How to set up the AC VDSL/ADSL Modem Router as a 3G/4G wireless router

The modem router can be used as a 3G/4G wireless router if you have a 3G/4G USB modem. There are two ways to use your 3G/4G network:

Note: Archer VR2600 is used for demonstration in this article.

 

As a backup solution for Internet access

Use this way if you have set up an Internet connection successfully and want to use the 3G/4G network as a backup network. Your modem router will be directly connected to the 3G/4G network when the original network service fails.

 

Follow the steps below to set your 3G/4G network as a backup for Internet access:

 

1. Plug your USB modem into the USB port of your modem router.

2. Please refer to How to log into the web-based interface of the VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (new designed blue UI)?

3. Go to Advanced > USB Settings > 3G/4G Settings, and select the box of Enable 3G/4G as a backup solution for Internet access.

4. Verify that your USB 3G/4G Modem is successfully identified.

Note:The 3G/4G USB modem will not be identified if it is incompatible with the modem router. Find the 3G/4G Compatibility List on the web page: http://www.tp-link.com/fr/comp-list.html. If your USB modem is incompatible, contact our technical support.

5.  Verify that the modem router has correctly recognized your Mobile ISP. When your Mobile ISP is correct, you have successfully set 3G/4G network as a backup solution for Internet access. Otherwise, select the box of Set the Dial Number, APN, Username and Password manually and enter the information provided by your 3G/4G network service provider.

6.  Click Advanced to have more configurations if needed.

7.  Click Save to make the settings effective.

 

As the only way to access the Internet

Use this way if wired Internet access is not available and you can only use the 3G/4G network to access the Internet.

If you want the 3G/4G network to be your only way to access the Internet, follow the steps below to configure:

 

  1. Plug your USB modem into the USB port of your modem router.
  2. Please refer to How to log into the web-based interface of the VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (new designed blue UI)?
  3. Go to Advanced > Operation Mode and choose 3G/4G Router Mode.
  4. Click Save and when the modem router is successfully rebooted, the settings will be effective.
  5. Go to Advanced > USB Settings > 3G/4G Settings.

6. Verify that your USB 3G/4G Modem is successfully identified.

Note:The 3G/4G USB modem will not be identified if it is incompatible with the modem router. Find the 3G/4G Compatibility List on the web page: http://www.tp-link.com/fr/comp-list.html. If your USB modem is incompatible, contact our technical support.

7. Verify that the modem router has correctly recognized your Mobile ISP. When your Mobile ISP is correct, you can enjoy the Internet now! Otherwise, select the box of Set the Dial Number, APN, Username and Password manually and enter the information provided by your 3G/4G network service provider.

8. Select the Connection Mode. The default mode is Always on. You can choose

Connect on demand or Connect manually.

A: If you choose Connect manually, you need to click the Connect or Disconnect button to manually turn on or off the Internet.

B: If you choose Connect on demand, the network will automatically turn off when there is no Internet request in Max Idle Time, and turn on again when you try to connect to the Internet.

9. Click Advanced to have more configurations if needed.

10. Click Save to make the settings effective.

 

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

This Article Applies to:
Archer VR900( V1 V2 ) , Archer VR600v( V1 ) , Archer VR400( V1 )
User Application Requirement | Updated 08-22-2016 02:23:23 AM