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Connect a Mac to the Internet with a Vigor 130 modem

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To connect a Mac directly to the Internet, if it's provided as VDSL, ADSL or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), you'll need to use a DSL modem to convert the line to Ethernet. The Vigor 130 modem is ideal for this.

The Vigor 130 is pre-configured to pass through DSL internet connections to a router or PC and will work out of the box for most UK broadband ISPs. It will also manage the VLAN tag required for VDSL connections (VLAN tag 101), so that it's not necessary to set up VLAN tags on the computer or router.

To connect to the Internet through a Vigor 130 modem, connect the modem up to your ADSL/VDSL line and check that the DSL light is lit solidly. Once the DSL light comes on, the Vigor 130 modem is ready to pass through the Internet connection to any connected device.

Connect the Mac to the Vigor 130 modem and the modem's web interface should be accessible from http://192.168.2.1 for diagnostics. No setup is needed on the Vigor 130 modem, as it does not store any Internet usernames or passwords itself, instead the Internet connection's PPP username and password are set up on the Mac.

To set up an Apple Mac running macOS to connect to the Internet with a Vigor 130 modem connected, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to System Preferences > Network.

2. Select the + sign at the bottom left corner of the window.

3. Select ‘PPPoE’ as your Interface.

4. Select the relevant Ethernet adapter you have used to connect your Vigor 130.

5. Click Create.

6. Enter the Account Name (Username) and Password provided by your ISP and click Connect. If the Vigor 130 modem has been connected up to the DSL line and is connected to the Mac, the Internet connection should then establish.

Once the Internet connection has established, accessing websites should now be possible. Be aware that because the computer is connected directly to the Internet and not through a router, there isn't a router's Firewall or Network Address Translation (NAT) to stop incoming connections, so make sure that your computer's Firewall is enabled and working.


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