The National Broadband Network (NBN) is being rolled out in many areas and in many locations work has already been completed. As a result we have had an influx of customers requiring information on suitable routers to connect to the NBN network. There is no need to change your computer if it is capable of a broadband connection. If you currently have an ADSL connection, you will only need to change your router to a NBN capable device. The NBN equipment installed at your premises will provide an Ethernet connection to allow you to attach your NBN-capable equipment. The picture below shows the type of equipment typically installed for NBN access.
Some of the requirements for NBN connectivity are:
- A router with a high speed Ethernet WAN interface, preferably gigabit Ethernet
- High throughput – Must easily handle at least 100Mb/s data throughput to the Internet
- Secure firewall
- Easy to install and configure
DrayTek have two router models that well suited for the NBN. These are the Vigor2760 series routers and the Vigor2860 series routers. Both of these router models have ADSL2+/VDSL2 interfaces to cater for users who currently have ADSL on their premises as well as a Gigabit WAN interface for the NBN connection when it becomes available in their area.
The Vigor2760 series routers are ADSL/VDSL2 routers that can be configured to allow LAN port 4 to be used as a Gigabit Ethernet WAN interface.
The Vigor2860 series routers are high speed business grade ADSL/VDSL2 Dual WAN routers. WAN 2 is a Gigabit Ethernet WAN interface. This router has a rated throughput of 300Mb/s so can cater for any NBN connection requirements.
For customers who already have NBN and are thinking to upgrade the router hardware, the DrayTek broadband router range is a good solution. This includes the Vigor2130, Vigor2912, Vigor2925 series, Vigor3200 series, Vigor2960, Vigor3900 and Vigor300B.
For more information on DrayTek NBN ready routers is available in our other blog articles titled “Introduction to DrayTek NBN Ready Routers”
And “NBN Ready DrayTek Routers”
Click here for the video giving an overview of the Vigor2860 router series.