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2017-05-21 08:48 PM
Excited, absolutely thrilled with the speed I was getting on the premier connection of NBN in my household! (With the supplied Sagemcom F@ST 3864AC, as my Netgear D6200 is no longer compatible with the FTTN connection [VDSL] as it was an ADSL only modem)
Fastforward 2 days, connection to Wi-Fi is getting slower, Xbox's, Tablet, Chromecast, Phones, Laptops, getting towards 11 connections, with 2 as a LAN connection. Of course I take the general precautions to save bandwidth, using the 5GHz frequecy where possible, minimising the traffic on the 2.7GHz option. But the Sagemcom just can't handle it as well as the Netgear did.
So I'm thinking my only option is to somehow extend the line to the Netgear modem via an Ethernet cable, and use the Netgear as the Access Point for all internet.
I'm not able to find difinitive instructions on how to do so. But this is what I understand so far.
Going to have to turn AP/Bridge Mode on,
Netgear will not plug into the wall for internet as is now FTTN/VDSL
Sagemcom will have to talk to Netgear modem, somehow.
I will be using Netgear modem for wifi, will I still be able to use Sagemcom for Phone, LAN?
2017-05-21 10:08 AM
Optus confirmed you can do this here - https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/NBN/Can-I-use-my-BYO-MODEM-on-the-NBN/ta-p/202224
And here's some instructions to but basically, your assumptions were correct - https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/NBN/Can-I-use-my-BYO-MODEM-on-the-NBN/ta-p/202224
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