** 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.  

STEP 3:

  Go to Internet Access.   In Access Mode select PPP and click Details Page.

Internet Access

STEP 4:

  In Details Page

  1. PPP Client Mode: Enable
  2. APN Name: vfinternet.au or connect for Optus or preconnect for Optus Prepaid  

Vodafone – Pre-Paid   use APN name:  vfprepaymbb

  1. Click "Apply" button
  2. Click "Ok" button

* You do not need PPP Username and Password for Vodafone 3G.

Before:

Before

After:


After

 

STEP 5:

  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

 Online Status

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