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Archer AX50 FTTC compatibility and 3rd party router setup

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Hey, I plan on upgrading from the Archer VR1600v to the Archer AX50 for the FTTC connection in my unit. I checked this website ( and it says that it is FTTC compatibile, but the website also sates that my older Archer VR400 is compatible, and I was unable to set the router up with the NCD. I ended up giving up and just using the router that TPG supplied me with. I guess my questions are:


Is the AX50 FTTC compatible, and how would I go about setting it up?


What was I doing wrong when trying to use a different router to the one that TPG supplied me with? How does this process differ from just using the pre-supplied router?

How do I identify FTTC compatible routers?


Level 2

Hi there,


Just successfully set up the Archer AX50 (tp-link AX3000) on an NBN FTTC connection with TPG.


I spoke to the help desks of TPG and then TP-Link (the AX50 manufacturer).


The main issue is the Network > Internet connection needs to be PPPoE and have your correct account username and password. Then your IPtV settings need to be updated as well.


I have attached two screen shots to illustrate how it worked for me.