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More Fiber
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join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
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reply to Lex Luthor

Re: Router Replacement?

Better processor, more memory and the size of the NAT table is larger.
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »What is the NAT Table problem in the Actiontec?

There was a post comparing the different models, but it didn't make it into the FAQs.
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Lex Luthor
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join:2000-09-17
Hicksville, NY
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said by More Fiber:

Better processor, more memory and the size of the NAT table is larger.
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »What is the NAT Table problem in the Actiontec?

There was a post comparing the different models, but it didn't make it into the FAQs.

I have a Gen2 Rev F. Seems like the NAT table isn't an issue with that. Is there still anything significantly different if I were to replace my current router.

Yesterday, I lost the wireless connection on all of my devices about 4 or 5 times.

The tech in chat last night increased the "wireless signal strength". He said it was set to low. Not sure what that means exactly, but I'll see if it helps.

Don't see any other wifi devices in the area, but I could try changing the channel and a few other things. If that doesn't help, I guess it'd be on to a modem swam. I figure, if I could get a new modem out of them, might be worth it if there's something worthwhile in a newer modem.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ

said by Lex Luthor:

The tech in chat last night increased the "wireless signal strength". He said it was set to low. Not sure what that means exactly, but I'll see if it helps.

I don't believe it is possible to change the wireless signal strength.

Tonice2007
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join:2005-12-20
Brooklyn, NY

said by Mac973:

said by Lex Luthor:

The tech in chat last night increased the "wireless signal strength". He said it was set to low. Not sure what that means exactly, but I'll see if it helps.

I don't believe it is possible to change the wireless signal strength.

How could one say this, there is no way to "physically" increase the wireless signal, without a amp...

Elsewise, you can change the different channel the WiFi signal is operating on, to reduce interference. Therefore, "increasing" the signal strength.

PS

You could also remove walls and other "objects" blocking the signal strength, to "increase" the signal strength, too.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ

said by Tonice2007:

said by Mac973:

said by Lex Luthor:

The tech in chat last night increased the "wireless signal strength". He said it was set to low. Not sure what that means exactly, but I'll see if it helps.

I don't believe it is possible to change the wireless signal strength.

How could one say this, there is no way to "physically" increase the wireless signal, without a amp...

Elsewise, you can change the different channel the WiFi signal is operating on, to reduce interference. Therefore, "increasing" the signal strength.

PS

You could also remove walls and other "objects" blocking the signal strength, to "increase" the signal strength, too.

Yes, obviously. But the OP said the *tech* increased signal strength, and my point is there is no way they could have done that remotely. Maybe he changed the channel, but it's not like you can turn up the wattage on the router and put out a stronger signal. It's basically just a BS remark from the tech to get the customer off the phone. I have seen it before.


Lex Luthor
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Hicksville, NY
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This was just an online chat with India. He didn't sound like he know what he was taking about. I did question it, but that's all he could tell me. He didn't change the channel. I'll monitor this weekend and will push for a router swap if it's still bad.