How to set up ASUS RT-AC68U for NBN HFC


Please follow the steps below to set up your ASUS RT-AC68U.

  1. Ensure your NBN Connection Box is turned on.
  2. Plug in the power cable and turn your ASUS on using the Power button.
  3. Connect a device to your ASUS via WiFi or Ethernet cable and go to or in your browser
  4. Log in with your ASUS username and password.

    By default these are:
    Username: admin
    Password: password
  5. On the home screen, select Advanced Settings > WAN.
  6. Click Internet Connection tab.
  7. Select PPPoE for WAN Connection Type.
  8. Enter your username and password and select Apply.
  9. Select Advanced Settings > LAN > IPTV.
  10. Set the ISP Profile to Manual.
  11. If your NBN plan was activated before 1 March 2023, more settings are needed. Set Internet VID to 2 and PRI to 0.
  12. Select Apply.
  13. Reboot the modem and once rebooted, connect an Ethernet cable from from the UNI-D1 port on your NBN Connection Box into the blue WAN port on your ASUS router.
    Note: If UNI-D1 doesn’t work, try each UNI-D port.

Your ASUS RT-AC68U should now be online. If you're still having issues, please see NBN Co’s Steps to boost your WiFi or call us on 13 66 33 for further assistance.