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Billion BiPAC 8800AXL ADSL2+ modem-router

The BiPAC 8800AXL is Billion’s 802.11ac wireless router product, which can be used to distribute an ADSL2+ connection, or even fibre or mobile broadband. It’s a neat little unit that’s easy to install and use, and it proved to be reliable in our tests, though not as fast as we were expecting.

Belkin AC1750 DB wireless router

Belkin's AC1750 is one of the company's ADSL2+ modem-router products that doesn't actually feature the modem inside the main body. Instead, the modem is located in the power adapter, with the router being separate. It's a router that's dual-band, it supports speeds up to 1.3GHz when using 802.11ac, and it proved to be fast during our tests. But it wasn't without its faults and anger-inducing moments.

TP-Link Archer D7 AC1750 Wireless Modem Router

TP-Link's Archer D7 is a networking do-it-all for your home. It packs in an ADSL2+ modem, Gigabit Ethernet, and, most importantly, fast wireless in the form of 802.11ac with a rating of 1300Mbps. As is usual with TP-Link products, it represents good value for money thanks to its ability to supply steady performance and quick wireless transfers.

What is warbiking?

Sophos has conducted some interesting research around the world to find out how people are securing their wireless networks. Here are the results for Sydney.

AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May

AusRegistry, the company tasked with operating the .au domain namespace, has dropped the price of net.au domain names to $1. The promotion will run throughout the month of May, and it has been done to encourage take-up of net.au names for Australian businesses that may have missed out on a relevant com.au domain name.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 wireless router

Sitting at the peak of Netgear’s consumer router mountain, the Nighthawk R7000 is a high-powered unit that’s aimed at gamers and anyone else who wants to supercharge their home network. It features the latest wireless standard, 802.11ac, and it has a dual-core processor on the inside to make sure all of its networking functions run as smoothly as possible. Furthermore, it’s designed with plenty of attitude, and this should make it appealing to potential customers even before its specs are known.

Belkin AC1800 Dual Band Wireless Modem Router

Belkin's AC1800 Dual Band Wireless Modem Router is a two-in-one ADSL2+ modem-router with an 802.11ac wireless performance of up to 1300Mbps. It maintains the physical shape and exterior finish of other recent Belkin routers that we've tested, and its interface is the same, too, but make no mistake, this is Belkin's flagship wireless router for home users.

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