Telstra Smart Modem

Jeff5
Conductor
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Hi,

 

Looking to move  over to AGL internet. Currently with telstra and have their telstra smart modem. Is this modem usable for AGL internet or would I need to get a different one?

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David_AGL
AGL Community Manager
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Hi @Jeff5 ,

If it's compatible with the nbn network, you should be all good to use a BYO modem! To double-check that a specific model will work, you can always contact support.

Godfrey
Semiconductor
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Hi @Jeff5 , 

I am thinking of moving as well.  Did the Telstra Smart Modem end up working with AGL NBN internet?

 

Thanks in advance.

David_AGL
AGL Community Manager
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@Godfrey 

I can't give an official confirmation of support, but if it helps I've spoken with other customers who have used the Telstra Smart Modem as a BYO modem with AGL Internet after configuring it for PPPoE in the modem settings.

Godfrey
Semiconductor
1 Reply 17584 Views

@David_AGL 

Do you use IPOE as connection type?

David_AGL
AGL Community Manager
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PPPoE connection type, not IPOE.

Godfrey
Semiconductor
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hmm...therefore it is not going to work?

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David_AGL
AGL Community Manager
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I think that likely shows your current connection type with Telstra, because Telstra does use IPoE. 

I notice it does allow you to enter PPPoE authentication details below, so I suspect you'd be fine to use it, perhaps with some configuration changes, but as it's still a BYO modem I'm not able to guarantee it. If you do a web search for "Telstra smart modem with other ISPs" you'll find more discussion on this topic. In some cases users report they needed to do a factory reset or change the configuration of their Smart Modem to get it working with other ISPs. 

 

Jeff5
Conductor
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It worked fine. Just plugged it in and it was good to go. No config required. 

David_AGL
AGL Community Manager
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Nice one @Jeff5, that's good news.