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NBN with Netgear Nighthawk (D7000) issues

New NBN FTTN connection at home. Telstra Smart Modem worked perfectly but wanted to keep using Nighthawk D7000 for improved performance.

For a few days I couldn't get the D7000 to recognise the active DSL. Found no username/password required for Telstra nbn info in this forum, but this didn't correct the problem.

What DID work though was changing both the:

"Internet IP Address" to "Get Dynamically from ISP"


"Domain Name Server Address" to "Get automatically from ISP".

After a few days of troubleshooting and with plenty of time on the phone to Telstra support to no avail...this fixed the problem instantly.

Good luck

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Level 23: Superhero
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Re: NBN with Netgear Nighthawk (D7000) issues

BYO modems can require configuration changes to allow them to connect.
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Re: NBN with Netgear Nighthawk (D7000) issues

And, significantly, if you run into the problems, BYO modems are NOT supported
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