- Wi-Fi enabled
- TPG do not offer free modems
- Line splitters included
If you’re signing up to one of TPG’s standalone or bundle plans, you may need to purchase a new TPG modem to connect their ADSL1 or ADSL2+ service.
See TPG home phone and bundle plans here
Unfortunately TPG doesn’t subsidise the cost of their modems, however you can purchase one of their modems outright. The advantage of purchasing a modem directly from TPG is that if you need any support in getting your modem going, the TPG technical support team will be able to provide assistance for you.
All of TPG’s modems are ADSL2+ compatible, which means you can use them with an ADSL1, ADSL2 or ADSL2+ service – they won’t work with an Optus or Bigpond cable plan, and they won’t work with a mobile broadband service (which requires a special USB modem).
TPG’s modems also come unlocked, which means if you want to use the modem with another provider down the track, you can (it will just need to be reconfigured). The modem is yours to keep once it has been delivered to you.
What type of modem do I need?
Choosing a modem will depend on how many computers you want to connect to the internet at your home or business. If you only want to connect one desktop computer, then you will just need a 1-port standard modem. Most people opt for the 4-port wireless modem, which allows you to connect up to four devices directly into the modem, and you can connect portable devices like laptops, tablets, netbooks and smartphones via the Wi-Fi signal. If you intend on using a VoIP service, TPG also offers a VoIP compatible modem.
How do I order one of TPG’s modems?
You can order a TPG modem either on its own or with a TPG plan. To order one over the phone, call us at Compare Broadband on 1300 106 571. If you’d like to order a modem online, click on the TPG plan you’re after, and you will need to make sure you select the correct modem you’d like to purchase.
The modem will be couriered out to your mailing address. If you’re not at home when the modem arrives, it will be delivered to the nearest post office. Prices below include the $10 delivery charge.
1 Ethernet port ADSL2/2+ modem: Dynalink RTA 1320
This entry-level modem also includes a free C10 inline splitter/filter, so you can use both your broadband and home phone service at the same time. The modem only has 1 Ethernet port, so you can only connect one computer at a time. However, you can plug a router into the modem instead, which would make it wireless.
The Dynalink RTA 1320 has a built in firewall for security. It also offers a simple web-based setup and configuration. This Dynalink modem is also compatible with Windows 7.
The modem costs $69.95 (including delivery).
The Dynalink RTA 1320 is a fast speed reliable modem. It does all the basics, however users should try to switch off the modem regularly as it can overheat.
4 Port ADSL2/2+ Router: Netcomm NB6Plus4
This Netcomm modem also includes a free C10 inline splitter/filter, so you can use both your broadband and home phone service at the same time. The Netcomm NB6Plus4 allows up to four computers to connect to the internet via its four Ethernet ports (it doesn’t offer wireless, but you can plug a router in to make it wireless). It includes 4 x 10/100 LAN ports and 1 WAN port. It features a simple web-based set-up and configuration.
There is a three year warranty on the Netcomm NB6Plus4.
The modem costs $79.95 (including delivery).
This modem will suit customers with up to four devices which they don’t need portability for. Users will be able to access high speed internet on multiple devices at once, and perform file sharing between each PC. If you’re thinking that you may want wireless, it may be worth getting the wireless modem instead for an extra $70, which also includes the four Ethernet ports.
There were some problems previously where users needed to reload the Netcomm software. However many users have also reported to have never had a problem with the Netcomm NB6Plus4 even after years of operation.
Wireless 4 Port ADSL2+ Router: Netcomm NB14WN
The Netcomm NB14WN offers users the ability to plug in up to four devices directly into the modem, as well as connect multiple devices via the wireless signal. The modem features a wireless N access point for speeds up to 150Mbps (wireless N connections can also offer a wider coverage range). Four LAN points are also included, and a WPS button for easy set-up of your wireless network. The modem offers advanced wireless security, and you will be able to set a password so your network can remain safe.
The Netcomm NB14WN costs $149.95 (including delivery).
This Netcomm modem also includes a free C10 inline splitter/filter, so you can use both your broadband and home phone service at the same time. The modem is known to provide reliable wireless coverage, and it’s a reasonable cost given the modem’s capabilities.
Wireless 4 Port ADSL2/2+ Router with VoIP: Dynalink RTA1046VW
This four-port modem also offers wireless capabilities, along with VoIP capability.
The Dynalink RTA1046VW costs $169.95 (including delivery). If you sign up for one of TPG’s VoIP plans, get a discounted rate of $149.95 (including delivery). A C10 inline splitter/filter is also included.
There are four Ethernet ports, along with two VoIP phone ports with PSTN backup. This means you can plug in any regular home phone to use with your VoIP service. The modem has an easy online setup, where you will need to enter in your username and password. The modem is slightly bulky and there are vents lining the top, meaning this device isn’t prone to overheating.
The VoIP function has been described as excellent, generally providing excellent sound quality.
To find out more about TPG’s plans or modems, give us a call at Compare Broadband on 1300 106 571.