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No problem - easy to set up & works great!
I purchased this modem from Aussie Broadband when I changed to their services a few months ago.
They recommended this $149 model.
It arrived within 48 hours of ordering, well packed in a solid box.
There was a detailed instruction book included & for me - that is essential! I am hopeless with technology!
I found it easy to install.
The set up was instant & it has worked perfectly from the first connection.
Purchased in May 2019 for $149.00.
worst crappy router
dropouts dropouts dropouts!
i can't even keep a constant connection!!!! absolute garbage DO NOT BUY!!!
cheap garbage sitting in the garbage right now!!!!
NBN stands for national botched network!!!
got to love the LNP!
Purchased in September 2019 for $169.00.
Useless router with a bug that prevents it routing for anything but its local subnet
I bought this router on a business plan with aussie broadband. Whilst at first it appears capable it became apparent it had issues the moment I tried setting it up with my lab network.
I run an internal router and switch for my vmware lab environment and this provides vlan segregation to traffic on my network. Unfortunately the routing from this lab failed.
After much hair tearing out I came to the conclusion it must be the netcomm modem-router. I logged into the router and lo and behold it is crippled when it comes to routing:
Evidence is t...
Purchased in October 2018 for $175.00.
i brought for my NBN last year, and wait whole year for connction, finally got connect last month, when I start use this one, it keep drop out the connectinon, everytime I turn on my PC, all lights are green from modem but i can not get any internet. call the customer service and they tell me there is two years warranty, when i return the item, they tell me only one year (13 month after warranty) and refuse the exchange! i just waste 150 dollars and purchase another one.....
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Low wifi strength & a bit annoying
This router's wifi strength is below average.
Compared with an older, also cheap router (from Telstra 3 years ago), the NetComm has much lower wifi power. Even inside my small-ish house, in some areas I get mid-strength connection on devices. The old router was full strength everywhere in the house.
Overall this router looks and feels cheap.
It has extremely bright green flashing LED lights. In your house at night, this router shines and flashes like a cheap party light. Not cool.
I bought this router from Aussie Broadband. It is the router they sell and promote with NBN plans. Also not cool.
Purchased in May 2019 at Aussie Broadband for $149.00.
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Like most routers, this performs pretty well over 5GHz, but if you need to use 2.4GHz band due to its superior range, performance is a bit lacklustre. As with all Netcomm routers I've used, the software is not at all user-friendly.
Purchased in December 2018.
Unfinished and flakey wifi
New firmware is missing so much.
No ability to enable/disable VOIP. No ability to enable/disable or change priority of VOIP codecs.
2,4 wifi is very low range and drops out on some devices. Extremely bad with dell laptops and samsung phones.
USB storage option is a joke. Very slow and cannot be accessed from the web. Netcomm confirmed it is insecure and they block it from the internet.
LEDs are too bright and no way to dim them.
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Really fast connection
Love the fact that it has dual bands, the 2.4 GHz and 5 ghz, really needed a good router and tangerine offer this router for only $100, lowest price tbh
Purchased in July 2018 at Tangerine for $100.00.
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Does the job - no complaints
This modem was provided by our ISP. Since plugging it in, I haven't has to think about it much at all. Being dual band helps with managing older and newer devices. The browser-based settings page is easy to navigate.
Compared to our previous ADSL router, this device has a slight small signal range - but really we have it on a low stand behind the TV, yet it reaches most parts of our medium sized house/yard fine.
The VOIP is a nice feature to have, although in practice it rarely gets used.
Purchased in July 2018 at Exetel.
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Wifi not very strong for 2 story house
This modem might be ok for people in a ground floor house, but in a two story townhouse the wifi is lacking. I'll probably need to get a Powerline adapter to try to increase the range to upstairs. The setup was easy and we haven't had many dropouts, but even downstairs the wifi isn't the best.
Purchased in April 2019 at Tangerine for $119.95.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
I brought with NBN Mate package.
I always blamed it on Mate for poor speed and the gov for bad NBN. But I did speed tests today.. yes right next to the router it goes extremely fast.
But as soon as you go to the next room or step 6 metres away the speed decreases dramatically.
After a year I am over it and going to replace it with a Modem...that has antennas!
I am not talking bad. If you are working closely to the modem then this may be the one for you!
But definitely consider your RANGE before purchasing.
Good quality budget modem
This a good budget modem and works as advertised. Able to maintain a fast stable NBN / Wi-Fi connection with Aussie Broadband. Also has a quite a few features for a standard home user.
On 50Mbps connection I am getting 47.4 down and 18.6 up. The modem makes efficient use of an NBN FTTN connection and I am located just over 400 meters from my node.
The Wi-Fi works quite well for my house, I do live in a smaller 3 bedroom house and I have good 5Ghz coverage throughout and outside the house, although the range suits my needs it could be a just ...a tad bit stronger for those with a bigger house. The 2.4Ghz is quite strong and goes well beyond my block's boundary, in fact I had to tune the signal strength down to the lowest setting because I do not want it travelling beyond my boundary. The other thing is Netcomm seem to be supporting this particular model with a number of firmware updates. The most recent of which was released in December 2018 containing a new user interface and Wi-Fi improvements. If there was one thing I'd like to see improved it would be to make the setting up Quality of Service functionality a whole lot easier. The setting up of this functionality is a little tedious for less technically savvy users.
Purchased in May 2018.
This modem is made of lemon. The 2.4ghz keeps dropping down to 1 mbits. Reboot it and it backs up 50mbts till after hour or so then it goes down again. I’m sending it back to netcomm for a refund.
Purchased in April 2019.
Extremely not useful.
Extremely unstable every 10 minutes it lost connection. I had to restart it about 14 times a week( 2 times a day). And after all that is still was horrible. Strongly do not reccomend.
Purchased in January 2019 at not sure for $20.00.
Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV is a fantastic modem with no complaints. I recently switched over to NBN with Aussie broadband and this is the preferred modem they recommended.
The modem syncs up perfectly and the voip phone function has perfect clear audio.
The Wireless features are fantastic with no real major difference when connected via Ethernet cable.
I highly recommend this modem for NBN connection.
Purchased in February 2019 for $149.00.
Netcomm Modem Regret
Probably the worst modem I have had the displeasure of owning. Very slow, drops out and requires resetting on a regular basis. Extremely poor support from Netcomm who are not interested in locked to ISP modems. ....Beware if your ISP provides the modem inclusive on plan. It is locked to them and they do not give you the unlock procedure should you wish to change providers @!.... Buy your own modem and Don't buy a Netcomm !....Don't say you weren't warned
Purchased in July 2017 at Spintel for $149.00.
Very unstable Wifi. Loosing both 2.4 and 5 Ghz
Comparing this modem/router to my previous one - I regret the purchase.
While configuration is easier and there are more options, the stability is questionable at best.
Firstly, 2.4 GHz is unusable. Same channel as the previous modem - the throughput is 15% at best.
5 Ghz, while offering better speeds than the previous one, experiences constant dropouts.
I would not buy this hardware again.
Purchased in November 2018 for $140.00.
Reliable NBN router
I have had this router for around 15 months since NBN connection and I have found it to be a good reliable device. The boot up time is nice and quick and the web interface for administrative and management functions is quite intuitive and easy to follow.
It has a dedicated WAN port and 4 ethernet ports plus two phone ports for built in VOIP. It was delivered pre-configured for my NBN ISP provider so the set up was easy. Also it has a USB port and DSL port for ADSL. It has a power on/off switch not always available on cheaper routers. As others...
Purchased in December 2017 for $169.00.
Works very well on my NBN HFC Connection
I bought this Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV as a deliberate alternative to my ISP's supplied router. The router connected well to my NBN HFC network and was not complicated to get the required WAN connection settings operating with the HFC equipment. The router rarely requires rebooting and is stable. I get high throughput's of 48/19Mbps on a 50Mbps Internode service nearly all the time.
There are no external antennae on the device or connections to fit any, but I find it covers the outside, 2nd storey rooms and even outside the perimeter walls wher...e required. The 5GHz WiFi is always going to have a shorter range as it is a higher frequency. I use the Android app 'WiFi Analyser' by Abdelrahman. I have found this to be a more accurate gauge of specific channel strength and interference for ensuring a reliable connection on devices that are at extremes of WiFi range. The 2.4GHz WiFi seems to be acceptably strong enough to get through walls, glass and a metal garage door to operate my video doorbell - but I only got a solid signal using the above mentioned app to find the most reliable strength channel - and that may require altering if someone changes their nearby channel settings. Setting the 2.4 WiFi to 40MHz decreases available channels - but can double your speeds. I read that others dislike the WiFi - but I am having no issues in a 2-storey townhouse by paying attention to other networks around me and setting my WiFi channels accordingly to maximise their power, as well as optimising the unit's height and orientation to again maximise its output. The security features are extensive for both LAN and WAN networks and WiFi and work well according to network probing sites. From my experience I rate the Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV as a good buy.
Purchased in May 2018 for $140.00.
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has anyone used vpn with this we use voip so we have to use our servers router or thy wont support voip thank u barry
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