How to set up Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 for nbn FTTC

Please follow the steps below to set up your Netgear Nighthawk RAX80.

  1. Ensure your nbn Connection Device is turned on.
  2. Plug an Ethernet cable from the yellow Gateway port on your nbn Connection Device into the yellow Internet port on your Nighthawk router.
    Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Internet port
  3. Plug in the power cable and turn your Nighthawk on using the Power button.
    Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 Power port
  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. Select Internet.
  7. Select Yes to Does your Internet connection require a login?
  8. Select PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) from the Encapsulation drop down.
  9. Enter your iiNet username and password.
  10. Click Apply.
  11. If your nbn plan was activated before 1 March 2023 or you have nbn Phone included in your service, more settings are needed:
    - Select AdvancedAdvanced Setup and VLAN/Bridge Settings.
    - Enable VLAN/Bridge Setup check box. 
    - Select By VLAN tag group
    - Click Add.
    - Enter a Name for the VLAN (e.g. "Internet").
    - Enter 2 in VLAN ID.
    - Enter 0 in Priority and Add.
    - Click Apply.

Your Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 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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