Summary: I had to replace my trusty old Netgear DG834g. It was hooked up to a BT type ADSL line and had started dropping the connection multiple times a day. I nearly tore my hair out trying to find one unit that would support ADSL, Wireless and Gigabit Ethernet. I wasn't impressed by the reviews of any of the newer Netgear or Linksys routers and TP-Link were incompatible with my line.
It's OK for connection speeds up to ADSL2+. Fibre? Not so much.
28 September 2014
Summary: According to my order information, I've had this router since 6 December 2011 and I have generally been delighted with it. The wireless range is really what ensured it as a permanent fixture in our house because it surpassed every other router we tried (various Netgear routers, a Technicolor and a Draytek Vigor). It has a broadcom chipset which consistently syncs at the highest possible ADSL2+ speed with the exchange, and line dropping became a thing of the past.
Summary: Some reviewers say that these routers are unpretentious but dependable, offering a variety of configuration options and rock-solid connections. Others say that the wireless cards eventually burn out. My experience is that they are both correct. The most telling point is that, although the device let me down, I unhesitatingly replaced it with one of the same kind. The new sample is white.
Summary: Got this a couple of years ago, and make no mistake its a brilliant router. However, it a brilliant router with a time bomb waiting to go off, and that bomb usually goes off outside the 2 year warranty. Like many others I had no problem with the router until I turned it off for a few days while moving home. It was working fine and then turning it back on revealed the wireless function was dead.
Summary: Recommended and purchased this router on behalf of a friend, poor performance was being experienced with the router that the ISP provided. Now using this Router the ADSL2 speed has increased by 1.5mb, Also with the previous router the wireless signal was hard to get in the upstairs rooms, there is no problem with this Router anywhere in the house, very good signal even outside 30 metres away at the end of the garden.
Summary: I bought this router just over two years ago. It worked flawlessly until a few weeks ago when the wireless suddenly stopped working. A quick Google search established that this is a pretty common problem with no fix. If you're thinking of buying one, Google "BiPAC 7800N wireless problem". What you read may change your mind.
Summary: Disappointed with this. I had one for nearly 12 months and the WIFI started to drop out. I got that exchanged, so no complaints on that front. However, after around 12 months the 2nd one is playing up, this time it’s picking on one of my devices at random and refusing it access. I cannot be bothered trying to resolve, so I have decided to cut my losses and buy a different router altogether.
Summary: SUMMARY: I have owned this for less than a day. It was expensive, even with some money off. But I'm really impressed (and that's not easy). With patchy wireless signal in some areas of the house (from a BT-Homehub), I was looking at buying Powerline Ethernet adapters, or a wireless booster.
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..
Great when it's working, not so great when it's not
Mr. R. W. M. Jones, Amazon
13 November 2013
Summary: I've been using this router for around 3 months. The good parts: It achieves 25% higher sync speed and is far and away more stable than my old Netgear modem. It also has lots of great features including IPv6 support. Unfortunately it failed completely after two months. The DSL side simply stopped working, no sync at all. Rebooting multiple times and resetting to factory config did not help.