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Topic # 196157 21-May-2016 07:28
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Hey

 

Wondering if it's possible to use something like the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro 8 which has a SFP port as the ONT instead of the supplied ONT?

 

Are there any benefits to this or is it better just to get the ERL and connect that to the supplied ONT?

 

 

 

I get fibre at the end of the year but looking to get network sorted before then...

 

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  Reply # 1556674 21-May-2016 07:30
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No, been asked before. The ONT is managed by the fiber provider and is part of their network. The ethernet port on it is where the service is delivered to and you have to connect there.





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  Reply # 1556681 21-May-2016 08:05
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As explained the answer is no.

 

There would also be no benefits except for some very unique scenarios but plenty of downsides for the average user with such an approach if it was possible (and it is possible that this MAY be an option in the future)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1556693 21-May-2016 09:09
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thanks both.

 

Steve, that sounds very much like a no (per the ONT is part of providers network) but yes (because technically it will work) answer

 

However given Pro 8 nearly three times the price might as well just stick with the ERL.





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  Reply # 1556699 21-May-2016 09:37
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Technically it can work, but in the real world it can't without working with the UFB infrastructure provider. While there is a GPON standard the ONT is very heavily tied to the OLU so hardware from another vendor will have no way of being provisioned by the backend systems even if it was fully compatible (and compatibility between vendors is far from reality).

 

 




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  Reply # 1556719 21-May-2016 10:31
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Cool thanks for further clarification Steve. 

 

Edgerouter Lite it is.





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  Reply # 1556815 21-May-2016 14:22
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mentalinc:

 

Cool thanks for further clarification Steve. 

 

Edgerouter Lite it is.

 

 

+1 for ERL.

 

The ERL is proving to be the best router I've ever used. It is lightning fast at doing its job, as long as you don't mind not being able to bridge the second port for your LAN needs.


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  Reply # 1556823 21-May-2016 14:45
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I'm also running the Beta firmware on my ERL (Beta 2) and it is rock solid and very quick on my 200/200Mbit UFB connection. Well recommended (maybe not running the Beta firmware however!).





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  Reply # 1557035 21-May-2016 22:34
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michaelmurfy:

 

I'm also running the Beta firmware on my ERL (Beta 2) and it is rock solid and very quick on my 200/200Mbit UFB connection. Well recommended (maybe not running the Beta firmware however!).

 

 

 

 

Now that the rest of my setup is stable, I'm going to give the beta another whirl.


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