Billion BIPAC 7800N - wireless router - DSL - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

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BiPAC 7800N

Broadcom Chipset, 802.11n ADSL2+/Broadband Firewall Router with Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The 7800N is an all-round high performance wireless router that can be used with all service providers currently operating in the UK. As well as being compatible with existing ADSL and ADSL2+ services using the UK's standard copper telephone lines, the 7800N works just as well with cable providers, such as Virgin, and also new superfast broadband packages from BT Infinity and other providers using NGN (Next Generation Network) technologies, including FTTC, FTTP and VDSL.

The 7800N uses external antennas in a 3 x 2 configuration which gives excellent wireless performance in terms of speed and distance, meaning that even larger premises and dead spot areas can be covered. Whilst other manufacturers have started to place the antennas actually within the chassis of the router to create a more aesthetic sleek look, we believe that this fundamentally reduces the effectiveness of the wireless performance. The 7800N will handle multiple wireless devices - laptops, smartphones, iPads, games consoles etc. - without breaking sweat or dropping connections. Just Google "7800N" to read some of the positive customer reviews.

The 7800N uses top of the range components, including one of the best ADSL chipsets on the market from Broadcom. This gives optimum stability on your line meaning minimal drop-outs and reboots and in many cases an increase in download speed.

As well as an integrated "future-proof" 4-port gigabit LAN interface the 7800N also has a second Ethernet WAN port, which can be connected to a second ADSL modem or cable modem (and fibre services when they become available - FTTC/FTTP) and supports failover between WANs.

The 7800N also supports IPv6 connectivity out-of-the-box.

The Second Ethernet WAN
The BiPAC 7800(N) series uses a Dual-WAN approach with an ADSL2+ port and a separate RJ-45 WAN port that offers another broadband connectivity option for connecting to Cable, VDSL or Fiber modems.

Express Internet Access
The BiPAC 7800(N) series is compliant with worldwide ADSL standards, and supports download rates of up to 12/24Mbps using ADSL2/2+, 8Mbps using ADSL and an upload rate of up to 1Mbps. The integrated Annex M standard supports ADSL2/2+ for higher uploads by doubling the upload data rate. The 4-port Gigabit Switch incorporated into the BiPAC 7800(N) enables users to connect to multiple computers or wired-Ethernet devices easily and enjoy blistering LAN transmission for multimedia applications such as interactive gaming, IPTV video streaming and real-time audio.

Smooth, Responsive Net Connection
Quality of Service (QoS) gives users full control over outgoing data traffic. Priority can be assigned by the router to ensure that important transmissions like gaming packets, VoIP calls or IPTV/streaming content passes through the router at lightning speed, even when there is heavy Internet traffic. The speed of different types of outgoing data passing through the router is also controlled to ensure that users do not saturate bandwidth with their browsing activities.

Robust Firewall Security
The NAT default firewall has advanced anti-hacker pattern-filtering protection features that automatically detect and block Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. In addition, Packet Filtering provides high-level security for access control. Built with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), the router enables users to determine whether or not a data packet is allowed to pass through the firewall to the private LAN.

Optimal Wireless Speeds and Coverage (BiPAC 7800N)
With an integrated Draft-802.11n Wireless Access Point, the router delivers up to 6 times the speed and 3 times the wireless coverage of an 802.11b/g network device. It supports a data rates up to 300Mbps and is also compatible with 802.11b/g equipment. 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. The router also supports the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) standard, allowing users to establish a secure wireless network by simply pushing a button. If the network requires wider coverage, the built-in Wireless Distribution System (WDS) repeater function allows users to expand the wireless network without the need for any external wires or cables.

2 Year Warranty



Product Description
Billion BIPAC 7800N - wireless router - DSL modem - 802.11b/g/n - desktop



Device Type
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure Type
Connectivity Technology
Wireless, wired
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Data Transfer Rate
300 Mbps
Network / Transport Protocol
Routing Protocol
RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing
Remote Management Protocol
SNMP 1, SNMP 2, Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, Syslog support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, packet filtering, dynamic DNS server, DiffServ support, MAC address filtering, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, URL filtering, firmware upgradable, SNTP support, Quality of Service (QoS), virtual server support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Compliant Standards
ANSI T1.413, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, UPnP
Status Indicators
Link activity, power

Line Properties

Framing Format
ANSI T1.413


DSL modem
Digital Signaling Protocol
Protocols & Specifications
ITU G.992.1 (G.DMT), ITU G.992.2 (G.Lite), ITU G.994.1 (G.hs), ITU G.992.3 (G.DMT.bis), ITU G.992.5
Max Transfer Rate
24 Mbps

Expansion / Connectivity

LAN: 4 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , WAN: 1 x ADSL2+ - RJ-11 , WAN: 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45


External detachable
Antenna Qty
Gain Level
2 dBi


Power Device
External power adapter


Cables Included
1 x phone cable , 1 x network cable

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Drivers & Utilities

Dimensions & Weight

23 cm
15.5 cm
4.3 cm

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 95% (non-condensing)

Customer reviews

Write review The opinions expressed in this reviews section are those of our customers and not of BT Shop. Nothing contained herein amends BT Shop’s terms and conditions.
5* Best Router I've ever had
Reviewed by John on 22/04/2012
After having some trouble with the Asus DSL-N55U I had it replaced with one of these. Though it does not have the USB features (plenty of other hardware can be added for this later) It makes up for that by giving you the best internet speed. Out of the box the Billion gave me 1.5mps more downstream than I've seen here before. Pings are also slightly lower. The option to enable broadcom's PhyR and SRA improves things further. Perhaps the best feature is the hidden SNR tweak page. This allows you to manually reduce your SNR to increase your speed. Type into your browser and it gives you a feild to enter your tweak code. Code Reduce SNR By 75 1.5 50 3 25 4.5 1 5.5 65550 6 65525 7.5 65500 9 65475 10.5 65450 12 65425 13.5 65400 15 It's a case of reducing it a step at a time as adjusting too low will make it unstable. My SNR was 8.5 so I used code 1 and got my SNR down to 3. My 16mbps then became 19.5, been running stable 3 days now.
5* Amazing router
Reviewed by John on 04/05/2012
After being with BT for years and having no other choice because of the rural place I live, I had pretty much given up on getting any normal speed that was of use to man or beast. Then a couple of day ago my router packed up and I started to see the reviews on this router and thought what the hell and took the plunge, can always send it back if it was rubbish.

Well all I can tell you is that this router is Awesome. Right out the box (after putting in username and pass) it has taken my speed from a laughable 0.8mb up to 2.9mb. Now ok 2.9mb is not that great but for me here it is brilliant, and I haven't even started tweaking it yet.

The interface could be a little clunky if you are not use to routers, but the follow the setup on the disc and it is easy. It’s a bit of a pig look wise, looks like a stormtrooper mated with something from the Soviet bloc circa 1973.

All in all fantastic router, very happy with it.
5* Better then my old reouter
Reviewed by Richard on 23/09/2013
I bought this to replace a Linksys WAG120N that never quite hit the mark (poor signal quality/range and connection drops at both ends); when a new mobile device wouldn't connect properly two floors away it was time for a change. This was the best reviewed ADSL router I could find and I was willing to pay the price. Set-up was very simple (the hardest thing was finding my service password) and quick; I have had no issues in the past few days and the service transition was seamless. I'm not sure the signal strength/range is quite as advertised (is it ever?), but a definite improvement from before.
5* Excellent kit
Reviewed by David on 19/07/2012
Lives up to the reviews as a very stable and configurable modem/router.

Great quality adsl modem with lots of tweaking options available if you like to play.

User interface isnt great. Ive been a draytek user for many years and find the billion interface poor in comparison. However, I wouldnt let that put you off.
4* Ruined by a defective Quality of Service implementation
Reviewed by Richard Graham on 02/05/2012
I purchased the Billion BiPAC 7800N after discovering that the Infineon chipset in my existing modem/router was the cause of the low ADSL connection speed on my Be line.

The BiPAC 7800N is easy to set-up, and has many great features, such as:

• Excellent Wi-FI signal range and speed
• Support for Annex M
• A detailed system log
• A basic but useful DNS server, which negates the requirement of synchronising "hosts" files between devices
• A dynamic DNS service client

Unfortunately, I was forced to return the BiPAC 7800N after discovering that its Quality of Service (QoS) implementation was both primitive and defective (which seems to be a common complaint with it). The product also had some other major flaws:

• Upgrading the firmware erases your configuration
• Certain arbitrary symbols are forbidden in all password fields
• The textual user interface is undocumented

Overall, the BiPAC 7800N is a powerful modem/router, but completely useless to anyone who requires the use of QoS.
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