How to configure Dlink DSL-2877AL for Airtel VDSL

Navodit Bhardwaj

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I have just migrated from existing ADSL plan to new VDSL. Earlier I was using my personal router D-Link DSL-2877AL, After upgrade to fibernet new Huawei HG630.

But this router is single band and operates only on 2.4GHz.

Please suggest how to configure my Dlink DSL-2877AL to use with Airtel VDSL??
DSL2877AL support both ADSL and VDSL and is dual band operations.
 
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Could you send the Snapshot of your modem, screenshot of admin panel and all?

Where did you buy it from?
 

manojrk

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^ Does your router has any WAN ethernet port or Wireless Repeating Function?
 

yougotmehere

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screenshots of D-Link router??

Dont remember correctly, but i think purchased it from ebay or Amazon
You have been using a DSL Modem Cum Router that doesn't have any WAN ports. An easy work around would be to connect the lan ports of both the modems (Huawei + Dlink) and the WiFi on Dlink should pickup. You might also need to disable the WiFi on the Huawei modem. This is just a hit and trial method and i remember doing this with a Reliance DSL Modem and Beetel 220 ADSL Router. Technically, a Router needs to have a WAN port to act as a Router or Repeater.
 

waterloo_sunset

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Try selecting the Internet connection type as VDSL on the Setup>Internet Setup page. Rest of the WAN settings would remain similar to ADSL.
 


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What I think is that your modem is ADSL only and not VDSL.

I have asked Snapshot (Snap/Photo) of Modem so that I could see how it appears.
 

John Prashant

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The version & firmware of DSL-2877AL that D-Link sells in India is a ADSL2+ only modem. It does NOT support VDSL. Only the international variants (US, UK, Australia) of the DSL-2877AL support VDSL.

So net of it, you CANNOT use the 2877AL as your primary modem. I have a DSL-2877AL too, which I bought online from Amazon.in, so I know.

However, in order to continue to enjoy the benefits of dual-band WiFi (both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels) of the 2877AL, you can possibly use the Huawei HG630 in Modem-only mode; and use the D-Link 2877AL in Router-only (Bridge) mode, somewhat like a repeater.

As someone has already suggested above, basically you will need to connect the 2877AL (physically) via the WAN port using an Ethernet cable, and get the Huawei modem to assign a static IP address to your D-Link 2877AL; which in-turn can then act as a DHCP server to assign IP addresses to devices that you will connect via WiFi.

A Google search should throw up results on how to set up a Modem-Router in Router-only / Bridge mode.
 
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