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NBN FTTN/FTTB Setup - General Setup

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This article will provide some general router (or modem router) setup advice.


What you'll need


  • An active nbn™ FTTN or FTTB broadband service. We'll send you an SMS and/or email when your broadband service is activated.
  • A VDSL2-ready modem supplied by TPG such as TP Link VR1600V



Plugging in and connecting computers


  1. Find the network wall socket in your home.
    Note:If If your home has the older 600-series wall sockets (typically the plug is a yellow square with 3 prongs), you’ll need to purchase an adapter that allows you to plug in a modern RJ11 phone cable. 
    The adapter is pictured below and can be bought at all good electronic shops.
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  2. You'll also need an available electric outlet to give your modem power. 
  3. Take your modem's power supply cable and use it to connect your modem's power port(example below) to an electrical outlet. Turn modem on
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  4. Take your RJ11 phone cable (these are typically white/grey and thinner than Ethernet cables) and plug it into the modem's DSL port(example below). This port will typically be labelled with "ADSL" or "DSL". 
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  5. Plug the other end of that phone cable directly into the telephony wall socket. You should not use a line filter.
    If you have a computer nearby that you'd like to connect via Ethernet, take your Ethernet cable (this is typically yellow, blue or grey but other colours are possible) and plug one end into any one of the modem's Ethernet ports- marked in red below

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Ethernet ports are most commonly labelled "LAN" or a symbol showing objects linking together.



The default WiFi network name (may be labelled "SSID") and default WiFi password (may be labelled "WPA", "WPA-PSK", etc.)                                                                                           

They will also be printed on the barcode sticker on the back or underside of the modem (example below).

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If your home doesn't have internal Ethernet wiring, your setup may look something like the example below.


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Using the Digital Voice

  1. Plug home phone directly into Phone 1 port at the back of your Huawei supplied router and not into the phone socket in the wall.

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