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Telus Fibre OLT uses a private IP, can that cause problems?


If you have Telus Fibre and you do a tracert anywhere you will notice that it goes through a private IP.  Mine is 10.31.xx.xx which must be the OLT.  Of course I don't have access to that.  It is a NAT so I was wondering if it's possible for that to cause problems sometimes as can happen with anything that does NAT?  I haven't read of anyone having problems yet.  So is it a very unobtrusive NAT of some kind?


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It is more likely the router at the Telus exchange building, and acts as the intermediary between the fibre you are connected to and the backbone.


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Yes, must be the OLT which is located in a Telus equipment room somewhere.  I edited my original message.

As long as your router receives a routable IP, don't worry about it.



Yes the addresses issued by the local "converged edge router" may look to be local. The thing is, there has been a massive change in addressing. The 10., 50. and 192. are the soon to be obsolete IPv4. The working addresses are IPv6. I won't pretend to understand that. As someone else here said, if it works, don't worry. The only route tracert will take you these days is down the garden path...