NBN Home Cabling


Aussie Cabling install, support & repair phone, computer, digital TV, ADSL cable and NBN cable networks in Perth homes & offices. We are experienced and qualified ACMA registered cablers and specialise in all home / office telecommunication and network cable installations. As such, we are able to offer advice / information and fast, simple wiring / cabling installations to get your home or office connected to the NBN.


Once the NBN Co contractors have installed the fibre cable along your street, and installed an NBN PCD (external fibre box) on the outside wall of your property, you will be notified that you are able to connect to the NBN. This is the point where you may want to contact Aussie Cabling, if you would like to have a professional NBN approved enclosure installed, to house your new NBN internal equipment. These enclosures are entirely optional and are not provided by NBN Co or by any NBN Service Providers.

You then need to contact an NBN Service Provider to sign up for an NBN service plan. They will then organise for the new internal NBN equipment to be installed in your home. This will be done at no charge (assuming a standard installation). If you don't have an NBN approved enclosure installed, the NBN Co installers will just install their internal equipment on an internal wall at the front of your house.

Once the NBN internal equipment has been installed, you are ready to go. You just connect an NBN compatible router to the Uni-D1 port of the new NBN equipment. Most NBN Service Provider will provide you with an NBN compatible router bundled with your 12 or 24 month contract.


If you are in a Fibre-To-The-Node area, you normally don't need to do anything except connect up your upgraded NBN modem to replace your existing ADSL modem and then call your service provider to activate the service. The new NBN modems are VDSL modems rather than the old ADSL modems, which just allows them to send and receive data at the new faster speeds. Your actual speed will now be limited by your distance to the Node rather than your distance to the Exchange. The main difference is that there is going to be a lot more Nodes, than Exchanges, so you should be a lot closer to your new Node than you were to your old Exchange.


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NBN Home Cabling Options

Once you are connected to the NBN, whether by Fibre-To-The-Home or Fibre-To-The-Node, you may run into a few issues. These issues can be easily resolved by Aussie Cabling.

★ Optimise your NBN modem / router location

If you have Fibre-To-The-Home, your new NBN router needs to be connected to the new NBN equipment. If this is not in a convenient location then Aussie Cabling can run a network cable to a better location so that you can connect your new NBN router there instead.

If you have Fibre-To-The-Node, you only want the new VDSL signal going directly to your modem and not bouncing around inside your existing phone cabling in the house. This involves cabling your modem outlet directly to the lead-in cable and disconnecting it from your other phone sockets.

★ Cabling devices to your NBN modem / router

You may choose to have some additional network cabling installed to connect some of your devices directly to your NBN modem / router via a network cable. You do not need to have this done if you want to connect every device in your house via WIFI but most people will find that they will have usability or performance issues if they do it this way. The reason is simple; WIFI broadcasts its signal through the air, so only one device can talk to the modem / router at any one time, in any one direction. The more devices you have connected, the slower everything goes. The wireless network problems inherent to this type of setup will severely limit your NBN experience.

Cabling allows every device to talk simultaneously, in both directions, which allows your TV's, desktop computers and gaming consoles to run many times faster, and it frees up the WIFI congestion to allow your mobile devices to run faster as well.

★ Re-connecting your phone sockets

You will also find that once connected to the NBN, you won't be able to connect your phone to any of your existing phone outlets in the house anymore. This is because with Fibre-To-The-Home, your services are now coming via the Fibre cable. With Fibre-To-The-Node you will only receive the VDSL signal for your modem on your phone line; there will not be a phone service on the line any more.

With Fibre-To-The-Home your traditional phone service will be replaced by a Fibre based phone service or a VOIP based phone service. With the Fibre based phone service you connect your phone to the Uni-V1 port on your NBN Equipment. With the VOIP based phone service you connect you phone to the phone port on your NBN Router. With Fibre-To-The-Node you can only have a VOIP based phone system so your phone will connect to the phone port on your VDSL modem. Aussie Cabling can fix any of these issues.

We simply divert your existing internal phone cabling so that it connects to your NBN Equipment if you have a Fibre based phone service or to your Modem / Router if you have a VOIP based phone service. This simple solution allows you to once again use all your existing phone socket in your house without the need to replace all your phones or phone cabling.

NBN Fibre-To-The-Home Equipment


Aussie Cabling can provide many different solutions depending upon the design of your house, the location of your NBN equipment and the types / location of the devices you want to connect. One of the easiest solutions for most homes is detailed in the diagram below. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like us to discuss the options that are available for your specific situation.


NBN Locations in Perth

For more specific information about when the NBN will be coming to your area, please visit the NBN Co Interactive Rollout Map

NBN Co Informational Videos

For some helpful information videos on connecting to the NBN, visit NBN Co on YouTube

Current NBN Service Providers

For a list of current NBN service providers, visit the search facility on the NBN Co website.