Frequently Asked Question
NBN Ready WAN Enabled Routers
Last Updated a year ago
Your unit has Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) which means the fibre line is run all the way into your apartment to that black box (ONT) in your wardrobe. The whole building is setup to get 1 Gigabit speeds. So you need a router that will support this and means you are unable to use your old modem that you used for your ADSL connection.
We have selected just a few routers to suite individuals budgets. There are plenty more to choose from in a higher price bracket but these are the basic ones that should not have any issue connecting to the internet and are NBN Ready WAN Enabled.
Please research routers yourself to see where you can get the best deal at your nearest technology retailer
Routers from $50 - $99 estimated cost
These routers are only able to go up to speeds of 300mbps. So once faster speeds are enabled on the network you won’t be able to use these particular routers as they won’t be able to distribute the speed. The wireless signal won’t be as strong on these as well and you may need to purchase Wi-Fi extenders if you are going completely wireless.
TP-Link – 300mbps Wireless N USB VDSL2
D-Link – N300 ADSL2+/VDSL2
Routers from $100-$200 (recommended) estimated cost
D-Link – DSL 2885A AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit
TP-Link AC1200 Wireless VR400
TP-Link Archer AC1600 Wireless VR600
Netgear are also a great brand for routers, but need to be configured differently to the above routers.