Which BSNL FTTH Modem to purchase?

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221
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Nagpur
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BSNL FTTH
I am considering converting from Broadband to FTTH. Which modem to go for? Are there any that you can purchase from the market? I need full 1gbps. Already have a router with custom firmware and switches. So good wifi is not a necessity. (If its there then its great for when I reset it, dont need to use lan)

Any suggestions for third party or even bsnl modems are welcome.
 
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2,861
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
You could look at a basic Netlink modem, it appears to be easily available.


There are WiFi variants too, for another 800 or so more.
 
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221
Location
Nagpur
ISP
BSNL FTTH
You could look at a basic Netlink modem, it appears to be easily available.


There are WiFi variants too, for another 800 or so more.
Anything from good companies like TP-Link or Netgear or D-Link? Perhaps something that supports custom firmware?
 
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2,861
Location
Bangalore | Ernakulam
ISP
Excitel | BSNL
Unlikely, you could find Huawei ONTs (try checking IndiaMart), and I think Airtel provides Nokia ones, but then it's not easily available.

I'd just get a basic ONT, and use it in bridge mode with a proper router. Looking for an all in one device with custom firmware support etc may not be practical and could be expensive too.
 
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2,861
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
BSNL provides ONTs only if the last mile is done by them, I think its from a brand called Alphion which sucks.

If last mile is through an LCO, it's upto the LCO which ONT is given and in most cases would be overpriced.
 
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2,861
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
Yeah, for me also around the same. Ask them if you can just pay for installation and get the ONT yourself. For me it was 1k for installation.

Although I ended up getting the ONT from the LCO as I needed it immediately. Paid 3k for the Netlink WiFi device which was available for 2.2k or so incl tax shipping etc. And I didn't even need the WiFi device, I use it now with everything disabled as a dumb modem. 😛
 
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22
Location
Erode
ISP
BSNL FTTH
@varkey I have the same net-link modem you specified /w wifi. My LCO provided me with that modem. But I had issues operating that in bridge , where my TP-Link is connected to that modem from net-link(lan) -> TP- Link(wan). It fails to operate properly in bridge mode, don't know where I'm going wrong. Any ideas how to?