nbn™ Hardware Types Explained
This article breaks down each nbn™ service type and the hardware type required to receive a service at nbn™ technology type.
What type of router do you need for your NBN Service?
FTTN/B Service Type
If you are in an nbn™ FTTN or FTTB area, you will need an nbn™ Compliant VDSL2 WiFi Modem Router in order for the service to work.
FTTP/C, HFC Service Types
If you are in either of the other nbn™ connection type areas (FTTP/H, FTTC, HFC), a router technically isn't required for the service to work (you can theoretically plug one Ethernet compatible device such as Desktop or Laptop PC, or a gaming console straight into the nbn™ installed equipment), however most people want to use their internet connection on multiple devices in the home (especially over WiFi). In this case, you will simply need an eWAN (Ethernet Wide-Area-Network) WiFi Router (there is no need for a modem component).
You can supply and connect your own hardware as long as it isn't locked to your current or previous internet service provider, and that it is nbn™ compliant. Otherwise, you can purchase one from us which will be sent to you pre-configured (a hardware and delivery fee will apply).
We always keep an eye out for up-to-date hardware which performs well, is user-friendly (easy to set up and navigate the configuration interface), and is reasonably priced. So if you're looking for a suggestion on what to get, check out either the latest plans' Critical Information Summary or Pricing Schedule to see what hardware we're currently on-selling.
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