Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Topic # 131017 5-Oct-2013 14:58
Send private message

Just wondering if someone can tell me what all the lights on the ONT signify.

Have just recently we've had a number of internet disconnections, which required a reboot of the ONT to get going again.

Phoned Telecom who are going to send someone around to have a look.   I was told by the Telecom support person that a flashing optical light (green) indicates a fault somewhere.  However I've read elsewhere that this just signals internet traffic.

So... what do all of those lights mean... and does a flashing green optical light indicate a problem.

By the way, the other lights on the ONT are

Power - Green solid
Optical - Green flashing
Fault - unlit!
Lan - Orange and flashing

Had the fibre connection for a couple of months now, and this is the first problem.




Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
Mr Snotty
8296 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4262

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 908479 5-Oct-2013 15:06
Send private message

The ONT's are prone to overheating, have you possibly got anything that might help it do this?




822 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 908487 5-Oct-2013 15:32
2 people support this post
Send private message

 



 
 
 
 


  Reply # 908488 5-Oct-2013 15:36
Send private message

Thanks

So the Telecom support person was wrong.  Green flashing for Optical is just normal.....


822 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 908497 5-Oct-2013 15:50
Send private message

Lightbulb: Thanks

So the Telecom support person was wrong.  Green flashing for Optical is just normal.....



Correct - it is how it is supposed to work


As the ONT is not a Telecom Product - but part of Chorus's network Im not surprised that the basic support teams from any of the RSPs know anything about them yet - it will take time

233 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 919432 21-Oct-2013 21:25
Send private message

Depends on the ONT though. The Huawei ones (if you live Hamilton, Tauranga or Christchurch) a flashing PON light means that there is connectivity but the serial number of your ONT hasn't been provisioned to a OLT port. Once this is done then the PON light goes solid. Typical install the sub-contractor will finish all the civil and internal work, plug in ONT and get flashing PON light, call the NOC and give serial number and then solid PON light.

157 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 10


  Reply # 920144 23-Oct-2013 09:42
Send private message

Also keep in mind if you are the first one on your fibre exchange/carbint it will takes time for exchange/carbint and ONT  to set itself up, somewhat 3 to 4 hours.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.