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Configuring the Vigor2860L and Vigor2925L for LTE Internet access
Posted by Roy Panetta on 04 August 2016 04:19 PM

The DrayTek Vigor2860L series and Vigor2925L series routers have an integrated LTE modem and will accept SIM The SIM cards from any of major broadband service providers in Australia - Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, etc., as well as those in New Zealand - Spark, 2Degrees, Vodafone, etc.

This guide will show you how to configure the Vigor2860L and Vigor2925L series router to enable 4G communication via the integrated LTE modem.

Supported 4G LTE bands are:

  •          B3 (1800MHz)
  •          B7 (2600MHz)
  •          B8 (900MHz)
  •          B20 (800MHz)

Note 1: Band 28 (700MHz) is currently not supported in Vigor LTE routers.
Note 2: 3G WCDMA Band 5 (850MHz) is currently not supported in Vigor LTE routers.

For 2G/3G/4G Coverage Areas check with your ISP for the exact frequency band used in your area from the following links: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile

 

This configuration guide will cover:

  1.        Optus
  2.        Vodafone
  3.        Telstra

In our example we will use the Vigor2860. The configuration will be identical in the Vigor2925 router.

Step 1: Insert SIM Card into the Router

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Once the SIM card is installed you can install the cover plate on the SIM card slot to prevent accidental removal of the SIM card.

 

Step 2: Attach Antennas onto the Router

Attach the two black coloured antennas to the router as shown in the diagram below.  The primary antenna socket is the one nearest the SIM card slot.

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Step 3 – Enable LTE WAN

Go to WAN >> General Setup configuration menu.

Select LTE and set Active Mode to Always On. (LTE corresponds to WAN3).

Click on LTE to go to LTE configuration menu.

  •          Select Yes for Enable
  •          Set Active mode to Always On
  •          Click on OK to save

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Step 4 – Enable LTE WAN port

For LTE WAN click on the pulldown menu and select 3G/4G LTE  Modem(DHCP mode).

Then click on Details Page to configure the LTE connection.

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Select Enable to enable this profile.

Select the required Network Mode. Options are:

  • 4G/3G/2G
  • 4G Only
  • 3G Only
  • 2G Only

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We have selected the default setting 4G/3G/2G Network Mode.

Now enter the APN Name to correspond to the 4G modem being used and the ISP that you will be connecting to.

4.1 Optus 4G Configuration

Enter the APN Name:    connect

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Click OK to save.

 

4.2 Vodafone 4G Configuration

Enter the APN Name:    live.vodafone.com

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Click OK to save.

 

4.3 Telstra 4G Configuration

Enter the APN Name:    telstra.internet

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Click OK to save.

 

Step 5 – Establishing 4G connection

After completing the configuration steps outlined above, go to Online Status>> Physical Connection router menu and check if the LTE connection is up.

You may need to restart the router to bring up the connection.

Details will be shown under LTE status.

You should see LTE WAN has a valid IP address and LTE status will be Operational and signal quality shown.

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Check that you have Internet connectivity by going to an Internet web page or run ping to an external site.

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