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Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

CSS
Honored Contributor

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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Home Networking Expert

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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?
Home Networking Expert

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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

Hub Master

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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!
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CSS
Honored Contributor

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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?

Hub Master

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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

Trusted Advocate

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

DO you not need wifi then?
CSS
Honored Contributor

Re: Why only 1 port on StarHub Huawei ONT is active?

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?