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JTS33

join:2003-05-03
USA

Upgraded to 75/35 - how to get newer FiOS router?

Has anyone ever gotten Verizon to swap out an old FiOS router with the current model? If so, how do you do it?

My Rev. E Actiontec FiOS router is only Wireless-G with ~22mbps max real world transfer rate. Not a big deal when I was on 15/5, but now that I'm on 75/35, would like to have Verizon swap it with a Rev. I instead to have a chance of getting the faster speed over wireless. Both the Verizon store and tech support seem to only stock Rev. E replacements though.


gadgetboyj

join:2009-08-25
Staten Island, NY
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One option is to purchase the router from Verizon's Online Store for $114.99.



dmolavi
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join:2005-04-11
Sewell, NJ
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reply to JTS33

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.
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Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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said by dmolavi:

... and switch to Cat6A from the ONT to your router ...

That won't improve anything. CAT5e is more than sufficient.
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dmolavi
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I wasn't aiming to improve performance (though 10GBASE-T would be nice, 'cept the ONT doesn't do it ). I used Cat6A because of the improved reduction in crosstalk and noise reduction (a portion of the run is in an electromagnetically noisy environment).
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aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

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reply to dmolavi

said by dmolavi:

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.

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)

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.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2

Why do you think Verizon will spend money to ship you a router when the techs have them on the truck?


whsbuss

join:2007-08-10
Norristown, PA

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