Information on your modem, where to find it and how to install it
What's a modem?
A modem is a device that sends and receives data from your business and the Wide Area Network (WAN). This transmission of information allows your modem to turn your inbound connection (at TELUS, either a copper telephone line or fibre optic line) into an Ethernet connection, which allows a router to connect to the Internet.
Your TELUS modem is a single device with an integrated router and modem. Together, they connect your business to the Internet and direct a signal to all of the devices in your business.
For fibre customers: Distinguishing your modem
If you are a fibre customer, you may see two devices where your modem is located. One is a white ONT (optical network terminal) device that converts fibre optic light signals to copper signals to connect to your modem. The other is your TELUS modem.
Optik Network Terminal (ONT)
Where is my modem?
There are a few locations that you may find your modem in your place of business:
Near your business’s main communications panel (basement, garage or electrical panel)
A central location in your business near both cable and phone jacks
Your TELUS technician installed your modem in the best possible location at time of install. As time goes on, changes may occur within or around the business that could impact the performance of the modem. Check that your modem is at the same location where your TELUS technician installed it.
If it has been moved, put it back in its original location.