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Billion Billion BILLION, I've missed you.
on 1 November 2013
I had an old Billion ADSL router (7800n) that served me well until I had more devices than MAC address slots to hold them. A family of 5 with more than 16 gadgets on the wifi. I replaced this (sadly) for a ASUS router RT-N66U and seperate ADSL modem(which was a Billion BTW)....then replaced that with Netgears N6300, which I just couldn't get on with.
Eventually I decided to buy the 7800DXL.
Money well spent. It is a dream to set up, to get it working straight away. Features can be added later, such as setting up the wifi, both 2G and 5G easy to configure. A whole host of features for the hardened geek, yet simple enough for 'dad' to set up.
The main reason for buying this: Kids!! I have setup the kids on a seperate wifi with a timed schedule, it comes on, it goes off. No kids can abuse the internet once they have gone to bed. MAC addresses, equally can be set up individual access rights. QOS set up took a little more thought and there is only one company that do this well and that is Draytech, however, Billion is easier that the others generally. I setup a narrow bandwidth for my eldest as all he seems to do is youtube, rather than doing his homework. Again, this can be scheduled, so homework time is on a reduced bandwidth schedule, which still gives him access to the web.
Billion have taken the BRILLIANT 7800n and made this amazing device making obvious improvements. Where Netgear and ASUS have obviously spent money making a device into a lovely lounge ornament with neat lighting, Billion have invested in the actual hardware and developed something a whole lot better.
I've had the internets top 2 dual band routers for the home, but for me, this Billion product stands head and shoulders above them with a device that actually does what its supposed to, easily, quickly, and for power users and dads alike....everyone is satisfied.
I cant give it enough praise!