DrayTek Vigor 130 and MikroTik RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN March 5, 2022

If you just want to get the damn thing working as a modem (referred to as “bridge mode” in the DrayTek documentation) with your router, but don’t want to read about the ballache I had to go through

If you want to hear me have a good moan about the device, read on.

I got a DrayTek Vigor 130 to replace an old Openreach Huawei HG612, but ran into quite a few issues trying to get it to work with my MikroTik RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN router, at least in it’s default configuration.

The DrayTek Vigor 130 is marketed as a modem. It isn’t, at least not in it’s default state. It’s also marketed as simple and easy to set up and use. It isn’t.

By default it runs a DHCP server and acts as a gateway to any router you have it connected to. If your router is configured to use a PPPoE client to actually use the Vigor 130 as a modem, this won’t work. The Vigor 130’s web UI will say it’s connected, but nothing will get routed properly.

To make matters worse, if you put the 130 in “bridge mode” by enabling it on the “MPoA / Static or dynamic IP” page, it still won’t work. By default, “Encapsulation” is set to “1483 Bridged IP LLC”, which doesn’t work with my ISP (Aquiss / CityFibre), and, I assume, most other UK VDSL ISPs. You have to change it to “1483 Bridged IP VC-Mux” and then, hopefully, things will work as expected.