I have an issue with a Linksys router and a Draytek VDSL modem in so far as once initially configured (direct Ethernet to the PC) I can no longer access the Modem GUI (192.168.2.1) once the network is up. There is no problem with the Router access (192.168.1.1) which remains accessible. The network (internet & LAN) functions as intended other than this minor problem.
The Router is a Linksys XAC1900 configured (by switching off the integral ADSL Power Modem - effectively to mirror the specification of an Linksys EA6900) to PPPoE VDSL. Internet access is through a Draytek Vigor 130 acting as an external VDSL Modem.
The Vigor 130 is connected to the XAC1900's 'Internet' (WAN) Port and the network distributed from the XAC1900 both via direct Ethernet, through a Linksys SE2800 8 Port switch and also through an Linksys RE6800 Range Extender to other remote locations around the house. Internet connection was instantly established and all locations function as before the upgrade to Fibre VDSL.
So now the problem....now that the network is up I can connect to the XAC1900's GUI via 192.168.1.1 to make any configuration changes BUT NOT to the Draytek Vigor 130's GUI via it's access on 192.168.2.1.
Therefore, to effect changes to the modem it is necessary to disconnect the modem from the router and to connect DIRECTLY to the PC. Incidentally, I require on demand access to the modem's GUI on the Network as it provides live line stats not otherwise available from the router.
Aside from this loss of useful information only possible when online, being as I am disabled this makes life extremely difficult as the modem resides underneath the desk alongside the telephone point through which the VDSL signal is brought in. This location is however ideal for many other reasons such that I would not wish to relocate it.....merely to access it via the network!
I am told that that this is possible and many other contributors report success in similar circumstances all be it with different modem/router combinations.
My research suggests that I should reconfigure the Modem's IP address to match the 192.168.1.x range of the XAC1900 and then add this to the router (as a static IP address??) but I am uncertain as to precisely which configuration steps are required in the router to achieve this......and any additional settings required in the modem?
All advice from anyone with the necessary expertise who can suggest the best way to proceed would be very much appreciated!!
Thanks to all in advance...
NB. The various settings currently configured to both devices are offered below:
ROUTER SETUP - CONNECTIVITY (from GUI - Linksys Smart Wi-Fi)
Internet Settings Tab
Connection Type: PPPoE (Bridge Mode/Static IP/PPTP/L2TP are the other options)
Username: As required by ISP
Password: As required by ISP
Service Name: ISP
Connection Mode: Keep Alive Redial Period 30 Seconds
Power Modem Tab
Enable Power Modem: OFF
Local Network Tab
Host Name: Tingewood
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server: Enabled (checked)
Start IP Address: 192.168.1.100
Maximum Number of users: 50
IP Address Range: 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.149
Client lease time: 1440 Minutes
Static DNS 1, Static DNS 2, Static DNS 3 & WINS: (All set to 0.0.0.0)
Advanced Routing Tab
NAT: Enabled (unchecked)
Dynamic Routing (RIP): Enabled (checked)
Static Routing (added by me! probably incorrectly!!)
Route Name: Draytek Vigor 130
Destination IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IPV4 Internet Access
Line/Mode: VDSL/ PPPoE IP Address: Disconnected (because of direct ethernet to access?)
MAC Address: 00-1D-AA--8D-38-79
Physical Connection: IPV4
LAN Status Primary DNS: 220.127.116.11 Secondary DNS: 18.104.22.168
IP Address: 192.168.2.1 Tx Packets: 692809 Rx Packets: 1353990
VDSL2 Information (VDSL2 Firmware Version: 576D17_A/B/C)
Profile: 17A State: SHOWTIME Up Speed: 2001 (Kbps) Down Speed: 36019 (kbps)
SNR Upstream: 6 (db) SNR Downstream: 6 (db)
The Modem is configured as follows (these settings can easilly be changed):
PPPoE/PPPoA Client Mode
PPPoE/ PPPoA Client: Enable (checked) Disable (unchecked)
Default MAC Address: Checked
MPoA/Static or Dynamic IP
MPoA (RFC1483/2684): Disable checked
Bridge Mode: Enable Bridge Mode (unchecked)
Default MAC Address: Not checked
Specify a MAC Address: Not checked
DNS Server IP Address
Primary IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Secondary IP Address: 126.96.36.199
* Advanced DHCP Client Configuration options also available
Ethernet TCP/IP and DHCP Setup
LAN IP Network Configuration For NAT Usage:
1st IP Address: 192.168.2.1
1st Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server Configuration (not configured - server neither enabled nor disabled but default values as below)
DHCP Server Address: (Not filled)
Start IP Address: 192.168.2.10
IP Pool Counts: 200
Gateway IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Lease Time (s): 86400
Advanced Settings are also available
DNS Server IP Address
Primary IP Address: (Not filled)
Secondary IP Address: (Not filled)
Force router to use address for DNS: (Not checked)
IPV4 Management Setup
Router Name: Linksys-XAC1900 NB: User Configured from Dashboard Screen
Management Port Setup
User Define Ports: (Checked)
Default Ports: (Unchecked)
HTTP Port: 80 (Default: 80)
Device Management: (Checked)
Broadcast DSL Status to router in LAN: (unchecked)