2Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV

Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV

 VerifiedMPN:NF18ACV
2Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV
3.4

81 reviews

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Number of Connected Devices 7.576 devices
Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.0
Ease of Setup
3.7
Reliability
3.2
Wi-Fi Range
2.9

Reviews

81 reviews
Rob
Rob
 

This router is a POS!

Exactly the same result as all the other 1, 2 star reviews, after 12-18mths you might as well disconnect it and throw it away!! Keeps dropping the WiFi every couple of days and have all sorts of trouble trying to get it going again, even after rebooting it!! Ditch it quick, but better still, don't even go near it in the first place! Supplied by Electrician at retail cost. Show details
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FrequentFlyer12Sydney Surrounds, NSW5 posts
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Raymond
RaymondMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
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Fantastic Modem

Fantastic Modem for what it is, Have owned one from my previous ISP back in 2018 when I connected to NBN for the first time Fibre to the curb. Then 2020 switched to AussieBroadband works perfect, Modem is fantastic for reliability wifi is always good. Wifi Speeds are great, Then 2022 upgraded to Fibre to the premises and still using this same modem getting a solid 260-270mbps speed using the 5GHZ Wifi Band with this Modem its great and does a good Job. Show details
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DavidP
DavidPSouth East Queensland, QLD12 posts
 

My preferred modem router

This Netcomm works extremely well on my AussieBB FTTN connection. The attainable rate is around 75 on a 50Mbps connection. I'm about 500m from the node. Also the WiFi range is fine. Here are my laptops Wifi connection performance stats from this morning on the 2.4GHz band using iPerf3:
1 metre from router: 48.9 MB/s,
10 metre from router: 31.2 Mb/s.
The 5GHz band is extremely good but I don't have a PC on it at the moment to measure.
Recently it started regular rebooting, and I thought it was broken. Switched it off for a few days, while I used a spare, did a factory reset, - and it has been rock solid. That was a month ago. Would buy again.
pgonsior
pgonsiorSydneyAustralia24 posts
 

Failed router

This router is an absolute fail. It's user interface is confusing, the router itself is unstable and unusable for 24g applications even via a WAP device. The menu doesn't come up after a reboot. Stay away.
Luigi Martin
Luigi MartinSouth East Queensland, QLD8 posts
 

Great modem (if you avoid its WiFi)

Very good internet speeds (Fibre to the node)... my main reason to get the NF18ACV

Syncs about 10Mbps faster than my previous modem (49mbps instead of 39), & doesn't drop out

However: I made sure I upgraded the firmware as soon as I got the unit (old firmware can be problematic in any device)

Plus I disabled its WiFi, as I connected it to a different WiFi access point (& other reviews complain about the WiFi in this unit anyway)

setup is pretty similar to most other modems Show details

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Pter N
Pter NSydney, NSW4 posts
 
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Ewen W.
Ewen W.Hunter Region, NSW2 posts
 

Good VDSL, lousy WiFi eventually died

Syncs well on FTTN VDSL. WiFi was always pretty rubbish but after 20 months the WiFi would crash the router every day or 2. Runs ok with WiFi off but my car is nice and smooth with the engine off too. Bridge it or chuck it.  Show details
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JPD20
JPD20Sydney, NSW6 posts
 

Died after 20 months

Very disappointed - completely stopped working after 20 months operation. Only a 12 month warranty so bad luck it seems. Would expect a product of this type to last much longer than this.
As other reviews have stated Wi-Fi is poor. I installed a Mesh System as a result. Show details
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youtoo
youtooGippsland, VIC7 posts
 

Ok-ish


Very Stable router. You can leave it alone and it will keep on going and won’t lose a beat . But the wifi lets it down big time . Wifi is horrible. No matter what you do, the wifi is the weakest part of this router

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Marshall
MarshallGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC107 posts
 

(Non technical review) it just works

It was the up-market one of the few models on offer by my NBN supplier. I'm a belt-and-braces person so I chose it as probably being more capable into the future. Installation was fairly simple and it hasn't missed a beat in 9 months.

Both 2.4 and 5GH signals have been excellent anywhere inside the two storey house, although it did prove incapable of punching a signal through a steel garage door (fixed by adding a TP-Link RE450 range extender).

My supplier is also Tangerine so, having read the very negative review by Yash, I pulled the extender and did a walk around of the house. This confirmed that the signal is 100% throughout both floors of a 36 square house - and barely detectable on the far side of the steel garage door. Show details

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Yash
YashSydney, NSW3 posts
 

Completely Rubbish Modem

I got this product from Tangerine NBN provider with my contract. Actually there were 2 options and this was the upgraded one. Speed is ok when you are close to it or connected with Ethernet cable. But the range coverage is bed. honestly i can't use my wi fi internet from rooms in about 6-7 meter range, it s that much slow :( i did contact to customer service of Tangerine and asked for advice before i spent on a new modem and you can read the conversation on the screen shot here. So don't waste your money on this and just by your own modem. Show details
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Ali G.
Ali G.South East Queensland, QLD
 

Perfect router/modem 5/5

Excellent product. 5/5. Works perfectly with Aussie broadband ISP.

Just need to update the firmware to the latest version.

Also this an Australian company, so this is tuned to Australian internet standards.

Bought it used an new from Aussie broadband. Show details

Vengance
VenganceSydney, NSW3 posts
 

Modem is a POS

This modem is an absolute POS
The Web Interface just stops responding after a while, and the only way to get it working is to restart the POS, but it still works for the Internet (mostly). If you add entry's to say block Microsoft, it uses all available memory until it crashes. If you push it too hard, it crashes. Try to update it, it crashes. When you restart it, sometimes you only get 2 menu options and it's as if it's never been setup before. Had similar problems with other Netcomm rubbish, never seen a model that doesn't have more problems than what it's worth.
The best thing you can do, is run over it with a car. At least that will give some satisfaction. Show details
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Terence
TerenceGippsland, VIC3 posts
 

I would never buy one

WE were suppled this wifi device by out service provider. It drops out two or three times most evenings, and no one has offered any advice or support apart from re-boot. Will try another router. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Netcomm AC1600 NF18ACV

How do I change my username or password for the admin page?

By default, the username and password for your admin page are both "admin". If you have previously changed these and can't remember them, you can factory reset your NF18ACV to return the admininstrator credentials to their default setting of "admin". To change your username and/or password, open any web browser and go to http://192.168.20.1 Log in with your current credentials. Select Advanced from the left hand panel, then Passwords, which is under the Management group. Confirm your old username/password and then enter your desired new username or password and hit Apply. You can change either one of these independently, or both at the same time. Further details can be found here

How can I fix wireless dropouts?

Two of the most common reasons for wireless dropouts are external interference and choice of channel. Thick metallic objects such as whitegoods, and other devices that emit radio waves such as microwaves or cordless phones could be interfering with your Wi-Fi signal. Try moving your router away from these types of objects if it is near them. To change your Wi-Fi channel, go to your admin page at http://192.168.20.1 and log in. Click Wireless on the left panel and then select More Settings to open up another settings box. At the top of this box will be a setting called Frequency (Channel) which will by default be set to Auto. Click this to see a list of available channels (1-9). Choose one and try it out for a few hours or a day. If this doesn't solve the problem, you may have to test a few different channels to see which is best for you.

How do I factory reset my NF18ACV if I can't log in?

You can manually factory reset your device by inserting a thin rigid object (such as the end of a paperclip) into the small Reset hole located at the back of your device between the blue WAN port and the USB port on the right-hand side. Insert your paperclip and press the button for 10-12 seconds to reset your router to it's out-of-the-box state.

Latest Consumer Questions

Alan R.
Alan R.

How many 2.4Mhz clients can the modem accommodate?

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keith m.
keith m.

Had a storm last night and today my modem will not connect nbn. Has anyone had this happen?

Richard
Richard

how many devices can connect to a NetComm NF18ACV.NC.AU?

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Details

CategoryModems
Price (RRP) $149
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
Maximum Wireless Speed1,600 Mbps
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
Weight0.42 kg
NBN CompatibleYes
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN14: 09317773018653
  • MPN: NF18ACV

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