Aug 30, 2012

MTNL FTTH optic fiber broadband review

My broadband story first
MTNL has started deploying the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) broadband connections in various localities in Delhi. Rohini area being one such locality in which I reside. Earlier the only options I had in terms of fixed line broadband in my society were MTNL ADSL(Asymmetric Digital subscriber Line ) and Reliance Fiber Metro Ethernet broadband connection. We had no option of Airtel, for which I was real eager to switch to because of its high reliability.


Both Reliance and MTNL ADSL were unsatisfactory with their uptimes. I have used both and Reliance was quite a shocking experience for me. I had opted for the Reliance connection back when we had more of the limited usage plans. I had a speed of 2 mbps down with a 2GB free usage after that chargeable. Initially I was quite happy with the connection, It had very less ping times and great speed but it went down a couple of times approximately 4-5 times in a month but it was better as compared to MTNL ADSL which went down 5-6 times in a day (due to very old and shoddy wiring in my place) but a time came when my Reliance connection went down for a whole month and to my horror I received a bill of Rs 15,000 even though I didn't use any Internet that month because it was not working.

I figured out that someone else had used my internet profile because the Reliance connections back then were not port bounded, (Or it can also be a case of fraudulent billing from Reliance's side because as people call it it is a "CHOR" company). I got Reliance disconnected then and ther and never looked back.Well that thing aside I have been a loyal customer for MTNL broadband for the past 10 years approx. Although I had to live with the frequent disconnection problem with MTNL but that didn't bother me much because the connection was mostly back in 5 to 10 minutes.

All these years I was on a 512 kbps unlimited connection but then for youtube this isn't enough so I thought upgrading the plan speed might help me. So I opted for a 2 mbps plan , the speeds were good, 480p played smoothly but sometimes youtube did buffer even on a 360p quality setting the cause which I haven't been able to figure out why. ADSL was not upto the mark for my Internet needs. I wanted something faster and more reliable and god was kind enough to relieve me of my agony after 10 years by bringing in MTNL FTTH to my area. I should say it was a real happy moment of my life when I got a call from the MTNL sales executive asking if I wanted a fiber connection. I was just ecstatic and instantly agreed.

Installation
The sales rep. was quite prompt enough that he came to my house with the application form within minutes of the phone call. I opted for the annual plan FTTH 790 in which i only had to pay for 10 months while the registration, installation etc. charges were totally free. I just had to pay Rs.800 for the wifi modem. The sales rep was a MTNL govt. employee and had a pleasing nature (I was quite surprised!). Well he said that I would get the connection installed in 7 days.

Boxes at the base of my building(the thin fiber cable to my home starts from here)

I nodded and he left, 5 days passed and a boy of 17-18 years of age(don't know exactly but he looked like) came to my house and dropped a thin optical fiber cable from my balcony to the ground and left saying that an engineer will come in the evening to install the modem/ONT(optical node terminal).Well no one came that day,The fiber cable is even thinner than the normal telephone cable that comes into your house. Two days passed, there was no sign of any engineer but on the 8th day a guy from Aksh Optifiber (company handling FTTH deployment and maintenance for MTNL) came and installed the connection in about an hour(it took long because my ONT was not upgraded to the latest firmware). Somehow with the help of people from MTNL NOC(network operations center) he did manage to setup the ONT.

The white fiber cable and its connector


ONT is the same shape and size that of a normal ADSL modem but instead of a telephone line input this has an optical input. It has 4 ethernet ports and 2 telephone RJ11 output jacks with a power ON/OFF button in the front. This ONT supports 2.5Gbps down and 1.5Gbps upload bandwidth. Although the company name of the modem is not mentioned I got the specs from a similar looking ONT on the internet. Unlike an ADSL modem we can not fully configure this ONT by ourselves(only some configuration options are available like port forwarding etc.), DNS and other options can only be configured by the people at NOC using the optical interface.

ONT (Optical Node Terminal) Top view
 
Now came the turn to setup the wifi connection, I thought that the ONT would have wifi built in but this was not the case. The installation guy took out a MTNL wifi ADSL modem 450TC1 from his bag, took a CAT5 cable and connected the first port of the ONT to the first port on the wifi ADSL modem. He just setup the SSID and password on the wifi, opened the yahoo page on my netbook to show that the connection is working and left. I couldn't wait to atart exploring this new connection and went to setup my desktop and other laptop. I filled in my wifi password in my laptop and opened chrome, put in facebook.com and to my surprise saw "Server not found" message. Then I went back to my netbook and the internet was not working on it either. All my dreams and expectations had shattered then and there. I thought a "sarkari company" can not change the color of its feathers...

ONT front view

I did a bit of experimentation and found that the internet was intermittently working on my devices, instantly I figured out that the WiFi router is the culprit. Internet was working fine if  directly connected my laptop to the ONT via a CAT5 cable. I typed in 192.168.1.1 in my browser to open the wifi adsl router setting page and started tinkering with the settings. After 2-3 hours of trying to solve, searching on the internet to make the wifi router work as a switch I just remembered that in my third year of Engineering I had done a training in networking where I virtually setup many big cisco routers and switches. 

ONT back view


I suddenly realised that I am an A**hole that I couldn't apply my brain to setup such a puny wifi router. (Well I will blame the installation guy, it was his job to setup wifi to work with the ONT.) .The thing that made the setup work was that two router can not be connected to each other on the same set of ip adress group. for example my wifi router was assigned the ip address 192.168.1.1 and the ONT which is also a kind of router was having the ip address 192.168.1.251. 

WiFi router


What I did was ,just set the ip address on the wifi adsl router to 192.168.2.1 instead of 192.168.1.1, turned OFF DHCP on the Wifi router and voila! internet started working like a bullet train on all my terminals simultaneously. Its been a month since that day and the internet hasn't disconnected even for a single second for all these 30 days. WIN! for me. Although the power adapter given with the ONT was a bit faulty as whenever switched ON the fan in my room it would just restart the ONT (was a very weird problem I guess!) well i got it changed and now I am a real happy and satisfied MTNL FTTH user.

Connection speed and Quality
The speeds are great too with no buffering at all even on 1080p youtube videos. The download speeds that I get in Orbit Download manager are about 1.5MB/s and speedtest.net website indicates my connection speed as 12Mbps although I am on a 10 mbps plan. Pingtest.net shows my connection quality to be 'A'. 


Speed on a 10mbps plan


Pros:
Very fast and stable speeds
Not too costly
Free installation with the annual plan
No disconnections(its like having a business leased line at home)
Optical fiber right up-to home (can support exceptionally high speeds in future )

Cons:
Installation not up to the mark
WiFi not in-built in the ONT, separate WiFi router needed.

 Tariff Plans for 2012 (click to enlarge)
Speedtest video:

108 comments:

  1. I am wondering how can the ping be 34ms when the Server is beside your city. My ping from Hyderabad to mumbai is 20ms.

    Congrats for your new connection.

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    1. Thanx man, the ping varies from 11ms to 14,15 23 or even 34ms at different times of the day.

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    2. Dear all,
      more information is available for MTNL FTTH at www.bol.net.in/ftth.
      Thanks

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  2. Anonymous3:36 PM

    is there any possibilities that we can buy our own router if yes than how. Please suggest me any fibre router for MTNL if u know

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    1. MTNL ppl don't allow you to buy your own fiber router as of now, they will supply their own, although you can buy your own wifi router. If you opt for the annual scheme, you won't have to pay any installation or fiber router charges, you will get 2 months usage free in a year + your annual bill will be generated in 2 installments in a year spaced 5 months apart

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    2. Dude as far as i know its better to stay on Mtnl Router because they Will raise Hand up if u bought any other Router and u have problem with Router then u have to troubleshoot on ur own and it is possible that their line have problem but still they Will say that ur Router must be Problem so Best Option go for Mtnl Router and u will get replacement if there Router dont work !!!

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    3. that is really true....those MTNL sarkari babus just want to fend off work....i would advice the same..thanx Arun for the good tip!

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  3. Anonymous1:15 AM

    thanks fo your detailed review

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  4. Anonymous9:35 AM

    Hi

    Thanks for a detailed review.
    I live in Pitampura, I had seen the MTNL website in Feb 2012 and called them to book for FTTH they said that I have to go to sanchar haat to apply for the connection they were not even willing to give me any information whether the plan is available in pitampura or not. Any way I have two questions

    (i) What are the extra charges for the wifi router if one takes it from MTNL? Could not find any info on MTNL site. I presently have my own wifi router which is connected to the MTNL ADSL modem.

    (ii)What interface/connection do they have with the old telephone wiring. I have internal wiring in my house and the present ADSL modem is connected to a wall socket in my study room which is in the interior, so how exactly will they set up the fibre optic wire? Also when the Aakash people do the install, do they properly clip the wires etc to the wall or do they just leave it out hanging?

    Regards

    Satvik

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    1. 1.wifi router costs Rs.800 one time

      2.they clip the wire to the wall
      and the internal wiring will not work for a ftth connection as the modem is connected to a fibre optic cable

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    2. Anonymous2:12 PM

      Thanks.

      So just to confirm there is no monthly rental for wifi router.

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    3. The MTNL sales person said that there would be no rental...don't know how much of it is true..didn't see it in the bill though

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    4. Anonymous2:29 AM

      What are the additional overhead charges in the FTTH plan..? For example : Service tax, ONT monthly rental if any. If take Rs.690 plan , how much will be my bill..?

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    5. No ont or wifi monthly rental, wifi router one time cost Rs. 800.
      Every month's bill Rs. 690+12.36% service tax.

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  5. Latif5:56 PM

    What speeds do you get while downloading from foreign servers? E.g San Jose, CA server on speedtest.net?

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    1. http://www.speedtest.net/result/2278758944.png

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    2. Thanks, quite surprised to see that much speed drop.

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  6. Hi Shree,

    Thanks for the detailed exlanation.

    I'm not a tech freak and have the same problem as you with the mtnl wifi router.

    i read about you suggesting changing the ip on the wifi router to 192.168.2.1 Can you help me understand from where do i change this.

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    1. type in 192.168.1.1 in your browser and hit enter. fill username and password as "admin", "admin" resp. without quotes. then look for management settings and change the router's own ip to 192.168.2.1 just search around the interface a bit and you will surely find it

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    2. i tried 192.168.1.1 and nothing is coming up. the current settings on on 192.168.1.251 is as below.

      Connection Status Connected
      IP Address 120.62.1.98
      Subnet Mask 255.255.255.255
      Default Gateway 120.62.0.1
      DNS Server 1 59.185.3.11
      DNS Server 2 59.185.0.50

      not sure if im doing anything wrong. can you reply just one more time considering the above settings that i see. if not ill call the sarkari guys to see what can be done.

      Thanks again Sree

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    3. If you are unable to open the 192.168.1.1 page then it seems they have set up the wifi router to some other ip address...because after correct setup the wifi router page shouldn't open up... one thing more...mtnl should have setup the DHCP on wifi router to OFF... if the mtnl guys haven't done that , it will cause problems...if you have no experience configuring routers , just call up 22221507 ftth helpline and they will surely help you. if they are unable to do so , i will write a step by step guide to fully configure your wifi router... :)

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  7. do they charge u separately for the ONT Modem?

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    1. there is no rent for the ONT modem

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  8. Anonymous12:51 PM

    What is the username and password for the ONT modem ( 192.168.1.251) ?

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    1. What i remember is root and admin, or vice versa

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  9. Hey,
    I am in the process of getting my MTNL FTH at Mumbai. I would really love it if you could post a step by step guide for the IP settings on the Router. Also after the setup as suggested by you, i.e. as 192.168.2.1 the default gate way on the devices has to be changed to 192.168.2.1 as well right?
    Looking forward to you reply.
    Thanks,
    Prads

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    1. default gateway on all devices apart from ONT should be 192.168.1.251, or i would suggest you to just select "get ip address settings automatically" on all your devices.
      As and when you get the connection and after that if you need the instructions, just ask here and we will put them up for you :)

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  10. Anonymous10:31 PM

    hi shri,

    can you tell download rate once you finish fup limit.

    what I mean is as you stated orbit downloader shows 1.5mbits when your speed on speedtest.com is 10mbps ,so what it shows on 512 kbps afterwards?

    if it shows 62kb/s then it shows speed is shared!

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    1. The download speed that it shows is 1.5megaBytes(mBps) per second not 1.5megabits(mbps) per second. Notice there is a difference between the two. 1 Byte = 8 bits
      Ahter crossing FUP the download speed it shows approx 60kilo Bits per second(kBps) i.e 480kbps as the download speed

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    2. Hey Shree!! can you help me out. I got BSNL FTTH installed yesterday with Teracom Fibrehome Modem.

      I have got a spare Cisco WAP610N access point with me. I want to configure it with FTTH modem for wireless networking. I have tried using 192.168.1.1 , 192.168.2.1 but it says "Internet not connected"

      Can you please please give me a step-by-step guide for configuring this Cisco access point considering me a novice in networking,

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    3. Use this manual to connect your cisco wifi to your fiber modem. if this doesn't help, tell us and we will try to assist you with the advanced stuff!
      http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/quickinstall/1224642677293/WAP610N_V10_QI_A-WEB,0.pdf

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  11. Sorry but it doesnt work out with FTTH network. It is working fine in BSNL Broadband but not with BSNL FTTH.

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    1. Connect your computer to the FTTH modem then perform the following steps:
      go to start menu-->Run-->type in "cmd"(without quotes)-->hit enter-->in the screen that appears type in "ipconfig /all" -->hit enter-->right click in the black screen and click on "mark". now select all that is displayed using your mouse and then press ctrl+c keys on your keyboard to copy and then paste the results here in the reply section of the comments so that we can assist you further.

      Also repeat the same process by just connecting the cisco router to your computer too and paste the results in the reply to this comments thread...

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  12. Anonymous7:03 PM

    hi shri,

    is it not irritating ? that after charged encounter with 10 mbps sudden depreciation to lull 512 kbps?

    don't you think we the delhi are much-2 lower speeds in 690/- + service tax = 780 =some 800 bucks range.

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    1. I have no other reliable choice my dear friend....although i have reliance broadband in my area but i have had a pathetic experience with them and moreover I hate that company because of its dirty policies...

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  13. Anonymous7:06 PM

    because we can't spend 800 x 12 = 12000/- per annum on single broadband

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  15. Anonymous11:52 AM

    hi. i have a Bsnl ftth connection. but i frequently face a problem with this connection.problem is that my LAN/ DATA light going flashing after 2 or 3 days( modem is on PPPoE mode). what is the permanent solution of this.

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    1. This is a problem at their end, all you can do is to manually restart the ont or call them up and tell them the issue, i had the same issue so i called them up and explained and they fixed it!

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  16. Hi, I tried to connect my Beetel ADSL 450TC1 router with my BSNL FTTH Connection in Ghaziabad to connect wifi like the way you said. The Beetel router was earlier configured for Airtel, so I had to reset the same. But the wifi still doesn't work. I changed the IP address to 192.168.2.1 but post the change the router doesn't work at all and I have to reset everytime. Can you provide a step by step changes which I have to make in the ADSL router to connect wifi with BSNL FTTH??

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    1. First check and tell me what is the ip address of your ont?

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    3. based on the info you provided, here is something that might help-
      1.Connect your wifi router to the computer using a ethernet cable or wifi, ensure that the computer is not connected to any other networking device.
      2. now open the wifi router configuration page in the browser (type in 192.168.2.1 and hit enter)
      3. you need to find these settings by searching through the various pages in the configuration of your wifi router-
      i.) disable 'WAN' connection through 'pppoe', instead use static ip .There set the gateway as '192.168.1.1'(as this is the ip address of your ONT), subnet as '255.255.255.0' and ip address as 192.168.2.1
      ii.) Now find 'DHCP' and disable it.
      after this connect everything ont, wifi etc. and you are good to go...

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    4. Have you saved username/password on the FTTH modem.
      Or do you dial everytime??

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    5. I have saved it, no need to dial

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  17. Can you please check with a german server and post results? :)

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    1. http://www.speedtest.net/result/2693322898.png
      http://www.speedtest.net/result/2693329510.png
      taken at 9.30pm IST

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  18. Hi, I stay in sec 13, rohini. Was wondering if it is available in my apartment.. Any way you could help in figuring that out? BTW, very detailed and helpful article this is. :)

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    1. Thanx, just call 1500 and ask if it is available in your society, or look for black flat rectangular boxes with thick black wires and thin white wires coming out of it at the ground floor of your building...

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  19. Hey nice article, btw can you please tell me whom to contact to setup the FTTH at my home
    Your Help be much appreciated i am in urgent need of a decent broadband at my place

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    1. to get ftth, their setup should be already be present in your area, otherwise they won't even consider it. call 1500 (from your mtnl landline) and ask for the same

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  20. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Hi the MTNL office in Borivali - Mumbai said that the FTTH connection is only possible if your house is within a 1km radius of the MTNL exchange office. I had paid the registration fee, now they are giving me the refund.

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    1. do not worry, they are rapidly expanding their fiber operations, they will come and setup the fiber infrastructure in your area soon...

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    2. Anonymous11:44 AM

      I can only hope, for now i am applying for the Broadband - Xpress Combo Unlimited Plans. I am tired of the pathetic speed i am getting from my reliance net connect dongle. Really felt like i struck oil when i thought i was getting the FTTH connection..lets hope they expand in the near future.

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    3. MTNL, what I have seen in Delhi is much better than internet accessed on any wireless dongles, ping times are less too than wireless dongles.!!

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  21. Hey man, nice to see those speeds. I'm on airtel (8Mbps) here since 8 months, had MTNL before, got fed up of the disconnections.

    Could you ping this server for me from CMD and let me know, if it's anything better than mine, I'll get the MTNL connection again.

    ping 81.19.216.2 -t

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    1. Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=173ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=165ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=174ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=201ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=114
      Reply from 81.19.216.2: bytes=32 time=173ms TTL=114

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  22. Anonymous5:17 PM

    WILL IT WORK WITH 450TC1 ASDL2+ROUTER??

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  23. Anonymous4:03 PM

    What is the helpline no. For this fiber connection?
    Yesterday the strong winds messed up my fiber connection and the fiber light on the modem is red in colour.

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    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      01122221507

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  24. Anonymous11:59 AM

    i got ftth connection at borivali mumbai.But mtnl has not provide wireless modem.i have mtnl's 450TC1
    wireless modem.will it work on ftth line.if yes,pls tell me how to configure it.

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    1. Anonymous11:30 PM

      yes it will work, i am using the same setup, please go through the review, and comments for instructions....

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  25. DONT KNOW ABOUT DELHI MTNL
    BUT FOR MUMBAI .MTNL HAS A CRITERI FOR FTTH CONNECTION, THEY REQUIRE 10 FTTH CUSTOMERS FOR YOU TO GET FTTH LNE.
    FUNNY PEOPLE. THIS IS A DEAD DEAL, FOR SURE..

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  26. Anonymous10:04 PM

    You have opted for an annual pack which gives out the speed of 10mbps. I am wondering since you are into streaming and downloading how are you sufficient with limited download in a month? I have 1350 plan of MTNL and as per the monthly bill i easily download 350GB of data every month. Now you tell me even if i go for the highest plan there is no limit till that speed and at half the data they charge u bomb

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    1. I mostly stream the content, download very less and most of the time i am out of town. My parents use this connection.

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  27. Anonymous10:26 PM

    is it good for online games?also does it often disconnect when u r using it?please ping a netherland server and post results.do u suggest me to change from airtel to mtnl?

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    1. well the connection has been down in my society for about 4 days, MTNL has experienced an underground cable cut in my area. Once it is back up then i will ping and post the results. Haven't done online gaming till now on it.

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    2. Here are the results you requested:
      http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2817358176
      http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2817360998

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  28. Hi

    Has anybody tried having IPTV + Broadband internet connection plan on FTTH from MTNL. Hows the IPTV expereince

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  29. Anonymous2:28 AM

    Thnx...shreevats...pls tell me ftth mtnl 1mbps speed is OK to watch youtube videos without buffering

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    1. yes, technically 1 mbps speed is sufficient for 360p videos on youtube. But in MTNL you might notice some occasional buffering once a week due to network congestion irrespective of the speed of the plan.

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  30. Anonymous6:10 PM

    if i forgot wi fi password of my ftth network..how to get back ?

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    1. Turn off the wifi on your laptop. take a cat 5 cable(LAN/Ethernet cabel and connect one end to your wifi router and the other to the laptop. Now open the browser and type in 192.168.1.1 (or 192.168.0.1 if that does not work) Enter username and password as 'admin' in the prompt that comes up. Now you will see the router configuration portal. In that look for something like "wifi/wireless security settings" there you can change/find your password.

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  31. This post helped me a lot, it also left me without internet. Help needed guys.

    Hardware - My MTNL guy has somehow plugged the fiber into my existing telephone line, which plugs into a ARGT 1000 router (theirs), which then is plugged into my Linksys E900. I haven't seen the fiber actually, I'm assuming its in some corner of my building

    Speed and Quality - I get 1.4-1.7 MB/s on torrents (I signed up for 20 Mbps package) but the connection was pretty unreliable and I would have to reset my routers once every 2 days or so. Also I cannot connect my phone, tablet or gaming console to the internet. It connects but loses the connection within a few seconds. Also, interestingly, I can't use Steam (which is a software used for games). It starts updating but eventually gives up saying network is offline.

    The ARGT 1000 Router page is a minefield and I discovered by speeds are 14356 kbps down and ~7000 kbps up instead of the 20 promised so I'm thinking this is some jugaad connection and not real fiber.

    I tried to use my older TP Link router but no effect. Still can't use all devices. I cannot even configure my range extender to work on it. I tried switching off DHCP and seeing what happens but I found myself locked out and hastily reset both routers, and now I'm internetless

    Any advice would be appreciated. I've called the guy (who has been very nice and courteous) maybe even he doesn't know what he's doing.

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    1. Yours is probably a vdsl connection that is given over existing telephone copper lines as the modem given to you is different. Also to confirm just check the photos above and have a look at the fiber wire. Yours should be exactly the same, if not then it isn't fiber. The line rate that you see is the maximum speed that your modem can attain given the line conditions and the distance from the exchange. These kinds of stats are only available in the dsl modems page...nothing of such sort is visible in the fiber modem. Also according to the plan of 20 mbps you should get a download speed of more than 2 MBps. VDSL is faster in speeds over adsl but can be given only if you live near an exchange(~1km) . If not then fiber is deployed to your locality and from there copper wire comes to your house. To solve your connection problem on your devices ask the mtnl guy to first find the ip address of the mtnl modem and very carefully follow the steps listed in the review to configure the ip addresses on both the modem and your WiFi router. Ensure that dhcp is turned on in the modem, turned off in the WiFi router and the WiFi routers ppoe connection is turned off and it is on static ip mode. This technically is the only way for your network to work without any problems when there are two routers in the same network( vdsl modem cum router and your WiFi router). Rest is upto the guy if he can figure out some jugaad. Also do note that any connection over phone lines is susceptible to frequent disconnections if there is noise in the line. However the solution defined above will solve the issue of multiple devices unable to connect to the same WiFi network. We have expert guys with us who can resolve this issue in a jiffy, but coming to your home to fix this is not economically feasible for us so the only option you have is to not let the mtnl guy go before you test the internet on multiple devices for at least half an hour..ask him to do as advised above or if that doesn't work ask him to call some real networking engineer in the mtnl's network department to tell him the steps...afterall you are paying mtnl the money to setup your connection.

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  32. I live in kandivali and I have opted for the ftth 1690 thrill plan. The mtnl guy has not installed any fibre wire up to our apartment. He has only brought a telephone wire and connected it to a modem like a normal VDSL connection. He keeps on insisting that it is the fiber connection but the modem he installed has a telephone wire input and 4 lab outputs. I am also having similar WiFi issues where I can't use multiple devices at once.

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  33. Please have alook at my previous two comments names as "JAI" I am not able to change the main IP of the Beetel 450TC1 router to connect to my BSNL FTTH as a wifi. It says "Main IP Changed. Change the IP on your computer otherwise you would not be able to connect". PLease guite. Now I have reset my Router to factory settings (of Airtel). Please guide step by step from the beginning. Thanks.

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  34. shreevats10:41 PM

    This warning message means that you wont b able to access the router using the earlier ip address that u just changed, you should enter the new ip address in the browser address bar to access the router page after you save the new ip settings.

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  35. I have tried that as well, but nothing comes up on the browser. When I change from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1, I receive that warning message. The both IPs don't worl Then I have to reset my 450TC1 modem from the bottom, then I am able to access 192.168.1.1 and it shows airtel settings. please guide.

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  36. I have been able to make all changes you mentioned above in the Interface Setup TAB in the Internet and LAN sections. What changes do I have to make in the "Wireless section" to make it work?? Below are the settings which I am getting/
    1. Access Point Settings
    2. SSID Settings
    3. Radius Server(Still showing Airtel Settings): Main Server Address
    :


    Main Server Port
    :


    Main Server Share secret
    :


    Backup Server Address
    :


    Backup Server Port
    :


    Backup Server Share secret
    :


    Network Re-auth Interval
    :
    seconds

    4. WPA2
    5. WDS
    6 Wireless MAC Address Filter (Deactivated)

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  38. Krish4:17 PM

    Great Post and thanks for answering all these questions. BSNL people just extended their FTTH line to my place near Mysore. But nobody in BSNL can answer what kind of Wi-Fi router i need to buy. They say anything is fine! I am thinking between Belkin 600 N or Cisco Linksys 600 as my wi-fi range needs to about one/two acres of area at least...

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  39. I have given up now. It doesn't seem to work for me... May be that I have a copper line Wifi modem (from Airtel) could be the reason. :-(

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    1. take the wifi modem to your nearest exchange and ask them to configure it, it is a part of their job, if luck is on ur side they might be able to configure it to work...its worth a last try...

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  40. Hi I am facing an issue when connecting VPN on my FTTH internet. My VPN is a L2TP type one. The VPN connects successfully. But the putty sessions and ssh sessions hang after a minute or so. It never drops the VPN connection though. I also cannot access intranet sites, even after VPN is connected. Sometimes half of teh page gets loaded. The internet sites all work fine even when VPN is connected. I tried connecting the ONT modem directly to my desktop as well as through WiFi, but same issue persists. My desktop is a Win XP Sp3 machine.

    It seems like some packets are paused/stopped. Any idea on what could be happenning?

    Regards
    Melvin

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    1. try the vpn on some other connection like 3g etc. and check if you face the same issue, if it works fine on the other internet connection then there is a problem with the routing of your ISP , if the problem with vpn persists on both the connections then your vpn provider is at fault.

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  41. Hi. Please see my earlier comments. Now I have bought a TP Link 150 mbps router which I have connected on my BSNL FTTH modem. The wi-fi worked fine for couple of days but now since a few days, the speed has become annoyingly slow, so much so that I can't even oven the speed test site.When I connect it with wire on my laptop, the speed is just fine. Can you provide some tips n tricks to increase the wi fi speed?

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    1. Somebody else might be using your WiFi, change your password.

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  42. Anonymous2:29 PM

    i am not able to open 192.168.1.1 page

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  43. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Can we use WA3002G4ADSL2+ wireless modem for BSNL FTTH connection for wifi

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    1. Can be used but needs to be configured properly

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    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Hi, thank you for your reply, can you please help to configure it ?

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    3. Try using the instructions in the review

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  44. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Janani-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    PP adapter Broadband Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadband Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 117.247.113.226(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 218.248.255.146
    218.248.255.147
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    thernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connect

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E0-69-95-C3-23-93
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::356e:f2a6:ff8e:5b4e%10(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.91.78(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 249588117
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-C7-E1-76-E0-69-95-C3-23-

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    unnel adapter isatap.{20A9E806-F46D-4539-8507-FC786D93E28E}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    unnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    unnel adapter isatap.{06466149-A6AC-48D3-9ABE-28C5F3C42D47}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    unnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:75f7:71e2::75f7:71e2(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::1
    2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 218.248.255.146
    218.248.255.147
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    :\Users\Janani>

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  45. Anonymous10:00 PM

    i got his in black screen , so lease help how to enable my wifi modem . when i use my smartphone for wifi, it connects with bsnl wifi , and the wifi symbol also shown at top, but wheni search the website, it says check your connection. Thank you

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  47. I live in Nangloi Delhi -41 on rent.. I want mtnl ftth connection please provide me with steps and how long wire they use and from where that wire will cone to my home ? Means is there would be a problem if i wish to shift to other appartment or house after few months ??

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    1. Ftth is available in very few areas of Delhi, check with your exchange if it is available in your locality or not. The use 1/3 cm thick wire through the window.

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  48. Hi. Thanks for writing this review. It was very helpful.
    Now I am planning to upgrade my mtnl adsl connection to FTTH.
    Does this include landline telephone?
    If yes then is it possible to retain my landline number?
    or will I have to get a separate new connection ??
    please reply fast.

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    1. Anonymous11:05 PM

      The ftth will be a separate connected and wont affect your landline

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  49. I an having Fibre to home connection provided by MTNL mumbai. I am interested to buy DLink router DIR-600L N150 cloud router. but I am confused that will it support MTNL opticsl fiber to home connection or not???? pls help me out with this confusion

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  51. HEllo,

    To start with i have started with the basic set up as decribed above. My curret scenario is as under ;

    1. Wifi Router i.e 450TC1 is 192.168.2.1 and connected to the ONT using the Ethernet cable.
    DHCP disabled on WiFi router.
    2. Laptop gets connected to WiFi but shows no inernet access. I can ping successfully to the \
    ONT ( i.e ping 192.168.1.251) but not the Wifi Router.

    Is this configuration correct ? I am not able to connect to Internet using WiFi but by directly connecting the cable from ONT to the Laptop, internet is working fine.

    Could you please suggest.

    Thanks a lot.

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  52. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Please do not buy this Fiber connection from MTNL. They do not have competent people to install and solve issues but bill wil come regularly without fail.

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