Billion BiPAC 7800N Wireless N ADSL Gigabit Router - £97.71 @ eBay Broadband Buyer Outlet
Billion BiPAC 7800N Wireless N ADSL Gigabit Router - £97.71 @ eBay Broadband Buyer Outlet

Billion BiPAC 7800N Wireless N ADSL Gigabit Router - £97.71 @ eBay Broadband Buyer Outlet

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I've been looking for this for some time, but didn't want to pay more than £100 for it.
The going price on Amazon is around £120 and the next best price is at Crescent for £111 (but they had stock issues).

I came across this item on eBay from BroadbandBuyer, they have it on special offer (their website still lists it at £117).

Tech Specs and info:
The BiPAC 7800N series is an all-in-one ADSL2+/Broadband Router that offers users the flexibility of multiple Internet connections and expanded wireless coverage. All this is offered while maintaining high-speed broadband access via ADSL2+ or through an Ethernet WAN. The integrated 802.11n Wireless Access Point ensures the Billion wireless router offers faster wireless speeds (up to 300Mbps) while two built-in antennae effectively search for wireless signals. The BiPAC 7800N automatically adopts the optimal connection to deliver smooth, constant signal reception even if obstacles are present. The Billion BiPAC 7800N series is equipped with a second Ethernet WAN interface, which can be used to connect to an external broadband modem. This unique feature frees users to add fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services when they become available. Users can easily enjoy highbandwidth applications such as High Definition IPTV services without changing their home network. A robust Firewall is also built in to provide protection against hacker attacks while the Quality of Service feature prioritizes queues and traffic for applications such as music downloads, online gaming, video streaming and file sharing.


In the bag, cheers op

Terrible reviews about the company though...
Edited by: "travid" 13th May 2011

I bought a Buffalo Linkstation from their eBay shop and had excellent service.

bought!, thanks OP
looks like a good piece of kit according to reviews!

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Received mine yesterday - on opening the box it was clear that it was not a new item. The box looked slightly 'used' (with more than the expected bumping around by FedEx).
The antenna socket on the back looked like it had an antenna fitted for some time as there was some dirt/fluff visible (there are two other sockets that were unused).
My suspicion was confirmed when I looked at the installation CD - it had scratches all over it.
When testing it, it didn't want to connect to my PC on the ethernet 1 or 2 ports, 3 and 4 were intermittent.

It looks like a previous customer had returned it as a faulty unit and its been sent out to the next customer instead of going back to Billion...

I've raised an RMA and its gone back to Broadband Buyer this morning for an exchange. Hope I get a new one this time.

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To wrap things up, I had the replacement unit delivered yesterday (Friday).
It was new and it works exactly as it should - the ports all work and the lights correctly indicate the speed of the connection (and a new user manual CD without any scratches, which I have no intention of using).

While I wasn't happy with receiving a used item, the subsequent customer service and speed of turnaround has made up for it.

All fitted, installed and working fine. Happy now !

For those of you who have this, you might want to upgrade the firmware to 1.06d, especially if you like accessing your computer remotely. 1.06d adds the feature whereby the router can act as a PPTP server so you can vpn into your home setup.

If anyone is using ie8 and xp and you cannot backup your settings e.g you click it and nothing happens then use firefox (I suspect chrome will be OK as well)

Mines going back as it was supposed to be new and has been used (it still had talktalk settings in it) had had the snr tweaked and other non standard settings saved(not from Maplin but from seller on Amazon) £103.98
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