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.




174 posts

Master Geek


#195556 24-Apr-2016 11:09
Send private message

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?


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
7068 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541071 24-Apr-2016 11:21
Send private message

Nope. It's part of Enable's network and isn't end-user configurable.


1629 posts

Uber Geek


  #1541075 24-Apr-2016 11:29
Send private message

Can't be done. It has to be set by Enable on behalf of your telephone company.

Look into the Cisco 112 series ATA.

 
 
 
 


9809 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1541079 24-Apr-2016 11:47
Send private message

of go to a provider that offers voice services from the ONT, like spark




174 posts

Master Geek


  #1541107 24-Apr-2016 12:48
Send private message

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???

 

 


9809 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1541130 24-Apr-2016 14:00
Send private message

mobiusnz:

 

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 :)


3163 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541301 24-Apr-2016 18:50
Send private message

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.




and


29127 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1541344 24-Apr-2016 20:36
Send private message

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.

 

 


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




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



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.