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If you have any existing devices that use the telephone wall sockets, such as a fax, medical-alert service, or EFTPOS machine, please inform us when placing your order as you will need to determine whether they are compatible with the nbn network.

  1. Connect your modem
    • If you can’t see the sockets on your Telstra-supplied modem, you may need remove the bottom stand
    • Insert the grey end of the supplied DSL cable into the grey ‘DSL’ port on your modem.
    • Insert the opposite end of the cable into a standard phone socket.
  2. Power up your modem
    • Insert the power cable into the modem and plug the power supply into a power point, ensuring the power point is switched on.
    • Power up the modem by pressing the power button.

    Good to know:

    • Please wait for the ‘ONLINE’ or ‘INTERNET’ light on your modem to turn solid green - this could take up to 10 minutes
  3. Connect your devices

      Via Wi-Fi

    • On your device (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc.) select the Wi-Fi name. You can find this information printed on the bottom of your Telstra-supplied modem, or on your included Wi-Fi fridge magnet
    • When asked, enter in the Wi-Fi Password also printed on the bottom of your modem, or on your included Wi-Fi fridge magnet
    • For more information on connecting via Wi-Fi - follow our Connecting to a Wireless (Wi-Fi) network guide
    • Via an Ethernet Cable

    • Connection via a LAN cable can deliver slightly faster speeds. If you would like to connect via an Ethernet cable, insert the YELLOW ‘LAN’ plug into any YELLOW port on the modem.
    • Insert the other end into your devices network port
    • Connect with Ethernet cables - follow our Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) connection guide
  4. Connect your home phone
    • Plug your existing phone into the green port on your modem.
    • Your modem must be turned on, and the ‘PHONE’ light must be green, to make and receive calls over the nbn network.
  5. Your modem setup should look like this

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