Before I go any further, bear in mind I'm technically oriented (developer) but only know enough networking to get by. I may say stupid things.
Please see this thread:viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17030&p=58608&hilit=822v#p58608
> But the new 822V XGS-PON ONT is currently being deployed in a routed configuration, with NAT etc. [Dane Jasper]
> And finally, yes, we can now support bridge mode! We are field trialing that feature and I would like to convert your ONT as soon as you are ready. [Michael Tardif]
> We should be able to get your ONT bridged now, a Sonic rep will be reaching out to you later today to get that coordinated and squared away. [Andrew M.]
So clearly according to Sonic this device can be configured for routing/NAT or put in bridged mode. Hoping Sonic will provide a definitive answer to these questions:
- How do I administer the ONT to configure it for my needs? Is there a web interface or other means? Credentials? A manual for the device?
- What are the possibilities for configuration? E.g., the IPs assigned by the device to the 1GB and 10GB ports are on a different subnet. It should be routine to configure the device to allow traffic between these subnets. It doesn't make a lot of sense for your home network devices not to be able to talk to each other just because they have different bandwidth capabilities. I can think of a number of other ways to solve this, but I need to know what the device capabilities are to figure that out. (The installer pitched me on renting a separate router from Sonic, but again, I know nothing about its capabilities.)
- Why is the ONT deployed by default in bridged mode, when non-IT people might blithely connect their PC directly to the internet with no firewall/NAT protection? (In fact this is what the installer did before he left.)
To sum it up, we're being provided with 10GB internet speeds, which is super, but very little assistance in how to actually make use of it. 10GB gear is still pretty expensive, so I kinda have to know exactly what I'm getting into before decide what to buy. I understand this stuff is very new and it takes time to dial it all in. Just looking for the latest information available.