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Configure the Vigor 130 modem for Bridge Mode

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Vigor 130
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The Vigor 130 is a pre-configured VDSL2 / ADSL2+ modem that takes a VDSL2 or ADSL2+ connection and performs PPPoE pass-through to the LAN / Ethernet port, which can then be used by a device such as a router to connect directly to the internet.

If required, the Vigor 130 can be easily reconfigured into Bridge Mode so that it behaves in a similar way to the Openreach FTTC (Fiber To The Cabinet) modem.

This configuration can sometimes be more suitable if the Internet connection is also being used for IPTV services such as YouView or BT TV with a connected router .When configuring a connected router to use IPTV, it will be necessary to enable your router manufacturer's equivalent of IGMP Proxy.

Once in bridge mode, the router being connected to the Vigor 130 should usually be configured to use PPPoE (depending on ISP).

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.

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 operating in bridge mode, which can pass-through PPPoE or IPoE connections to the router or device(s) connected to the Vigor 130's LAN port.

Check the DSL LED on the Vigor 130 modem. While it’s flashing, the DSL modem has either not detected (blinking slowly), or is syncing with the line (blinking rapidly).
When the DSL LED is lit solidly, the Vigor 130 has established the link to the DSL line and can be used for bridging.

Connect the Vigor 130’s LAN port to the Ethernet WAN port on the router. The connected router can now be configured to connect to the ISP, using DHCP, Static IP or most commonly, PPPoE which uses a username resembling an email address i.e. "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." and a password.

The connected router does not need to be configured with a VLAN tag to connect to VDSL / FTTC, the Vigor 130 is pre-configured to handle that aspect. In situations where it's better to set the VLAN tag on the router, see this setup guide for more information.


Accessing a DrayTek modem in Bridge Mode

Upon restarting in Bridge Mode, the modem will no longer provide an IP address through DHCP, which is required by the MPoA Bridge Mode configuration, for full bridging to take place. To access the modem's web UI, connect a PC to the modem's LAN port and manually configure its IP address in the 192.168.2.x range:

  • IP Address: 192.168.2.100
  • Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (or /24)
  • Gateway: None, this network has no upstream connectivity
  • DNS: Can be left blank

See this guide for more details on how to configure an IP address manually in Windows. To resume normal connectivity, set the IP address to DHCP and connect the PC back into the network.
To establish a permanent link to access the modem's web UI from a DrayTek router, see this guide for more information. This will avoid needing to disrupt Internet connecitvity to access the modem.


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Comments

From: MHarv
06/12/2018

Setup for Plusnet ISP using PPPoE, router Asus RT-AC86U 2018 model working fine to watch IPTV channels, from Plusnet.