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BYO Router Settings OptiComm Guide

Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2023

The day has arrived and your OptiComm connection is now live. Exciting times! But before you can relax with a little Netflix, you do need to first set up your OptiComm-compatible modem/router.

You’re probably wondering to yourself “how do I configure my OptiComm modem” Luckily, it’s quite straightforward, and this guide will cover helpful BYO router settings. As routers and interfaces are forever changing, we will be updating this page often with important new information. If you do not see a specific router or interface on here that would make life easier, then email us and we will add it.

We have TP-Link and Asus DSL setting guides and will soon be adding Asus Wan settings and Netgear.

Important BYO Router Settings

Aussie Broadband does not have a username/password login for our OptiComm internet connection. Gone are the username and password days of ADSL. This applies to every type of OptiComm connection. There are specific router settings that will remove the username/password requirement.

Can I bring a router from another ISP?

Most of the time, yes. If you router is from another service provider, or an old ADSL modem router, then sometimes there may be additional tweaks to establish a connection. Generally, ISPs won’t lock their routers to their network, however, a lot of ISPs will lock VoIP capabilities to their network. If you’re wanting to use another service provider’s router and aren’t able to make the changes in the guide below or update the firmware, then call our Customer Service Team on 1300 880 905. We may have a few tips and tricks to resetting the modem router so it can work.

Fibre to the Premises

The router settings for FTTP are basically the same. These each have an OptiComm device installed at the premises. When switching providers, FTTP may require a small cable configuration adjustment. There are multiple LAN ports available to allow continuous internet access when switching ISP’s. This usually means the new service will be found in a new LAN port. If your existing service was on LAN port 1, then it’s likely your new service will be on LAN port 2. Just unplug the ethernet cable out and plug it into a new LAN port. If you’re unsure, please call our Customer Service Team on 1300 880 905. Since our service does not require a login, you might find the connection to automatically start working once it’s on the correct LAN port.

Router Settings

The cable from the OptiComm device should be plugged into the Wan or Internet port on the router.

Open a browser window, enter the following IP:

Asus: 192.168.1.1

D-Link: 192.168.0.1 or http://dlinkrouter or 192.168.1.1

Fritzbox: 192.168.178.1

Huawei: 192.168.1.1

Netcomm: 192.168.20.1

Netgear: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com

Sagemcom F@st: 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 10.1.1.1

Technicolor: 192.168.1.254

TP-Link: 192.168.1.1 or http://tplinkwifi.net

*Note: If your router is not listed, or if the addresses do not work, then check the bottom of your router. There will be a sticker on the bottom with the router IP address. If that does not work either, then try a wired connection to the router. Some, especially D-link’s require a wired connection for setup. 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are the most common router IP addresses. 

Router username and password

The most common username is admin and most common password is admin

Netgear routers have a different default password. It’s commonly password

*Note, we do not have BYO router login details. If the above does not work, or if you set a password that you cannot remember, try factory resetting the router by holding the reset button for about 8 seconds or until the lights on the router start flashing. This should reset the default username and password. If that does not work, consult your router manual for help. 

DSL Mode/Interface Type: Ethernet Wan

 Internet Connection Type: Dynamic or IPOE or DHCP

No VLAN ID

Obtain IP Address Automatically

Wireless Router Mode*

Wireless Router Mode is an operation mode feature of TP-Links. This needs to be turned on for TP-Link to connect completely. Images provided below.

A screenshot of a TP-Link router settings menu, with the panel