Reliance Jio Fibre Broadband (FTTH) Problem: Unidentified Devices connecting to ONT device (Jio Fibre Router)

#1
I have been using Jio Fibre for the past 6 months. Worked brilliantly until recently.

I started receiving SMS alerts regarding devices being connected to my jio network. I did not bother initially but started investigating when my phone kept buzzing every 5 mins. At least 5 to 6 new devices were being connected to my wifi network which were not known to me. I had not shared my wifi password with anyone and hence found something fishy.

On complaining at the Jio Customer Care over the phone I was guided to block the unwanted devices and to change my password. However the problem did not stop. New devices, unknown to me, kept connecting to my wifi network. In fact, wifi routers (e.g. TL-WR840N, WNR612v3) were also connected, which is appalling as these cannot connect to my network without a physical wire!

To make matters worse, my own devices (around 8 in number) were showing no internet.

This has started to make me believe of some foul play.

Despite repetitive complaints to Jio customer care, they don't seem to realise that any such problem exists.

If anyone else is facing the same issue, it would be of great help to guide me to a solution.
Thanks.
 
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#2
Interesting, would you mind sharing the SMS alerts that you've been getting?

Does the device expose a list of *wirelessly* connected clients on the WebUI, perhaps you can go through them and determine if there is an unknown device?

Regarding the wifi router names appearing on the list, it is possible that they are connected wirelessly, some of the routers does support being used as a repeater where it wirelessly connects to your wireless network and creates a separate network on its own. Another possibility is that these devices are connected in a wireless client configuration, where it wirelessly connects to your network and then makes available your network over ethernet.
 
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#4
Interesting, would you mind sharing the SMS alerts that you've been getting?

Does the device expose a list of *wirelessly* connected clients on the WebUI, perhaps you can go through them and determine if there is an unknown device?

Regarding the wifi router names appearing on the list, it is possible that they are connected wirelessly, some of the routers does support being used as a repeater where it wirelessly connects to your wireless network and creates a separate network on its own. Another possibility is that these devices are connected in a wireless client configuration, where it wirelessly connects to your network and then makes available your network over ethernet.
HI! Thanks for the prompt reply.
I would surely like to share the SMS, but I don't know how to upload the screenshot here.

There is no UI showing devices which are wirelessly connected.

UPDATE:
An engineer came over to fix the problem today. He did a factory reset, solved the connectivity issue, so the internet is working fine now.
He helped me change the wifi SSID as well as the password by accessing the router settings (which apparently I could access only through his phone and not using my Macbook. On inquiring, he said only authorized devices like his can access the router settings)

This change of settings have not worked and the unwanted devices are still getting connected.
 



#6
If there are no devices connected to your ont device. Then another possibility is that someone used your Jio number to register for his/her Jio network.
Hey! Thanks for the reply!

This is quite distressing. How did I address the issue of my number being used to register another jio network. I use two numbers, so this could be happening.

UPDATE:
An engineer came over to fix the problem today. He did a factory reset, solved the connectivity issue, so the internet is working fine now.
He helped me change the wifi SSID as well as the password by accessing the router settings (which apparently I could access only through his phone and not using my Macbook. On inquiring, he said only authorized devices like his can access the router settings)

This change of settings have not worked and the unwanted devices are still getting connected.
 
#8
Rename your network SSID, stop broadcasting it, change the password and see what happens.
THANKS!

UPDATE:

An engineer came over to fix the problem today. He did a factory reset, solved the connectivity issue, so the internet is working fine now.

He helped me change the wifi SSID as well as the password by accessing the router settings (which apparently I could access only through his phone and not using my Macbook. On inquiring, he said only authorized devices like his can access the router settings)



This change of settings have not worked and the unwanted devices are still getting connected.

I need to stop broadcasting it. Shall try that. Thanks!
 
#10
If you don't mind me asking, what is your SSID and password? Is it some generic phrase/number the service engineer configures for all customers in the area? ;)