Can I connect AC RT88U Directly to the phone line (bypass telco GPON modem/router)

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Saqr42

Occasional Visitor
As in title !

Is this setup possible or better than my current setup in which I connect Asus router into the telco GPON modem router which connect to the phone line.
:rolleyes:
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
If by "AC RT88U" you actually mean "RT-AC88U" then the answer is no you can't.
 

Saqr42

Occasional Visitor
Yes. Tongue slip ;)
If this is the case of no direct connection, are there any other Asus modem routers that can connect directly to the telco line outlet ?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I'm not aware of any that have a fibre (GPON) WAN connection. There are the DSL- models but they only support ADSL/VDSL as far as I know. But check out the Asus website for your own country because they offer different products in different regions.
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Can I ask what you are trying to accomplish? Just trying to loose the ISP router (getting rid of a NAT)?
 

Saqr42

Occasional Visitor
Seems like a great idea ! I think I need to figure out now what is the technical specs of my fiber to know if it works with this media converter or not. I mean if it is Single mode or multimode, besides other specs that might arise !
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Presumable it's not just a case of converting the type of media type? Presumably he'd still need a modem of some sort?

Yes, some additional research will be needed into the ISP requirements.

I have used a media converter on Bell's Fibe to replace there HUB 3000 Fibre router. With them, it is important to use Bell's SFP connector as it is coded with the authentication codes needed for Bell's network and the ASUS Router has to be set up to tag the WAN with VLAN 36 (I think - might be 35 - haveto check my notes again). Works great, but research is needed for the specific ISP to see if it is doable.
 

Jeffrey Young

Senior Member
Start with the basic and just ask if you can forego their Router and use a media converter. If you are talking to a tech person at the ISP, they should be able to tell you if possible and what requirement your router will have to have. For ASUS, the VLAN tagging (for my example) was in the IPTV tab under WAN setting.
 

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