This article will provide some general router (or modem router) setup advice.
What you'll need
Plugging in and connecting computers
1. Find the indoor nbn™ equipment in your home - this will be a Connection Box and a Power Supply unit (if supplied). Looks like the pic below.
2. You'll also need an available electric outlet to give your router power.
3. Take your router's power supply cable and use it to connect your router's power port (example below) to an electrical outlet.
4. Take the Ethernet cable (this is typically yellow but other colours are possible) and plug one end into the active UNI-D port on your nbn™ Connection Box. In most cases, the active port will be UNI-D 1 as shown below.
If you don't know which port is the active one, please refer to your installation email from TPG.
5. Optional: If your home has internal Ethernet wiring (sometimes called Smart or Hub wiring) then you may plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a port of the nearby patch panel.
You can then use another Ethernet cable to connect your router to the corresponding port on a patch panel in another room.
6. Plug the other end of the ethernet cable into the router's WAN port - WAN port that is coloured/labelled differently (example below).
7. If you have a computer near your router that you'd like to connect via Ethernet, take another Ethernet cable (this is typically yellow, blue or grey but other colours are possible) and plug one end into any one of the routers Ethernet ports - most routers have 4 of them (example below).
Ethernet ports are most commonly labelled "LAN" or a symbol showing objects linking together.
8. If you haven't already done so, turn your router on.
9. 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).
10. If your home doesn't have internal Ethernet wiring, your setup may look something like the example below.
Plugging in home phone to NBN FTTP
If your NBN service include a phone service and you wish to use it, take your phone cable (this is cable that comes out of the phone) and plug one end into the active UNI-V port on your nbn™ Connection Box. In most cases, the active port will be UNI-V 1 as shown below.
That's it! You should be connected now but if you need any further help getting set up, you can always give us a call on 13 14 23 or reach out to us on TPG Community.
Article contributor @Arfan