This support article will assist you with common Vodafone nbn™ connection issues.
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If you’re unable to connect to Vodafone nbn™ using your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ or Compatible Modem, try these troubleshooting steps:
Turn your device off at the plug.
Unplug all cables then reinsert them into the correct ports. If you have FTTC, FTTP or HFC, make sure the ethernet cable is plugged into the red port labelled ‘WAN’ on your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™. If you have FTTN or FTTB, make sure the nbn™ telephone cable is plugged into the port labelled ‘DSL’ on your nbn™ connection device. These cables should make a faint clicking noise when correctly plugged in. You may have a spare cable in your modem box.
Wait 2 minutes and turn on the device. Wait for the internet light to turn solid or flashing green – this may take up to 15 minutes.
If you’ve tried these solutions and still can’t connect to your modem, give us a call on 1300 801 122. If you’re using a Compatible Modem, the set up instructions may be different. Find out more on our Compatible Modem support page.
If your issue requires an appointment to fix, you can change the appointment time by giving us a call on 1300 801 122. You’ll need to notify us at least two business days before your appointment in order to reschedule. If nbn need to reschedule your appointment, they’ll send you a text message with a link for you to select another time that suits you.
Different nbn™ technology types require different installation set up. You can find your technology type on the welcome email we sent you, or by entering your address on our nbn page.
If you have FTTC, this is how you connect to the nbn™ network. You’ll need an nbn™ connection device (NCD), nbn™ power cord and nbn™ telephone cable (these must remain at the property when you move). You’ll also need a Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ or a Compatible Modem, ethernet cable and power cord.
If you have HFC, this is how you connect to the nbn™ network. You’ll need an nbn™ termination device (NTD), nbn™ power cord and white coaxial cable (these must remain at the property when you move). You’ll also need a Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ or a Compatible Modem, ethernet cable and power cord.
If HFC has been set up at your new property but the NTD is missing, chat to us on this page or give us a call on 1300 801 122 and we’ll arrange for an nbn™ technician to provide one.
Here are some common troubleshooting steps relating to the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™. For more information about the modem, check out our Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub support page.
If your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ has switched to 4G Backup and the ‘3G/4G’ light has turned on, the nbn™ connection should automatically reconnect to the nbn™ network when it becomes active again. You’ll know when the nbn™ network is active when the ‘internet’ light is activated and the ‘3G/4G’ light has turned off.
If your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ does not switch back to the nbn™ network, you may be able to manually switch it back. There may be an issue with the nbn™ connection device or the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™. If you follow these options and still haven’t reconnected to the nbn™ network, please give us a call on 1300 801 122. Our team can then troubleshoot and arrange an nbn™ technician if required.
This option is only needed if your technology type means you have an nbn™ connection device in your home connected to the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ (including Fibre to the Premise, Fibre to the Curb, Hybrid Fibe Co-axial or Cable).
Check that all four lights on your nbn™ connection device are on and not flashing. If any of the lights are off or flashing, follow these steps:
Check that the ‘POWER’, ‘INTERNET’ and ‘WIFI’ lights on your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ are all solid green and not flashing. If any of the lights are off/flashing/red, or the ‘3G/4G’ light is on, follow these steps:
If you’re unsure how to login, you can also perform a factory reset on the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ which will automatically install any updates.
If your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ is still connected to 4G Backup, you may want to perform a factory reset. Please be aware, performing a factory reset will restore any customization to the default (including any Wi-Fi name or password changes), disconnect any saved devices and automatically install any new firmware updates (this may take up to 10 minutes). Follow these steps:
Connection speeds through the nbn™ network will vary. There are many factors that affect the speed you'll receive.
If you're experiencing slower than usual connection speeds using your Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ or Compatible Modem, here are some troubleshooting steps.
Run a speed test
Switch between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz signal
5GHz will deliver faster speeds but has a shorter range than 2.4GHz. Try using the 2.4GHz signal on some devices and others on the 5GHz signal.
Run a speed test again
Head to the Speedtest website again and follow the prompts to see if the speed improves.
Still experiencing slow speeds?
There may be an issue with your connection to the nbn™ network. Connect your computer to the Vodafone Wi-Fi Hub™ or Compatible Modem with an Ethernet cable and run a speed test again using the Speedtest website. With the results, use live chat on this page and we can investigate.