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.


581 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


Topic # 202022 14-Sep-2016 09:27
Send private message

I have  Fiber with Fritzbox 7490 connected to the ONT as far as I understand, only specific routers can be used to connect to ONT.  Now, I am trying to help my dad overseas as his wireless coverage is really bad around the house unless he is next to the router. Apartment is only 1500 sq feet. He has a Fiber connection with same model Alcatel Lucent ONT as I have here at home with a Primatel Wired to Wireless Router connected to it which is this one. My questions is, this primatel device seems to be a simple AP so how is the connection working there? I need to suggest him a decent wireless router to fix his issue so I am trying to figure out what is the best way and which one will definitely work. Thanks


Create new topic
Banana?
4495 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1077

Subscriber

  Reply # 1629096 14-Sep-2016 09:48
Send private message

1500 sq feet is quite big - about 140 sq m, which is a decent sized 3-4 bedroom house (we have a 145sqm 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 living house).

 

Anyway, maybe over there, they don't do any authentication on any in-premise device (so the account is tied to the actual line).

 

He should be able to get any access point I'd think and connect it up. Things to consider would be - how are network addresses handed out (what does the DHCP)? How will you/he configure the new AP for things like DHCP, network addresses, WiFi security and the like.


2756 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 549


  Reply # 1629098 14-Sep-2016 09:49
Send private message

Sounds curious. I see that you have an info sheet that mentions India - so I assume that is the 'overseas'.

 

20 seconds of googling found this: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/features/indias-fastest-broadband-internet-service-providers-810697

 

Of interest part way through the article:

 

ACT Fibernet
Focused primarily in South India, ACT (Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt Ltd.) is the largest non-telco ISP in India. The company provides fibernet, digital TV and HD TV services, with affordable monthly tariffs under Rs. 2,000 for 50-100mbps speeds in Bengaluru. Its Fair Usage Policy (FUP) applies only on downloads, while uploads are not counted in FUP, according to the FAQs. As ACT Fibernet uses fiber-to-the-home technology, it doesn't require any modem or a land-line phone, and can be plugged straight into a PC with an Ethernet port, following which one needs to log into their Web portal with their account ID and password. This can be a bit of a pain point, but ACT Fibernet lists five reasons why it has decided to go with such a configuration.

 

(I bolded the interesting part). This sort of configuration would support a simple access point as you have described.

 

 





Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

1642 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 419


  Reply # 1629105 14-Sep-2016 09:53
Send private message

What router? Any router that supports whatever the ISP requires - eg be it providing vlan or ppp support.



581 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 20


  Reply # 1629124 14-Sep-2016 10:14
Send private message

Thanks for the replies. I'll try to get more information by getting Dad to log in to the primatel router and check the settings.Maybe it is using PPOE to authenticate with a user name and password. So, how is it done here, I mean what does ONT do ans what is my Fritzbox doing and why can't I use any wireless router here?


2756 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 549


  Reply # 1629146 14-Sep-2016 10:30
Send private message

If he is using something like the described "Act Fibernet", then the ONT port would be pretty much just a live ethernet port.

 

So you would only need a basic wireless access point in the house. It would just do local DHCP - ie give out the 192.168.*.* or 10.*.*.* or 172.16.*.* addresses for 'local' devices in the house. Almost certainly the 192.168.*.* range.

 

In NZ we always seem to require some sort of authentication - name/password - though a lot of ISPs have decided to not check the credentials. Saves having an extra layer of problems with wrong details.

 

 





Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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.



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.