By Tom Manners 15 October 2010


There are many more glamorous technologies out there than routers. The truth is that this sector is vibrant and constantly changing with new innovations. This is why when Billion’s BiPac 3.75G Wireless-N Broadband Router landed on our desks, we paid special attention.


As routers go, the Billion 6200NXL is relatively standard, but offers a few additional options. For one, it features two integrated USB hubs which allow users to connect to 3G networks via a dongle. This offers a great redundancy option in the event that your wired broadband fails to function. As such, it offers support for HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks.

In addition, the router also offers 802.11n wireless, which delivers almost three times the coverage of the older 802.11 b/g standards and is also perfect for high-definition video streaming. WPS (Wi-Fi protected setup) support is also included. 

In terms of structure the Billion 6200NXL also features four Gigabit Ethernet connections for wired units, a reset button, power adaptor, on/off switch and aerial ports for WiMax connectivity.


Although it may not be particularly interesting, it’s technology like this that can change users day to day lives and online habits.

Overall the 6200NXL is a great device which can certainly offer a dependable solution to any customer. It retails for R1199, go to to purchase. 

The addition of 3G failover was appreciated.
As far as style is concerned the 6200NXL is a bit bland.

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