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: SNR Tweak update: Last night my BT Broadband speed dropped from around 15 to 1.7Mbps After contacting BT support they set the line 'reprofiling' which took the speed up to 6Mbps in a short time. However as anyone who has had their line reprofiled will know, it can take a couple of weeks to get full speed back. I used the SNR tweak and was back up to 15 meg within 10 minutes. Very pleased about this.
Summary: I purchased this item on 19th Nov 2011 and it worked ok until Dec 2012. I then started to use the wireless function and it started to go wrong, the signal started to drop now and again. Its now Jan 2013 and the wireless doesnt work at all, We have 4 items connected to the router wireless and 2 wired and none of the wireless devices will connect to it. Ive tried installind the devices with static IP's but they still wont connect.
Summary: I had the router up and running in a few minutes. I had been using an old (2005) router, and this one made an immediate increase in sync speed this morning (from 6600 to 9100). Cannot tell what portion of that increase was releated to the Billion - but must have been a large part of it. I then lowered my noise margin (which this router is capable of doing) from 9 to 6, and now have a sync speed of 10200.
Summary: I've had this router for a couple of years now and have not upgraded the firmware. I live in an area of high density housing and can see around 12 other networks. I've always had good performance via Ethernet but wifi has been poor for some devices such as iPhones. By poor I mean 1Mbps on the speedtest.net site when my ethernet connected pc is getting 16Mbps.
Very Good Product Even Better Customer Service From Billion UK
2 June 2012
Summary: This router does not look very attractive (hence loss of one star) but it is functional and gives a faster and more reliable connection (so far) than my previos Netgear router. However, if you are not IT literate its worth buying the Billion router just to experience Billion's UK support engineer customer service which is exceptional and ensures that configuring the router is effortless!
Very good router but WAN to LAN throughput may hold you back
24 May 2012
Summary: Overall very impressed with this router and being a professional IT person there are loads of very useful features in advanced mode. Interface good & clear, router build is good, WIFI was good, VLANs etcs, and IPv6 for future, Dual WAN so a lot of bang for buck. It has been hard to find out any information regarding WAN to LAN throughput on this device and this is something important for future use of your device with super fast connections that are becoming available.
Summary: I'd been very frustrated by a long line and no kit which could reliably handle the line in the early evening (when line noise increases). A common enough story that ended with purchasing this device. Great piece of kit that is (relatively) easy to set up. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that after running for 7 days, it crashed late one night. I suspect a heating problem (it gets warm on top). Now I switch off overnight and it works without fail.
Summary: I have been looking for a while for a reasonably priced ADSL router/firewall with Gigabit LAN ports and traffic prioritisation... And HERE IT IS!!! ... well almost. I had been using a Netgear DG834N so that was a tough act to follow. This router has the following things that I like: Initial setup is relatively easy, then you can switch the web based interface into advanced mode and there's lots of extra buttons, sliders and checkboxes with awesome sounding acronyms next...
Summary: 10 minutes out of the box and I had a functioning network with internet connectivity and all the port forwarding I needed. I would recommend updating the firmware to improve the ADSL connectivity, but every manufacturer of IT hardware states you should update the firmware. The interface is easy enough to use, but assumes some knowledge of what your playing with (Which is no bad thing, it IS your security after all) QOS settings are a blessing, meaning I can browse the...