Connected my new Telstra Smart Modem yesterday, and apart from having no 'Phone' light lit, and consequently no land-line phone for the first 3-4 hours after connecting the new modem, the photo light mysteriously appeared and things now seem to be working as they should. However, the Wi-Fi 'Signal' light is amber (Good) rather than green (Great) so I'm asking is there anything I can or should do to turn it green??
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You could try connecting an external antennae. Even with a amber signal you should have no problem getting the maximum backup speed which is limited to 6 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up.
These details should be on a cardboard page that fits into your modem box.
On one side will be a Cabling Diagram, and on the other a Quick Start Guide that mentions the modem lights.
I hope that helps.
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Can either of the antenna connections on the back be used to boost 4G signal? If so, how.
I hope to not need the 4G signal and so far so good as no NBN outages yet since first connection on July 20th but would like to be prepared.
If antenna connections not for 4G, what are they?
Antennas can be connected to the back to boost the 4G signal but if the Signal light is orange or even red you should still get 6 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up.
You can either use a MIMO antennae which would connect to both sockets or an antenna that connects to a signal socket.
Here are some suitable antennas
If you do use a external antenna select External Antenna in the modems GUI Advanced > Mobile > Antenna Selection