BYO Router Settings nbn™ Guide

The day has arrived and your nbn™ connection is now live, but before you can relax with a little Netflix, you need to set up your router. 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 like what’s my username and password?

Aussie Broadband does not have a username/password login for our nbn™ internet connection. Gone are the username and password days of ADSL. This applies to every type of nbn™ 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. Some ISP’s lock their routers to their service, but most do not. 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.

Please Select Your Connection Type

Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)

Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

Fixed Wireless (FW)

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

 

Fibre to the Curb – FTTC

FTTC utilizes a nbn™ connection device which connects to the router. Here is a quick overview of the cable setup for this connection type. The grey dsl line extends from the existing telephone port to the nbn™ device. The router plugs directly into the nbn™ device with a blue or yellow ethernet cable. It can take up to 20-30 minutes for the nbn™ device to initialise. This is normal. For router configuration, please go here.

FTTC cable configuration

 

Fibre to the Node – FTTN/Some FTTB

FTTN connections utilise the existing phone port. This connection type requires a VDSL2 compatible router. ADSL routers will not work. For a listing of VDSL compatible routers, please follow this link. This is not an exhaustive list, but these are nbn™ approved routers. For cable configuration: The grey cable from the telephone port plugs directly into the dsl on the back of the router without any filters or splitters. *Note: Asus routers should be configured before plugging the DSL cable into the router. If they are not, then you may need to call Customer Service for a port reset. 

To log into the router to change the settings, open up a browser page. The IP address to connect to the router varies depending on the router. Note: You must be connected to the router via an ethernet cable or by WiFi. Routers, for security purposes, require a device connected to the local network for set up purposes. You do not need an internet connection to set up the router.

There are some routers that auto-detect the connection settings. If your auto-configuring router is not working, try unplugging the dsl grey cable and plugging it back in to trigger the auto-configuration.

Open a browser window, enter the following IP:

Asus: 192.168.1.1

Billion: 192.168.1.254

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. 

Router Settings for FTTN/FTTB:

We will be adding screenshots of various routers soon, but there are a few basic settings that will help you to get connected to the internet. Setup Wizards may work, but sometimes it’s easier to manually configure the router. All Netgears should be configured manually. If the Router Settings or Basic/Internet Settings page asks for the ISP always select Not Listed or Other, even if Aussie Broadband is listed as the Aussie Broadband pre-programmed one is an ADSL setup, not nbn™.

DSL Mode/Interface Type: VDSL

Internet Connection Type: Dynamic or IPOE or DHCP

No VLAN ID

Obtain IP Address Automatically

Enable SRA (if it’s an option; may be under Advanced Settings)

*Note: Netgear routers require an extra step to remove the username/password for the internet connection. This will require a manual setup. Simply check the box stating No, my ISP does not require a username and password. 

The rest of the settings on the setup page are generally fine leaving as their defaults.

Below are some router settings screenshots of a TP-Link, Asus, and Netgear for FTTN. We will be adding more screenshots as we can.

Please click on the images below to enlarge. 

TP-Link – Please click on the images below to enlarge. 

Router Settings for FTTN TP-Link

 

Router Settings for FTTN Tp-Link

Asus  – Please click on the images below to enlarge. *Note it is best to configure the Asus prior to connecting the DSL. Asus are known to lock up the port so if you are unable to get an internet connection or if it’s extremely slow, please call Customer Service on 1300 880 905.

Asus Router Settings

Asus Router Settings

Asus Router Settings

Netgear – Please click on the images below to enlarge. 

Netgear BYO router settings

Netgear BYO Router settings

Fibre to the Building

FTTB is generally set up using the phone port similar to the FTTN setup. However, an increasing number of apartments are now using Fibre to the Premise with an nbn™ connection device setup. It is worth investigating to see which connection type that you have.  See FTTN or FTTP for setup help.

 

FTTP/Fixed Wireless/FTTC/HFC

The router settings for FTTP, Fixed Wireless, FTTC, and HFC are basically the same. These each have an nbn™ device installed at the premises. When switching providers, both FTTP and Fixed Wireless may require a small cable configuration adjustment. There are multiple Uni-D ports available to allow continuous internet access when switching ISP’s. This usually means the new service will be found in a new Uni-D port. If your existing service was on Uni-D port 1, then it’s likely your new service will be on Uni-D port 2. Just unplug the ethernet cable out and plug it into a new Uni-D 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 Uni-D port.

Router Settings

The cable from the nbn™ 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.

Router Settings for FTTP, FTTC, HFC, Fixed Wireless

 

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