Change Nokia Router/ONT to bridge mode

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rockysam619

rockysam619

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one question guys: I just shifted my airtel connection and they gave me a Nokia G2425G-a router and asked me to keep old Nokia G140w-c. There are few dead zones in this new place and hence, I would like to use G140w-c as a wireless repeater. I repeat I would like to achieve this without a lan cable connected between 2 devices.

Something similar was achieved here but with a TP-Link router

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I am unable to find bridge options in Nokia G140w-c.

Look forward to your response!!
 
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from what I can see neither of the Nokia ONTs have a WiFi bridge mode. Only some routers provide this mode, sometimes called wifi repeater mode.
Note: WiFi Bridge/Repeater mode is different from the Bridge mode being discussed on this thread.
 
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Has anyone has any success with bridge mode with TSBB? I will be getting TSBB next week and I think they will provide Nokia G-2425G-A. An Airtel (Banglore) fibre user with the same ONT mentioned “I just went ahead and edited the router html and removed the <fieldset> disabled attribute and was able to change the settings on the WAN page to bridge mode successfully.”

If we can get bridge mode to work, does TSBB provide the VoIP details so that it can be configured on my router. (My router has two VoIP ports)?

Would also be good to know if I can request a Modem only (dumb) ONT.
 
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Chip

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My residential area in Pune finally got Airtel's and Tata Sky fibre infrastructure. I just got a new Airtel connection about 1 month back. I am tempted to get Tata Sky as a backup. Any feedback? The other choices are Joister, Limerick and You Broadband. I have not heard much about the first two providers but understand You is a decent one. Can any Pune based user of these services guide me please? Thanks in advance.
 
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Chip

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Airtel is fine..so far so good. It'll be 1 month old on Tues so experience is limited. Tata Sky will be only for backup purposes. I use an Asus AC3200 which has dual WAN capability.
 


vishalrao

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Microscan and PDPL.
@Chip what locality are you in and what plan you have opted?
 
vishalrao

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Microscan and PDPL.
Also, is airtel providing direct connection or via LCO vendor? I mean are they giving option of 1 gbps plan in your location?
 
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@vishalrao yes they are giving 1 Gbps I have opted for 200 Mbps for 3 months at this time. May opt for 300 Mbps if I am satisfied with the connection. I am not sure if this is direct or LCO. How does one make out who is the provider? I stay in eastern Pune near Bund Garden.
 
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I noticed the OP @C3PO is presumably a customer of Tata Sky BB since mid 2019. Any feedback on its performance please? Thanks.
 
vishalrao

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I guess if 1 gbps plan is available then it's direct airtel and not via lco. Also direct plans are cheaper than lco plans for the same speed. Plus if you pay 3 monthly advance rental plan ARP then they waive off installation charges which lco don't offer.

Both Tata Sky and you bb have gotten lots of negative feedback but I guess it's ok if you want it as a backup.
 
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Chip

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@vishalrao thanks for the inputs. Yes, now I remember. The person who came for the KYC and formalities was wearing a shirt with the Airtel logo and had an Airtel ID card. So I guess it's not via an LCO. My primary connection will be Airtel 200 Mbps and Tata Sky, may be a 100 Mbps plan as backup. And yes they waived off installation charges since I took the 3 month plan.
 
messyhanibal

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PS - can any of you suggest a good GPON ONT? I don't mind spending extra for a CPE that I control. The Nokia was provided FOC.
Does the CPE need to be registered with ISP or can we just use any ONT? I already have a GPON SC/APC SFP Transceiver which can directly plug in to my UDM pro, can I directly use that or do I need to call the TSBB guys up?
 
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@messyhanibal you have to use their CPE. I am not sure if they permit after market models. Best to call their helpline to reconfirm either way. I opted for a dumb Nokia ONT a small cigarette pack size model after the Nokia 2425 they initially provided was found to be locked down by firmware and can't be switched to bridge mode. You lose your VOIP line but that's not an issue for me.
 
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