Setup Guide:

 

Introduction

With the latest firmware, a 3.5G HSDPA USB modem (such as the Three/Hutchison USB modem) can plug into the Vigor2910 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 Three/Hutchison USB Modem (Huawei E220)
  • The 3G SIM card provided by Vodafone

Vigor2910 Series:

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 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 if required >
  3. APN Name: 3netaccess for monthly plan or 3services for pre-paid user
  4. Click “Apply” button
  5. Click “Ok” button
  6. PPP Username: < enter your username if required, usually it’s your mobile number >
  7. PPP Password: < enter your username if required >

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.

Vigor2800 Series:

STEP 1:

In web browser (IE or Firefox) access the menu page of Vigor2800 (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 if required >
  3. APN Name: 3netaccess for monthly plan or 3services for pre-paid user
  4. Click “Apply” button
  5. Click “Ok” button
  6. PPP Username: < enter your username if required, usually it’s your mobile number >
  7. PPP Password: < enter your username if required >

Before:

After:

STEP 5:

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.