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Broadband Related => Broadband Hardware => Topic started by: youngsyp on May 09, 2017, 11:02:13 AM

Title: Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2
Post by: youngsyp on May 09, 2017, 11:02:13 AM
Hi,

After a number of woes with my current ZyXel VMG8924-10A, I'm in the market for a new modem/ router. I was set on picking up a used Billion BiPAC 8800AXL but there don't seem to be any around using the usual channels. A quick look on the Billion website and I found the 8800AXL R2. Now their website is a bit of a mess as it seems to have some discontinued devices mixed in with 'current' devices but upon a quick search, I couldn't get any hits on the R2. So is this a new device?
I had almost resigned myself to the 8900AX but at 170, it's a bit rich for my blood. I'd hope the 8800AXL R2 to come it under that so it could be the one.

Linky: http://uk.billion.com/Business%7CSoHo/xDSL%20Wireless%20AP%20Series/BiPAC%208800AXL%20R2

Any insight welcome.

Cheers,

Paul
Title: Re: Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2
Post by: youngsyp on November 16, 2017, 09:34:25 AM
Well it looks like these are now available at around 100 give of take a few quid. From what info I can find, they use the Broadcom BCM63167 chipset which is from the 63168 family (which the 8800NL/ AXL use) I believe.

Has anybody bought one? How's it behaving?

Paul
Title: Re: Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2
Post by: jaydub on November 16, 2017, 11:57:17 AM
Looks good value for the money.  Any idea about the difference to the 8900AX?  I notice some of the Amazon reviews for the 8900AX complain about its wifi performance
Title: Re: Billion BiPAC 8800AXL R2
Post by: youngsyp on November 16, 2017, 01:24:27 PM
Looks good value for the money.  Any idea about the difference to the 8900AX?
About 80!  ;D

I'd gone off the 8900 after reading several reports of BB performance (read: sync) decreasing with them installed, and I put that down to the chipset they use. From a WiFi perspective, I'd expect the two would be fairly similar given the similar designs. They've just turned the wick down on the 8800.

I think this is just boredom setting in on my part again as my current 8800AXL performs perfectly and is rock solid compared to the ZyXel.

Paul