Vigor 130 Setup with DrayTek routers

The Vigor 130 is a pre-configured VDSL2 / ADSL2+ modem that takes a VDSL2 or ADSL2+ connection and performs full pass-through / bridge to Ethernet presentation, which can then be used by a device such as a router to connect directly to the internet. For the official specification of the Vigor130, refer to this link.

The Vigor 130 does not store any Internet usernames or passwords itself - those go into your router, or whatever you are connecting to the Vigor 130. The settings on the Vigor 130 are correct for most UK lines out of the box, so in most cases it should only be necessary to configure the router that it is connected to.

The DrayTek Vigor 130 modem has a web interface available on http://192.168.2.1 (username of "admin" and password of "admin" by default). This can be used to check ADSL / VDSL diagnostic information or re-configure the modem to bridge a DHCP / Static IP connection if required.

Some routers such as the Vigor 2860 and Vigor 2925 can display the Vigor 130's VDSL statistics automatically in the router's web interface, which can be found in the [Online Status] > [Physical Connection] page of the router's web interface.

Default Vigor 130 settings:

  • Configured to pass through a PPPoE connection
  • VDSL2 VLAN Tag is set to 101
  • ADSL VPI/VCI is set to 0/38 for PPPoA connections, 0/101 for MPoA connections

The above are the correct settings for the majority of UK ISPs so you do not need to change any settings on your Vigor 130 or access its web interface. Go straight to your router setup.  Some exceptions are Kingston/Karoo, O2 and Vodafone Ireland - each of those has their own settings, so check with them for their latest, specifically for your DSL type (ADSL or VDSL).

Setup Procedure:

  • Connect the RJ-11 port (marked 'DSL') on the Vigor 130 to the VDSL or ADSL line.
  • Connect the RJ-45 Ethernet port on the Vigor 130 to the WAN ethernet port of your router (or PC).
  • Configure the WAN interface on your router to use PPPoE and enter the username and password details for the internet connection.

Article Sections:

Click on these links to jump to the section specific to your router or Internet connection:

  1. DrayTek Vigor Router Setup (applies to most router models)
  2. DrayTek Vigor 2960 & Vigor 3900 Router Setup
  3. Configuring the Vigor 130 Modem to pass through Static IP / DHCP Connections
  4. VLAN Tag Configuration on the Vigor 130 Modem
  5. Troubleshooting

DrayTek Router Setup

By default, all DrayTek routers will be accessible on the IP address of http://192.168.1.1 with a username of  "admin" and a default password of "admin".

From the router's web interface select [WAN] > [General Setup], click the relevant link for the Ethernet WAN interface, this example shows a Vigor 2925 router which will use WAN1 for the connection but ADSL routers such as a Vigor 2830 would use the WAN2 Ethernet WAN interface:


In the [WAN] > [General Setup] > WAN page, make sure the interface is enabled and if it's being used as the main WAN connection then make sure to set the Active Mode to Always On. Tick the Load Balance option if it's present so that the WAN interface can be used for normal internet access:

(Note: On the Vigor 2820, it is necessary to set the Physical Mode setting for the WAN2 interface to Ethernet.)

Click OK to save those changes.


Go to [WAN] - [Internet Access] in the web interface and set the WAN interface to be used with the Vigor 130 and set the Access Mode to PPPoE mode:

Once that is set, click on the Details Page button to configure the PPPoE connection settings:


The Details Page will show the PPPoE configuration settings.

This is where the Username and Password details for the internet connection are entered. There is also a Fixed IP setting, set this to Yes if a static IP address needs to be used and enter that IP address. If no IP address has been allocated select No (Dynamic IP).

Ensure you select "Enable" using the radio button from the top left corner to enable the PPPoE connection type.

Leave the Service Name field blank if that option is present because that should not be set when using the Vigor 130 modem:

Click OK on that page to save the settings and the router will then prompt to restart, allow it to restart to properly apply the changes.


Once the router has restarted, log back into the web interface and select [Online Status] > [Physical connection], if it has connected, the relevant WAN Interface status text will be in green along with an IP address which indicates that the connection is active and ready for use.

Vigor 3900 / 2960 Setup

To configure a WAN interface on the router to use PPPoE, go to [WAN] > [General Setup]. On that page, select the WAN interface that will be connected to the Vigor 130 modem, click on that WAN interface to select it so that it is highlighted in blue then click the Edit button to go into the settings for the WAN interface:


In the settings for the WAN interface, set the IPv4 Protocol to PPPoE, no other settings need to be configured on this page; the IPv4 Mode should be left on its default of NAT, the VLAN Tag should not need to be enabled and a Description can be set to describe the connection for future reference.

Once the IPv4 Protocol has been set to PPPoE, click on the PPPoE tab to go to the settings for that connection type.


On the PPPoE settings page, set the Username and Password as required for the connection. The MTU should be set to what the ISP recommends.
Leave the Service Name field blank because that should not be set when using the Vigor 130 modem.

Enable the Fixed IP option if your ISP has supplied a fixed IP address, this will open an additional field to enter that IP address.

Click Apply to apply the settings for the connection. Once that has completed, go to [Online Status] to view the status of the connection, which can take a minute to apply fully.

Configuring DHCP/Static IP on the Vigor 130 Modem

If your ISP is using DHCP or a Static IP address instead of PPPoE, the Vigor 130 modem needs to be reconfigured to pass that type of connection through to the device behind it.

To do that, connect a computer directly to the Vigor 130 modem's LAN port and the PC should receive an IP address in the 192.168.2.x range (if not, set the PC's IP address to 192.168.2.10).

With that connected, the Vigor 130 modem's web interface can be accessed on http://192.168.2.1 with a username of "admin" and a password of "admin" by default.

In the modem's web interface, go to [Internet Access] > [MPoA / Static or dynamic IP], on that page, select Enable for that connection type like so:

Click OK on that page to apply that change, at which point the modem will need to restart, so click OK on the restart page to restart it.

When the modem is back online, it will be able to pass through DHCP or Static IP connections to the device connected to it.

VLAN Tag Configuration on the Vigor 130 Modem

Some ISPs may use a VLAN tag other than VLAN tag 101, the Vigor 130 is pre-configured to use that VLAN tag on the VDSL2 interface (not ADSL) and so, if the ISP uses a different value, this needs to be changed on the modem.

To do that, connect a computer directly to the Vigor 130 modem's LAN port and the PC should receive an IP address in the 192.168.2.x range (if not, set the PC's IP address to 192.168.2.10).

With that connected, the Vigor 130 modem's web interface can be accessed on http://192.168.2.1 with a username of "admin" and a password of "admin" by default.

In the modem's web interface, go to [Internet Access] > [General Setup], on that page, the VLAN Tag insertion (VDSL2) setting will be enabled and set to 101. Change the Tag Value setting to the required value then click OK on that page to apply the setting change. That will request to restart the modem, click OK on that page to restart the modem.

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Once the modem has restarted, the VDSL2 interface will be using the new VLAN tag setting.

Troubleshooting

Setting up Internet access via a Vigor 130 modem is a straightforward process so hopefully everything should go smoothly. However, below are a few tips that cover some possibilities:

  1. An important item to note is that for the PPPoE connection a "Service Name" should not be entered. If you have this field in the configuration of the router or computer that you're using then make sure that it is left empty.

  2. Check the ISP settings. On VDSL, the modem will need to be reconfigured if the ISP uses a different VLAN tag than the default or if the ISP uses DHCP / Static IP in place of a PPPoE connection.

  3. If the Vigor 130 modem is not providing a PPPoE internet connection, factory reset the modem using a pin or straightened out paperclip by pressing the Factory Reset button on the back of the unit until the ACT light flashes rapidly, which should take 5 seconds. The modem will restart with the factory default settings to provide a PPPoE internet connection.


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