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The equipment required for a fixed wireless connection usually consists of three components, arranged like those shown in Figure 2. The outdoor flat panel antenna will be connected via a wall outlet to a connection box acting as a Network Termination Device (NTD), which is the interface between the service provider's network and your equipment. Your gateway modem will be connected to a designated LAN (data) port on the NTD.

Figure 2 – Fixed Wireless Connection Equipment 


This graphic depicts the equipment that NBN Co deploy at customers' premises to allow fixed wireless access to fast broadband.  There is  an external wall of a customer site with an NBN connection box (plus power plug and wall outlet) on the right and an ourtdoor radio antenna on the left of this wall. The items are linked to each other with a thick cable

(source: NBNCo)

It is important that the external antenna is not moved, and that nothing is placed, built or grown in front of the antenna, as this will reduce signal quality and therefore the performance of the system.

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