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#195556 24-Apr-2016 11:09
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Anyone know if its possible to get into the management interface on the Enable (Christchurch UFB Fibre) supplied Huawei Echolife ONT??


The only reason I'm keen to is to see if I can configure the ATA Ports. From reading info I found on Enable's site it sounds like normally these are configured on a separate layer to the Fibre internet connection that is connected to equipment in the Retailers Point of presence on Enables network.


I'm running a Naked Fibre service through a business Fibre wholesaler at my house as I got a very good deal and I've been fairly impressed with their international backbone not being overloaded at peak times. I've ported my home phone to 2Talk on the Free prepay service which is great - I pay nothing monthly to continue having a home number and only pay small per minute rates for calls. We make very few calls on the home line so its perfect for us and likely to cost $20 per year. I'm currently using a Fritzbox Router to do the VOIP ATA but I'm no longer using the Fritzbox as my Internet router as it wasn't fast enough, my connection (100/100) was topping out at 94 with the Fritzbox, I've switched to a Mikrotik routerboard and I'm getting 110/110 so the friztbox is now sitting behind the Mikrotik purely as an ATA converter which is excesive. If I can use the ATA ports on the ONT it would A) Free up the fritzbox without having to source a Linksys ATA or similar and B) it would mean my phones would carry on working even while I'm configuring and resetting my router. 

I already suspect I'm dreaming though as obviously if my Router is providing my WAN connection how can the ONT connect to 2Talk from the wrong side of my router - Possibly as 2Talk are a UFB reseller they may have equipment at Enable that with the right config will make this possible??


Even if not I'm intrigued to have a look at the management interface and see what if anything can be configured.

Alternately if anyone has actually read this far whats your choice for a low cost & reliable (oxymoron?) ATA adapter?

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  #1541071 24-Apr-2016 11:21
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Nope. It's part of Enable's network and isn't end-user configurable.

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  #1541075 24-Apr-2016 11:29
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Can't be done. It has to be set by Enable on behalf of your telephone company.

Look into the Cisco 112 series ATA.


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  #1541079 24-Apr-2016 11:47
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of go to a provider that offers voice services from the ONT, like spark

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  #1541107 24-Apr-2016 12:48
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Thanks everyone - I figured it was likely it was A) Only accessible from Enables side and that B) the ATA was only configurable to/by your provider. I'm pretty happy with the 2Talk service I've got as its going to add peanuts yearly so I'll just stick with it for now on the Fritzbox as an ATA but at some point I'll get a Cisco 112 - I'll have a dig round as I suspect I've got one. I found an old Dlink DVG2001s kicking around but its a piece of crap and I couldn't get it to work with 2talk - very little info on it as they are old and unsupported. After 10 minutes of sitting there plugged in rebooting while I attempted to configure it it had become very hot so wouldn't trust its reliability anyway (Dlink unreliable.......... Nooooooo).


Does anyone else think it might be worth having an Enable specific forum???? Might be handy as the go to place to discuss Enable Fibre installs???



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  #1541130 24-Apr-2016 14:00
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Does anyone else think it might be worth having an Enable specific forum???? Might be handy as the go to place to discuss Enable Fibre installs???





given there isnt a chorus specific forum and they have a huge market share, i would suspect they would be inline for a forum before enable, also UFF who i would suspect is close to or exceeds enable in terms of share coverage.


so no just use the general UFB forum :)

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  #1541301 24-Apr-2016 18:50
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The Enable ATA is just like the Chorus ATA and is delivered on a separate VLAN from the broadband connection. So your RSP/ISP would need to select the service and deliver it to where the RSP would specify the SIP username, password and outbound proxy.
So there is zero chance you could configure it.


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  #1541344 24-Apr-2016 20:36
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Even if you could somehow gain access or have the ONT provisioned it would be completely useless because the voice port(s) are delivered over their own VLAN and have no Internet connectivity so wouldn't be able to connect to anything.



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