Netcomm AC1600 NF8AC Modem Router Setup Guide (ADSL)

Bigpipe Setup Guide for Netcomm AC1600 NF8AC VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem Router

ADSL internet connection setup

Make sure you follow this guide exactlyIf something goes wrong, there is a “Reset” button on the back side of the router. Use a pin or paperclip to hold this down for 30 seconds, which will reset to factory settings. Once you’ve done that, you can start the guide again. 

You’ll need this stuff, which should be packaged with the modem:

Figure 1. ADSL splitter. (But you won’t need this if your home has a DSL port installed.)

Figure 2. DSL cable

Figure 3. The modem’s backside

Figure 4. LAN cable (also called Ethernet cable)


Please follow these instructions to set up your Netcomm AC1600 NF8AC VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem Router for Bigpipe’s ADSL plan.

– After you have powered the modem on and have plugged the DSL cable (see figure 1) into your splitter (see figure 2 – although some homes have a DSL wall jack. You’ll know it if you see it.) Connect the other end into the white DSL port on the back of the modem (see figure 3), and connect the white ethernet cable (see figure 4) into the yellow LAN1 port on the back of the modem and the other end of the ethernet cable into your computer’s LAN / Ethernet port.

Important: If your computer does not have a LAN port, connect to the Netcomm WiFi network and use the wireless security key for the 11N – Netcomm 1569 that you can find on the Wireless security card.

-Please open a web browser e.g Chrome, Firefox or Safari.  Once you have, please type into the address bar and click enter.

-When the below box pops up just enter admin/admin for the username/password and click login

-Once you have click on Advanced setup and then WAN Service

-Tick the Remove box and then click the Remove button

-Once you have done that, click on the Advanced Setup button from the left

-Tick the Remove box and then click the Remove button

– Once you have please click on the add button and change your settings to match the below picture

Screenshot 2016-01-22 14.38.13-Click Apply/Save

-Then click on WAN Service

-Click Add

-Select the ATM interface

-Click Next

-Then click next again. Now enter your PPP username and password. This can be anything that you like – as you can see my username is Bigpipe

-Click Next three times

-Now click on Apply/Save

Great, you should now be able to connect to the internet 🙂 To set up your Wireless name and password, keep reading (This is not strictly required, but we recommend doing it to secure your network.)

WiFi setup

-Click on Wireless and then WiFi 2.4Ghz

-Where it says SSID, enter a WiFi name. As you can see, my WiFi network name is Bigpipe

-Click on Apply/Save. Important: if you are already using WiFi, you’ll have been disconnected. Don’t worry, just find your new network’s name and connect to it using the same password from before – the one on your Wireless Security Card.

-Once you have done that, click on Security

-Where it says WPA/WAPI passphrase: enter a new password.


-Now click on Apply/Save

Great! Your network is now secure. Happy internetting 🙂

Disclaimer: Our modem guides are just for setting up your Bigpipe connection with these specific models of modem. If something goes wrong during setup we recommend doing a factory reset of your modem and – if necessary – getting in touch with the Bigpipe support team. These guides don’t cover everything your modem can do. If you want to get more in-depth, we recommend starting with Googling your modem model number.