Troubleshooting 5G Home Broadband for Speed Issues

  1. Turn off your modem for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Turn your modem back on and wait approximately 3 minutes for the modem lights to settle.
  3. If the 5G light is off or indicates a low signal by being orange or red in colour, move your modem to another location, ideally near a window and away from direct sunlight. The Signal Direction light will indicate the direction of the strongest 5G signal.
    Note: If your 5G light remains off after rebooting, please call us on 13 22 58 for assistance.
    Nokia 5G Modem 5G LED
  4. If you're testing your speed on a WiFi device, stand next to your modem and run a speed test to rule out any WiFi signal issues.
    Note: Your modem will automatically connect your devices to the best available WiFi network (i.e. 5GHz). Older devices may only be able to connect to the slower 2.4GHz WiFi.
  5. If your speed has improved, or slow speeds occur on WiFi devices but not devices connected via Ethernet cable, then see our guide on improving WiFi signals.
  6. Unplug all other devices connected to your modem's Ethernet ports (except the device you are testing, if applicable).
  7. Turn off or disconnect all other devices connected to your modem's WiFi (except the device you are testing, if applicable).
  8. On the device you are testing, close all programs that are using your broadband connection, then run a speed test.
  9. If your speed has improved on a single device, you may need to reduce the number of devices and/or programs running simultaneously on your home network.
    Note: If you need more bandwidth to support more programs and/or devices, you may need to switch to an alternative broadband product. Please call us on 13 19 17 to discuss.
  10. Perform a scan on your antivirus/anti-malware software. If any infections are detected, make sure they are quarantined and removed. Please contact your software’s Customer Support if you need assistance.
  11. Firewalls may affect broadband performance. Temporarily disable any firewalls and run a speed test.
  12. If you still experience speed issues, please call us on 13 22 58 for further assistance.

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