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What does the Network Access Hub do?

migrained
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I have a Pure Fibre 1.5G plan. The technician installed a Nokia ONT (G-240-G), the NAH (FXA5000), and the Wifi 6 Hub (Router).

 

The topology looks like this:

Fibre drop -> Nokia ONT -> NAH -> Router.

 

My question is, what is the NAH for? 

 

Is it possible to install the Router directly to the Nokia ONT?

 

Just to give some context, I have a 2.5Gb capable router with 2.5Gb LAN ports.

I also have a computer with  2.5Gb ethernet port. So, I think I should be able to achieve speeds more than 1Gb

The NAH has only one 10Gb port and, If I am not mistaken, the rest of the LAN ports are 1Gb. Is this correct?

 

I want to be able to achieve speeds of more than 1Gb by by-passing the NAH and directly connecting the ONT to the router so that it looks like this:

 

Fiber Drop -> Nokia ONT -> Router

 

Will this one work?

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Nighthawk
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The FXA5000 is the actual router in your current setup. The Telus supplied Wifi 6 device is only a wireless access point and is not a router. It's unusual to see the Nokia ONT in use for connections over 1gbps. The FXA5000 has it's own fibre terminal built in and usually has the fibre directly connected to it for faster connections. In those setups, it's possible to put a 2.5gbps switch on the 10gbps port. The rest of the ports on the FXA5000 are gigabit only.

 

The Nokia ONT itself only has gigabit ethernet ports on it according to the device spec sheet. While the GPON / fibre port is capable at receiving a theoretical max of 2.488gbps but the LAN ports are still limited to gigabit each. Only the first ethernet port is ever activated on the ONT.


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Nighthawk
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The FXA5000 is the actual router in your current setup. The Telus supplied Wifi 6 device is only a wireless access point and is not a router. It's unusual to see the Nokia ONT in use for connections over 1gbps. The FXA5000 has it's own fibre terminal built in and usually has the fibre directly connected to it for faster connections. In those setups, it's possible to put a 2.5gbps switch on the 10gbps port. The rest of the ports on the FXA5000 are gigabit only.

 

The Nokia ONT itself only has gigabit ethernet ports on it according to the device spec sheet. While the GPON / fibre port is capable at receiving a theoretical max of 2.488gbps but the LAN ports are still limited to gigabit each. Only the first ethernet port is ever activated on the ONT.


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Thanks!!! The tech provided a Nokia ONT to me, I didnt realize that its ports are only Gigabit. Would it be possible to request an upgrade to have an ONT with 2.5G ports? If yes, would you know what ONT model they provision so that I can indicate it when I call tech? Thanks again!!!

Nighthawk
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The only stand alone ONT is the Nokia one. The FXA5000 has a built-in ONT and a 10gbps LAN port on it. All that needs to be done is to have the SFP/fibre moved from the Nokia to the FXA5000, if the ONT is close by. It may be worth a chat with tech support to see if they can get a tech out to do that and retrieve the ONT at the same time. You could mention that you are unable to get full speeds for the plan. Only way to really test is to run speedtests on two or more hardwired devices simultaneously and add the speeds together to see what they total.


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Hi Nighthawk, is it possible to plug from the FXA5000, into a 2.5gb switch, then into a TP Link Deco mesh system?

Nighthawk
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As I mentioned earlier in this discussion, the FXA5000 does have a single 10gbps ethernet port on it, so yes it should be possible to connect a 2.5gbps switch.


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