[LINK] NBN upgrade questions

Dr Bob Jansen (in Korea) bobjtls at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 14:55:45 AEDT 2018

Thanks everyone. Hamish, your answer is the one that seems to be 
contentious and hence the reason for my question to the list. However, 
your answer confirms my previous impression.

Do you also know whether there is a physical limitation to the distance 
between the modem and router? I am asking because I live in a converted 
warehouse and want the wireless router to be near the back half of the 
property not the front where the telco cabinet is. I have been told by 
TPG that the router must be plugged in to the same power point as the 
modem but for the life of me, can not work out why. If this is a real 
limitation, my thought is to purchase a powered router/switch and 
install that on the telco cabinet, and run an ethernet cable to my wifi 


On 9/10/18 1:52 pm, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On 09/10/18 12:14, David wrote:
>> AFAIK FTTC and FTTN connections have the same terms & conditions, 
>> FTTC is just faster.  I presume a VDSL2 modem is required in both 
>> cases, does anyone have experience of FTTC? 
> No, NBNco provides the modem for FTTC. They call it an NCD. Although 
> it's just VDSL2, the NCD also provides the power to the device out in 
> the pit. Hence a standard modem isn't enough.
> In all cases the customer must supply a router. NBNco provides the 
> network interface only.
> Hamish
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