Posted on Monday, September 11 2006 @ 14:20:15 CEST by LSDsmurf
Aimed squarely at residential users, the latest 780WL finally brings support for VoIP into Thomson’s SpeedTouch range of broadband routers. Wireless connectivity is also on the menu but Thomson has stayed well clear of MIMO and the draft-n specification so the router only offers basic 54Mbps 802.11g operations. Along with an integral ADSL 2/2+ modem and four port Fast Ethernet switch you get a couple of RJ-11 ports that can be used to attach handsets or fax machines and the router also offers a standard PSTN backup port which is a requirement for calling emergency numbers. The router also has a single USB port but this is not for connecting external storage devices or printers but for directly linking one PC or notebook to provide it with Internet access.