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If you are thinking about selecting Exetel as your ADSL provider or have just submitted an application form there is some information available from this page that might be of assistance to a new ADSL user.
Before doing anything else please go here: https://forum.exetel.com.au/index.php
It will take, on average, around 4 working days to connect your ADSL1 service and around 10 working days to connect your ADSL2 service. You can check what stage your application has reached using the "Application Status" function.
Simply click on this function and enter the 10 digit number that you have applied for ADSL on.
If you have never installed an ADSL modem before you might like to visit the Exetel help forum where many new, and experienced, users have posted useful information and suggestions. Click here to see the page.
The basic settings to be put in to your modem can be found using the 'connecting to Exetel' link opposite. All of this information will also be sent to you by email and it is shown here as a back up reference.
Installing an ADSL service is very simple and shouldn't require any 'outside help' for even a very inexperienced user. However if you do get in to trouble that can't be solved on the telephone to Exetel's support desk you can elect to pay for expert help from people totally familiar with installing ADSL connections to Exetel. There are Exetel agents with a sound knowledge of installing ADSL Services in most areas of Australia.
There are probably many questions that will occur to you prior to your ADSL activation. You may get value from visiting the Exetel Help Forum by clicking here.
Once you become connected you may experience various issues from time to time. Rather than contacting Exetel as soon as you think there is something wrong with the service that we are providing please take a little time to determine whether the problem you are experiencing can be resolved by you. This will not only fix your problem faster (in the majority of instances) it will allow you to get a better understanding of how to prevent future problems.
Over 85% of the support calls received by Exetel's help desk personnel turn out to be something, usually very simple, wrong with the user's equipment, settings or software that could have easily been fixed by the user themselves by using the trouble shooting guides listed below.
You might also like to check the status of the Exetel network before calling (if you have internet access) to see if there is some major outage that is affecting your connection. The status of the Exetel network can be found by clicking here.
If there appears to be nothing obviously wrong with either the parts of the network that Exetel controls or there are no notices from Exetel's 'upstream' carriers on outages/problems on their parts of the network it would be quite beneficial for a user to use the check lists below to determine whether they can resolve whatever difficulty they are experiencing themselves.
Please visit the Exetel Wiki for further information on trouble shooting and self diagnostic's for your ADSL issues:
Exetel Wiki - http://exewiki.exetel.com.au
You will need to enter this user name and password in to your modem so that you can connect to the Exetel ADSL service:
User Name: your ten digit telephone number@(state).exetel.com.au
Password: It is usually same as Member Facilities Login Password(combination of letters and numbers). To change modem password, please go click here
The username and password's above is for both the modem to gain ADSL access and for the User Facilities.
You probably should not need to change or specify your DNS connections but if you do they are:
Once you receive the confirmation email you can then check on the 'Application Status' page of this web site to see exactly how your application is progressing.
There are several steps that need to be completed once you have submitted an ADSL application form to Exetel Limited. These steps can take from a few days to up to 10 working days if everything goes smoothly.
The steps that have to be taken to process your ADSL application are:
This is an automatic process that happens daily. Your online application is batched with all applications received up to 7pm each day and is sent in a file to ADSL Provisioning at the carrier
Although Carrier ADSL Provisioning will receive your application within 24 hours of you submitting it there is a variable delay in the time it takes them to confirm they have received it. It is not unusual for this to take up to 4 working days.
Currently around 90% of the applications submitted by Exetel applicants are accepted by the wholsale supplier and a date for activating the service is given; this date is generally within 7 working days of the application date.
Approximately 10% of applications for ADSL service are rejected to being too far away from the exchange or because the line is not suitable and can't be made suitable.
If your application is rejected it will be either a complete rejection that means that there is no chance of your line being connected to the ADSL service in the immediate future. The reason will be displayed on the screen.
Once the activation of your ADSL line has been confirmed by you can plug in your modem and check that the 'Link' light is solid; if it is your ADSL service has been activated correctly by the wholsale provider and you can now connect to the Internet via ADSL.
If you are using a modem provided by Exetel you should have received it before your line is activated. Whether or not you are sourcing your modem from Exetel you will have received an email with your user name and password and other set up information. If you have lost that email, or never received it, the information it contains can be found by clicking here.
If you require more detailed assistance you should get that from the manual that comes with your modem or a knowledgeable friend. Some guidance is provided on either the Exetel User Help Forum (click here) or in the advice to be found on the left hand side of this page. It is very straight forward to set up an ADSL modem but if none of these aids is sufficient you will need to pay for a computer professional to assist you complete this task.
Exetel has agents in every capital city of Australia, and many regional areas. If you need help you might consider calling one of these agents who will charge you to install your ADSL connection:
If the 'Link' light is not steady it means that the wholsale provider has made a mistake in activating your ADSL connection. In this case (approximately 10% of all ADSL activations) you need to call Exetel and get the support engineers to get the wholsale provider to fix the problem.
If you have multiple telephone handsets connecting to the line you are going to use for ADSL please ensure that you have bought enough line filters.
To check on the status of your ADSL/ADSL2/Fibre/Wireless broadband application with Exetel please click on the appropriate link below and enter your ten digit telephone number:
For the status of a New ADSL1 (Or Newly Relocated) Service please click here.
For the status of a Transfer/Churn ADSL1 (Via Carrier) Service please click here.
For the status of a New ADSL2 & Telephone (IncTel Plan) Service please click here.
For the status of a Naked ADSL2 (NoTel Plan) Service please click here.
For the status of a New ADSL2 (BYO Plan) Service please click here.
For the status of a New Fibre Broadband (NBN, Opticomm or Telstra Fibre) Service please click here.
For the status of a New Mobile Broadband Service please click here.
(Please bear in mind that the only information that can be supplied ADSL1 for transfer applications is confirmation that Exetel has received your request - your transfer will go through on the day nominated by you in almost every instance)
If this is your first ADSL connection you might be helped by clicking here.