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GratefulDude

join:2012-06-23
Plano, TX
reply to jarablue

Re: Verizon upgrading FIOS tiers

I've currently got 35/35 and and want to upgrade, but I'm getting some conflicting info regarding the routers. My current router is the Actiontec Rev. C. We've got a lot of wireless devices, and I don't think they would benefit from an upgrade if I continue to use the same router. I've done the online chat with VZ three times and they all said that both the 75/35 and 150/65 plans would still use the Rev. C.... and that I'd have to pay for a new router if I wanted one. But when I try to do the online upgrade myself, there is a footnote on the 150/65 plan saying that a router fee is being waived. I know I could buy my own wireless "n" and hook it up to this old Actiontec, but I still think it'd be nice for them to throw in a router. For those that upgraded from 35/35, how did they handle the router?



Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11

150/65 and 300/65 will definitely get you a new router (Rev I).

For 75/35, you don't need a new router. A few (one or two) people reported receiving one in the mail, but it's not normal procedure to send out a new one.

Even with a new router, if the majority of your devices are 802.11g (or b), you'll see no speed increase. You'd have to run a separate 802.11n network and have 802.11n devices to get the most out of it.
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GratefulDude

join:2012-06-23
Plano, TX

Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it.

I think for us a switch to 802.11n is long overdue - almost all of our devices are 802.11n. Somehow every time I turn around there's a new device hooked up, and I guess I've kinda been asleep at the wheel and didn't notice that almost everything is now 802.11n.



Teasip

join:2001-05-14
Plano, TX

GratefulDude, I'm with you that for those of us in our locale we have too many options in obtaining what we need to upgrade unlike those who don't have immediate access to the BB's, Fry's, OD, Micro Center's etc., not to mention online availability. That's why I had been wondering where my speeds would cap out at running an N network at my home (at what point would the wireless bottleneck despite the actual download/upload) and would I be able to benefit from increasing from 15/5 to 50/25 since I have one of the original BPON/6xx ONT's that they deployed here. My CO off Legacy is still BPON best I can tell. My wife and I are still on the second 3g iPhones from years back so we have to allow for B/G wireless if we choose to utilize the network on our phones. As a result, I have my Airport Extreme set to N, but allowing for B/G which slows everything down.


McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX

said by Teasip:

As a result, I have my Airport Extreme set to N, but allowing for B/G which slows everything down.

Having a mixed b/g/n network doesn't slow anything down. If you have a b/g device and an n device they communicate at whatever their highest speeds are that your AP supports.

guppy_fish
Premium
join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
kudos:2
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said by McBane:

said by Teasip:

As a result, I have my Airport Extreme set to N, but allowing for B/G which slows everything down.

Having a mixed b/g/n network doesn't slow anything down. If you have a b/g device and an n device they communicate at whatever their highest speeds are that your AP supports.

Incorrect , view item #3.

»www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless···1n-speed