Technical Support

The lights that indicate your connection status should as a rule be green or blue. If you see orange and/or red lights there could be a connection problem
This page contains the details you'll need to know when setting up your email account on a device.   If you're not sure whether to use POP or
To change your Wi-Fi password, or if you want to find out what your current password is, click on your modem type below for instructions. Most modems have
If your broadband connection is slow, disconnecting or not working, this guide will take you through a number of steps designed to solve a wide range of
Setting up your broadband may seem daunting, but with some instructions it’s actually pretty simple. There will be an instruction booklet included
A speed test is a good way to measure your broadband performance. These should be done through a PC connected to the modem with the wireless disabled. It
If you’ve found your wireless network is on the blink, get it back in order by going through this troubleshooting guide. It’ll run you through
If you're an Orcon customer using a traditional home phone line, the steps included in this guide will be able to help if you're experiencing
To get the best speeds from your fibre here are a couple of rules you can follow: To get the BEST speed on fibre you should plug directly into the Orcon
Check out the below instructions for the software that applies to you. For more details click the title of your email software to go directly to that
This guide assumes you've already set up your broadband connection. If you want help with your initial broadband set up, click here Click on the
Email on the go can be pretty handy, so to begin setting up, follow the instructions below for the type of tablet or smartphone you use. ANDROIDTo set up
To set up Orcon voicemail, dial 789 and follow the instructions. You need to know your voicemail PIN, which you selected during sign up. If you can't
It’s one of the most commonly asked questions we get. In the shortest terms, we’ll give you the fastest broadband service possible at your
A factory reset restores all the settings and information in your modem back its original state. This is useful if you can't remember the login
Here are the downloadable guides for our Orcon modems. If your modem type isn't listed, we suggest trying a Google search for the modem model name to
Our DNS Servers are: Preferred DNS Server: 121.98.0.1 Alternate DNS Server: 121.98.0.2  
PLEASE NOTE THESE INSTRUCTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO ORCON GENIUS CUSTOMERS If you have changed your Orcon password, conducted a factory reset of your modem or
There’s a great guide on how to install and set up your Orcon Genius modem in the set-up guide – you’ll find it in the box your modem
Orcon no longer offers free email mailboxes to new customers.  If you have an existing Orcon email mailbox this will remain free of charge as long as
If you're experiencing problems with your WiFi connection, the cause may be interference from other wireless devices. Manually setting your wireless
Sometimes a hiccup may occur when using an Orcon Genius home phone line, but these hiccups can usually be resolved by following a few simple
If you have been spammed and would like to remove a large amount of emails the easiest way to do this is to create a new folder where you put everything
Orcon Genius is a super smart home phone service that runs via your broadband modem over the internet. It's easy to use, future proofed, and
Resetting or rebooting your modem can help straighten out a whole range of problems your modem might be having. Be careful not to get the terms Factory
ORCON @HOME PHONE LINEIf you’ve got a normal home phone line with Orcon @Home, then you can just plug your phone into a normal jackpoint. Make sure
Changing the name (SSID) of your wireless network is an important part of keeping your wireless network secure and usable. Having a recognizable name will
If you're having trouble getting your WiFi signal to reach all the corners of the house, start by checking out this guide here. It runs you
If you were an iSERVE customer you are still able to access your iSERVE webmail at http://webmail.iserve.co.nz    
Here you can find the answers to the most common questions about Static IPs. What is a Static IP? Do I have one? A Static IP is a fixed IP address that is
The WiFi signal range of any given modem varies significantly from device to device. Factors that determine the range of WiFi your router can provide
If you're unable to send or receive email, you need to make sure that you have set up your email client (the program used to send and receive email)
1. Confirming that your computer equipment is functioning properly is the first thing to check off the list. Check your modem lights to see if
These two funny words refer to the way that your email client, whether that is on your home computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, talks to the server
If you've having problems with your broadband or phone connection, it's important to try an isolation test. Devices that you have plugged into
All network faults are published on our Network Status Update page. If you're having an issue with your broadband and no faults are reported, then
All of our residential broadband connections are assigned with dynamic IP addresses by default. We do this so we can make efficient use of the IP
Wireless is awesome, but if it’s not working as well as you might like, it can be a bit frustrating. Read on to check out how you can roam the house
Changing your password regularly is a good idea; it helps keep your emails and account information secure! Please note that changing your Orcon password
Important: all calls that are forwarded incur call charges in the same way as if you had made an outbound phonecall to the number being forwarded to. E.g.
The new Orcon CanIt is a spam filter that protects your email address from nasty viruses, dubious offers and other kinds of unsolicited mail. To access
You will need to buy your own domain name and have a mailbox to point it at. Luckily we can sell you a domain name for as little as $36 per year, and our
If you are having trouble logging in to webmail using the log in box in the top right corner of our website you should try logging in directly through the
You can fill out a call investigation form here, or if you don't have a mail client installed click here. Serious or Threatening Calls: If you have
Whitelisting is useful when mail from a sender you do want to receive email from is being captured by the spam filter, Blacklisting is useful when
The quality of your broadband connection is affected by a number of factors both inside and outside your home. Here are some steps to take to assist
Interleaving is basically a way to arrange data to protect against burst errors, which happen rarely but can disrupt data transmission when they do occur.
Checking your Orcon voicemail from another phone such as a mobile or from overseas is easy, just follow these instructions: Dial 09 550 0789, or 0064 9 550
For an additional $3 per month, wiring and maintenance insurance is an optional service feature available on all Orcon ADSL, VDSL and Fibre plans. It
This application will currently work for Vista, Windows 7 SP1, Window 8 & Windows 10 providing the C++ Redistributable 2010 pack has been installed on
Internet speeds describe the rate at which data, little packets of information, are transferred from one location to another. Download speeds represent
Good question, let’s see! First, make sure you've set up your modem correctly according to the modem's installation guide. We have some
Fibre refers to fibre optic technology – the way in which an internet connection is established, using light instead of electricity to carry signal.
If you can't remember the password to enter your modem's interface, first try the default username and password "admin" in both fields.
Connecting to your wireless network is easy! Find and select "Orcon-Wireless" from the list of available wireless networks on your device, and
Your internet speed will vary on UFB, just as it did on ADSL. Sometimes it will rip along, other times it will go slower. This is the nature of the
You will have selected a voicemail PIN during the sign-up process. But, if you have forgotten it, no worries, log into My Orcon, select "
Call Waiting: When you are on the phone and someone else calls you will hear four short beeps on the line. You can then switch between the calls by
During a factory reset the lights on your modem will flash and ALL settings will be cleared from your modem, including: Usernames and passwords, WiFi name
Microsoft Outlook 2010 1.       Start Outlook. 2.       On the File menu, click 
WiFi signals are affected by barriers such as walls, mirrors and appliances - so the more barriers in between you and your WiFi modem, the slower the
If you've already got a home phone that you'd like to keep using, then you're fine to just plug it in and you're away. You just plug your
While WiFi is super convenient, this convenience does have a trade-off. Wireless is not as reliable as a cabled connection to your modem. Wireless speeds
Because your phone calls will go over the internet, all phones in your house need to be directed through the modem. This means any other jackpoint in the
By default, the spam filter will block any email it detects as spam from reaching your inbox. It quarantines spam emails inside the filter before getting
If a fault technician is called out and finds that there is no fault on the line then you will be charged a No Fault Found fee of $130    If the
Sorry no, you’ll need an Orcon Genius White or Orcon Genius Black modem in order for this service to work. If you don't currently have one, we
Changing the strength of your spam filter will determine how strict or lenient it is in scanning for potential spam. If it's too strong, it might
Located to the top left of the main email pane of your Orcon webmail interface are various options used to create and manage emails within the folder you
These instructions only apply to customers that have Genius Full (modem+handset). Follow the instructions below if you want to register your new Genius
Doing ping tests is an important part of helping you (and us) to see where your connection might be having trouble. Knowing where it's slowing down is
The Orcon Helpdesk will do their best to help you get connected to the internet, and help you with any internet connection related problems. From time to
You can use all web-based VoIP service (like Skype, or gaming console VoIP services) as you would on any normal broadband line, but these will count
A traceroute is a test that shows the path and time taken for your connection to connect to an internet address such as a website. If you are having
You never know when you might leave your laptop on the roof of your car, so it’s important to back up your stuff, especially the kind you couldn'
The main panel for navigating between your Inbox and other folders within Orcon webmail is located on the left hand side of the webmail interface. You can
If you want to make sure you’re receiving all the important emails you’re being sent (especially ours) you can add certain email addresses to
Not everyone uses their @orcon.net.nz email addresses, and these dormant accounts are juicy targets for spammers and troublemakers. So if your account is
To minimize interference between your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices, try the following: Change channels on your wireless network.Reset your Cordless Phone
Call Waiting allows you to answer a second call if you are already on the phone. Call Waiting works on all touch-tone phones. When you are on the phone
When you've signed up for your shiny new Orcon Genius service, you’ll get an email from us telling you the day your service will be activated.
The main reason why your Orcon email address may keep downloading previously deleted emails to your mail client is that you are using POP3 with the option
No. Because the Genius modem should be the only device plugged into your phone line. Your phone plugs into the Orcon Genius modem (not the wall) so you
Hi there! There’s lots of useful stuff you can do online – here’s a quick overview:   How to check your bill/usage: To check
We think Orcon Genius is as simple as it gets. Just follow the instructions that come with the modem. Plug the cables into the right places, flick the
The Address Book tab is located in the top right corner of the Orcon webmail interface. From here you are able to create and manage contacts that you
There are two ways that you can find certain messages in your inbox or other folders, which are the Filter and Search functions, located to the top right
If the option to Leave a copy of the message on the server is missing in Outlook, it may be due to the type of email account you use. Of the
We recommend the default settings for users who are not familiar with webmail interfaces and recommend that you test and change back any settings changes