home router battery backup

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at heyaaron.com
Mon Jan 17 21:24:38 UTC 2022

On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:43 AM Jeff Shultz <jeffshultz at sctcweb.com> wrote:

> BTW, Calix ONTs default to "Disable on battery = on" for the GigE ports -
> it's checkbox in the config to turn that off so they stay up when the power
> is out. Which we do uncheck. Particularly since we've going increasingly
> VOIP and our employees can connect remotely. Sadly, I suspect that trying
> to get a major telco to go in and uncheck that box for you would be the
> equivalent to talking to a wall.

My "small" (< ~5,000 customers) ISP won't uncheck that box for me no matter
how much I beg, plead, or offer to bring them snacks for their office.
They keep mumbling stuff about FCC requirements which I suspect is just
handwaving.  Oh well...it's on a generator-protected outlet now.

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