Summary: This has gone from a 5-star device to a 1-star - like so many others, the wireless failed just out of warranty. Up to then it gave good service, but 2 and a bit years isn't a "reasonable" lifespan for a premium product - if it cost less, I wouldn't have minded so much, but at £120 it's a bit steep to just throw in the bin. Billion offered me a refurb for £40 but wouldn't fix it for free, so I'd prefer to put the money against something else that I can trust..
A serious router that puts all ISP routers to shame!
28 October 2013
Summary: I was with talk talk when I purchased this router. The router supplied by talk talk was more useless that talk talk themselves - most of you who have ever been with them will know what I am talking about. The ones who don't... well just stay away from them unless you are prepared to cope with a rubbish service with rubbish support and rubbish equipment.
Summary: Excellent performance but, as with many other reviewers here and elsewhere, the wireless card has failed after two years. I thought the high price would buy me a better quality product, but that has not been the case.
Summary: Would have rated this 4 out of 5 stars for the first two years of use (loose one for looking like an ugly brick!) but wireless function completely stopped working recently!! Have tried different firmware upgrades, resetting, different settings & moved it to other filters around the house, all to no avail! This seems to get very good reviews, maybe they are mostly from people who have not had this in operation for a long period of time!
Summary: I chose this unit because of its great reviews. It was very straight forward to set up. I checked the wifi signal strength and found it 6dB stronger than my previous unit a Technicolor TG582n. After 30 minutes use the wifi signal dropped out and that was it...no more wifi! I may have been unlucky but it's gone back for a refund.
Summary: Billion's Bipac 7800N router/modem is easy to set up and connect to the web with a minimum of fuss. Judging by the reviews of other, rival products that is a big bonus. Connection via ethernet cable is fast and fault free (to both XP and Windows 7 machines). Wireless connection is very good between ground and first floor with no dips in connection - we have a Billion BiPAC 3011N adapter.
Summary: Ended up returning it as my free ISP router (Technicolor TG582n) outperformed it even with the latest firmware. The size of this thing makes it as large as all my old routers, switches, NAS and other network devices put together! Now have another Vigor and again (as per 8+ years running a 2600 and 2900 without any problem using ADSL) it has turned out to be an excellent router.
Summary: I bought this router based on the number of high reviews and to be honest I had high hopes for this unit which was bought to replace an ageing (but still working) Linksys. The router was setup okay although there were initial frustrations in getting the unit to recognise the broadband on the line.
Summary: I bought this router thinking it would be far superior to the standard BT Homehub, with a price tag over £100 you would expect it to outperform in every way - not the case. Don't get me wrong, there are many features on this router and the ability to change the DNS servers was a welcome one over the HomeHub but the wireless performance was just terrible.