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Great - I can forget about my router!
on 13 June 2010
I purchased this to replace an aging Belkin g router. My initial choice had been a Netgear product - but it was faulty and was returned. I then studied some further reviews, and was persuaded to go for the Billion BiPAC 7300N because of its reported reliability. It was a good choice.
To my mind, a router is doing its job properly when you can forget about ... I want 24/7 reliability, no signal drop outs, and a good strong signal everywhere in our 3 storey house. The Billion is delivering this.
It was a doddle to set up - taking no more than 10 minutes - including configuring the security settings. My main reason for upgrading now is because a new internet-capable television in the sitting room was not reliably wirelessly streaming BBC i-player from the router in the hall (only about 5 metres away). The Billion solved this problem instantly - and I can now make full use of the TV without using an ethernet cable. No problem with streaming of HD video either.
Further away from the router, a home office computer can also now stream video wirelessly and reliably. My son also reports that the quality is reliable when network gaming on his PS3.
The old Belkin also had a habit of stopping working altogether - requiring it to be switched off and on again, about once a week on average. So far, no problems like this with the Billion.
So, all in all I'm very pleased - it does what I want it to do, without fuss - and I can forget about it.