My ISP (Deutsche Telekom) has installed an optical fiber modem in my home, which has a single ethernet port.
In Foris WAN settings, I left DHCP and MAC address on default/automatic, because I did not receive static IP address or MAC address from my ISP.
I did receive access codes for their network however. They also said, they would recognize my connection automatically and the codes are not needed in most cases.
Spoiler: it didn’t work. Foris error message: “WAN port has no link or hasn’t been configured yet. Your Internet connection probably won’t work”. Internet check fails. WAN port is connected via CAT5e ethernet to the fiber modem.
I tested the router given to me by my ISP and internet works.
I used the same cables and power cycled Omnia and modem multiple times without success.
Reading up on the modem suggests that it converts fiber to ethernet signals enterily, so that you should be able to plug in any ethernet devices, even a single laptop and obtain an IP address and internet access. However, testing with my laptop didn’t work too.
Setting WAN to PPPoE and entering my ISP access codes as PAP/CHAP username and paasword didn’t work too.
Maybe I need the access codes to decode the signals, when I use third party devices?
What does the ISP router doing differently?
Do I need to use SFP module?
Please correct me, but I think that SFP would do the same as the modem is already doing. Yet I do not have enough information about the modem to say for sure. I want to know more, but Deutsche Telekom holds information back. Please help.