Doubt regarding new BSNL FTTH connection

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221
Location
Nagpur
ISP
BSNL FTTH
Varkey why did you shift from Netlink to Huawei?
 
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2,865
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Bangalore | Ernakulam
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Excitel | BSNL
@partymonger Just cause I was curious and wanted to see how it works.
  • I was using the Netlink in bridge mode and not using WiFi or any other features. So just wanted a basic ONT.
  • Netlink was bulky in size (the antennas couldn't be removed and was irritating me ;))
  • The Huawei works as a pure bridge, plug in the fiber and connect to your router, no other config is necessary on the ONT (unless any OLT authentication related parameters needs to be tweaked)
  • The Huawei uses 50% less electricity (2w against 4w 😜) increases my battery backup time.
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Messages
221
Location
Nagpur
ISP
BSNL FTTH
@partymonger Just cause I was curious and wanted to see how it works.
  • I was using the Netlink in bridge mode and not using WiFi or any other features. So just wanted a basic ONT.
  • Netlink was bulky in size (the antennas couldn't be removed and was irritating me ;))
  • The Huawei works as a pure bridge, plug in the fiber and connect to your router, no other config is necessary on the ONT (unless any OLT authentication related parameters needs to be tweaked)
  • The Huawei uses 50% less electricity (2w against 4w 😜) increases my battery backup time.
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hahaha Was there any difference speed or performance wise? Im thinking of getting the cheapest one without wifi since i already have an r7000 with custom firmware.
 
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2,865
Location
Bangalore | Ernakulam
ISP
Excitel | BSNL
Not that I could determine, I'm only on a 50 Mbps plan. Although due to some misconfig on BSNL's side, I get 200 Mbps or so over IPv6. The Huawei ONT worked fine.

Yep, in that case, I would suggest going for a basic ONT like the Huawei. It's a pure bridge. Do note that Huawei ONTs do not support dual mode, so if you need GPON get HG8310M and for EPON get HG8010H.
 


Dark_Nate

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560
Location
NA
ISP
BSNL FTTH
Only advantage of BSNL is that they allow transparent bridge. Giving users total control on their end.

Unfortunately BSNL has bandwidth problems in my area along with high latency.

I'll be getting Jio Fiber soon. I'll keep both connections though.

Jio Fiber has ridiculously weird upload speed capping.

Nobody is known to cap upload speed. It makes no sense.
 
Messages
221
Location
Nagpur
ISP
BSNL FTTH