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Old 31st January 2016, 06:55 PM
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Hi, That is a worrying development - we still use our own routers. Be interesting to see if we get a call to change them. Cheers Steve
Interesting. About a month back, I had a call from Etisalat offering me an upgrade deal for another AED 50 per month - much faster speed, better TV. I couldn't take it because I was moving to a Du area (and I actually went to Etisalat to check that they hadn't migrated to this area before I finally said no) - it was for a 24-month period but no mention of equipment. Du has given me a modem and even if they refuse to put mine on, I will get it changed afterwards. Mine is better

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Upgrade can mean changing your line from copper to fibre in which case you are less likely to have a compatible modem.

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Upgrade can mean changing your line from copper to fibre in which case you are less likely to have a compatible modem.
I was (am) already on fiber optic, it was a deal for a faster speed.

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That is a worrying development - we still use our own routers.
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To be clear - it wasnt a call from them to change it. I wanted to upgrade my speed and they said it cannot be done without their equipment + new contract etc.

From what I have read, you HAVE to use their routers with a new connection. I am not that tech savvy, but using your own router even with the etisalat username/ password (the card they give you in the beginning) doesnt seem to make it work. The router needs to be there, but you can use your own device as an access point (if that is the correct term).

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There are actually two devices they are using depending on the area.

If it is Etisalat area, they use a white ONT fiber modem. It is transparent in bridge mode, so you can use your router behind with PPPoE details.

If it is DU area, they use DU ONT fiber modem and put their black router behind. Yes, router and it cannot be put in the bridge mode I was told by technician, since they setup PPPoE on it and configure a VLAN ID. I have however hard pressed the technician insisting on using my own router since it is possible to setup a VLAN ID on my router as well. We will see. The reason for this is, if they use their router and you will then connect yours, you will end up having double NAT, which probably for casual internet users do not matter much anyway.

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I took some time, 3 applications for eLife bitstreaming (DU rejected due to "wrong" address, then they configured wrong villa for 2nd application, 3rd time success - well, partial).

So yes, I can confirm you can ditch the black router from Etisalat and connect your own. You just need to setup PPPoE, input your username and password and apply special instructions for VLAN tagging, which in case of Asus routers is under LAN / IPTV. You need to change the selection to manual setting and in the internet VID box type 1104, then hit apply and wait for reboot.

You will however lose telephone line if that is important. Or not, depending on the area. If you live in DU area and decide to keep DU for TV and landline and Etisalat for internet, it is possible. DU TV receiver is much better, but the internet is so much worse than Etisalat. Funny thing is that it is possible now to have both DU & Etisalat internet connected to your place at the same time.
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why i have to put the internet VID 1104 , it shouldnt be same as the VLAN from etisalat routers which is 20 or 21 ?

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why i have to put the internet VID 1104 , it shouldnt be same as the VLAN from etisalat routers which is 20 or 21 ?
Perhaps your config is different, I don't know. I was just referring to what I had to do to make Etisalat working via DU fiber modem.

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i see , do you own asus router ? if so can you please tell me what is the software/firmware of your Asus router Update ?

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Perhaps your config is different, I don't know. I was just referring to what I had to do to make Etisalat working via DU fiber modem.
i see , do you own asus router ? if so can you please tell me what is the software/firmware of your Asus router Update ?

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