If you ask Chris Atkins why he originally bought the BiPAC 7800DXL 4G router from Billion, he’d tell you that is was to use at trade fairs and shows where there was a mobile signal but no dependable internet access; the fact that it turned him into Super Dad with his teenage children was just an unexpected benefit.
Chris is the Sales Director of a small software company and is often on the road visiting customers and attending trade shows. Having the ability to stream videos and perform live online product demonstrations that are tailored to individual customers is essential, and so a tech savvy colleague suggested he buy a 4G router. This would allow him to supply wireless internet access to the tablets and laptops he uses for trade shows by connecting a 4G LTE USB modem to the router’s USB port.
When the same colleague also suggested he could use the router to improve internet connectivity at home it seemed like a great idea. Up until then Chris and his family of five had been relying on the router supplied by the only internet service provider that had been able to offer any kind of connectivity when they’d moved in to their rural home three years previously.
Their existing connection was slow at best, non-existent at worst, and even when it was working the wi-fi dropped out with annoying regularity. Chris was just about able to send e-mails and access the internet, albeit very slowly, but even this was tricky if anyone else in the family was using their laptop or iPad. The smart TV they’d bought with the hope of watching catch-up TV was never used for its intended purpose, and his fifteen year old son nagged endlessly about the fact that he couldn’t join his mates playing video games.
The family were a little sceptical about the BiPAC 7800DXL to start with. After all it’s quite a chunky piece of kit and doesn’t necessarily look like the latest in modern technology. Luckily their doubts were only short-lived and the 4G router quickly came into its own, making use of the 4G network that had recently been rolled out in their area by EE.
Now on a typical evening, while his son shoots zombies on the Xbox, his two daughters stream music or check their Facebook accounts on their laptops, and his wife watches TV on demand while shopping on the iPad, Chris still has uninterrupted high speed internet access. He jokes “I’m afraid we’re that family in the EE Kevin Bacon ad, but with far more gadgets!” All the tasks he used to save for the office can now be done at home, meaning he gets more time with the family when he’s not on the road.
The BiPAC 7800DXL has many advantages. It can work with an ADSL, cable, or fibre connection, but if that fails it can instantly switch to a 3G or 4G network without any disruption, switching seamlessly back again when the original problem is resolved. It can also run both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands at the same time, ideal for running multiple devices.
The only problem Chris has now is that his family won’t let him remove the precious 4G router from the house, so he’s going to have to buy another one to use on the road. A small price to pay for family harmony and Super Dad status you might think.
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