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Using custom router with Maxis / Huwaei HG850a BTU

I'm done with my migration from Unifi to Maxis FTTH, though a bit of hiccup last weekend when TM deactivated my Unifi, the technician came yesterday with a new password which work.

There are many people complaining about how restrictive the Maxis router is, for those who have Huwaei HG850a BTU, you might be lucky. Someone has come up with a way of replacing the Maxis Thomson router with your own and moving the VOIP to the HG850a BTU.

Here is the guide:

Few steps that you need to follow:

1. To get access to Web interface so you could save the current configuration
2. To get access to telnet interface
3. Have a VLAN capable router, or most routers that can be flashed with OpenWRT or DDWRT.
4. Follow the configuration as per the one shown in the guide above.

If you're not interested in getting the VOIP working, you could actually ignore all the things in the above guide. What you need is to have VLAN setup in your router to use VLANID 621 and …