Sophos XG on NBN FTTN

Has anyone installed a Sophos XG onto a Fibre to the Node (FTTN) service on Australia's NBN? 

What was your experience like?

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  • Hi,

    I am looking to embark on a similar journey, which is connect to my FTTN connection NCD device using XG on whitebox Intel device.

    Do I need the modem, such as a Draytek 130 in Bridging Mode or the currently utilised Telstra Smart Modem gen 2 ?

    Can't I just put my Sophos XG in PPPoE mode and hook it up the NCD box ? Cheers

  • NCD device? Sounds like you've got an FTTC connection (lucky sod :-)).

    If so, the NCD is a Netcomm Wireless NDD-0300 unit, which acts as a VDSL modem that also provides power to the DPU out in the street.

    In which case you can plug the XG straight into it and use PPPoE (if that's how your RSP is providing your service), but you'll lose the auto-failover to 4G capability of the Telstra Smart Modem for both voice and data.

  • My XG connects directly to the NCD, the fail over feature was not of much value because it only gave internet not phone. Also XG setup for DHCP.

    If I loose NBN I setup hotspot on iphone.


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