Netgear WiFi: Optus DSL Broadband Supplied Modem/Router

Installing Filters
Connecting via Ethernet

Starting Your Modem
Configure Your Modem
Download Latest Modem Software

The Netgear WiFi ADSL modem/router supplied by Optus has been customised by Netgear for optimal performance on the Optus DSL Broadband service. While these instructions are provided for your reference, the simplest and recommended method to install and configure your modem for the Optus DSL Broadband service is to follow the step by step instructions on the quick install guide provided with your modem.

Installing Filters

A filter must be installed on each of the telephony devices that share the same telephone line as your Optus DSL Broadband service. These include

  • Telephones
  • Fax Machines
  • Dial-up Modems
  • Answering Machines
  • Some Digital pay TV equipment
  • Any other device connected to your DSL enabled telephone line

The model of your modem may differ to the images presented on this page however the instructions remain the same.

Filter Install

Connecting via Ethernet

We recommend that you connect via Ethernet first before setting up your WiFi connection, to ensure your ADSL has been configured correctly.

Ethernet Install

(1) Connect the yellow Ethernet cable to a yellow port on your modem.

(2) Connect the other end of the yellow Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of your computer which is labelled with this symbol on most computers.

(3) Connect the modem power cable to a power point and the other side to the modem port labelled Power.


Starting your modem

Modem Rear
1. Switch your modem on by pressing the Power button on the back of the modem.

Modem Front
2. The Power LED and Ethernet LED will light up. The LED labelled DSLwill blink during installation then, after a couple of minutes, will remain a steady green and the Internet LED will light up.

If the link LED keeps blinking your modem is unable to establish a broadband connection. Please ensure all cables are connected as described in Step 2 and Step 3.

If you still cannot connect to the internet please call Optus Customer Care on 133 937, or 133 343 for Small Business customers.


Configure Your Modem

(1) Open your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) and type in the address field of the browser.

(2) On the page that appears, click on Basic Settings in the blue menu of options on the left side of the page. Note: For the DGN2200 you will be directed straight to this page.

Modem Configuration
(3) Replace the default email address ( and password with your personal email address and password as provided in your Welcome letter and click Save/ Apply.
The modem will now connect to the Internet - this may take a few minutes.
(4) Close and reopen your browser.

Your modem is now connected to the Optus DSL Broadband service.

Download Latest Modem Software

Netgear DG834Gv5 (4.53MB)
Netgear DG834v3 (3.63MB)
Netgear DGN2200 (5.46 MB)