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Billion BiPAC 7800N Dual WAN ADSL2+/Broadband Wireless-N Gigabit Firewall Modem Router
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- Dual WAN interface for ADSL2/2+ or cable/fibre, Broadcom chipset
- 4-port Gigabit LAN switch, 3 x 2 dbi Detachable antennas
- 300 Mbps Wireless AP with WPA / WPA2 support 'N', 'G' and 'B'
- Business-class Firewall Security with DoS Prevention, SPI and packet filtering
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A high quality 4-gigaport wireless 'N' Draft 2.0 modem/router that features a Dual WAN interface with one ADSL2/2+ port and an additional Ethernet WAN port for cable/fibre/2nd ADSL2/2+ connectivity. The 7800N offers increased wireless coverage and faster wireless speeds with 2T x 3R technology (2 transmit/3 receive), and is also integrated with a future-proof 4-port Gigabit LAN switch. In addition the 7800N incorporates a business-class firewall, and in fixed line mode offers fast Internet access via your ADSL line, with download speeds up to 24 Mbps with ADSL2+ and higher upload speeds with Annex M. Billion’s renowned built-in Quality of Service (QoS) feature for bandwidth management and traffic prioritization makes this an ideal model for the SOHO or small business user who is serious about security and high-performance.
A high quality 4-gigaport wireless 'N' Draft 2.0 modem/router that features a Dual WAN interface with one ADSL2/2+ port and an additional Ethernet WAN port for cable/fibre/2nd ADSL2/2+ connectivity. The 7800N offers increased wireless coverage and faster wireless speeds with 2T x 3R technology (2 transmit/3 receive), and is also integrated with a future-proof 4-port Gigabit LAN switch. In addition the 7800N incorporates a business-class firewall, and in fixed line mode offers fast Internet access via your ADSL line, with download speeds up to 24 Mbps with ADSL2+ and higher upload speeds with Annex M. Billion’s renowned built-in Quality of Service (QoS) feature for bandwidth management and traffic prioritization makes this an ideal model for the SOHO or small business user who is serious about security and high-performance.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
I previously wasted money (by trying to 'save money') by buying a separate gigabit switch and then attaching that to a flakey modem/router. By going 'cheap' you ALWAYS end up spending more in the long run! So I'm glad I bought this.
This just 'feels' professional (OK, it looks like a brick) but it feels solid.
As I work from home, I use VOIP for conference calls, Lotus sametime for powerpoints, while my son spends half-term break hammering the line with World of Warcraft! This box prioritises my calls (QoS) and doesn't bat an eyelid, like some other routers I've had. Many a time, I've had to reset previous routers, when they got overloaded or decided just to lose wireless connection when for no apparent reason.
The start-up screen was so easy - its even the first page the PC opened before I could even type in: 192.168.1.254! All menues are intuitive. Ok, as a man, I don't read manuals, but within 4 clicks and I was online. It even picked up the correct TIME for the event and security logs. There's loads of advanced menues, if you need them: dynamic DNS, Virtual server (port mapping, DMZ, ALG), IGMP, Wake-on-lan, time schedule, intrusion detection, UpNp, SnMp, Remote access, packet/mac/URL filtering, QoS, firmware upgrade, flash config save, the list goes on and on.
But if you want it simple, the default is BASIC and easy. No, really.Read more ›
2 week update
Since installing this router I have noted the broadband speed has gone up from 3 Mbps with the BT HomeHub 2 to 5 Mbps with the Billion. BT really are peddling some crap kit. Never again.
4 month update
Unbelieveable. It just works. Never a dropped connection, never a stutter. Speed has crept up another meg too! It is what technology should be...fast, reliable and better than expected. I wish my Dyson vac was like that....instead its slow, broken and crap!
1 year update
Still solid. The latest firmware update 1.06d was easily done and adds IPv6. The system has beautifully mated up to a Synology and I shall be getting another one of these to replace my Dad's crap BT home hub.
4 year update
Still running (24/7 for 4 years). So stable, configurable and capable. Love it.
In the last 4 years I've been through 6 mode routers, D-Link, Netgear, Zyxel, Belkin.
All of them but Belkin (F5D8636-4 v2) broke over time but even the Belkin was very frequently (every few minutes + fluctuating speeds) disconnecting internet during moderate/heavy wireless activity (not sure why to this day - but it's well know problem with Belkin wirelless, fine over cable).
I live ~4.8km (attentuation 64-65db with SNR 6db) from the exchange and according to every broadband checker I should have 0,5 to no more than 1MB.
D-Link, Netgear, Zyxel got me 1.2-1.3MB
Belkin initially got me 1.4MB
Belkin with iplate, removed bellwire and extension wire got me 1.8MB
Guess what. Billion got me 2.4MB, rock stable, no more disconnecting no matter traffic (I have 5 WLAN clients and 2 LAN),I guess it's their PhyR technology which reduces noise - important on long lines.
Now all the good and bad points:
1) Fantastic ADSL performance on very long line
2) Excellent wireless (802.11n) performance
3) Rock stable with heavy ADSL and wireless traffic
4) Very easy setup
5) Lot of features
Bad (well I would say these are comments rather than bad points):
1) Large and rather ugly comparing to other brands (I don't care though, I need broadband to work as well as possible so I value function only)
2) Couldn't find option to turn off DHCP with static IP configuration for the devices
3) Not very flexible in MAC access configuration
4) Couldn't find option to change it's MAC address
Overall it's 5/5 with no hesitation.Read more ›
After many fruitless calls to TalkTalk trying to sort this out trying different manual line profiles etc I decided to take the plunge and get a new router myself to see what effect this would have on my overall experience. After all it couldn't be any worse than what I had been used to!
I did a lot of research and eventually decided to get this Billion BiPAC 7800N as it had both Wireless N and also the built-in ethernet switch is gigabit which gives me some added functionality for having say a NAS box in the future without needing to buy a seperate gigabit switch.
The service from Amazon was faultless as usual and delivery was very quick.
On unboxing the unit the first thing that strikes you is it's industrial looks - it's chunky and it's not going to wim any prizes for it's looks. But when you get it fired up and get into the menus etc you will quickly see that Billion have spent the money where it's really needed - on the inside!
The quick setup was very easy to use and within about 5 minutes I had both the ADSL connected and the wireless up and running.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does what it says on the tin, better connectivity and security than that hopeless excuse for a router the ISP providesPublished 9 months ago by sonofdubya
I have had one of these for a few years, as it is an incredibly stable router. The internet and WiFi connection stay up for months at a time, which considering other routers have... Read morePublished 13 months ago by MrJohnUK
Purchased this router in March 2011, and in December 2015 it is still the router that replaces all of my ISPs routers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Guillaume Hart
worked for a year or so and then kind of got outdated ended up with virgins own having spent alot on this resold on ebay so not a bad buy.Published 19 months ago by Ms F. R. Bennett