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Billion BiPAC 7800DXL review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £143
inc VAT

A good general-purpose router that’s better suited to office and workplace use


802.11n dual band, 4x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

We initially connected our test laptop to the 7800DXL on the 2.4GHz band, and achieved data transfer rates of 33.2MB/s at one metre, 24MB/s at 10 metres and 12.9MB/s at 25 metres. Our lab is a challenging environment for any 2.4GHz-band device and router, but even so, we’ve seen better speeds from devices such as the Securifi Almond and the D-Link DIR-826L under the same conditions.

We also used a Billion BiPAC 3010ND Wi-Fi adaptor to connect to it on the 2.4GHz band, and saw a big improvement at 10 metres, with the transfer speed rising to 61.5MB/s, but a lower speed of 4MB/s at 25 metres. The 7800DXL’s transfer speeds were much better on the 5GHz band, with speeds of 97.2MB/s at one metre, 93.2MB/s at 10 metres when we used our test laptop’s built-in Wi-Fi adaptor. However, we again experienced a low 4MB/s at 25 metres. The speeds improved yet again when we used the BiPAC 3010ND adaptor to connect to the 7800DXL on the 5GHz band, with speeds of 133MB/s at one metre, 90.1MB/s at 10 metres and 22MB/s at 25 metres.

From our speed tests, we can see that the 7800DXL is best suited to open-plan offices and living rooms where users aren’t likely to be more than 15-20 metres away from the router.

Billion BiPAC 7800DXL


The Billion BiPAC 7800DXL may be unattractive, but it’s still a good general purpose router. There’s no reason why it can’t be used in the home, but its ability to use 3G and 4G Wi-Fi adaptors as a means of connecting to the internet makes it better suited to offices. If you’re looking for a home router then the Netgear WNDR4500 is a good alternative. It has better Wi-Fi performance on the 2.4GHz band and a more user-friendly web interface. If you need a good router for your business, however, you should consider the BiPAC 7800DXL.

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Basic Specifications

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Modem type ADSL2+, 3G (via USB), 4G (via USB)
802.11b support yes
802.11g support yes
Draft 802.11n support yes
Draft 802.11n 5GHz support yes
MIMO yes
Stated speed 300Mbit/s


WPA2 yes
Firewall yes
MAC address filtering yes
DMZ yes


Size 40x750x550
Antennas 2
Internal/external antennas external
Upgradeable antenna no
Number of WAN ports 1
Ethernet ports 4
Ethernet connection speed 10/100/1000Mbit/s
Other ports USB
Wall mountable yes
Power consumption on 7W

Other Features

Dynamic DNS yes
Universal Plug and Play support yes
DHCP server yes
MAC spoofing yes
Port forwarding yes
WDS Support yes
USB device support yes
QoS yes

Buying Information

Price £143
Warranty two years RTB