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Fri, Jan 9, 2015 2:00 AM

Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

Any idea why only 1 LAN port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active? iDA's policy?

By the way ViewQuest is providing 2in1 device (ont + wireless router) with all LAN ports active.

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rsn

Home Networking Expert

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1K Messages

7 y ago

One port for one service provider. So you subscribe to one ISP only one port will be active. Unlike VQ Starhub should have issued with a standalone router where you can use all the LAN ports.

CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Why is there a difference in provisions?
The port restriction is likley not a IDA policy. Why is SH doing so? Can anyone from SH provide insights?
kon_sg

Home Networking Expert

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804 Messages

7 y ago

Technically speaking, the ONT is Nucleus Connect equipment, not Starhub.

 

Nowadays Viewqwest don't use NC anymore, so what they have is a GPON **bleep** router 2-in-1

KaiBoon

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5 Points

7 y ago

Hi there

The service is provisioned onto the specific port on the ONT. Should you require additional LAN ports to connect to, you can connect a router to your ONT and EUREKA!
CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Environmentally not friendly to run 2 devices. Furthermore, 1 switch
socket outlet less to use. Can SH allow other LAN ports on ONT to be
activated?

KaiBoon

StarHub Prepaid

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5 Points

7 y ago

On this model of ONT, this cannot be done. Maybe we can explore this in future.
CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Good if this can be quickly flagged for action by SH so its customer can
benefit from it.

Wurlitzer

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5 Points

7 y ago

DO you not need wifi then?
CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Of course I need wifi but having additional LAN ports allows flexibility.
What is the barrier to activate them since the ports are on the ONT?

Wurlitzer

Trusted Advocate

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5 Points

7 y ago

I see, I thought you weren't intending on running a router based on your earlier post about running two devices not being environmentally friendly.  But on principle I agree, more than one port on the ONT should be available.

Worth remembering though, if you could attach another device on a second ONT port (other than a second router) it would effectively be in the DMZ and not protected from the internet by a router firewall, it would also need its own IP address, I don't know if SH would supply two dynamic IP addesses on one service. They also wouldn't be LAN ports as you suggested earlier, rather WAN ports.

rsn

Home Networking Expert

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1K Messages

7 y ago

Most of the time those all in one devices ( Which acts as a router and ONT ) will be having poor WiFi performance and less options. Starhub itself was providing a home gateway ( Not same as VQ ). After numerous complaints now Starhub is giving a D-Link router with better performance. The Starhub (Same for Red and Orange) ONT does not have routing capability nor WiFi. So it is not just a matter of unblocking the port.

CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Does it mean that direct connection from ONT is not secure?

CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

2in1 device may not be bad. My previous Aztech DSL wireless modem from
Singtel, in my opinion, has better wireless signal and consistent
connection than D-Link Dir-868L (still figuring out if something is wrong
with my set).

CSS

Honored Contributor

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32 Messages

7 y ago

Ha.. So lucky for me.. I better get a replacement set and try out...

rsn

Home Networking Expert

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1K Messages

7 y ago

Should be something wrong with your 868. I have one DSL7000. The performance is worse than 850L Starhub gave me (In terms of wireless disconnection rate and speed at longer distance).

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