How to set up Netgear Nighthawk D7000 for NBN HFC


Please follow the steps below to set up your Netgear Nighthawk D7000.

  1. Ensure your NBN Termination Device is turned on.
  2. Plug an Ethernet cable from the UNI-D 1 port on your NBN Termination Device into the red Internet port on your Nighthawk.
  3. Plug in the power cable and turn your Nighthawk on using the Power On-Off button.
  4. Connect a device to your Nighthawk via WiFi or Ethernet cable and go to in your browser.
  5. Log in with your Netgear username and password.

    By default these are:
    Username: admin
    Password: password
  6. On the home screen, click Advanced.
  7. Click Setup.
  8. Click Advanced Setup.
  9. Click WAN Setup.
  10. Select Must use Ethernet WAN from the WAN Preference drop down.
  11. Click Apply.
  12. Click Basic.
  13. Click Internet.
  14. Select Australia from the Country drop down.
  15. Select Other from the ISP drop down.
  16. If your NBN plan was activated before 1 March 2023, more settings are needed:
    •  Tick the checkbox next to Use VLANID.
    •  Enter 2 in the text box next to Use VLANID.
    •  Enter 0 (zero) in the Priority text box.
  17. Click Yes under Does your Internet connection require a login?
  18. Select PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet) from the Encapsulation drop down.
  19. Enter your Internode username and password.
  20. Leave the other settings as they are and click Apply.

Your Netgear Nighthawk 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.