I will be moving home soon to a new place that has HFC. I have also ordered Deco M9 which should be arriving soon.
What I am confused about is whether I need anything else to connect to NBN. I'm getting mixed messages; so not sure.
1) I think I don't need a modem; cause there should already be an NBN provided modem in bridge mode. Or do I still need a modem to connect somewhere.
2) Do I need a router? or can I plug one of the Deco M9 into the wall socket where NBN is connected to or do I need to get one of the routers that many of the broadband providers are trying to sell. I've also got a current modem/wifi router with my FTTB plan with TPG. Can that be used as a standalone wifi router?
Superloop is saying I dont need to get anything and can plug directly into the ethernet socket. I can get an Ethernet eWAN wifi router to provide wifi access to others in the house. Tangerine is saying I need to purchase their modem for $129 or bring my own modem. TPG include a modem in their 6 month contract. So, this has all confused me.
PS: I haven't been to the property yet to see where and what sort of wall socket/connection is available. What do HFC connections normally look like.
Edit: My current device is an Huawei HG630 and i can't see a WAN port for incoming connections. Just 4 ethernet ports and a phone line port - so I don't think that is usable.