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KIAB

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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #90 on: October 19, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »

You can also add the new Asus RT-AC88U, has a insane 8 gigabit ports, not available yet, but already supported in Merlin firmware.

http://www.techhive.com/article/2991380/home-networking/asus-gamer-centric-rt-ac88u-packs-more-ethernet-ports-than-any-other-80211ac-router.html

Afraid not as it is a RT model, router only so no VDSL modem built in. Looks pretty nice though!!

Lost a bit of my post & I didn't spot it.  :-[

It's a shame they didn't squeeze in a dsl modem as well,as it would have been perfect for my needs then.
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michty_me

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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #91 on: October 19, 2015, 12:39:12 PM »

It would be better if they opted for a reliable DSL modem for their next device. The past two DSL modem routers from Asus haven't been the best. If they sorted the modem I would take another Asus device.
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2015, 02:20:53 PM »

The Billion Bipac 8800 AXL has been scrapped. It is being replaced by the Bipac 8900-AX 1600 which will be available in January 2016, priced circa 170.00. Unlike its predecssor, it has 3 adjustable antenna, designed to vastly improve its range & signal strength.

BiPAC8900AX-1600 R2

Triple-WAN Wireless 1600Mbps, 3G/4G LTE and
VDSL2/ADSL2+ VPN Firewall Router

The Billion BiPAC 8900AX-1600 R2 is a multi-service VDSL2 router. It features fiber-ready triple-WAN VDSL2 supports backward compatibility to ADSL2+for a longer reach distance, an all-in-one advanced device including concurrent dual-band 802.11ac (5GHz) 1300Mbps and
802.11n (2.4GHz) 300Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, connections to 3G/4G LTE and NAS (Network
Attached Storage) in one unit. As well as being IPv6-capable, the BiPAC 8900AX-1600 R2
VDSL2 router supports superfast fiber connections via a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port. It also has one USB port, allowing the device to act as a print server as well as a NAS (Network Attached
Storage) device with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
access. Moreover, the USB port can host a 3G/4G LTE modem connecting to the 3G/4G LTE
network  for  Internet  access.  With  an  array  of  advanced  features,  the  Billion  BiPAC
8900AX-1600 R2 delivers a future-proof solution for VDSL2 connections, superfast FTTC and
ultra-speed FTTH (Fiber-To-The-Home) network deployment and services.

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michty_me

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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2015, 03:00:05 PM »

I've been keeping my eyes open for this device. Although the last specs I heard were slightly different. Hopefully they get it out soon as its been pushed back several times.
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #94 on: December 18, 2015, 06:42:02 AM »

@ Kitz
Some months ago you posted on the Plusnet forum that "With mine I can terminate my Plusnet session without having to drop sync.   I just click a button in the web gui, then click it again to reconnect & get a new session.   There are several other routers that do this too".

Having struggled with umpteen reboots on a TP-Link VR900 and my line speed plummeting, it's clear that rebooting just the router side would be extremely useful.

Could you by any chance list which modem routers do this ?  Is it all the Billions and ZyXels by any chance ... ?  Any others ?

I'm looking forward to your reply so I can do a little research over Christmas ...  ::)
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #95 on: December 18, 2015, 10:07:13 AM »

The Billion Bipac 8800 AXL has been scrapped. It is being replaced by the Bipac 8900-AX 1600 which will be available in January 2016, priced circa 170.00. Unlike its predecssor, it has 3 adjustable antenna, designed to vastly improve its range & signal strength.

Where did you find this info? I've just found that it is due for release now in Q2 2016?
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #96 on: December 18, 2015, 12:26:08 PM »

Could you by any chance list which modem routers do this ?  Is it all the Billions and ZyXels by any chance ... ?  Any others ?
Just for information, the Fritz!Box (7390 and 7490) models have a 'Reconnect' button to drop (and immediately reconnect following a single click) the PPP session, not quite as useful in my opinion as a button to disconnect only on one click then reconnect on a further click if wanting to disconnect PPP prior to disconnecting the DSL.
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #97 on: December 18, 2015, 06:24:24 PM »

Hi

... it has 3 adjustable antenna, designed to vastly improve its range & signal strength.

There is no 'vastly' about improving range regardless if the antennas are internal or a bit of stripped co-ax wire in over-sized bits of plastic mounted externally on fragile joints waiting for the cat to break them off.  The limitation to range is legislation and the maximum transmit power allowed, and we still have the exact same internal antennas on our tablet and phones anyway. 

The Billion is also using the same Broadcom SoC in use in the current range, it doesn't make use of the newer faster 1Ghz SoC for example, so goodness knows what has taken them so long to get this model out.  The only thing that is different is the chips for Wi-Fi, using a newer standard so they can market it with inflated only to be seen in the laboratory Wi-Fi speeds.  In reality existing devices will run at much the same speed as they do now.

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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #98 on: December 19, 2015, 02:00:02 PM »

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Where did you find this info?

Directly from Billion UK by email. :thumbs:
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #99 on: December 19, 2015, 03:26:39 PM »

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Where did you find this info?

Directly from Billion UK by email. :thumbs:

Nice one!
I got Q2 from the Billion Australia Facebook page.
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2015, 11:07:31 AM »

....also from Billion UK Sales today:

 "8900AX-1600 and 8900AX-2400 will be launching in Jan 2016!
  Should be out with Broadbandbuyer first."
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #101 on: December 21, 2015, 11:29:14 AM »

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Having struggled with umpteen reboots on a TP-Link VR900 and my line speed plummeting, it's clear that rebooting just the router side would be extremely useful.

A user on the Plusnet forum has been issued with trial firmware which seems to have alleviated this problem. One of the theories associates the 900 being connected to an ECI cabinet.
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #102 on: December 21, 2015, 11:40:31 AM »

Smoothie::

Here's the info plus link from the PN thread. Good luck!

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http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,146807.0.html
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #103 on: December 21, 2015, 12:14:48 PM »

....also from Billion UK Sales today:

 "8900AX-1600 and 8900AX-2400 will be launching in Jan 2016!
  Should be out with Broadbandbuyer first."

Excellent! About time too!
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Re: Combined VDSL2 Modem Routers
« Reply #104 on: February 02, 2016, 03:44:36 PM »

Thanks guys updated the thread.

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8900AX-2400

According to broadband buyer it should be available from mid Feb. The 8900AX-1600 due end of Feb.
They now have the 8900X available for 138, but there is no wifi.
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