So recently, after becoming fed up with poor wifi in my house, I decided to take the plunge and get some Unifi gear. To keep things nice and simple, I went for the following:
1 X Unifi Security Gateway (USG)
1 X US-8-60W Unifi Switch
1 X Cloud Key (1st gen)
2 X Unifi AP-AC-LR
1 X Dreytek Vigor 130 (UK version)
I won't go into details on the setup in this guide (since it's supposed to be a guide on hooking up the Vigor to the USG) but so far, it's blown my old Netgear D7800 ( mixed with an Asus RTn66u as an access point) out of the water.
Anyhow, I digress!
One thing I did have issues with was getting my Dreytek Vigor 130 to work correctly with my USG and BT Infinity/Openreach (technically an EE line but they are part of BT now) VDSL connection.
Now from what I read online (including the UBNT forums), everyone said you can simply leave the Dreytek alone and just do all the configuration via the USG. Well, after several hours and alot of swearing at a white box, I just couldn't get the Dreytek and USG to make a net connection. I could get the Dreytek to sync up and pull the VDSL line connection speeds but I just couldn't get an active PPPoE net connection.
In the end, I got it up and running by putting it into bridge mode (as shown below).
Now before people jump on to the comments stating no changes should have been necessary, I hear you but....well.....they were...or at least for me to get a connection they were.
I'm not sure if this would work for SKY but it should also work for plusnet, TalkTalk or any of the other mayor UK ISPs that use BT/Openreach lines.
The first thing I would suggest doing is resetting your Vigor 130 using the reset button on the back. This isn't necessary but it does mean that you should then have the exact same settings as I did and in turn will be able to follow this guide without any different settings.
Connect your computer to the Dreytek, open a browser and load 192.168.2.1. When the Dreytek admin login appears, enter admin as the username and admin as the password, then click "Login".
From the menu on the left, click "Internet Access".
From the expanded menu, select "MPoA / Static" or "Dynamic IP".
Next to MPOa (RFC1483/2684) tick "Enable". Enter "1492" into the MTU box then click "OK".
You should see a "Reboot System" message appear, click "OK".
You will be directed to a "Router is restarting. Please wait for around 10 seconds" message. Count to 10 then click the link provided.
At this stage, you can now disconnect your computer from the DreyTek and instead connect the Dreytek directly into the WAN1 port on the USG. You can also (if you haven't already), connect the DSL cable from your BT phone socket into your Vigor 130.
I've included screenshots of the other page settings. This is for two reasons:
You should now have the Dreytek Vigor 130 plugged into your DSL and an ethernet cable going from it to the WAN1 in the USG. Connect your computer to the LAN1 and enter the IP 192.168.1.1 into your browser (accept any privacy SSL warnings).
Once you get the login screen, enter your Unifi login details. If you have re-set your USG or if it's the first time it's loaded up, the username and password will be "ubnt".
Once logged in, click the configuration link in the left menu.
Select "PPPoE" from the "Connection Type" dropdown then enter your ISP login username and password then click "Apply". For BT customers, the login username is "email@example.com" and the password is "bt" . As I am with EE, the login details were PRODUCTIONHQNUN111111111@fs and HQNPASS111111111 (where the "111111111" will be your account ID, contact EE for this).
Make sure NOT to tick VLAN. I ticked this the first time and added 101 (which was required when using my Netgear DM200 in bridge mode) but this caused issues with the Dreytek, presumably because this is already set in the Vigor (??).
Once the page refreshes / informs you that the settings are saved (give it time, it sometimes takes a while), click the refresh arrows to the right of the message "The gateway is unable to connect to the internet. Please check your configuration.".
After a few seconds, you should get a green "Congratulations! The Gateway is connected to the internet" message.
That's it! You can now hook up your switch and any cloudkey etc (if required) to continue with your Unifi range setup.
Hope this helps others, as simple as it was, it had me stumped for ages!
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