Configuring your Entity Communications Internet Connection using OpenWrt (Including Rooter)

If you are using OpenWRT, you may need a little more explanation than "check your modem's guide" when it comes to setting up your connection with Entity.

Depending on where you are in the country, you may be able to simply plug your ONT directly into your OpenWrt device's WAN port and everything works straight away.

This article will step you through making the changes necessary to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Please note that OpenWrt is an open project and can be modified by the manufacturer of the device. As such, the screenshots below may not match yours exactly.

Firstly, If you haven't already done so, plug your computer (or switch) into the LAN port of the OpenWrt device using one ethernet cable and, using another ethernet cable, plug your ONT into your OpenWrt device's WAN port. You will normally be plugging into the first port of your ONT (depending on the ONT you have, this will either be GE1 or LAN1 per the pictures below).
  • Chorus Model 100/200:

  • Chorus Model 300:

Now you can follow the steps below:
  • Wait for your computer to get an IP address (when the WiFi symbol stops pulsing) and, using your favourite browser, open your OpenWrt device's management page (typically;
  • Sign in (typically your username will be root and the password will be blank or toor for your first setup)
  • Go to your switch settings (under Network)
  • Either
    • Switch VLAN ID 2 off under WAN and create a new tag for VLAN ID 10; or
    • Re-tag VLAN ID 2 as VLAN ID 10
  • Choose "Save and Apply"
  • Head back to the Interfaces section (under Network) and click on EDIT on your WAN connection

  • Change your settings as per the screenshot above:
    • Set "Protocol" to PPPoE (which will make the remaining options available);
    • Set "PAP/CHAP username" to your Entity broadband username;
    • Set "PAP/CHAP password" to your Entity broadband password
  • Choose "Save and Apply"

At this point, you should be connected. If you are not, please double check your Entity broadband username and password and try again. If these are correct and you still cannot connect, please contact us to assist you further.

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