How to setup BigPond Wireless Broadband Modem / USB Mobile Card with DrayTek Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 10 November 2011 01:47 PM
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.
In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2910 series (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)
*** 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
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.
In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2800 series (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)
Go to Internet Access > PPPoE/PPPoA setup page
In PPPoE/PPPoA setup page
In Details Page:
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.
Note: A video of the configuration steps usingthe Vigor2820 is available at: