Huawei 8145 router and bridge mode (ACT broadband)

rajil.s

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Hello,

I have ordered an ACT connection and the sales guy told me that the router will be a Huawei 8145. Anybody knows whether this can be put into bridge mode?

I would like to disable routing on the Huawei router and instead use my existing pfsense router.

Thanks
 

indy1811

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Hello,

I have ordered an ACT connection and the sales guy told me that the router will be a Huawei 8145. Anybody knows whether this can be put into bridge mode?

I would like to disable routing on the Huawei router and instead use my existing pfsense router.

Thanks
You don't need to get a router from them. They provide a LAN cable to your house which you can connect to a router of your choice. At least that's the case with ACT in Bangalore.
 

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You don't need to get a router from them. They provide a LAN cable to your house which you can connect to a router of your choice. At least that's the case with ACT in Bangalore.
I am guessing that's the case for apartments. For a standalone house in Lucknow they plan to have a fiber run into the house and then use a combined ONU/router. This is how most other ISPs work here as well.
 

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I am guessing that's the case for apartments. For a standalone house in Lucknow they plan to have a fiber run into the house and then use a combined ONU/router. This is how most other ISPs work here as well.
Nope, i live in an independent house.
 

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Interesting, where is the onu installed and how pays to power it up?

You have no control of the onu i guess.
It's in my terrace. I get a discount of Rs.50 per month on my bill. I pay for the electricity.
 

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I had the ACT internet installed today. The router provided was EG8145V5. The webui was easy to configure into bridge mode. The WAN setting for bridge mode looks like this:

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