Viewing Draytek Vigor 130 Stats Through TP Link C3200
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Just wondering if any of you knowledgeable guys can help me with this query.
My current setup on my fibre broadband connection consists of a Draytek Vigor 130 modem connected to a TP-Link Archer C3200 router. The only way I can view the Vigor 130s GUI / stats is to disconnect the ethernet cable from the Vigor 130s LAN port, and connect an ethernet directly from my PC to the Vigor 130s LAN port. The problem with this is that everyone in my home will loose internet connection while I am viewing the modems stats, as there is no internet connection going to the router. The Vigor works really well, it's just a shame it only comes with one LAN port.
Is there any way I can view the Vigor 130s stats through my Archer C3200 without having to disconnect the ethernet from the LAN of the Vigor? I have tried changing the IP addresses of each device so they are on the same network, the Vigor is on 192.168.2.1 and the C3200 is on 192.168.2.2, but this doesn't work.
If someone can help, or knows how to do this, if in fact it is possible to do it, then I would be very grateful for them to explain how I can set this up.
Many thanks in advance.
No need for the help now! Got it sorted, and for those who want to know how to do it, here is how I got it working (known to work with TP-Link Archer C3200 and C2600 routers, may work with others):
- Lets assume your modem is on 192.168.2.1 and the router is on 192.168.1.1.
- Login to the routers GUI / admin page
- Go to Advanced -> Network -> Internet -> Advanced
- Specify a secondary connection linked to modem by entering info as follows:
1. Connection type: Static IP
2. IP address: 192.168.2.3
3. Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
- Leave all other settings alone and click on 'Save'
After you log out of the routers GUI / admin page, you should be able to access your modems GUI / admin page through the router using the modems IP address.
Hope that is of use to someone!
You can also set up the Archer C3200 as an access point.
Very useful, thanks for that. The only issue here would be, if I'm right in thinking, that using the C3200 as an access point would mean having to have 3 devices on your home network, modem, access point and router. Unfortunately I don't have a spare router, but my method eliminates the need to have 2 routers, which I guess helps with power consumption and clutter as well.
Originally Posted by tplink