Anthony65
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Solved: D-Link DSL-5300 Modem/Router Connection to Telstra NBN (FTTC)

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Before attempting to connect to the internet confirm that your NBN connection has been provisioned. This this may take up to a week after you have received the NBN Connection Box.

 

Refer to the Australian D-Link DSL-5300 user manual, revision 1.11 dated, 22 January 2019, download here: http://files.dlink.com.au/Products/DSL-5300/Manuals/DSL-5300_A1_Manual_v1.11(WW).pdf

 

Connect and power the NBN Connection Box and wait until connected, in accordance with the Telstra supplied instructions. The successful connection will be confirmed when the four lights on the Box are all solid blue, except that the LAN light, that will blink blue, during data transfer. Note that a blinking blue LAN light confirms that D-Link router is configured correctly and there is an internet connection.

Then connect the ethernet cable from the NBN Connection Box to the Gigabit INTERNET WAN (port 6) on the rear of the router, refer p6 of the manual. Note that the legacy telephone cable to the DSL (port 1) should be removed. Power on the router.

Go to the configuration setting for the router, refer p14 of the manual.

Configure the D-Link router as follows:

Confirm that the router has the recent version 1.07 of the system firmware, if not, update the firmware (p88). The firmware can be downloaded here: http://support.dlink.com.au/Download/download.aspx?product=DSL-5300&type=Firmware

Start the Setup Wizard (p14) click Next. At the Configure Your Internet Connection, select Ethernet WAN (p15) and Enable Tagged VLAN is set to Disabled.

Click Next to Configure Your Internet Connection and select DHCP Connection (Dynamic IP Address). Click Next and configure the Wi-Fi Settings.

Click Next and enter the Device Admin Password, click Next and confirm the settings Summary.

Click Next to Congratulations and then click Finish.

Your settings will be saved after 60 seconds and the router should be successfully connected to the NBN, as shown on the home screen of the router configuration settings by a green tick (p25).

Confirm (Settings/Internet) that the WAN Access Type is set to Residential Gateway and My Internet Connection is Dynamic IP (DHCP). Leave other Advanced Settings at the defaults. Note that Static IP should be selected if you are using a static IP address.

A successful internet connection will be confirmed when the Internet LED (light 2, p7) on the router is solid green. A blinking Internet LED will indicate that there is no internet connection.

 

Hope this helps as it was a frustrating process to successfully connect the D-Link DSL-5300 BYO modem to the NBN.

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Anthony65
Level 3: Gumshoe
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Re: Solved: D-Link DSL-5300 Modem/Router Connection to Telstra NBN (FTTC)

Thanks for your clarification on the Telstra authentication. 

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Reggie4806
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Re: Solved: D-Link DSL-5300 Modem/Router Connection to Telstra NBN (FTTC)

Note that Static IP should be selected if you are using a static IP address.

Setting Static IP will probably disable DHCP on the WAN port. Telstra require a DHCP request to authenticate you and start a session. Leave this on DHCP and if you have been provisioned a Static IP it will be assigned automatically via DHCP.

Anthony65
Level 3: Gumshoe
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Re: Solved: D-Link DSL-5300 Modem/Router Connection to Telstra NBN (FTTC)

Thanks for your clarification on the Telstra authentication. 

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