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Re: Upgraded to 75/35 - how to get newer FiOS router?
said by dmolavi:Or try the RT-N56U. Much cheaper and extremely fast too. I just set one up this weekend to replace my aging Dlink DGL4500 router. No issues hitting extremely fast speeds over wireless(although I didn't have issues with my DGL4500 either)
I was thinking the same thing w/ my 50/25 package...The limits of 802.11G is capping me around 24/24, but if I hardwire to the router, I'm getting what I pay for.
That being said, if you aren't using FiOS tv, I'd get a 3rd party router like the Asus RT-N66U (and switch to Cat6A from the ONT to your router). That's my plan. It's more expensive than the VZ router, but it has extra features that I want.
The RT-N56U is working great over wireless and wired for me with my 60+ devices.
I've been using Cat5e for gigabit LAN for eleven years now. Around twenty feet of the ONT Cat5e cable and several LAN Cat5e cables run by the main electrical feeds for the building as well as the electrical feeds for several heat pumps. It has never caused me any issues during the five years I've had FIOS or the eleven years my local LAN has been running gigabit.
And when I tested the Cat5e cable with our $10K cable Analyzer from work, there were no issues either.
I'm also hoping FiOS sends me this new router before the tech arrives saturday for my 150/65 install.
Why do you think Verizon will spend money to ship you a router when the techs have them on the truck?
Well I would wait..... 802.11ac is already out and new PCs/Mac will be incorporating the new Broadcom chips. 10% faster the 802.11n