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This form of NBN is the most common wireless NBN connection in Australia.1 Fixed Wireless is often used in situations where there is a large distance between homes in a given area. It uses similar tech as the 4G network, connecting your NBN via an antenna installed on your property.
This form of NBN uses transmission towers to send data to an outdoor NBN antenna fixed to your premises.
There are two ways a Fixed Wireless service is connected:
The standard install process:
Your chosen Provider will send an approved NBN installer to test your premises for a Fixed Wireless signal. If found, the antenna will be fitted on the façade of your premises. Closely located near the antenna, a NBN connection box will be installed inside to connect you to the internet. 2
The non-standard install process:
This occurs if your premises is unable to receive a suitable Fixed Wireless signal. If this happens, an NBN installer will see if there is an alternate location on your property that can get a signal. 2 Following this, your antenna and connection box will be installed. 2
Fixed Wireless may need indoor and outdoor devices and cabling installed. There are a variety of devices to you may also be required to connect: 2
Equipment may include:
The NBN modem will need to connect to a power outlet and a telephone socket with an ethernet cable. The modem will then connect to your wireless router via an ethernet cable. Once you plug your router into a power outlet you will be able to connect your devices to your new NBN connection.2
The speed of your Fixed Wireless connection can depend on a variety of factors:
If you’re finding that you're experiencing speed or performance issues, consider the following:
Use your broadband at less popular times:
Consider your device traffic:
Where is your modem located?
Is your equipment setup and working correctly?
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Last Updated: 15/10/2021