First some back ground.
I have been on the NBN (HFC) with Optus for the past 2+ years and to say it has been an absolute nightmare is an understatement. Unfortunately due to the area I live I didn’t have much of an option.
Issues include but not limited to:
Well after finally having enough I have done the following. While added expense I didn’t need/want it appears to have at least solved the majority of my issues.
Purchased a new WiFi router (Asus RT-AC68U) and small 5 port Gigabit Switch. Total cost around $350.
Plugged the WAN cable from the NBN modem into the switch. Plugs cables from the switch to the WAN ports on both the Optus & Asus routers and presto you now have the internet connection you were promised.
(Note: If you don’t require your home phone line you can plug the WAN cable directly into the Asus router.)
You will need to turn off both WiFi and DHCP on the Optus router before you do the above.
I have been running this setup now for well over a week and have found the following.
While yes I would have preferred not to have had to spend the money (I would have preferred my ISP provide decent equipment) I don’t regret doing it.
Hopefully this is helpful to someone else out there.
P.S. Dear Optus you may want to look at providing hardware that can actually do the job required.
Thank you for sharing, bkc98. I'm sure our Yes Crowd members appreciate this advice.