What happens when you switch ISPs – but you don’t own the router

Jamie McKane

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What happens when you switch ISPs – but you don’t own the router

Fibre customers who want to move between ISPs may be expected to give back their router when they switch providers.

To make use of a fibre line, customers require an ONT (optical network terminal) to be installed in their house by a fibre network operators (FNO), which is then connected to an appropriate router to provide connectivity for devices in the house.
 

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What happens when you switch ISPs – but you don’t own the router

Fibre customers who want to move between ISPs may be expected to give back their router when they switch providers.

To make use of a fibre line, customers require an ONT (optical network terminal) to be installed in their house by a fibre network operators (FNO), which is then connected to an appropriate router to provide connectivity for devices in the house.
Well if it's anything like my friend, they come and collect it, simple as that. But only if it's within the first year or something.
 

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MetroFibre further informed... the Calix 844G - was their property...
which is also a router - a combined solution...
...cancels... it is retrieved and replaced with a normal Calix 803 ONT...
The Calix 844G is a robust ISP friendly device, with limited power user functionality.

For power users, you better off with Calix 803 ONT and Mikrotik/Ubiquiti/OpenWrt/RPI4 Router
See https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/what-ont-options-because-calix-routers-are-garbage.860938/
  • Basic family home device - not for power users
  • ISP friendly device - TR-069/Port 30006/30006 remote control / configure / patching
  • Wifi has limited configuration
  • Limited Firewall - off, low, medium, high (limited customization)
  • Firewall log does not make sense
  • QoS does not work
  • Limited system logging - PPPoE UP, DOWN, REBOOT
  • Limited traffic statistics - packets since reboot
  • No real time traffic graphs (or any graphs)
  • No traffic history
  • No per client traffic view (top talker?)
  • No CLI access (disabled)
  • No VLAN support
  • No end user support from Calix
  • No opensource support (OpenWrt)
  • Limited documentation
 
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