New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

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AdrianH
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by AdrianH » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:29 am

My experiences with Netgear are extremely poor, both equipment and service.

The Asus is known to have firmware issues but also major WiFi problems with connection drops.

I come back to Billion because the support in the UK is extremely good , they go out of their way to help customers.

Just hope they come up with this new router soon.

michty_me
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:48 pm

My only good experience with netgear was the dg834gt back a few years. I quite liked this current one but they need to do a good GUI update with decent stats.

I did indeed have an issue with the Asus dropping WiFi for half a day, other than that its been solid.

I've always had good experiences with billion also. The UK support seem brilliant although I've heard people complaining about lack of firmware updates for certain devices.

Do billion have a built in VPN function? This is another point I like about the Asus, I can create a config fine for android and import in the openvpn app and route my internet traffic to home. Especially good when working abroad.

AdrianH
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by AdrianH » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:06 pm

The 7800N I have running has VPN , so I guess other models do too.

michty_me
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:29 pm

Nice! I'll read into their user manuals. Hope a new billion is released soon though with good range.

AdrianH
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by AdrianH » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Read the reviews at Amazon :
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-8800AXL ... on+8800AXL

Reviews :

-A lot of people comment on WIFI range but if you adjust the channels and interference it is better then any other router I had
By N. Nam on 14 Mar. 2015

I have seen a few people say that the WiFi is good if set up properly ......

michty_me
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Re: New AC DSL combo modem/routers??

Post by michty_me » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:44 pm

Maybe it is more adjustable then. It still looks like a bag of spuds.

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