TP Link fiber optic modem: complete guide

The availability of the true optic fiber, the one with technology FTTH, continues to grow in Italy, thanks above all to the investments of realities like Open Fiber, TIM, Fastweb and many other market players. Until recently, users who signed up for FTTH connectivity were forced to use a modem offered by the operator. Thanks to the Free Modem resolution, this obligation no longer exists and anyone can decide to use a proprietary network device.

The problem is that with the optical fiber it is not enough to connect the modem to the socket as with the ADSL. Modems natively prepared for the optical fiber can be counted on the fingers of the hand and in many cases they are only those offered by the operators. However, it is always possible to ask the provider to install a ONT external (device that translates the signals arriving through the fiber) to which then a normal modem is connected. The only real requirement in this scenario is that the modem has one Gigabit WAN port to be connected to the ONT since the optical fiber allows speeds up to 1 Gbps. This means that you can choose from multiple network solutions including those offered by TP Link.

TP Link fiber optic modem

So if you want to bet on a TP-Link model that is a very popular company for your network products, it is important that you respect the requirement mentioned above. Furthermore, it is important that the model chosen also has a Wifi last generation. This is the only way to take advantage of the speed of the optical fiber even in wireless mode. The configuration is not particularly complex even if from provider to provider there could be some differences. Following the resolution of the Free Modem, operators have opened dedicated pages on their official websites where they explain what parameters to set for fiber optic connections with third-party modems.

A universal guide does not exist, therefore. The only thing that will surely be done is to connect to the modem management interface, accessible through a normal Web browser by typing the private IP of the network device such as 192.168.1.1 or 10.10.10.1.

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