Set up NBN Satellite

Select your modem to get started.

TPLinkVR1600v_mini
TP-Link VR1600v
TG789icon100
TG-789 Broadband Gateway
Smart Modem Gateway Smart Modem Gateway

Existing iiNet customers may require legacy settings.

 

Follow the instructions below or watch the video to set up your TP-Link VR1600v on NBN Satellite.

First, ensure you have:

  • A message from us advising you to plug in your NBN modem.
  • An electrical outlet near your indoor NBN Connection Box.
  1. Connect the power cable from your modem's Power Port to an electrical outlet.
  2. Connect the included Ethernet cable from the blue WAN port on your modem to the UNI-D1 port on your NBN Connection Box.
  3. Make sure the electrical outlets for your modem and NBN Connection Box are on, and press the modem's Power button.
  4. Allow 15 minutes for your modem to boot up and connect automatically.
  5. Check the lights on your modem. If the Internet light is green, you can start connecting your devices and getting online.
  6. To plug in additional devices via Ethernet cable, simply connect the Ethernet cables to any of the four yellow LAN ports on your modem.
  7. If you wish to use your iiNet NBN Phone service, plug a compatible handset into the grey Phone1 port on your modem.
    NBN Satellite Diagram
  8. If you wish to connect your devices via WiFi, you'll find the WiFi name and password on the barcode sticker at the bottom of your modem.
    TP-Link VR1600v barcode sticker example - WiFi details

We recommend connecting over the 5GHz WiFi channel for faster performance. See Improving WiFi Signal.

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Follow the instructions below to set up your TG-789 on NBN Satellite.

First, ensure you have:

  • A message from us advising you to plug in your NBN modem.
  • An electrical outlet near your indoor NBN Connection Box.
  1. Connect the power cable from your modem's Power Port to an electrical outlet.
  2. Connect the included Ethernet cable from the red WAN port on your modem to the UNI-D1 port on your NBN Connection Box.
  3. Make sure the electrical outlets for your modem and NBN Connection Box are on, and press the modem's Power button.
  4. Allow 15 minutes for your modem to boot up and connect automatically.
  5. Check the lights on your modem. If the Internet light is green, you can start connecting your devices and getting online.
  6. To plug in additional devices via Ethernet cable, simply connect the Ethernet cables to any of the four yellow LAN ports on your modem.
  7. If you wish to use your iiNet NBN Phone service, plug a compatible handset into the green Phone1 port on your modem.
    TG-789 NBN Satellite plugin diagram
  8. If you wish to connect your devices via WiFi, you'll find the WiFi name and password on the barcode sticker at the bottom of your modem.
    TG-789 barcode sticker example - WiFi details

We recommend connecting over the 5GHz WiFi channel for faster performance. See Improving WiFi Signal.

 

Follow the instructions below to set up your Smart Modem Gateway (VX420-G2H) for NBN Satellite.

First, ensure you have:

  • A message from us advising you to plug in your NBN modem.
  • An electrical outlet near your NBN Connection Box.
  • An Ethernet cable.
  • (Optional) Up to 4 additional Ethernet cables to connect devices via Ethernet.
  1. Connect the power cable from your modem's Power Ports to an electrical outlet.
  2. Connect the included Ethernet cable from the UNI-D1 port on your NBN Connection Box to your modem's blue WAN port.
  3. Make sure the electrical outlets for your modem and NBN Connection Box are on, and press the modem's ON/OFF button.
  4. Allow 15 minutes for your modem to boot up and connect automatically.
  5. Check the lights on your modem. If the Internet light is green, you can start connecting your devices and getting online.
    Smart Modem Gateway LED example - NBN
  6. To plug in additional devices via Ethernet cable, simply connect the Ethernet cables to any of the four yellow LAN ports on your modem.
    Smart Modem Gateway plugin diagram - NBN Satellite
  7. If you wish to connect your devices via WiFi, you'll find the WiFi name and password on the modem's barcode sticker.
    Home Wireless Gateway barcode sticker - WiFi details

Your modem will automatically connect your devices to the best WiFi network possible (i.e. 5GHz). Older devices may only be able to connect to the slower 2.4GHz WiFi. See Improving WiFi Signal.

Please note: The Smart Modem Gateway does not support NBN Phone. If you have an NBN Phone service you'd like to use, you must switch back to using your old iiNet TP-Link VR1600v or TG-789 Broadband Gateway.

 

If you are an existing iiNet customer and the above settings don't work for you, please try these legacy settings:

Internet Service Provider: iiNet
WAN Interface: Ethernet
WAN Type: PPPoE
VLAN Enabled: Off