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What sort of Modem/Router will I Need?

Depending on the type of nbn connection that you have available at your home will determine what type of wireless modem or router that you will need. Please see below for an explanation on each of the types of Technology and the required device.

 

Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

This is a type of fixed line nbn service that is delivered using a mix of Copper cables and fibre optic cable. The fibre cable will run to a node (termination box) in the street or surrounding area and from the Node copper lines will run to each home.

For this type of technology you will require a VDSL modem router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for FTTN.

 

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

 

This is a type of fixed line nbn service that is delivered using only fibre optic cable directly to your home.

For this type of Technology you will require a Wi-Fi router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for FTTP.

 

Fibre to the basement (FTTB)

 

This is a type of fixed line nbn service that is using fibre optic cable to the basement of the building (usually an apartment complex) and then uses copper to go from the basement to each apartment.

For this type of technology you will require a VDSL modem router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for FTTB.

 

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

 

This is a type of fixed line nbn service that uses new and existing HFC cabling and fibre optic cable. The fibre cable will run to a node (termination box) in the street or surrounding area and from the Node HFC lines will run to each home.

For this type of Technology you will require a Wi-Fi router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for HFC.

 

Fibre to the curb (FTTC)

 

This is a new type of technology being introduced by the nbn. This will be used to provide a fixed line service using fibre optic cable and an existing copper lines. Fibre cable will run up the street to a distribution box close to your home and from the distribution box copper lines will then be used to deliver the service.

For this type of technology you will require a VDSL modem router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for FTTC.

 

Fixed wireless

This is a wireless service provided over radio waves directly to your home. nbn will install transmission towers in the surrounding areas and then a receiver is installed on your house by a nbn technician, the internet is then transmitted using the wireless infrastructure that has been installed.

For this type of Technology you will require a Wi-Fi router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for Fixed Wireless technology.

 

Sky Muster Satellite

This is a service that is provided by utilizing satellite technology. nbn will install a satellite dish on your house and this will point at the nbn powered satellites. The internet will then be provided using satellite transmission.

For this type of Technology you will require a Wi-Fi router that supports the speed tier that you have chosen on your plan.

Click here to see our modem options for Satellite technology.