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Re: Optus Wireless Broadband eligible device list

Zero chance, they only allow access on these devices (that they currently sell or have sold in the past).
On the 24 month plan you dont pay for their b818 router unless you leave early, then its $9 per month left of 24 months ($216 total).
Dontbegreedy
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Optus why do you block BYO devices on your wireless broadband plans?

I think it's a bit greedy to block all none-optus BYO devices for the wireless broadband plans, this information wasn't communicated to me when I took out my M2M braodband and it's not easily accessible, I actually only discovered this in a forum post from DAN_C after a couple hours of searching for the reason why my new 4G router wasn't working.

My new router does however work with Telstra all okay and so I've cancelled my optus plan and gone to them instead

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Tigers1719
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Re: Optus why do you block BYO devices on your wireless broadband plans?

@Dontbegreedy  The Information is stated in the Critical Information Statement on the Website. You click on one of the devices, click view all plans and there is a link to the critical information statement.  
"Equipment needs
These plans can only be used with the Optus-supplied modems provided with your 24-month Optus Wireless Broadband plan. Customers on a month-to-month plan will need to purchase a modem at an upfront cost, which will be advised at the time of purchase, in order to use this plan. The SIM supplied with the modem must not be removed from the modem and will not work in any other device."
You can buy a second hand device as long as it on the approved device list, you can buy the modem upfront or sign up for 24 months. If you sign up for 24 months $9 per month is credited towards the cost of the modem so if you leave after 6 months you just pay for the balance of the modem cost which would be $162. 

 

I am an Optus user.
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Peter_The_Greek
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Re: Optus Wireless Broadband eligible device list

Hi, we have your home wireless broadband with a B818-263.

Can you please tell me if there is a way to have the modem on, but turn off the wifi?

Alternatively, is there a compatible modem that can be on, but without wifi enabled?

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Vin_YC
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Re: Optus Wireless Broadband eligible device list

Hi @Peter_The_Greek, thanks for reaching out to us here.


Please check out our Modem equipment, set up & user guides for Fixed Broadband page for handy guides on our Optus supplied modems as it may have steps on what you're trying to achieve.


Please bear in mind, that we can only support Optus supplied modems so if you were to purchase a modem elsewhere, it may not work with our services.


Just to confirm, was there any particular reason you're wanting to turn off the wifi component of the modem?

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Peter_The_Greek
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Re: Optus Wireless Broadband eligible device list

Hi, yep, its the Huawei B818 we have. The guide doesn't tell me how to turn off the wifi. I've got their app too and that doesn't seem to enable/disable it.

We don't want it on.
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George_YC
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Re: Optus Wireless Broadband eligible device list

You may be able to do this by directly logging into the modem settings and disabling it from there @Peter_The_Greek. Please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for the default IP address, password and so on. Have a look around the settings once logged in an there may be an option to turn off Wi-Fi.

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