Configuring the Vigor120 Router for Bridge Mode
Posted by Roy Panetta on 03 October 2012 03:26 PM
The Vigor120 router can be configured as an ADSL bridge to allow you to connect a broadband router such as the Vigor2130 to an ADSL line.
The example below shows how to configure the Vigor120 router as and ADSL bridge and the Vigor2130 will authenticate with the ISP
Configuring the Vigor120
Step 1: Go to Internet Access>>PPPoE/PPPoA configuration menu.
Disable PPPoE/PPPoA Client Mode
Step 2: Configure Multi-PVC
Go to WAN>>Multi-PVCs configuration menu.
Disable Channel 1.
Enable Channel 2 and enter the required DSL settings to suit the requirements for the ISP. For Australia use VPI = 8, VCI = 35
Select other settings as shown in the attached diagram (QoS Type (UBR), Protocol (MPoA) and encapsulation (1483 Bridged IP LLC)
Step 2: Configure MPoA Settings
Go to Internet Access >> MPoA (RFC1483/2684) configuration menu.
Select “Enable” and enter the DSL Modem settings by selecting channel 2 for Multi-PVC Channel
Enable Bridge Mode by selecting Enable Bridge Mode check box.
Vigor120 is now configured as an ADSL bridge.
Note: Once the Vigor120 is in bridge mode, DHCP will stop working even though it is enabled in LAN settings. You will need to manually configure your PC with a fixed IP address so that you can access the router.For example if the Vigor120 LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1 then configure your PC to use 192.168.1.10.
The online Status page of the Vigor120 should now look similar to the following picture:
Configuring the Vigor2130
Go to WAN>>Internet Access configuration menu.
Select PPPoE for Connection Type
Enter PPPoE settings for the ISP you will be connected to.
Check Connection Status
Go to the Vigor2130 Online Status menu page and check the WAN 1 status. It should look similar to the screen shot below if connection to internet is successful.