NBN setup

rmklallen
Level 2
My setup consists of a NBN Arris cm8200 and also a TP-Link wireless Router...my Question is why do I need the 2 for...can I use a Better modem/Router/wireless in One
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david64
Level 10

Hi @rmklallen . The Arris provides the physical and protocol interfaces into the NBN HFC network from ethernet data streams. The wifi router manages ethernet devices and wifi devices and landline telephone into ethernet streams to the Arris. It's a division of labour.

You have the option of changing the TPLink router to a better one (faster wifi, better coverage, more devices). For your HFC connection, the router has to support "VLAN ID=2" setting. The TPG VOIP phone function only works with the TPG supplied router.