Best Modems

If you want to get connected but aren't sure how, read our guide to modems and routers to know which features are right for you and your home.

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Best Modem

TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR600 / VR600v

 · includes 2 listings
4.0 from 67 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

The TP-Link Archer VR600 and VR600V modem routers are reliable units that give you speedy connection and come packed with features - they're made to get the job done and more.

Price (RRP) $199.00 to $209.00

Widespread coverage
Stable NBN connection
Rarely drops out
  • Build Quality
    4.1 (20)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (20)
  • Ease of Setup
    4.3 (20)
  • Reliability
    4.0 (20)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    4.1 (20)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, Quality of Service, External Antennas, Parental Controls and Mobile App Control
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n and 802.11 ac
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 VDSL/ADSL D7000
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Netgear’s AC1900 D7000 Nighthawk uses beamforming technology and external antennas to give you a speedy connection throughout your whole home or office.

Price (RRP) $268.00

Wide range
Fast internet with many devices connected
Connection sometimes unreliable
  • Build Quality
    2.8 (41)
  • Value for Money
    2.1 (43)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.2 (42)
  • Reliability
    2.1 (42)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.4 (42)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
  • Dimensions 50 x 285 x 185 mm
  • NBN CompatibleNo
NetComm AC1600 NF17ACV
3.8 from 49 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,600 Mbps

Price (RRP) $190.00

  • Build Quality
    2.3 (6)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (6)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.4 (5)
  • Reliability
    1.8 (5)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    2.0 (5)
  • FeaturesBuilt-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 ac
  • DSL SupportADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 x 75 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
ASUS AC1900 DSL-AC68U
4.0 from 40 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $299.00

  • Build Quality
    3.9 (13)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (13)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.7 (13)
  • Reliability
    3.4 (13)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.8 (13)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, Built-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports5
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL and VDSL
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports0
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
  • Dimensions 160 x 220 x 83.3 mm
Netgear Orbi
  • Award Winner 2021

Netgear Orbi

 · includes 3 listings
3.5 from 69 reviews
Frequency BandTri-Band (2.4GHz, 2 x 5GHz)

The Netgear Orbi boasts tri-band technology, the quickest available internet speeds, and a set-up time of near minutes - features that make us think this device is well worth a shot.

Price (RRP) $649.00

Fast, stable connection
Far-reaching, consistent coverage
Simple to remotely manage
  • Build Quality
    3.6 (35)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (36)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.3 (35)
  • Reliability
    3.2 (33)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    4.0 (34)
  • FeaturesParental Controls, Mesh Compatible and Mobile App Control
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports4
  • Smart Home CompatibilityAmazon Alexa and Google Assistant

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TP-Link AC1900 Archer VR900
4.9 from 15 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $249.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (9)
  • Value for Money
    4.9 (9)
  • Ease of Setup
    4.9 (9)
  • Reliability
    5.0 (9)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    5.0 (9)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports0
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
  • Dimensions 36.8 x 216 x 164 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
TP-Link AC1900 Archer D9
4.1 from 27 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $199.00

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Setup
    5.0 (1)
  • Reliability
    5.0 (1)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    4.0 (1)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 ac
  • DSL SupportADSL
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
  • Dimensions 86 x 221 x 86 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV
3.4 from 77 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,600 Mbps

Price (RRP) $149.00

  • Build Quality
    3.4 (34)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (34)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.7 (36)
  • Reliability
    3.2 (37)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    2.8 (36)
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 ac
  • DSL SupportADSL and VDSL
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Dimensions 173 x 216 x 61 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
D-Link Python AC1600 DSL-2888A
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $249.95

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (9)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (9)
  • Ease of Setup
    4.0 (9)
  • Reliability
    3.1 (10)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.5 (10)
  • FeaturesExternal Antennas and Parental Controls
  • Number of Ethernet Ports5
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 37 x 230 x 155 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
TP-Link TD-W8960N
3.4 from 56 reviews
Frequency BandSingle-Band (2.4GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $39.99

  • FeaturesParental Controls
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL2+
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports0
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 36 x 195 x 130 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
D-Link Taipan AC3200 DSL-4320L
Frequency BandTri-Band (2.4GHz, 2 x 5GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $549.95

  • Build Quality
    2.9 (17)
  • Value for Money
    1.9 (19)
  • Ease of Setup
    2.5 (19)
  • Reliability
    2.0 (19)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.1 (19)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control and Parental Controls
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL and VDSL
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
  • Dimensions 387 x 247 x 120 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
Huawei E5186
3.6 from 33 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)

Price (RRP) $99.00

  • Build Quality
    2.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    2.3 (3)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.3 (3)
  • Reliability
    2.0 (3)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.3 (3)
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 190 × 200 × 32 mm
Netcomm NF10WV
3.2 from 30 reviews
Frequency BandSingle-Band (2.4GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $130.00

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (6)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (7)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.9 (7)
  • Reliability
    2.9 (7)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    1.9 (7)
  • FeaturesParental Controls
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 146 x 190 x 54 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
Netgear Nighthawk X4S VDSL/ADSL AC2600 D7800
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,733 Mbps

Price (RRP) $499.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (17)
  • Value for Money
    2.1 (17)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.5 (18)
  • Reliability
    2.8 (18)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.2 (19)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas and Parental Controls
  • Number of Ethernet Ports5
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
  • Dimensions 50 x 285 x 185 mm
  • NBN CompatibleNo
TP-Link AC1200 Archer VR400

TP-Link AC1200 Archer VR400

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3.6 from 17 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed867 Mbps
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.8 (10)
  • Ease of Setup
    4.0 (10)
  • Reliability
    3.6 (10)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.9 (10)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, Quality of Service, External Antennas, Parental Controls, Mesh Compatible and Mobile App Control
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n and 802.11 ac
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0

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TP-Link AC1600 Archer VR1600v
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps
  • Build Quality
    2.7 (70)
  • Value for Money
    2.6 (67)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.7 (64)
  • Reliability
    2.5 (64)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    2.9 (66)
  • FeaturesParental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports5
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 57 x 212 x 159.8 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
Telstra Smart Modem Gen 2
2.5 from 93 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)

Price (RRP) $286.00

  • Build Quality
    3.3 (70)
  • Value for Money
    2.6 (65)
  • Ease of Setup
    3.8 (79)
  • Reliability
    2.6 (79)
  • Wi-Fi Range
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  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 ac
  • DSL SupportADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • NBN CompatibleYes

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TP-Link AC2800 Archer VR2800
3.1 from 22 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed2,167 Mbps

Price (RRP) $349.00

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.1 (11)
  • Ease of Setup
    4.5 (11)
  • Reliability
    3.1 (11)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.6 (11)
  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports0
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
  • Dimensions 37.3 x 263.8 x 197.8 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
D-Link N300 DSL-G225
3.8 from 12 reviews
Frequency BandSingle-Band (2.4GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $129.95

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (3)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (3)
  • Ease of Setup
    5.0 (3)
  • Reliability
    3.7 (3)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.7 (3)
  • Number of Ethernet Ports5
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL2+ and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 150 x 155 x 60 mm
  • NBN CompatibleYes
ASUS AC750 DSL-AC52U
3.6 from 10 reviews
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed300 Mbps

Price (RRP) $129.00

  • FeaturesBeamforming, External Antennas, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
  • Number of Ethernet Ports4
  • Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
  • DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
  • Dimensions 21 x 15 x 36 mm
  • NBN CompatibleNo
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