I thought I will give an update. I am now connected to the NBN (FTTH) with Telstra (Since April 2014) and use this as a router rather than an ADSL modem and just had to change from ADSL to EWAN and... read more »
Bipacuser posted on Aug 08, 2014
This product has been discontinued by Billion.
Purchased at: Warcom
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+ Stable, configurable, great in it's day.
- Design flaw kills it just outside of warranty
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+ firmware features
+ Robust i.e. does not need attention. Removable antenna to allow fit of external antenna
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+ With 3 kids screaming around the house - it took me about 20 minutes from the box to full use
- The design - A bit too clunky - but who cares.
+ Easy setup, great wifi speed.
- It is a little on the big side
+ Beast, Solid, Powerful, WiFi works well through multiple walls and 1 level down
- one of the ugliest looking modems out there
Purchased at: Umart Online
+ Loved it when it worked.
- Now it's just a spare technology sitting in the cupboard. For near top price product, components not really top notch.
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I had the same or similar problem with the WiFi - if there was a power failure, the WiFi would not work; had to power off and leave off for 12 hours and then it would come up OK.
Philu posted on Jun 09, 2014
+ Just works as advertised
- Its not pretty!
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+ Great Value for money, Great wireless coverage, Great download speeds, WPS for beginners
+ Good performance, good wireless range. easy basic setup including auto config to the ISP
- advanced setup presumes you know someting about networking.
Yup, you need to know more than average user to consider advance.
zcooler posted on Aug 08, 2012
AndreP asked on Jan 23, 2017
I only use it for ADSL so can't be sure but read the link above to learn a bit more.
Hope that helps.
Cleobell replied on Jan 23, 2017
It wouldn't be fast enough for NBN speeds. Get a nice AC router for better performance but even then your not utilising NBN to the fullest. A nice network cable would be best but who wants to be tied down these days? Really as good as this modem was (for 2 years) it is very old now - I'd look for a modern alternative.
Narna replied on Jan 23, 2017
I use it as a router behind the NBN modem. The EWAN port is max 100MB/s speed while the NBN is meant to be a minimum of 100 MB/s speed. Short answer - it works.
Bipacuser replied on Jan 24, 2017
Steve R. asked on Oct 01, 2015
I have not had any issues with my Billion so far nor have I needed a firmware update. Sorry I can't offer more assistance but I would not know what is wrong with yours.
Cleobell replied on Oct 01, 2015
It sounds like the glue issue to me. Unless you've played with the firmware needing an update wouldn't stop it. If its 3 years old grab yourself a modern replacement with AC WiFi and live for the (relative) speed. Sometimes it is better to move on. Good luck.
Narna replied on Oct 01, 2015
Hi Emily, Those are two different questions. The 7800 should have presented an auto configuration sequence when you first turned it on and connected to it from your web browser per the manual. I assume you have the manual?
The admin password is set in configuration->user management. The defaults are in the manual as are the steps to set up the wi-fi security features (mac control, WEP, WPK, WAP, etc). I could not even provide you a useful hint to the breadth of "setting up security" in this reply box. If you have trouble understanding the manual you will need to find a tech savvy friend, but if you have a specific question I can try to help.
beebeegee replied on Dec 29, 2011
|Product Type||Modem, Router|
|Wi-Fi Type||802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n|