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tnsprin

join:2003-07-23
Bradenton, FL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Dream Killer

Re: Actiontec MI424WR FIOS N Router REV. I

said by Dream Killer:

i'm not important enough to have computing resources dedicated in attacking my wpa2 key.

That will not stop those who are trying from doing so. Some literally drive around looking for any systems to crack. Hopefully you don't have anything important on your system when they break in. Good news your neighbor's system has only WEP security so they broke into in 20 seconds and are emptying his accounts instead of yours.


Yankees2012

@myvzw.com

The range on the RevI isn't the greatest....is it possible to upgrade the 2 dbi antennas to something like 2 7dbi antennas for better range and coverage?



Smith6612
Premium,MVM
join:2008-02-01
North Tonawanda, NY
kudos:24

It is possible. Some folks to get better range out of it have been swapping out the Rev. I's antennas with antennas from previous revisions and it's given a good boost.


Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to rev I

I went into the router to double-check that I had the AES selected. I went into Wireless Settings on top and saw the SSID and WPA-2 listed along with the password I selected, but the AES or other letters weren't visible. I clicked on another advanced button (not the one on the left side) and got a warning - I went in anyway and didn't understand any of it. I ended up logging out.

I'm of the impression to see that AES I would have to put my settings in again.

I logged back in and clicked on Firewall on top. The box I was in didn't show me anything. I think there was a "main" to click on and, again, advanced. I clicked on advanced and got a warning and opted out of continuing. I just wanted to check that my firewall is on medium.

Sincerely, Libra


TreeTops

join:2008-11-23
97742

1 edit

Libra For AES did you follow »Re: Actiontec MI424WR FIOS N Router REV. I posted by More Fiber? (AES was enabled by default on mine)
For Firewall, if the warning says "Any changes made in this section may affect your router's performance and configuration" that is normal, Press Yes to proceed and you will see General and the 3 Firewall options.


Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1

Thank you maleyj. I can't go into the router now, but I will check it out later. That was the warning I saw in the firewall (that scared me off).

Sincerely, Libra



Dream Killer
Graveyard Shift
Premium
join:2002-08-09
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
reply to Libra

said by Libra:

I went into the router to double-check that I had the AES selected. I went into Wireless Settings on top and saw the SSID and WPA-2 listed along with the password I selected, but the AES or other letters weren't visible. I clicked on another advanced button (not the one on the left side) and got a warning - I went in anyway and didn't understand any of it. I ended up logging out.

I'm of the impression to see that AES I would have to put my settings in again.

I logged back in and clicked on Firewall on top. The box I was in didn't show me anything. I think there was a "main" to click on and, again, advanced. I clicked on advanced and got a warning and opted out of continuing. I just wanted to check that my firewall is on medium.

Sincerely, Libra

Assuming you are on the router's home page, click on Wireless Settings at the top. On the left pane, click on "Advanced Security Settings".

The part that get most people is clicking the radio button:



You then get this page:


Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

1 recommendation

Thank you for the screenshots Dream Killer. I followed maleyj's instructions before coming here and I was able to see the AES and also that the firewall is set to medium. So I'm good to go

Sincerely, Libra


tnsprin

join:2003-07-23
Bradenton, FL
kudos:1
reply to Dream Killer

Dream Killer,
Hopefully thats not your preshared key you showed us.



jfree

@verizon.net
reply to KCrimson

I just got the REV. I actiontec. I had a much older verison previously and had a net gear N600 WNDR3800 hook up to it as an Access Point -- had wireless turned off on the Actiontec. So far the new REV. I router is working fine and wireless range seems to be good. The REV I is located in my attic above our bedrooms (2 floor house with attic). My main computer on 1st floor is wired ehternet. My question is can I use my Netgear (which I have not yet reconnected) to better extend my wireless network on our first floor (as a hotspot??). If so, how do I keep the two wireless signals from interfering? Would I only use the 5G wireless on the Netgear? Any instructions welcome.



More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:29

said by jfree :

My question is can I use my Netgear (which I have not yet reconnected) to better extend my wireless network

Yes.
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »Can I use my wireless or an extra router along with the Verizon provided router?

Here's the trade-off though.
If you set the two routers to different channels, you'll avoid their interferring with each other. This will give you the best coverage.

If you set the Netgear to N-only or 5Ghz only, you'll get the best wireless-N speeds, but you'll sacrifice coverage and support for any G only devices.
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.

louisausten

join:2012-03-01
reply to rev I

Ok i just received mine REV I Actiontec. When i plugged in i cant have internet access. Do i have to contact verizon to let them know that now iam a owner of an REV I ???


TreeTops

join:2008-11-23
97742

1 edit

louisausten, If you already had FIOS internet access (as I did) I was told to unplug my old router, wait 24 hours for the "lease to expire" and plug in the new one. This worked fine for me.
There are some suggestions from the experts at DSL Reports »Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »How do I release my DHCP lease



jfree

@verizon.net
reply to More Fiber

Thanks for the response. The FAQ link you provided is how I had the Netgear setup previously. I also saw a Netgear article that suggests keeping the SSIDs (and security settings) the same on both.

thanks again


Springbok

join:2002-09-13
Colleyville, TX
reply to rev I

Does anyone have a link to the shipping Rev I firmware? I believe its 40.19.22.



Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1

All Firmware is automatically updated to the latest.



danclan

join:2005-11-01
Midlothian, VA

said by Jackarino:

All Firmware is automatically updated to the latest.

only if you have it set to its off by default otherwise.

There is an older version 40.19.20 should you wish to install it but I believe all rev N ship with 19.22.

Springbok

join:2002-09-13
Colleyville, TX

said by danclan:

said by Jackarino:

All Firmware is automatically updated to the latest.

only if you have it set to its off by default otherwise.

There is an older version 40.19.20 should you wish to install it but I believe all rev N ship with 19.22.

Like an idiot I thought the upgrade link would download the latest, but it downloaded version 19.20. Now I cant get back to version 19.22 (the restore option did not work). That is why I would appreciate either a link or the actual file.


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16

You router will be updated to .22 in the next few hours. Posting firmware files is not allowed here.



KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1

NYCDave - IIRC, I never changed the Rev. I's firmware upgrade option - its set to its default (do NOT automatically check for upgrade). Do you suggest we leave it that way? Do you know of any work being done towards upgrading past the .22 version?



danclan

join:2005-11-01
Midlothian, VA
reply to nycdave

said by nycdave:

You router will be updated to .22 in the next few hours. Posting firmware files is not allowed here.

Unless you look at FAQ and get the link there...

google is your friend...

Springbok

join:2002-09-13
Colleyville, TX

said by danclan:

Unless you look at FAQ and get the link there...

google is your friend...

The Rev I does not yet have firmware at the usual download page. Im familiar with both the FAQ and Search, thanks.


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to KCrimson

said by KCrimson:

NYCDave - IIRC, I never changed the Rev. I's firmware upgrade option - its set to its default (do NOT automatically check for upgrade). Do you suggest we leave it that way? Do you know of any work being done towards upgrading past the .22 version?

That setting will not prevent new firmware from being pushed to the router....


KCrimson
Premium
join:2001-02-25
Brooklyn, NY
kudos:1

said by nycdave:

That setting will not prevent new firmware from being pushed to the router....

It certainly gives the user the sense that the opposite is true. Is there actually ANY sense in changing it from its (default) no-updates state?


nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16

1 recommendation

No.


TreeTops

join:2008-11-23
97742

1. All of a sudden I am getting faster upload speeds. I have the 3/1 Mbs plan and have regularly got ~5/1.8 now I get ~5/~4. Kudos to Verizon.
2. Does anyone know if you return defective equipment, if you will get a robo call to confirm that it was received? I sent a bad router back last Wednesday OCt. 3 (to West Chester PA with the mailing label V supplied) and UPS tracking showed it arrived Oct. 4. TIA


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

You will get no call.



Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to rev I

You might get an email conformation
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Romney - Ryan 2012


syntax53

join:2012-07-05

I just received the rev I as a replacement to my rev C and I was wondering what everyone's experiences have been like with the rev I so far? I currently have my own router (asus rt-n66u) in front of my old rev C due to the poor performance and small NAT table of the rev C. Wondering if it would be worth it to put the actiontec back as the primary router and avoid the remote dvr / caller id issues?

So my question is how is UPNP and the NAT table on the rev I? I do a lot of online gaming often have multiple xboxes hooked up.



Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1

The Rev I is a significant improvement over the Rev C for sure. But your Asus is dual band while the Actiontec is not
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