If you're bringing your own modem to MyRepublic, you'll need to make sure it's compatible with the nbn™ technology connecting your home.

You can check which technology is available at your home here by entering your address.

Bringing a modem from another internet provider

Most of the time, you'll be able to use the modem from your previous provider. Some providers lock their modems, which means they can't be used with other providers - we'd recommend checking with your previous provider to see if that's the case.

Some modems from other providers require an extra few tweaks on their setting to establish a connection - check out this article for help setting up a connection with most major manufacturers' modems.

The modem port you'll need

Modems have 2 different types of ports that are used to connect to the nbn™ network. These are:

  • A 'DSL' port that uses an 'RJ11' cable - this is the same as the old telephone cable you would use to plug your home phone into the wall socket.
  • A 'WAN' port, which uses an ethernet cable - this is the same as a cable you might use to plug your PC, PlayStation or other consoles into your modem.


Some modems have both of these ports, and some only have one. Check out the table below to see which port your modem will need to have to connect to your type of nbn™ technology.


nbn™ Technology Port Required
FTTP (Fibre to the Premise) WAN
FTTN (Fibre to the Node) DSL
FTTB (Fibre to the basement) DSL
FW (Fixed Wireless) WAN
HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) WAN
FTTC (Fibre to the Curb) WAN
Note: If you are connecting via FTTN/FTTB, you will still need to check if your particular modem is ready to use on the nbn™, even if it has a DSL port. Some older modems (including those used for ADSL previously) may not be compatible with the nbn™. This list is not exhaustive but may assist in checking specifically what your modem needs in order to work on the nbn™, or if it is compatible.

If need any extra help checking if your modem is compatible, contact us via Live Chat and one of our team will be able to help.


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