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Introducing the Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2 – A high performance beefcake of a router!

IDNet customers might already be familiar with the Billion brand. We’ve been long time fans of their no-nonsense networking equipment.  And this Router’s performance doesn’t disappoint. It delivers power, speed and functionality in abundance.

With more ports than you can shake a stick at, the device is IPv6 ready, which means that it will be compatible with advanced ISP networks like IDNet. The main features we like are:

  • Loads of ports – Triple-WAN ports for 3G/4G LTE; Gigabit EWAN and LAN ports; USB port for NAS, DLNA media server, and 3G/4G LTE USB modem
  • Connectivity options – Simultaneous dual-band technology, the BiPAC 8800AXL R2 can run both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands at the same time, offering ultra-fast wireless speeds of up to 1300Mbps (5GHz) and 300Mbps (2.4GHz), and SSIDs on both bands.
  • State-of-the-art networking technology – allows for multiple-demand applications, such as  streaming HD videos and multiplayer gaming simultaneously.
  • Robust security – The Wireless Protected Access (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) and Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) features enhance the level of transmission security and access control over wireless LAN.
  • Extendability – If your network requires wider coverage, the built-in Wireless Distribution System (WDS) repeater function allows you to expand your wireless network without the need for any external wires or cables.
  • Useful SOHO features – If you run a small office / home office you’ll additionally benefit from features such as: Multiple wireless SSIDs with wireless guest access and client isolation options plus various SOHO firewall security settings.
  • Always-On Connectivity – Commercial users can have extra peace of mind by deploying the auto fail-over feature. This ensures maximum connectivity and minimum interruption by quickly and smoothly connecting to a 3G/4GLTE network in the event that your DSL/fiber/cable line fails.

With an array of highly advanced features, the Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2 delivers a future-proof solution for anyone with a VDSL2 connection, superfast FTTC and ultra-speed FTTP (Fiber-To-The-Premises).

At its price point of £100, you get a lot of bang for your buck and compared with other high-performance routers this represents excellent value. You won’t find it in many high street stores but you can, of course, buy it pre-configured from IDNet including a 12 month warranty.

For any queries contact the support team for assistance on 0800 331 7000.

1 Comment

  • DF

    Robust security – The …. Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) features!
    How regularly is the firmware updated? Is it open source: e.g. WRT?
    Routers are small computers and it is the small computers that are being targeted by malware!

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