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#265700 5-Feb-2020 19:23
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I've got the Skinny unlimited fibre broadband service, with the Huawei modem. Is there any mesh device that will attach directly to the ONT (so I don't have to use the Huawei)?


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  #2413301 5-Feb-2020 19:41
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Yes - most of the mesh solutions out there now all have router capabilities. I won't mention any brands because I'm not a huge fan of them as a solution so don't want anything to be seen as a recommendation.

 

 

 

 




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  #2413306 5-Feb-2020 19:54
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What's the problem with mesh?


 
 
 
 


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  #2413309 5-Feb-2020 20:05
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the modem sent out is the only modem skinny support, pays to make sure your aware of that.

 

 

 

nothing will stop you from just using another, but if you have any issues, you will be expected to plugin the modem you got with the service to troubleshoot.





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  #2413361 5-Feb-2020 22:37
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The D-Link mesh systems (COVR) all can plug directly to the ONT these days.




 

 

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  #2413371 5-Feb-2020 23:02
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Can you plug 'n play with these systems without having to configure the ONT (presumably only Skinny/Chorus can do that anyway). Is it easy to configure the mesh connection to the ONT?


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  #2413407 6-Feb-2020 07:25
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there is no configuration for the ONT. you just plug your device into it. you device needs to be able to be configured for the type of internet connection your ISP supply's you.

 

 

 

pbtech has a tonne of guys on how to configure different routers


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  #2413457 6-Feb-2020 10:12
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OwenWatson:

 

Can you plug 'n play with these systems without having to configure the ONT (presumably only Skinny/Chorus can do that anyway). Is it easy to configure the mesh connection to the ONT?

 

 

You don't need to configure the ONT. You will need to set VLAN ID on the new router if your ISP requires it. You will also have to set PPPoE username/password on the new router if your ISP requires it.





 

 

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  #2416497 12-Feb-2020 01:40
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Google Wifi works well with Skinny if you're into using Google products.





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