Too little, too late I see nothing about dual band support which leads me to believe it won't have it to save a dollar or two. That, and "radio" is used as a singular term.
N on the 2.4/G band would be nearly useless for many typical FIOS customers, if not a hindrance to existing networks.
Given how they cherry picked much of the deployment to only "dense"/affluent areas, you will often see a dozen or more APs already sharing the 1/6/11 channels already.
You will also see poor sobs who think that moving to channel 2 or 10 actually does anything
The actiontech was always sub-par on wifi, anyone that noticed and cared already bought a standalone ap. (given how they treat everything else, it won't be a free or cheap swap)
| || I am one of those poor sobs. I thought using something other than the ubiquitous 1/6/11 did help. I mean, I wasn't expecting a miracle or anything, but all other things being equal, I thought it would help a bit...are you saying there is absolutely no advantage to picking a non-1/6/11 channel, even when a dozen of your neighbors are on 1/6/11? (I'm using G, don't have any Ns yet.)|
Also, I always thought that there is nothing "magical" about 1/6/11. That is, these are simply defaults...the people who do the firmware are too lazy to throw in some kind of randomizing algorithm for the default channel, so they just pick the first/middle/last channel?
I saw one router's interface (hell, it might be my fios actiontec) that implied that "switching off of 6 is a Bad Thing", and hid the channel setting on an "advanced" page. Ohh, ahh, I'm not using ch. 6, oh my god, it's the end of the world, ahhhhhhh!
said by Agent Smith:Probably but 802.11g won't cut it for anything above 20Mbps or so.
This is what everyone's been waiting for? I Guess the wireless issues may come to a end since it uses giga WAN Interface or LAN then it may be a hint that 100mb speed package may be coming in the future..
So they really need N for what they're offering right now.
Re: Gigabit Ethernet
said by enOehT:The FiOS ONT that I have can be provisioned for Gigabit operation. I assume everyone around me has a similar GPON ONT. This November will make it 2 years with this service for me. There is an LED, currently extinguished, that would be used to indicate whether or not 1000 Mbps mode has been enabled. There would be no reason to have this on the ONT unless it was capable of Gigabit performance. I have an Alcatel.
My point is, they are advertising the router as having Gigabit ethernet.....
So this could be misleading to many, thinking they are connected via gigabit, when in actuality, they are not because the ONT doesn't support it, not withstanding the fact you mention.
| || |said by enOehT:Just had FiOS installed on May 1st and I got a motorola 1000GT2, gigabit capable GPON ONT. I have TV, phone and 25/25 internet.
What percent of FiOS customers have the GPON ONT?
I'm in an original FiOS area and don't have this.
Good to know that some do though. Hopefully they will upgrade the old ones.
Re: the future, rethink possible
said by iansltx:You Comcast customers need to yell at your cable company for not offering MORE upstream! 5 megabits upstream is crap! The upstream should be made symmetrical for any tier under 25 megabits by now. The bittorrenting of video files is gonna happen no matter what, so Comcast might as well give the consumer what they want-- MORE SPEED upstream! The customers who've caught the bittorrent habit aren't coming back as PAID cable-tv subscribers... so might as well make some money by offeirng symmetrical internet tiers for a slight premium under docsis 3.
Verizon has 15/5. Comcast has 12/2.
Verizon has 25/25 across their footprint. Comcast has 22/5.
I'll take Verizon any day, even if it means buying my own 11n router.
Entry level to speed demon: 15/15, 25/25, 50/50, 100/100 ($30, $40, $65, $99, respectively). Their current plans of 100/25 show that docsis 3.0 has NO BALLS in the upstream path yet.. which is to say-- much like DSL it has a technical problem with real world deployment. This is why FIOS is resting on their laurels (and BPONS) with 15/5.
IMO, What most likely happened is the engineers that developed docsis (3) overpromised how well the upstream path would perform in the REAL WORLD of coax last mile based upon the kind of coax that is out there. From what I remember, docsis 3 specs when it was on the drawing board called for upgrading the LAST MILE coax to ensure adequate return path (upstream) bandwidth for channel bonding. What is a point of controversy was that this was supposed to be a problem for speeds approaching 100mbits PER CUSTOMER on the node, not speeds as low as 30-50 megabits (which is about 2-3 bonded channels per customer per node). Technical, yes.. but what it means is Comcast customers are screwed & competition flounders. Fine by a cable company whos content to sit behind a video entertainment empire & charge LARGE fees for such.