Buying a router: what does "NBN/fibre ready" mean?

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Buying a router: what does "NBN/fibre ready" mean?

Billion have just launched four new “NBN-ready” routers - but what does that mean?

If you’re in the market for a new router, then you may come across terms such as “NBN/fibre ready”.  What does that mean?

An “NBN/fibre-ready” router means that the model sports a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, which allows for fibre or cable connections.

NBN-ready routers are suitable for those who plan on making a shift to the NBN in the coming years as they enable you to plug in your ADSL/cable connection or share your existing 3G/4G service around the office while allowing for the ability to plug in the NBN fibre connection later on. 

Billion have just launched four new “NBN-ready” routers that take things a step further by supporting triple WAN connectivity, including a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for fibre or cable connections, ADSL2+ port and a 3G/4G enabled USB modem port.

Two of the new routers, the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL and BiPAC 7800DX, also provide dual-band Wireless N, which Billion says can achieve theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 600Mb/s between devices.

There is also the option of transferring data or sharing the Internet connection with other PC’s around the office via the four Gigabit Ethernet ports on board.

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