Need some review of new BSNL Bharat Fiber FTTH Broadband Plans 777 / 1277

varkey

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Finally my BSNL FTTH connection is almost up, I had applied sometime in October or so, and two weeks back I got a call from the local cable operator saying that they are ready to give the connection. They have their line going right in front of my house too.

Anyway this week I called them up and told them to process the connection. This LCO has a Rs 1000 installation charge, and the ONT we can purchase it or they will provide.

Since I didn't want the hassle of purchasing an incompatible ONT and delays in delivery etc, I told them to provide the ONT. They said it would be Rs 2500 or so for it. Netlink ONT with Wifi and telephone port.


They completed the wiring yesterday, used hard and really thick outdoor cabling I think. They did the wiring pretty well from their post on the road to the room. The LCO doesn't have their own fibre splicing equipment, so that was done today as its outsourced to some other guy.

The power level seemed little low on the optical meter which showed - 22 dBm.

Then tonight they came with the ONT, they also had the connection information, BSNL appears to be provisioning the user accounts etc and sharing with these guys over WhatsApp. However the connection info didn't work or there is some configuration error, they said they have to go back and make some changes on their OLT. Probably by tomorrow it should be running.

As of now the fibre link seems good, but PPPoE authentication fails. Also, the ONTs web UI shows the power level as some -24 dBM (lesser than the optical power meter reading), so I am a bit worried as the ONT's receive sensitivity is some -27 dBm.

Anyway fingers crossed.
 

vishalrao

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My input power level was initially -15 dBm which was decent but then my LCO did some "splicing maintenance work" for extra customer capacity and now my power level is -25 to -26 dBm ! Though I am not facing any issues so far, yeah, fingers crossed :D
 

ChrisM

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How to check power level?

I want to know, how can I create a Dial Up/on Demand connection like ADSL broadband? i.e. Connect when I want without turning on/off the ONT?
 


varkey

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My input power level was initially -15 dBm which was decent but then my LCO did some "splicing maintenance work" for extra customer capacity and now my power level is -25 to -26 dBm ! Though I am not facing any issues so far, yeah, fingers crossed :D
Interesting, yeah I guess as long as the power level is within the receive sensitivity range of the ONT, it should be fine I suppose. For the ONT that I have (Netlink), the online specifications show that as -28 dBm or -27 dBM (varies between different sites).

Which is your ONT @vishalrao
 

varkey

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How to check power level?

I want to know, how can I create a Dial Up/on Demand connection like ADSL broadband? i.e. Connect when I want without turning on/off the ONT?
Most ONTs display the power level in their status page or something. So try navigating to the different pages on your ONTs management UI.

For my Netlink ONT, its shown on this page -- http://192.168.0.1/status_epon_en.asp (IP address of course would vary depending on how you have set it up)

Regarding Dial UP on demand, is there an issue in keeping it on always? Personally I don't see the point in dial on demand etc.
 


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varkey

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@varkey my ONT is DigiSol DG-GR1010 - it's a basic unit with just single gigabit ethernet port.
Now when I think about it, I should have just got a basic ONT rather than with WIFI etc (I am going to have the inbuilt WIFI disabled anyway). The only reason I asked for a non-basic ONT is to get the telephone port as BSNL is giving free calls, which is pretty much not needed.

Something like your DigiSol or NETLINK GPON ONT(1GE Secure ONT)(HG2801SG) – Current Optronics would have made more sense for me, cheaper too. Well 🤷‍♂️
 

d5aqoëp

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Power level above -28 is good. I have -24 dBM in MTNL.
Just wondering does power level affect the max attainable speeds like DSL in FTTH?
 
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varkey

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Finally my BSNL FTTH connection is almost up, I had applied sometime in October or so, and two weeks back I got a call from the local cable operator saying that they are ready to give the connection. They have their line going right in front of my house too.

Anyway this week I called them up and told them to process the connection. This LCO has a Rs 1000 installation charge, and the ONT we can purchase it or they will provide.

Since I didn't want the hassle of purchasing an incompatible ONT and delays in delivery etc, I told them to provide the ONT. They said it would be Rs 2500 or so for it. Netlink ONT with Wifi and telephone port.


They completed the wiring yesterday, used hard and really thick outdoor cabling I think. They did the wiring pretty well from their post on the road to the room. The LCO doesn't have their own fibre splicing equipment, so that was done today as its outsourced to some other guy.

The power level seemed little low on the optical meter which showed - 22 dBm.

Then tonight they came with the ONT, they also had the connection information, BSNL appears to be provisioning the user accounts etc and sharing with these guys over WhatsApp. However the connection info didn't work or there is some configuration error, they said they have to go back and make some changes on their OLT. Probably by tomorrow it should be running.

As of now the fibre link seems good, but PPPoE authentication fails. Also, the ONTs web UI shows the power level as some -24 dBM (lesser than the optical power meter reading), so I am a bit worried as the ONT's receive sensitivity is some -27 dBm.

Anyway fingers crossed.
So my connection is up, so far so good. It was some issue at BSNL's end, once they fixed it, internet connected automatically. I didn't even realise it got fixed as I had setup my OpenWRT router for auto failover.

Getting more than 50 mbps over WiFi (this is with my own Wireless AP)



Will explore a bit and then switch to bridge mode and let my primary router do NAT and things.

Also, I got assigned a public IP address, not some CG-NAT stuff.
 
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vishalrao

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So today i Was getting around 30 mbps speed on my 100 mbps plan for most of the day with 117.x.x.x IP series in Pune. Rebooted my modem and got 103.x.x.x IP series and full 100 mbps speed now. Not sure if it was BSNL server problem or problem with my modem.