Eliminate Nokia ONT... go direct to my own router's SFP port

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Friendly Neighbour

When my PureFibre service was installed, I used my own router from the Telus provided Nokia ONT. The installer indicated that I could go direct to my own router if it had an SFP port. At the time, I didn't have such a router, but now I do. He showed me the SFP module I would need, but as i didn't need it at the time I didn't pay much attention. I should have asked him to leave me one... as I knew at some point i would be upgrading. Anyway, is anyone doing this? What SFP module do I need and do I need to tell Telus anything or will it just work. I already use my own router, so I'm not eliminating any other Telus equipment, just the ONT box.

 

Advice? 

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Friendly Neighbour
Anyone? I've now tried this, but I do not get a WAN IP... so I guess I need to contact Telus and find out what's what...
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Connector

Whar router are you using with sfp ?

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Friendly Neighbour
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Connector

Good Day…

This is exactly the installation that I’m currently utilizing… TELUS 1Gb/s fiber directly connected to a Ubiquity Security Gateway Pro 4 via the Wan 1 SFP port. Works flawlessly…

Super easy install based on my setup… TELUS installed the T3200M router/gateway on my system so the SFP module was already registered with TELUS. Pulled it from the router and install it in the USG Pro 4. That was it…

Now I don’t know if the SFP transceiver is removable from the g-240g-a type gateway so I can’t comment on that equipment.

As well, I don’t have other services such at Optic TV, or phone service installed by TELUS. So I can’t comment on just how those service may be affected.

Cheers…

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Friendly Neighbour

Thanks for the reply...  so I wonder how I get them to come back out and register my SFP module. I guess just give them a call...  probably have to pay a install fee. Maybe not worth it.

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Connector

What Telus equipment did Telus install at you location? Was it the Telus Black Box ONT (T3200M)? If so, just pull the little silver transceiver from the from the bottom of the ONT and slide it into the USG Pro 4 Wan 1 port...

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Friendly Neighbour

No...  it's the white Nokia... 

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Connector

That's the one I don't have... Sorry I have no idea have that device is configured... This is the one I have... https://www.192-168-1-1-ip.co/manuals/9077.pdf 

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Connector

Wouldn't waste your time since you are not going to get any real performance increase vs. an ONT. Unless the ONT happens to be installed in middle of living room and is unsightly or it really bothers you LOL. The alternate SFP transceiver Telus supplies is setup on your account to only decrypt your traffic... it is essentially an ONT in SFP package.

 

Some people swear by bypassing ONT that they get significantly better performance but I don't believe it - the maximum throughput over 1Gbps is 940Mbps and I have have achieved this on my setup with Speedtest.net. Some people also (wrongfully) believe that the copper CAT5e cable going from ONT to your router is also a bottleneck because it isn't fiber, and they believe that it is best to go direct Fiber into their router bypassing the ONT.

 

However if you have 1.5Gbps downstream service then that is another story - if you want to go down that rabbit hole spending lots of time and money so you get 1.5Gbps down on Speedtest then give Telus a call to upgrade and they will come out with a new modem and an SFP module!