2018-01-30

Viewing DrayTek Vigor 130 Line Stat when connected with a MikroTik router

This article is going to be based on my setup:
  • DrayTek Vigor 130 DSL Modem in PPPoE Bridge mode (OpenReach VDSL2+ connection)
  • MikroTik RB3011UiAS-RM (Connected to S-RJ01 SFP module)

On top of the PPPoE session, DrayTek Vigor 130 has a built in DHCP serer which serves IP address to clients connected to LAN1. 

Default IP: 192.168.2.1
Subnet: 192.168.2.0/24

This subnet is LAN only, however with access to this subnet you can then view the line status on the DrayTek Vigor modem.

When directly connected to a computer you are able to access the DrayTek status page at http://192.168.2.1/. This allows you to get your VDSL Line Stats.

With some modems you might need to manually add a route of 192.168.2.0/24 to the interface that is connected to the modem.

To achieve this when the DrayTek Vigor 130 is connected to a MikroTik router with a live PPPoE session, do the following:


  1. Under IP, add a new DHCP client on the interface connected to the Vigor 130 modem. (typically ether1)
    Ensure Add Default Route is set to No.

    As soon as the DHCP client is added, you should see IP address obtained for the interface.




  2. Under IP, verify a new route is populated automatically.




  3. Under IP, Firewall, NAT, add a new rule.

    Chain: srcnat
    Dst. Address: 192.168.2.0/24
    Action: Masquerade



You should now be able to access your DrayTek Vigor 130 device via web or Telnet. 

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