Using your own modem with Vodafone nbn™.

It’s best to use the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ with Vodafone nbn™. However, you are also able to use your own router or modem. If you prefer to do this, we recommend getting a qualified network specialist to set up your equipment.

Here’s what you’ll need to know to use your own modem or router with Vodafone nbn™.

Network settings for your modem.

To access your network settings, you’ll need to login to your router or modem’s default gateway server. Please check your User Guide for details on how to access your network settings before you configure your modem.

Here’s how your general network settings should be configured.

  • Set the Network Connection Type to IPoE. For some modems or routers, this is referred to as either DHCP or Dynamic IP.
  • If you are connecting to FTTN or FTTB, set the DSL Modulation type in your modem settings to VDSL2 or Auto-sync Up.
  • Set the L2 Maximum Transfer Unit (MTU) size to 1500 Bytes. Don’t set it any higher as this can affect the performance of your nbn™ service.
  • Set the Upstream Maximum Bit Rate (MBR) to the uplink speed profile of the nbn™ service that you’re subscribed to. For example, set the uplink MBR to 5 Mbps for an nbn™ 25/5 speed profile.

Requirements for using your own modem with Vodafone nbn™.

For FTTP, FTTC and HFC.

Here’s what you’ll need to use your own modem with Vodafone nbn™ and FTTP, FTTC or HFC technology.

  • Your modem must support Gigabit Ethernet WAN (1000 Mbps) and Fast Ethernet LAN (100 Mbps).
  • You’ll need to connect the router’s Ethernet WAN port to NBN’s NTD or NCD UNI-D port using a RJ-45 cable.
For FTTN and FTTB.

Here’s what you’ll need to use your own modem with Vodafone nbn™ and FTTN or FTTB technology.

  • Your modem must be NBN-ready, VDSL2 certified and compatible with VDSL2 Vectoring Profile 17a.
  • You’ll need to connect the modem DSL port to your standard telephone wall socket using an RJ-11 cable.

Additional information.

Why should I use the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ instead of my own modem?

We recommend using the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ with Vodafone nbn™ as it gives you access to Vodafone Instant Connect™ and Vodafone 4G Backup. We can also remotely connect to the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™, which is useful if we need to troubleshoot your nbn™ service. We’re unable to do this if you use your own modem.

If your modem interferes with the nbn™ service or network, we may have to suspend or disconnect your Vodafone nbn™ service.