TP-Link VR1600v - Router Set Up Guide (EWAN Fixed Wireless and FTTP/C)

Here’s how to set up your TP-Link VR1600v Modem/Router for NBN and Fixed Wireless on the Pentanet network. Let’s go!

(Note: if you’re connected to Fibre to the Node/Basement (FTTN/B) please click here)

  1. Plug in the power adaptor and power on the device.
  2. Use the supplied ethernet cable to connect a computer to one of the yellow LAN ports. You can also connect wirelessly, however we recommend ethernet connection.
  3. Connect your Pentanet service to the yellow port labelled LAN/WAN
  4. Using a web browser navigate to, and log in with the username admin and the password admin. (If the default login doesn’t work you may need to factory reset your device)
  5. Click Advanced Tab
  6. Click Network
  7. Click EWAN
  8. Delete any pre-existing connections and then click Add


  1. If your welcome email advises to add VLAN ID 100, tick ‘Enable VLAN’ and enter in the VLAN ID: 100. Otherwise, skip this step.
  2. Select Internet Connection Type: PPPOE
  3. Enter your PPP Username and Password - this is your Pentanet authentication username and password, which you can find in your Pentanet welcome email. You can also find it in your customer portal if lost or forgotten.
  4. Tick Enable IPv6
  5. Click Save


And that’s it!

You can now enjoy your superfast Pentanet internet connection to stream, browse, and game online.

Note: your router has two Wi-Fi networks which broadcast on different frequencies - 2.4GHz and 5GHz. 5GHz can reach faster speeds, but doesn’t penetrate walls well. 2.4GHz travels farther, but often won’t be as fast. We recommend using the 5GHz network when you’re nearby the unit, or the 2.4GHz if you’re in a different room or further away.

Pssst… your customer portal awaits! Don’t forget to create an account to check your data usage, find your latest bills, grab your referral code to earn a gift card… and more!

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Published date: 08/04/2020
Last updated: 06/04/2021 (Warwick)
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