Fibre Estates FTTP Configuration for NetComm NF2 Routers
This guide is suitable for NetComm NF2 routers.
What we'll cover:
- Connecting cables
- Logging into your router
- Setting up your Fibre Estates Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connection
- Configuring your WiFi network
Internode delivers all new hardware with your username, password, and other settings pre-loaded. If you've just received your router from Internode, simply follow the cabling guide, then test your connection.
If you purchased your router elsewhere, or performed a factory reset, you will need to follow all steps in this guide.
Connection of your router will vary depending on what type of service you have. This guide is designed for configuring Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) services, but includes extra information for alternate setup types.
|Figure 1: NF2 cabling guide|
Cabling for Standard Fibre to the Premises connections
- Use your supplied Ethernet cable to connect the blue 'WAN' port on the router to the 'DATA' port on your FTTP wall outlet.
- Connect another RJ45 Ethernet Cable to one of the yellow 'LAN' ports on the back of the router. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer's network port.
- Connect the included power supply to the back of the router and plug it into a power outlet.
- Switch the router on.
If you have ordered this router from Internode, you should now test your connection.
- Make sure that your computer is connected to the NetComm NF2 - either with an Ethernet cable, or over a wireless network.
- Open your preferred web browser, for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
- Enter the following number into the address bar and then hit Enter on your keyboard:
- 192.168.20.1 (this number is called an IP address).
|Figure 3: Entering the IP address to access the router|
- The router Log In page will open. You will be prompted for a username and password.
|This is the router's default username and password.
We recommend that you change the password for security reasons.
- Click OK to log in to the router.
- The NetComm First-Time Setup Wizard will be displayed.
- Click Yes, let's get me started with the wizard.
- Select WAN from the WAN Interfaces drop-down menu.
- Select PPP over Ethernet from the WAN type drop-down menu.
- Enter your Internode username into the Username field, for example: [email protected].
NOTE: If your username does not include @internode.on.net you will be unable to connect.
- Enter your Internode password into the Password field.
(Lost your password? Click here!)
- Click Next.
|Figure 4: Step 1 of First Time Setup: Internet connection settings.|
- You should be presented with Step 2 - WiFi Setup 2.4 GHz.
If you do not want to configure your Wireless connection, or would prefer it is disabled, simply make sure that the Wireless 2.4 GHz (WiFi) check-box is set to Off and click Next.
- Ensure that SSID Broadcast is set to Enable.
- Create a name for your wireless network and enter this into the field labelled SSID Broadcast Name.
Creating a network name (SSID)
Your network name is used to identify your wireless network. This is particularly useful if there are other wireless networks nearby.
Because your network name will be visible outside of your home or office, the name should be recognisable but should not use any personal or service details.
- Bad Network Names:
BloggsFamily, JoeBloggs, 123JamesStreet, Internode, default, your Internode username, your router's name/NF2.
- Good Network Names:
MyNetwork, HomeWireless, Homestead, Cookie Monster (be creative!)
- Click Next.
|Figure 5: Step 2 of First Time Setup: Wireless settings.|
- You should be presented with Step 3 - Router Security.
- If you enabled the wireless in the previous step you should be presented with the Router Security page. If not please continue to Step 5.
- Ensure the Security Key Type drop-down menu is set to WPA2-PSK.
- Create a password that will be used to access your wireless network. This needs to be entered into the Security Key field.
Creating a Pre-shared Key (Wireless Password)
A Pre-shared key prevents people you don't know from accessing your wireless network. When you connect your computers to your wireless network, you will be asked for the pre-shared key. If someone tries to connect without the pre-shared key, they will be unable to connect.
Your pre-shared key:
- must have a minimum of 8 alphanumeric characters (the longer the better)
- is case sensitive
- should never be the same as your Internode password or any password you currently use!
We recommend you create a complex password for your pre-shared key.
- Click Next.
|Figure 5: Step 3 of First Time Setup: securing your wireless network.|
- You should be presented Step 4 - WiFi Setup 5 GHz.
- If you want to enable the 5 GHz Wireless Network please repeat Steps 3 & 4.
- You should be presented Step 6 - Router security.
- You now need to configure a new password to use to access the administration interface of the NetComm NF2.
Please make a note of your new Administrator Username and Password, as Internode will not be able to provide it to you if it is lost or forgotten.
You will need this username and password in future when you try to log in to your NetComm NF2 router.
- Enter your chosen password into the Desired Password box and the Retype Password box.
- Click Next.
|Figure 5: Step 6 of First Time Setup: Setting a password for the router.|
- You should be presented with Step 7 which will ask you to review the settings.
- Please review the presented settings and click Finish.
Congratulations! You have successfully configured your NetComm NF2.
If you're looking to also set up another service on your NetComm NF2 router, please refer to our other guides:
If you are having trouble setting up your router or would like to clarify some of the steps, please contact our Support Team.