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Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast

Has anyone upgraded their interest and purchased router?

I am thinking of upgrading my internet service from 35 to 75 and was wondwering it the change is noticable? Also what this that router they talk about you can purchase from them to make the Wireless speed increse?

Note: I do not download, I just want faster page access. Like it used to be when broadband first came out. thanks


Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA

It's a a Gige router and it cost $79? WOW, any chance they would give this to me for free?



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

You might be able to pick one up at a Fios store or get one from a tech visit


bushleaguer

join:2007-01-22
Gillette, NJ
reply to Acct101

Just out of curiosity, would the router upgrade make streaming entertainment (like Netflix) less prone to glitches and buffering?


Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA

I would think so.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
reply to Acct101

Unless you are on an old gen -- like Rev A-D, the newer router is not going to make any differences for you on a 75/35 connection EXCEPT for wireless. The Gig E wired speeds won't be taken advantage of.

I have a Rev E, that is then bridged via a Rev A in my office and I get full 83/38 fluffed speeds.



siersema

join:2005-06-16
Huntington Beach, CA
reply to Acct101

One thing people don't think about is the wired network speeds. With the G and I routers you get 1G wired connections that speed PC to PC file transfers.



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to bushleaguer

said by bushleaguer:

Just out of curiosity, would the router upgrade make streaming entertainment (like Netflix) less prone to glitches and buffering?

Just fyi curisoity max bps is about 56kb/sec.....

Heh , just kidding with your question...

LeftyGuitar

join:2011-04-16
reply to Acct101

I tried the 75/35 & the new "I" rev router, and yes the wireless speed increased. However, I was getting many lock ups, whereas the router/laptop would not respond at all. No CTL+ALT+DEL relief, I had to unplug AC/power pack for the reboot. With the ol' actiontec rev d I had no lock-ups whatsoever in the 4+ years of ownership. I tried various optimizer tools to no avail, I've since called Verizon & took advantage of the 30-day cancellation policy. Now that the speed is back down to 25/5 I haven't experienced any lock-ups.


kes601

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

said by siersema:

One thing people don't think about is the wired network speeds. With the G and I routers you get 1G wired connections that speed PC to PC file transfers.

I don't know that people forget that aspect of it, but the questions had to do with Internet streaming services and the like. Which, GigE would make no difference.


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to siersema

said by siersema:

One thing people don't think about is the wired network speeds. With the G and I routers you get 1G wired connections that speed PC to PC file transfers.

All you need is a GigE switch between the PCs and you can get the faster transfer speeds. The router can still have a 100BT connection to the GigE switch. Of course the best thing is to get your own router anyway. There are many routers that are much better than any of the AT routers that FiOS supplies.


Teasip

join:2001-05-14
Plano, TX

Unless it is free

Expand your moderator at work

lijacobs

join:2010-07-30
Lawrence, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Acct101

Re: Has anyone upgraded their interest and purchased router?

said by Acct101:

Note: I do not download, I just want faster page access. Like it used to be when broadband first came out. thanks

Upgrading to a higher speed tier won't affect how fast web pages load. I've found that the biggest reason that web pages load slowly is the load place by antivirus software.

serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Acct101

said by Acct101:

Note: I do not download, I just want faster page access. Like it used to be when broadband first came out. thanks

Change your DNS server to one located closer to you with a reliable uptime and low latency. Changing your connection speed won't help web pages load any faster.

tlcbob

join:2001-07-11
Harrisburg, PA

I use opendns (opendns.org) that uses edge servers in most cities. Free and pretty fast.


whsbuss

join:2007-08-10
Norristown, PA
reply to aaronwt

said by aaronwt:

said by siersema:

One thing people don't think about is the wired network speeds. With the G and I routers you get 1G wired connections that speed PC to PC file transfers.

All you need is a GigE switch between the PCs and you can get the faster transfer speeds. The router can still have a 100BT connection to the GigE switch. Of course the best thing is to get your own router anyway. There are many routers that are much better than any of the AT routers that FiOS supplies.

Problem is even with a GigE switch the network will be slower due to 100MB traffic.

tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2

said by whsbuss:

Problem is even with a GigE switch the network will be slower due to 100MB traffic.

What do you mean? Wired networks aren't like wireless networks where adding one slower client slows down the whole network. I get reads and writes between my NAS and PC at around 80-90 MB/s with my gigabit switch which is connected to an actiontec rev E (100mbps)

whsbuss

join:2007-08-10
Norristown, PA

said by tennisman94:

said by whsbuss:

Problem is even with a GigE switch the network will be slower due to 100MB traffic.

What do you mean? Wired networks aren't like wireless networks where adding one slower client slows down the whole network. I get reads and writes between my NAS and PC at around 80-90 MB/s with my gigabit switch which is connected to an actiontec rev E (100mbps)

Yes your results make my point. If your PC and NAS are GigE, connecting them to your actiontec Rev E will limit LAN speed to 100MB.

tnsprin

join:2003-07-23
Bradenton, FL
kudos:1

1 edit

said by whsbuss:

said by tennisman94:

said by whsbuss:

Problem is even with a GigE switch the network will be slower due to 100MB traffic.

What do you mean? Wired networks aren't like wireless networks where adding one slower client slows down the whole network. I get reads and writes between my NAS and PC at around 80-90 MB/s with my gigabit switch which is connected to an actiontec rev E (100mbps)

Yes your results make my point. If your PC and NAS are GigE, connecting them to your actiontec Rev E will limit LAN speed to 100MB.

You internet speed will be limited to 100mbps, but with most modern routers and switches your LAN (intranet speed) will still be at 1gbps assuming that device supports it.

Great for sharing file, videos etc on you home network.

tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2
reply to whsbuss

said by whsbuss:

Yes your results make my point. If your PC and NAS are GigE, connecting them to your actiontec Rev E will limit LAN speed to 100MB.

You're confusing megabits and megabytes. There's 8 bits to a byte, so 1 gigbit is 1000/8= 125 megabytes per second in each direction. If I had my computer and NAS connected directly to the actiontec, they would be limited to 12.5 megabytes per second transfers, which they far exceed.

davidplatt

join:2003-02-13
Herndon, VA

1 edit
reply to whsbuss

said by whsbuss:

Yes your results make my point. If your PC and NAS are GigE, connecting them to your actiontec Rev E will limit LAN speed to 100MB.

You are completely wrong. WAN speed will be limited to 100Mb (not MB, MB=MegaBYTES, Mb=MegaBits) if the router has a 100Mb WAN port. With FiOS Quantum, the router has a 1Gb WAN port to accomodate the higher than 100Mb speeds.

The LAN speed will be limited by the speed of the ports on the router/switch. If the router has GigE ports for the LAN side of the router, then the speed will be limited to 1 gigabit per second (Gb, not GB) between devices on the LAN.

tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2

said by davidplatt:

You are completely wrong. WLAN speed will be limited to 100Mb (not MB, MB=MegaBYTES, Mb=MegaBits) if the router has a 100Mb WLAN port. With FiOS Quantum, the router has a 1Gb WLAN port to accomodate the higher than 100Mb speeds.

The LAN speed will be limited by the speed of the ports on the router/switch. If the router has GigE ports for the LAN side of the router, then the speed will be limited to 1 gigabit per second (Gb, not GB) between devices on the LAN.

change WLAN to WAN and everything that you said is correct, WLAN is usually means wireless lan

davidplatt

join:2003-02-13
Herndon, VA

I have changed it to WAN from WLAN.

I don't understand how anyone would actually think that device to device communications on the LAN side of a router would be controlled by the speed of the WAN port. They are two separate circuits.

And I just love people referrring to their 30MB connection instead of 30Mb connection. The case of the letters in this case matters!!!

I wish I could get a Triple Play for $137 a month with 30MB/30MB internet considering it has 30Mb/30Mb internet. I'd take an 8 times boost in speed for the same price.


rebus9

join:2002-03-26
Tampa Bay
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Bright House
reply to lijacobs

said by lijacobs:

said by Acct101:

Note: I do not download, I just want faster page access. Like it used to be when broadband first came out. thanks

Upgrading to a higher speed tier won't affect how fast web pages load. I've found that the biggest reason that web pages load slowly is the load place by antivirus software.

I don't think you'll notice any difference browsing if you're on the 35 Mbps tier, unless you're already maxing it out with large downloads or a bunch of people using it simultaneously-- or if you do a lot of torrents.

At home I have both a 10/1 connection from Road Runner, and a FIOS connection that hits 26/31. At $DAYJOB in a datacenter environment, I have the luxury of browsing via a multiple Gig-E's blend. I don't notice ANY difference browsing on Gig-E versus FIOS 25 Mbps, and barely notice the difference between FIOS and 10/1 Road Runner. To reiterate, this is for general browsing, YouTube, Netflix, remote desktop (Windows terminal server), etc.

Large downloads from MSDN and such-- big difference in some cases, if the server is well connected. But that's a small percentage of what I do online.