Setup Guide:

 

Introduction

With the latest firmware (Ver. 3.0.6 or above), a 3.5G HSDPA USB modem (such as the Telstra TURBO MODEM?or Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem) can plug into the Vigor2910’s 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

Requirements

  • A Vigor2910, Vigor2800 or Vigor2820 Series Router
  • A Telstra TURBO MODEM
  • The 3G SIM card provided by Telstra

Vigor2910 Series:

STEP 0:

Connect the Telstra TURBO MODEM™ with TTMM (Telstra TURBO MODEM Manager) and copy down the current APN Name.

Click MENU > Profile > APN Name

STEP 1:

In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2910 (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)

STEP 2:

Go to WAN > General Setup
In WAN2

  1. Select Enable: YES
  2. Select Physical Type: 3G USB Modem

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE: WHEN THE WAN2 Port IS SET TO 3G USB MODEM, THE ETHERNET PORT P1/W2 WILL BE DISABLED. PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY NETWORK DEVICES INTO THIS PORT.

STEP 3:

Go to Internet Access.
In Access Mode select PPP and click Details Page.

STEP 4:

In Details Page

  1. PPP Client Mode: Enable
  2. SIM PIN code: enter your PIN code (this is optional if Telstra provided a PIN code)*
  3. APN Name: change to telstra.datapack and then click “Apply” button to change Modem Initial String

* If the TTMM shows other APN name please use the APN name on your TTMM profile.

You can also disable your PIN code by using Telstra Turbo Modem Manager.  Please check the Appendix A.

Before

After

STEP 5:

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. For the modem light status please check the Appendix B.

Vigor2800 Series:

STEP 0:

Connect the Telstra TURBO MODEM™ with TTMM (Telstra TURBO MODEM Manager) and copy down the current APN Name.

Click MENU > Profile > APN Name

STEP 1:

In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2800 series (default IP address is http://192.168.1.1)

STEP 2:

Go to Internet Access > PPPoE/PPPoA setup page
In PPPoE/PPPoA setup page

  1. Enable PPPoE/PPPoA Client
  2. If you want to use the 3G as your major Internet connection, we can ignore setup the ADSL and jump to the 3G setup page.
  3. Dial Backup Mode: “Always On”
  4. Click “Go to 3G USB Modem Backup

STEP 3:

In Details Page

  1. PPP Client Mode: Enable
  2. SIM PIN code: enter your PIN code (this is optional if Telstra provided a PIN code)*
  3. APN Name: change to telstra.datapack and then click “Apply” button to change Modem Initial String

* If the TTMM shows other APN name please use the APN name on your TTMM profile.

You can also disable your PIN code by using Telstra Turbo Modem Manager.  Please check the Appendix A.

Before

After

STEP 4:

Power off DrayTek Vigor2800, 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. For the modem light status please check the Appendix B.

Appendix A: Disable Telstra NextG NETWORK PIN code

STEP 1:

Connect your Telstra TURBO MODEM into the PC/Notebook.

STEP2:

Run this  software Telstra Turbo Modem Manager.

STEP3:

Enter your PIN code

STEP 4:

Select OPTION and select USIM.

STEP 5:

Select “Disable” enter your PIN code, and click “APPLY”

STEP 6:

Exit the program and run a test. You PIN code should be disabled from now on.
For more information about the software please check the Telstra BigPond website.

Appendix B: USB modem LED light status

For Telstra TURBO MODEM™

GREEN: Connected to the Internet
PURPLE: Not connected to the Internet

For Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem:

BLUE: Connected to the Internet
NO LIGHT: Not connected to the Internet