Leading on my article from yesterday I had to replace my old Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ router modem given that it no longer worked. Even after having the line speed reduced on the DSLAM did nothing so out I went and fetched the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL router modem.
Unboxing video is below:
This router modem has managed to replace a dedicated modem and two Wi-Fi routers which has greatly simplied the network topology in the corner of the room which really was a spaghetti junction of data and power cables.
Anyway, in terms of specs:
- Supports up to ADSL2+ with Annex M,
- 802.11abgn across 2.4GHz (802.11bgn) and 5GHz (802.11an) simultaneously,
- 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports,
- Triple WAN capability (ADSL, 3G/4G LTE on USB and Ethernet fibre connections with failover),
- Native IPv6 capability and 6in4 tunneling (to get IPv6 connectivity over a standard IPv4 connection),
- Adjustable SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) targets (I’ve managed to get from 19844kbps to 21156kbps by tweaking this value).
Sure, it’s not the latest and greatest 802.11ac gear but I figured I would let that standard mature a bit before plonking down some hard earned cash. However, it’s been off to a fantastic start and I’ll let you know how it has been performing in a couple of weeks time.