BSNL FTTH Modem configuration is easier than the ADSL Router. Optic Fiber router is also known as Optical Network Terminal (ONT), and it is used for authentication purpose. It also converts the optical signal to Ethernet in downstream & Ethernet to optical in Upstream.
Step I: Checks before BSNL FTTH ONT Configuration
Before starting the BSNL FTTH Modem Configuration, you should check the following things
- BSNL Optical Fiber cable is directly connected to FTTH Modem and an Ethernet cable from ONT is connected to PC or laptop.
- In ONT there are three LEDs Power, Fiber & Data which show the connection status. Power and Fiber LEDs must be green and stable, and Data LED is in a blinking state.
- IP address of your PC or Laptop should be selected as obtain IP address automatically. If it’s already there then go, you can directly go to step II.
For Windows 7 and above
Click on the Computer or Wi-Fi signal icon in the bottom right side of your computer.
Now click on Open Network and Sharing Center
Click on Change adapter settings
Right click on the Local area network/ LAN
Click on properties
Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
Again click on properties
A popup window will open
Select the Obtain IP address automatically
Also select the Obtain DNS server automatically
Click on OK
Step II: BSNL Fiber router setup
Type 192.168.1.251 in address bar
A pop-up window which will ask for FTTH modem username and password
Username = root
Password = admin
A new page will open
Click on Network
Click on WAN
Put your connection’s FTTH username and password on this page
User name = abXXXXXXXXX_zid@ftth.bsnl.in
Password = XXXXXXXX (Default value is “password“)
Remember that Username & password is provided by BSNL.
Click on Apply
After few seconds Data LED on ONT will be stable. If it’s not getting stable recheck the whole process or contact to BSNL.
Now you are connected to the Internet.
- Read it also: BSNL Fiber broadband plans
Configure Wi-Fi Router for BSNL FTTH connection
Now Your FTTH broadband is on, but it can work only on a single device as it has only one working Ethernet port. To extend this internet to all devices of your home or office, you need a Wi-Fi router, or Old ADSL modem may also work.
You may have BSNL Wi-Fi router. Just connect the cable from FTTH ONT to ADSL Router.
Connect the ADSL Modem to your PC.
Now login to the ADSL Router by putting IP address 192.168.1.1 in browser bar
Put username => admin
Password => admin
A new window will open. On the left-hand side click on Admin
Click on Reboot
Select Factory Reboot option from dropdown
Click on Reboot button on right-hand side
It will take 2 minutes to restart the device.
After the restart, again login to it using IP address 192.168.1.1 as stated earlier in this blog.
Click on configuration
Then click on DHCP server
Just disable the DHCP server and click on Apply button.
Now you can access the internet on multiple devices, but still, you may not access it through Wi-Fi.
You need to enable the Wi-Fi and set the password for it. Or read my blog for BSNL Wi-Fi router setup procedure.
You can also use iBall, Belkin, D-Link Wi-Fi router to extend FTTH internet on multiple devices. In those devices also you need to factory reset them and after that disable the DHCP server.
Read it also: Step by step procedure for BSNL Modem configuration
Read it also: iBall ADSL modem setup
Read it also: How to make a secure Wi-Fi connection at Home
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