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Vigor2200USB Troubleshooting Guide

Getting your router online

When you first set up your Vigor2200USB, everything should go smoothly if you follow the instructions, but if you have problems, here are the most common things to check :

  1. Is your PC connected to the router via a suitable Ethernet (RJ45) cable ? Does the appropriate ethernet switch LED (1/2/3/4) light up (green = 100mb/s, Amber = 10mb/s). If no light comes on, check the cable - a 'straight' (as opposed to crossover) cable is normally used to connect a PC to the router. The uplink switch for P1 should not be selected if connecting to a PC (it is used when connecting to a regular port on another hub/router).

  2. Check that you have uploaded the modem firmware using the supplied utility "DSL Modem F/W Installer". That utility copies your modem's firmware from the PC into the router. You must run that utility from a PC which has the USB modem drivers already installed. Remember that the Vigor2200USB only supports certain USB ADSL modems - check that yours is supported (see here).

    No Modem Found
    If the utility reports 'cannot analyse USB modem' then it was unable to detect the modem's installation on that PC. This means that either the modem or the modem's drivers are not properly installed, that the modem driver's version is not supported or recognised by the DSL firmware installer utility.

    Ensure that the USB ADSL modem and its drivers (e.g. Alcatel Speedtouch, Fujitsu FDX-310 etc.) is correctly installed and runs correctly on that PC. The USB Modem Firmware Installer reads your ADSL settings and modem firmware from your PC's hard disk and writes it into the router's permanent memory (so this should be just a one time process). Remember that the Vigor2200USB does not support all ADSL modems - check that your particular model is supported by the router. Also, if the modem manufacturer brings out new drivers, they may not be automatically supported by the router utility if they have changed too much.

  3. You can check which version of modem drivers you have installed on your PC by looking at the version tab in the modem's utility. This varies with each model :

    Speedtouch USB 1.40R Driver  Intel Driver Version

  4. For the supported Globespan chipset based modems (e.g. Intel, Westell, Fujitsu) the DSL Modem firmware utility (V2.3 with router firmware 2.2 and later) is able to create a line synchronisation file for your line. This may be necessary if the line parameters are unrecognisable by the router but is not normally necessary - try the default (and simpler) method firstly.

    The utility will guide you through the process. There are three methods available :

    If you use the 'create' method, then the utility will ask you to disconnect the line and modem from the PC and then reconnect each, as instructed on-screen. It is important that before you start that process, you ensure that the modem is set to G.DMT mode rather than multimode. For Intel/Westell modems, this is normally selected from the modem's properties in Control Panel/Networking :
    Intel Modem modulation

    For Fujitsu FDX-310 modems, the modulation is set from the Fujitsu configuration utility :
    Fujitsu modem modulation

    The above settings are only relevant during the sync. file creation process, not during normal router usage or once the router is installed and working normally.

  5. If you have the Westell Wirespeed USB modem, the f/w installer utility may report :

    This means that the modem driver's version is not supported or recognised by the DSL modem f/w installer program. You will need to install a different driver version to successfully install the Westell's firmware into the Vigor2200USB.

    Uninstall the USB ADSL modem and its drivers from the PC (follow the correct uninstall method, as advised in your modem's instructions). Then, re-install the modem, but this time using the alternative drivers. For Windows98/Me/XP, download these drivers. Drivers are also available from BT's Site.

    Once the Westell is successfully installed with the new drivers, you can run the USB Modem Firmware Installer again. This time select the modem type as Fujitsu USB Modem and click on 'default', it should detect the modem drivers successfully.

  6. Once your modem is selected in the DSL Modem F/w Installer utility, your router should be found in the list box below :
    No router found
    If the router does not appear in the box above then the utility was unable to see the router. If the utility reports Unable to start TFTP server then there may be some firewall software running, or TCP/IP is not talking to your network card correctly. Temporarily disable any such firewall or anti-virus software, then try the program again. If one PC is unable to run the utility correctly, try another PC (you will need to temporarily install the USB modem and its drivers on that PC, but you do not need the ADSL line connected).

    Windows XP has a built-in firewall, normally enabled by default. This can interfere with the firmware utility, so you may need to temporarily disable it. Do that from the Network Connections menu, under the properties for your LAN connection :

    Disable the WindowsXP Firewall temporarily

    Another possible cause of the above message is that your PC does not have an IP address (check with ipconfig.exe or winipcfg.exe) or that its IP address is in a different subnet from the router's default subnet (192.168.1.X, where the router is The sending (uploading) PC and the router must be in the same subnet for the utility to work - check that you can ping the router.

  7. Even though you have one of the supported USB modems, sometimes, your particular modem driver version is not recognised (for example if a new modem driver has recently been supplied). In this case, you may receive this message :

    In this situation, you can use an already created modem synchronisation file. These are often found in the ZIP file with the latest router firmware and will have a name corresponding to your modem, for example voyager.cfg or intel3240.cfg

    When you run the DSL Modem f/w installer utility, firstly select your modem in the pull-down box, and on the next screen, select the LOAD option :

    The program will then let you locate/browse for the correct file (e.g. 'voyager.cfg'). Once selected, it should be uploaded to the router. You can then dispense with that program.

    Access the router's web config screen and select the Internet Access Setup, PPPoA setup menu. Your modem driver version should be shown on the left hand side. You should now ensure that your modem settings are correct, as shown :

  8. When the USB modem's firmware is successfully installed in the router, its version number will be shown in the ISP setup screen on the router as shown below. If a version number is not shown, then the modem firmware has not been installed in the router correctly, and you need to run the DSL Modem Firmware utility again.

  9. In the Router's ISP setup screen, the ADSL properties should be set as follows. They are normally set automatically when the DSL modem's fimware is uploaded so you shouldn't need to set them manually, but if they do vary, you must set them as shown below.

    For the Speedtouch USB they should be :
    Alcatel modem setup

    For most other modems (including Fujitsu, Intel & Westell), ensure that you are using the short grey USB cable supplied with the router and check that the modem settings are set like this :
    Globespan modem Setup

    Important Note : If you have router firmware 2.3 or later, the VPI and VCI boxes are the other way around, so the 0 goes in the top box (VPI) and the 38 in the bottom box (VCI). Do take care with this.

  10. Check that your PC's TCP/IP settings are correct. We recommend that you make us of the router's DHCP facility which is enabled by default. From Control Panel/Network, check your TCP/IP Properties are like this :

    Windows TCP/IP Settings 1 Windows TCP/IP Settings 2 Windows TCP/IP Settings 3 Windows TCP/IP Settings 4

    If you choose not to use DHCP (i.e. your PC is not set to obtain an IP address automatically) then you must ensure that you gave the PC an IP address in the same subnet as the router (Router default is so you PC could be etc.) and that you have manually set both the Default gateway and the DNS Server Address to the router's IP address (

  11. In WindowsXP, the Network connections properties are accessed like this :

    Check your network card's TCP/IP properties :

    To let the PC be a DHCP client (so that it obtain's IP address and router/DNS details automatically from the router) ensure that the options are set as below :

  12. For Apple MacOS, to select/enable DHCP, the TCP/IP control panel should be set like this :
    MacOS DHCP
    Once the addresses have been allocated by the router, they will appear in the screen above.

  13. Check that the PC is actually getting the IP details from the router. You can check this from the winipcfg utility. To run this, press the Windows Start button, select 'Run', type winipcfg and press OK :

    In the above example, the PC has been given an IP address of and has been told that the default gateway (router) is at Ensure that your network card is selected in the top pulldown box (not 'PPP Adaptor'). If you click 'Release', the details should clear and 'Renew' should get them back.

    If you do not have the winipcfg utility, you can try ipconfig.exe from the MS-DOS command prompt :
    IP Config

  14. Winipcfg is not supplied as standard with Windows 2000, but you can download a Windows2000 version from here.

  15. In WindowsXP, you can check your PC's current IP address by opening Network Connections; if you select the LAN connection, the settings will appear on the left of the screen - like in the example below. Here we can see that the Network connection is enabled and that the PC has obtained an IP address of :

    You can obtain the same information by right-clicking on the Network Connection's icon in the system tray and selecting 'Status' :

  16. If you are not using DHCP (i.e. 'Obtain IP Address Automatically' as shown above) then you must manually give your PCs an IP address. This address must be within the same subnet as the router's own LAN IP address. This means that if the router is, then the other PCs must be numbered 192.168.1.nnn where 'nnn' is a number from 2 to 254. Additionally, each PC must have the 'Default Gateway' and 'DNS Server Address' set to the router's IP address. None of this is necessary if you are using DHCP, hence it's recommended to rely on DHCP whenever possible.

  17. If you cannot get into the router's web configurator, from Windows Control Panel, check your 'Internet Options'. They should look like this (varies with O/S):
    Internet Options
    Click on LAN Settings and ensure that no Proxy is set. It should look like this :
    No Proxy Selected

  18. Can you ping the router from a PC ? From an MS-DOS prompt, enter 'ping' - you should get replies with a time in milliseconds (e.g. 12ms).

  19. If the LINK LED on the router is lit, that indicates that the router is successfully logged into the ISP. You can try another ping, this time to an external (Internet) address, e.g.

  20. Can you access the Vigor's web configurator via your web browser ? Do this from the Smartstart Wizard ('Web Browser' option) or just by opening your browser (MSIE, Netscape etc.) and entering as the address.
  21. Can you ping the Internet from the router ? A ping is a small packet sent to a remote location, and echoed back. If you telnet to the router (see main FAQ for details on how to run telnet) then you can try to ping an IP address. If the ping comes back, then that confirms that the router is happily connected to the Internet. Pings will have a trip time, for example 97ms.
    Pinging from the router
    You can also ping from the router to an internal IP address, e.g. ip ping Note that the IP address example given above may not be a real address - you must ping a known/real/active IP address. If the address doesn't exist, or is unreachable, you will not get a ping reply.

  22. Are both LEDS on the USB modem lit and steady ? They should be once the modem has initialised and synchonised with the line.

  23. In the router's Internet Access Setup, are you absolutely sure that your username and password are correct ? They should be entered carefully into the fields in Internet Access Setup. The ISP 'name' is for your own reference, so doesn't have to be anything in particular. Enter ISP username and password

  24. If you cannot get the router's LINK LED on, you can telnet to the router and check the call log (log -c). If it shows a CHAP failure then either your username or password is almost certainly incorrect. The "ISP Name" field is arbitrary so you can put anything you like in there, but the username and password must be correct.

    Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP all have a Telnet program built in. For other Operating systems, you can normally download a freeware Telnet utility. To run regular Telnet under Windows select as follows :
    Running Windows Telnet

    Windows2000 and WindowsXP have a 'DOS' based Telnet program, so you cannot capture text with it. Instead you can use Windows Hyperterminal, and select Port 23 (telnet) connection rather than a modem or COM port:
    Using Hyperterminal for Telnet

    Here is an example telnet log :
    Successful login
    In the above log, the router logged in successfully. If your ISP "idle timeout" is set to always-on (-1) then the Dial-Up Triggered by.... line will not show. When the LINK light on the router comes on, the router is successfully logged in.
    Failed Login - Password or username wrong ?
    In the above example log, the login has failed, most probably due to an incorrect username or password.

  25. If you need to capture the log text, for example to send it to your support contact for examination, you need to open a Telnet session to the router, as shown above and start a text capture (give it a suitable filename, for example fred01.txt. Then enter the appropriate log commands to display the logs, and finally close the text capture, which will leave you with a text file you can email.
    Text Capture in Telnet
  26. You may be asked for full logs (or a WAN log) by your support contact. Firstly, reboot the router (turn it off, then on). Wait approximately 1-2 minutes for the router to attempt to log on to the ISP. After that, open a telnet session and start the text capture as described above and then enter the following commands at the prompt :

    vigor2200> sys ver
    vigor2200> log -c -t
    vigor2200> log -wt -t

    Then close the text capture and email the text file to your support contact, along with a report of the problem etc.

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