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fibre to the node (FTTN) – MATE modem

step 1

locate the telephone wall socket in your home

Find the telephone wall socket in your home. They’re most commonly found in the main living room space or bedrooms, but can sometimes be in the kitchen area. It should look something like the photo below. Make a note of all the sockets in your home, even ones that may be in non-ideal locations such as bedrooms.

Locate A Telephone Wall Socket

If your home has an older style wall socket shown below (typically the plug is a yellow square with 3 prongs), you’ll need to purchase a Jackson adapter that allows you to plug in a modern RJ11 phone cable. These adapters can be purchased at most electronics and computer stores.

Older Style Telephone Socket

Disconnect all devices in your home such as telephones, modems, fax machines or anything else that is plugged into a telephone wall socket. It is very important that you have no other devices plugged into sockets in your home.

IMPORTANT: If you are porting your existing landline telephone number to an nbn™ phone (VoIP) service and you need to keep using your landline phone at the premises until the port is completed (porting can take up to six (6) weeks), you will need to purchase and connect a VDSL in-line filter/splitter to connect your phone and VDSL. A VDSL splitter can be purchased at most major electronics stores.

step 2

connect your MATE modem

Your MATE modem comes pre-configured and does not require any setup to connect your nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) service. Simply ensure the supplied grey telephone cable is plugged in – one end needs to be plugged into the grey DSL port on the back of your modem, and the other end to the wall socket in your premises. Ensure the power cable is plugged into the back of your modem and is connected to a power outlet and switched on.

If the DSL light on your MATE modem does not turn solid after 15 minutes and you have more than one socket in the home, please plug your MATE modem into all other sockets in your home, and turn the power on and off once plugged in.

Leave your MATE modem plugged into each socket for up to 15 minutes until the DSL light on the modem turns solid.

Your MATE modem/router will begin broadcasting Wi-Fi as soon as it is plugged into power, turned on and has finished booting up. You can then connect your devices such as computers, phones and tablets via Wi-Fi.

We highly recommend connecting to the 5GHz Wi-Fi network where possible as this has a much more powerful speed

Vx230v + Vr400

Above Left: MATE TP-Link VX230v | Above Right: MATE TP-Link Archer VR400

Vr1600v + Nf18acv

Above Left: MATE TP-Link Archer VR1600v | Above Right: MATE NetComm NF18ACV

The modem’s Wi-Fi name and password is printed on the bottom of the modem. Depending on which MATE modem you have this will be referred to differently.

MATE TP-Link VX230v, Archer VR400 or VR1600v:

  • Wi-Fi network name – SSID
  • Wi-Fi password – Wireless Password/PIN


  • Wi-Fi network name – 2.4GHz WiFi Network Name / 5GHz WiFi Network Name
  • Wi-Fi password – 2.4GHz WiFi Password / 5GHz WiFi Password


TP-Link VX230v WiFi sticker

Above: MATE TP-Link VX230v

MATE TP-Link Modem Wi Fi details - VR400 and VR1600v

Above Left: MATE TP-Link Archer VR400 | Above Right: MATE TP-Link Archer VR1600v

MATE Netcomm Modem Wi Fi details

Above: MATE NetComm NF18ACV

If you have a computer nearby that you would like to connect via Ethernet, take another Ethernet cable and plug one end into any one of the modem’s yellow Ethernet ports (labelled LAN).

If you have issues connecting your MATE supplied modem/router, please contact our support team for further troubleshooting.