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      BYO Modem nbn® Plans

      If you’re reading this, you might be curious about how BYO modem nbn® plans work and how you can get this connection type up and running in your home. The nbn Australia infrastructure has given more people access to faster and more reliable internet speeds powered by modern optical fibre cables. As a result, more and more people are wondering whether nbn or ADSL2 is a better option.

      However, those considering switching nbn providers or upgrading from ADSL2 to nbn might want to know if they can still make use of their current modem or router. It is common for internet users to switch from one broadband provider to another in order to find the best deal. But because different providers use different technologies, your connection setup might change while switching providers.

      Naturally, you would want to get a faster internet connection, but being able to save money along the way by using your existing modem would be even more ideal. So, is it possible to use your own modem? Here at Skymesh, we want to help shed some light on BYO modem nbn plans so you can make the right decision.

      How does BYO modem work?

      Before anything else, it may be important to know that a modem and a router are two different things, so these terms cannot be used interchangeably. This is to avoid instances where you sign up for certain BYO modem nbn plans but actually only have your own router.

      A modem is a device that connects your home to the internet. If you’re on an nbn broadband plan, for instance, your modem would be connected to the nbn infrastructure, whether that’s through a fibre to node setup, an HFC connection, or another connection type entirely.

      Meanwhile, a router creates a network inside your home or property and provides a wireless internet or WiFi connection. In other words, your devices don’t wirelessly connect to the modem. They connect to the router, which is connected to your modem, which is connected to the nbn infrastructure.

      However, there is a device called a modem-router, which combines the functionalities of a modem and a router. This device may be compatible with certain BYO modem nbn plans.

      Now, if you’re searching for the best BYO modem nbn plans and want to know how it works, the first step would be to check if your preferred retail service provider (RSP) allows you to bring your own modem.

      What type of modem do I need for nbn?

      Unfortunately, since nbn requires more durable hardware to support its newer technology and improved speed, not all modems are nbn-compatible. If your modem is the same one you used for ADSL, it’s likely that you will need to buy a new one to work with the nbn.

      For most nbn connections, you will probably need a router or modem-router that is labelled as ADSL2+, VDSL, or VDSL2. You should be able to check this by looking at the label on the back of your device. Certain nbn connection types, like nbn wireless or Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) would need a router or modem-router with an Ethernet Wide Area Network (WAN) port.

      If you’re planning to get a fixed wireless or Sky Muster® plan, the good news is that you won’t need to buy a modem. Both connection types come with network termination devices (NTDs), which include a built-in modem.

      If this sounds a bit too complicated for your liking, then don’t worry. Most, if not all, nbn-accredited RSPs will usually offer a modem, router, or modem-router with your nbn broadband plan.

      You can also look for devices with a sticker that indicates they are ‘nbn ready’, or you can check out the nbn’s official website for a full list of compatibility requirements.

      Here at Skymesh, we have over twenty years of experience assisting regional Australians in getting their nbn-powered internet connection up and running. Those searching for BYO modem nbn plans may find it helpful to know that customers can attempt to use compatible modems or routers. However, we only offer limited support.

      You can either use your own nbn-compatible router or purchase a Skymesh plug-n-play router. Please note, however, that if you are interested in BYO modem nbn plans, you will need to be comfortable configuring your router, as our support team will not provide technical assistance on routers that aren’t provided by Skymesh.

      How much does installation cost for nbn?

      Because nbn is a wholesale network, users such as yourself cannot transact directly with nbn. Instead, you have to choose from the available RSPs in your area. Some RSPs may charge installation or activation fees to connect you to the nbn infrastructure.

      Eligible users may be able to enjoy free standard installations for nbn plans.* In certain instances, additional charges from nbn may apply, such as the new developments charge and subsequent installation charge.

      At Skymesh, no matter what your needs are – whether you’re an empty-nester who engages in light browsing or a lover of ultra-high-quality video streaming – we have internet plans to fit every budget and use case.

      We want you to experience what Skymesh is all about without taking on any risks, and that’s why we offer a thirty-day no-lock-in period so you can see if we’re right for you. You won’t have to worry about cancellation fees should you be unhappy with the service provided, but a thirty-day notice prior to cancellation is required.

      On the other hand, because our contracts are flexible, you can feel free to upgrade to a higher speed tier whenever you like, as long as the connection type at your location can accommodate it. You can easily contact our customer service by phone or log on to your Skymesh account and update your plan there.

      You may be able to check your address today to see which of our internet plans and connection types are available at your property. Just navigate our website and enter your address, and you may be able to see if nbn’s service is available for your home. You may also speak to one of our agents for further assistance or if your address isn’t listed.

      Hop online with the fast and reliable internet you deserve, even in regional areas of Australia, with Skymesh.

      *Free standard installations exclude the new developments charge and subsequent installation charge.

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