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NBN Wi-Fi modem study

The ACMA has studied the performance of Wi-Fi modems used for NBN fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) phone and internet services.

Our study aimed to:

  • test 43 modems used to supply phone and internet services over FTTN/B technology types
  • identify how much each modem can affect a consumer’s NBN experience
  • better understand factors inside a consumer’s typical home/office environment that can reduce performance

The study found limited difference between the DSL performance (the connection to your home) of most devices. However, there was more variability with Wi-Fi performance.

The ACMA has also released a guide to choosing the right NBN Wi-Fi modem and some simple steps to get it working at its best.

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