Like many Australians, I am on the NBN via FTTC. There is a white box that sits between my existing router and the phone line in my wall. The only name I can seem to find (both physically on the box and online) is FTTC Connection Device. It looks like this:
The network architecture looks like this:
- What is the generic name for this device? E.g., a router might be called a Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream WiFi 6 Router, but its generic name is just a router.
- What does this device actually do? Obviously it connects me somehow, but I'm after a more thorough answer.
- Is there a way to administer this device? Routers are usually administered via a web interface accessible via
http://192.168.0.1or something equivalent.
- What are the security implications of this device's presence? The opaqueness is certainly worrying.