How to configure Dlink Router for BSNL FTTH Connection

Developing interest for the rapid web is the essential driver to move from more conventional innovations, as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) to Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

You may have picked FTTH association for various reasons, however here’s my endeavour to show you more about what you’ve in hand and how to configure them.

At the point when the FTTH setup is introduced at your home/workplace, it accompanies 2 components.

  1. GPON AONT-100C
  2. AONT-UPS

How about we toss some more light on these components to fathom what they are and why we need them.

GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) is a point-to-multipoint access mechanism, essentially an ability to utilise single feeding fibre of provider to serve numerous homes and workplaces.  In this scenario, BSNL is responsible for Fibre distribution network.

ONT (Optical Network Terminal) is a media converter installed to ensure conversion of fibre-optic light signals to copper/electric signals. The crate that you’ve is delivered by the organisation named ‘Alphion’, thus the name ‘AONT’

The Alphion’s AONT-UPS is a power backup solution which shields the Alphion GPON ONTs from bad power accordingly of surges and power outs and hence helps in providing uninterrupted service.

As you may are already aware that the BSNL AONT modem doesn’t have a built-in WiFi router, hence it has to be associated with an external router.

Alright, let’s dig in and make those configurations to setup the router in hand.
Please Note that this tutorial is for Dlink routers, however, taking after comparative alternatives ought to suffice your necessities. This tutorial expects your modem to be setup. To know more on ‘How to setup BSNL Modem’ click here.

Here are few steps you need to make sure is done before we dive into making configuration changes.

STEP 1: Connect your AONT device/modem to the power supply (Duh!)

STEP 2: Connect the RJ45 ethernet cable output from the modem to the router.

STEP 3: Now, this is crucial, you have to connect your laptop/desktop to your router.
i. If yours is a fresh, out of the box new router, then the WiFi is open, hence no password and the SSID (name of the WiFi) is usually D-Link.
ii. If your router is already configured, then please enter the password and connect to the router.

STEP 4: Next, you have to enter this particular IP to go into the configuration page of the router. Typically the router’s IP is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. Please check the box that your router came in if these IPs are not doing your job.

If everything works out as expected you should land on a page that looks like the below image. 1

If you haven’t messed around with your router, the username and password fields must evaluate to ‘admin’. That is both your username and password are ‘admin’ (without quotes)

Enter the password and click login, now you should be taken to the homepage of your Dlink router.

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Click on the ‘Setup Wizard’ button to get one step closer to what you want. (Ooh, Juicy!)

In the ‘Welcome to Wizard Page’ steps that you need to follow for setting up Internet connection to your router are given, read them and click next.

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Now you’ll be asked to setup date and time for your router, though it’s not really important, it’s recommended to set it to automatic sync.

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In this next step, you need to select the protocol, make sure its ‘Bridge’ protocol and hit next without making any changes with others.

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Now you need to configure your wireless network, that is changing your SSID and password of the WiFi. (if need be)

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On clicking next, you will be asked to change your router credentials, that is the password that you entered to get into the router, change them if you want to, if not click ‘skip’

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Now, review all the changes that you have made, and make sure that they are as expected and click ‘Apply’.

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This should restart your router making the changes that you’ve asked for, we are just about done here (Uh, Huh! not yet.) There are few more things that you NEED to take care of before closing your tab.

Go to Dlink router’s homepage and hover on Wireless option on the left and select wireless basic.

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In there make sure that the ‘Enable MultiAP isolation’ option is unchecked and click apply. This is very crucial.

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Once that is done, click on Local Network, again on the left and make sure DHCP server is unchecked.  (A DHCP server’s job is to assign an IP address to your devices when you connect to the WiFi/LAN network. By not making it manual, you’re asking it to assign an IP for the DHCP server.) Click Apply and you’re done.

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If these steps aren’t working, click the reset button on your router. (a really small button or an opening that can be found either next to the Ethernet ports or is in the bottom of the router and then following these steps.

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