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Technicolor TG789vac v2 (iiNet) review

CHOICE Expert Rating

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CHOICE Expert rating

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 score View more details.

This overall score is made up of the DSL (modem) score (50%) and the Wi-Fi score (50%).


Overall DSL score View more details.

DSL = internet connectivity. We created a weighting system for DSL performance, based on a download score (60%) and an upload score (40%).


DSL download score View more details.

Download score found by taking the average speeds over lines of certain distances:

  • 50m - 10%.
  • 150m - 20%.
  • 450m - 40%.
  • 1050m - 20%.
  • 1500m - 5%.
  • 1050m with noise/interference on the line - 5%.
DSL upload score View more details.

Upload score found by taking the average speeds over lines of certain distances:

  • 50m - 10%.
  • 150m - 20%.
  • 450m - 40%.
  • 1050m - 20%.
  • 1500m - 5%.
  • 1050m with noise/interference on the line - 5%.
Overall Wi-Fi score View more details.

A combination of router performance on the 5GHz band (60%) and the 2.4GHz band (40%).

Status
Tested model
Price View more details.

Where the price is displayed as $0 the modem-router is supplied by an internet service provider (ISP). However, there can be extra costs associated with getting a modem-router from an ISP when signing up to a broadband plan.

$0
Internet service provider
iiNet
Wireless (Wi-Fi) View more details.

Modem-routers without Wi-Fi connectivity scored worse. These were the Billion BiPAC 8900X, DrayTek Vigor DV130, and Netgear DM200.

Yes
Dual-band View more details.

Dual-band routers support both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums.

Yes
2.4GHz Wi-Fi
5GHz Wi-Fi
Best Wi-Fi standard View more details.

802.11ac is superior to 802.11n. The latest standard, 802.11ax (AKA Wi-Fi 6), is very new and was not supported by any modem-routers tested.

802.11ac
Stated 2.4GHz Wi-Fi speed (Mbps) View more details.

Stated max speed in megabits per second on the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band.

270
Stated 5GHz Wi-Fi speed (Mbps) View more details.

Stated max speed in megabits per second on the 5GHz Wi-Fi band.

1300
Gigabit ethernet View more details.

Any unit that has "No" gigabit ethernet has the much slower 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps).

Yes
Website
iinet.com.au
Ethernet ports View more details.

The number of ethernet ports a unit has.

4
Number of USB ports
1
Parental controls
ns

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