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Technicolor TG789vac v2 (iiNet) review

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This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score comprises performance (80%) and ease of setup and use (20%)

Performance score View more details.

The performance score is made up of the internet speed score (50%) and wireless speed score (50%). Wireless performance is based on testing both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. We also tested the ethernet speed score (local wired LAN connection) for information only and this does not contribute to the performance or overall scores. 

Ease of use score View more details.

Ease of use score is made up of how easy it is to connect the router to the Internet; how easy it is to change wireless names and passwords; how easy it is to implement extra features such as internet access controls.

Internet speed score View more details.

Internet speed score is derived from testing the speed of the connection to the internet using a combination of lab tests and live tests.

Wireless speed score View more details.

Wireless speed score is derived from testing the speed of the local wireless network using line of sight (uninterruptred) between wireless router and client device.

Ethernet speed score View more details.

Ethernet speed score is derived from testing the speed of the local wired LAN (ethernet) connection. This test does not contribute to the performance score or overall score. 


Speed (Mbps) 2.4GHz View more details.

The fastest achieved throughput result on the 2.4GHz band. The gateways tested are all dual-band devices (2.4GHz and 5GHz bands) only. Mbps = megabits per second.

Speed (Mbps) 5GHz View more details.

The fastest achieved throughput result on the 5GHz band. The gateways tested are all dual-band devices (2.4GHz and 5GHz bands) only. Mbps = megabits per second.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend models that score 70% overall or more.

Availability View more details.

Test models are those basic models available with a standard 100/50 plan. Discontinued models have been superseded by newer models but are included for comparison.

Tested model
Wi-Fi type View more details.

Type of 802.11 Wi-Fi standard support included.

802.11n, 802.11ac
Tri-band router View more details.

A router that includes two separate 5GHz wireless networks in addition to a 2.4GHz network.

No
Maximum claimed speed (Mbps) 2.4+5GHz View more details.

The maximum speed claimed by the manufacturer, aggregating all bands - 2.4GHz plus 5GHz. NA = not applicable. NS = not stated.

Antennas View more details.

The number of built-in antennas.

3
Antenna placement View more details.

Antenna placement: Whether internal or external, fixed or removable.

Mimo support View more details.

Whether the router supports MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), which uses multiple antennas to improve Wi-Fi performance.

Beamforming support View more details.

Beamforming uses multiple antennas to direct the Wi-Fi signal more precisely to your client devices.

NBN ready View more details.

The router has a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port an NBN/cable/fibre modem can be attached to.

Yes
Gigabit ethernet LAN ports View more details.

The number of gigabit (1000BaseT) ethernet LAN ports included.

4
USB 2.0 ports View more details.

The number of USB 2.0 ports included.

1
USB 3.0 ports View more details.

The number of USB 3.0 ports included.

0
Size (mm, W x D x H)
213 x 185 x 34
Weight (g)
497
Warranty (years)
Website View more details.


USB drive sharing View more details.

Whether the router supports the ability to plug in a USB hard drive and share its data across your network.

DLNA support View more details.

Whether the router supports Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines that make connection to other networked devices and streaming media files across your network easier.

Default Wi-Fi access View more details.

Most routers ship with encryption enabled by default, but some don't and you need to encrypt them during setup.

Encrypted
Installation wizard View more details.

Whether the router has an installation wizard to guide you through the initial setup.

Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling View more details.

Lets you restrict either Wi-Fi or internet access to certain times of the day.

Parental filters URL/keyword View more details.

Whether the parental filters let you specify to block content by URL and/or specified keywords.

Preset parental filters View more details.

Inbuilt filters that use a managed list to block known malicious and inappropriate sites.

WPS support View more details.

Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS) - lets you connect devices to your Wi-Fi network securely without having to enter a password.

Yes
Guest network View more details.

Lets you give visitors access to the internet, but not your local network.

Yes
QoS (quality of service) support View more details.

Lets you give particular devices or applications more of your internet bandwidth than others.

Yes
Built-in modem (VoIP support) View more details.

A built-in modem can connect to the internet via your ISP. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) lets you attach a phone handset and use a voice-over-internet-provider service to make phone calls over the internet.

Yes
Supports 3G/4G (may require USB dongle) View more details.

Lets you use a 3G/4G mobile broadband network as an internet connection via a mobile carrier's USB dongle (not supplied).


Wall mountable View more details.

Whether the device is designed to be optionally mounted on a wall.

Yes

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