Solved cable router and ONT

February 19, 2014 at 20:53:09
Specs: Linux x86_64, AMD8-core
Hi all,

I'm now searching for a Gagibit router (a standard router 1 WAN 4-ports) which supports openwrt.

My new ISP shall provide "FTTH(fibre to the home) Fibre Optic Broadband service" with bandwidth (Downstream and Upstream): 100Mbps/100Mbps. They don't use cable modem but ONT(Optical-fibre Network Terminal) which will be provided for connecting my router/PC.

I never used ONT(Optical-fibre Network Terminal) before neither I know what is this device?

I'm now looking for a standard Gigabit cable-router to match that device. I know a 100M cable-modem can be used but I expect having higher speed on local net work.

In the worst case if without a suitable router available at time of installation can my PC be directly connected to the ONT abovementioned?

PC Motherboard - ASUSTeK M5A97 R2.0
1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
1 x LAN (RJ45) port

Advice and suggestion would be appreciated. TIA


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February 20, 2014 at 07:17:53
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Without ever having used the equipment you mentioned, I'm pretty sure the connection from modem to router will be a regular network "patch cable" As such, you'll just want to buy a router (shouldn't require a combo unit that is both modem and router) that is 100 Mbps on the WAN port and 1000 Mbps (1 Gig) on the LAN ports. If you can find one that's 1000 Mbps to the WAN port, so much the better.

Google is your friend..........use it to read specs and compare reviews of equipment. When you've narrowed it down to two or three different devices then it's time to do some shopping and compare prices.

Avoid obscure equipment and stick with name brands.

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