Knowledgebase: 3G
How to setup BigPond Wireless Broadband Modem / USB Mobile Card with DrayTek Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 10 November 2011 01:47 PM

 

3G modems

 

 

 Setup Guide:

 

Introduction  

 

With the latest firmware, a 3.5G HSDPA USB modem (such as the BigPond USB wireless broadband modem or mobile card) 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, Vigor2820 Series Router
  • A BigPond Wireless Broadband Modem or USB Mobile Card
  • The 3G SIM card provided by BigPond

Vigor2910 Series:

STEP 1:

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

Access Router

 
STEP 2:

In WAN2

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

 WAN2 Setting

*** 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 Setting

 

STEP 4:

In Details Page

  1. PPP Client Mode: Enable
  2. APN Name: telstra.bigpond
  3. Click "Apply" button
  4. Enter your PPP username and password
  5. Click "Ok" button

 

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 Statua

 

 

Vigor2800 Series:

STEP 1:

In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2800 series (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)

 

2800 page 

 

STEP 2:

Go to Internet Access > PPPoE/PPPoA setup page

In PPPoE/PPPoA setup page

 

  1. Enable PPPoE/PPPoA Client
  2. If you want to use the 3G as your major Internet connection, we can ignore setup the ADSL and jump to the 3G setup page.
  3. Dial Backup Mode: "Always On"
  4. Click "Go to 3G USB Modem Backup"

  

InterNet Access Page

 

 

 

 

























 

STEP 3:

  1. PPP Client Mode: Enable
  2. APN Name: telstra.bigpond
  3. Click "Apply" button
  4. Enter your PPP username and password
  5. Click "Ok" button

In Details Page:

 

Before:

Before

 

After

After 

STEP 4:

Power off your router, connect the 3.5G HSDPA USB modem to the USB port and power on.

You can also check your online status in Vigor2800 or check ACT status on the modem.

Online Status

 

Note: A video of the configuration steps usingthe Vigor2820 is available at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4pzFXUvfOA&feature=channel&list=UL

 

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