If it's absolutely essential to your work that you have constant internet access, then Billion's new BiPAC 7800NXL modem router might be worth looking at.
If it's absolutely essential to your work that you have constant internet access, then Billion's new BiPAC 7800NXL might be worth looking at.
The $199 Billion modem router has a feature known as "automatic failover". It means that if your ADSL connection stops working, the modem can try and keep you online via other methods:
- a 3G or 4G wireless broadband dongle, which you need to buy separately and plug into the modem
- or you can connect a second modem to one of the BIllion's Ethernet ports
This second capability will also come in useful if you're currently using ADSL but plan to switch to NBN fibre or wireless as soon as it is available in your area.
The 7800NXL is the successor to the best-selling 7800N, and also has these two features:
- Four Gigabit Ethernet ports (including the one that can be configured for use with an external modem)
- A Wi-Fi access point that allows guest access to the internet access while keeping them out of the rest of your network
- The USB port can also be used to connect a shared printer or storage device
- A feature (DLNA) that lets you stream videos to a network connected monitor. You mightn't care about that, though we suppose it could be used to display videos on a TV in the reception area for that 'big company' look.