How to set up Netgear Nighthawk D7800 for nbn FTTP

Please follow the steps below to set up your Netgear Nighthawk D7800.

  1. Ensure your nbn Connection Box is turned on.
  2. Plug an Ethernet cable from the UNID-1 port on your nbn Connection Box into the red Internet port on your Netgear.
    If UNI-D1 doesn't work, try each UNI-D port.
    Netgear D7800 Internet port
  3. Plug in the power cable and turn your Nighthawk on using the Power button.
    Netgear D7800 power button
  4. Connect a device to your Nighthawk via WiFi or Ethernet cable and go to or in your browser.
  5. Log in with your Nighthawk username and password. By defaults these are:
    Username: admin
    Password: password
  6. On the home screen, click Advanced.
  7. Click Setup.
  8. Click WAN Setup.
  9. Select Must use Ethernet WAN from the WAN preference drop down.
  10. Click Apply.
  11. Click Basic.
  12. Click Internet.
  13. Select Australia from the Country drop down.
  14. Select Other from the ISP drop down.
  15. If your nbn plan was activated before 1 March 2023 or you have nbn Phone included in your service, more settings are needed:
    - Tick the checkbox next to Use VLANID.
    - Enter 2 in VLANID.
    - Enter 0 in Priority.
  16. Click Yes under Does your Internet connection require a login?
  17. Select PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) from the Encapsulation drop down.
  18. Enter your iiNet username and password.
  19. Leave the other settings as they are and click Apply.

Your Netgear NIghthawk D7800 should now be online. If you're still having issues, please see Improving WiFi Signal or call us on 13 22 58 for further assistance.

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