FTTH ONTs and routers
clayton at MNSi.Net
Thu May 15 17:35:38 UTC 2014
At 01:11 PM 15/05/2014, Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
>It had been my impression that ONTs, like most other consumer modems,
>came with built-in router capabilities (along with ATA for voice).
>The assertion that ONTs have built-in routing capabilities has been
>Can anyone confirm whether ONTs generally have routing (aka: home router
>that does the PPPoE or DHCP and then NAT for home) capabilities?
All the unit's I've seen have this capability. We don't use it though.
>Are there examples where a telco has deployed ONTs with the router
>built-in and enabled ? Or would almost all FTTH deployments be made with
>any routing disabled and the ONT acting as a pure ethernet bridge ?
No way to tell, since configuring routing capability in a router that
has it built in is a relatively trivial task.
It would be like asking how many people use the "bagel" button on
their toaster, if it has this capability built in.
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