Billion's BiPAC 7700N is a tiny router. At 150x110x22mm, it could almost be cute. Almost entirely white and quite boxy, it'll also likely be easy to hide or stack somewhere, unlike a certain UFO-shaped brand.
Despite being an amazing AU$89.95, it is quite similar to Billion's slightly more expensive smaller NAT table., just without IPv6 support, removable antennas and features a
Specs at a glance
|Highest wireless security||WPA2|
|Ethernet ports||4x 100Mb|
|USB print sharing/storage||No|
|Accessories||Line filter, phone cable, network cable, manual CD|
The 7700N follows the tried and true 4x 100-megabit Ethernet port path, meaning it's fine for those who just want wireless access to the internet, and don't care so much about large local file transfers.
Phone line in, 4x 100Mb Ethernet ports, WPS button, wireless on/off button, power button, power jack.
(Credit: CBS Interactive)
UI and features
The 7700N is running a different operating system to the 7800NL, but still manages to retain almost all of the features. The interface is more intimidating to newcomers than Billion usually presents, so we'd advise neophytes to stick to the quick set-up, or have a techy person on hand.
There is plenty here to like, considering the price point. Port, IP, time of day and URL filtering is here, for a start. Port forwarding, dynamic DNS, UPnP and QoS are too, and it can act as a wireless bridge. You can have up to three guest wireless LANs running. It even supports grouping interfaces so you can run multiple networks from the one router.
Billion's BiPAC 7700N interface is a little plainer than usual. If Billion managed a top-notch interface to match its top-notch reliability, we'd imagine they'd do even better in the market.
(Screenshot by CBS Interactive)