Big deal My fios goes into a TMG firewall. From there it goes into three Cisco Aironet 1140 access points around the house.
Don't need no cheapo "n" router.
Glen Head, NY
802.11g I am still using a WRT54G with 802.11g and Tomato 1.28. At least with my 20/2 service, I never max out 802.11g's theoretical 54mbit speeds.
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Re: 802.11g You do realize that WRT54G would only give you a max. of 10 down for your wireless devices, right?
Hope your wired devices are on the Verizon-provided router, or you're losing half your bandwidth right there...
Re: 802.11g I've done 22mbps on one. LAN to LAN, our cable at that time wasn't nearly that fast.
| |said by n2jtx:It's actually closer to 22mbit/s for TCP streams and around 25mbit/s for UDP conversations. Those figures presume an unloaded network, contention between different devices will lower overall throughout. It also presumes that you have a "G only" network, a mixed-mode network with "B" devices connected to it will also suffer performance degradation.
At least with my 20/2 service, I never max out 802.11g's theoretical 54mbit speeds.
802.11ac 802.11n roll out was kind of weak with so many devices only supporting 2.4GHz band. I'm really looking forward to 802.11ac and the various new features and improvements to the standard that will help considerably in todays more modern wireless environments.
Re: 802.11ac Of course the cheap low-end devices don't support 5ghz. But look at any decent hardware product such as $50 and up routers and business class notebooks and they all have it.
You get what you pay for.
Hmm? Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, but I've had a Wireless N router from Verizon ever since I started Fios. Year or so ago.
Have never had a Westell, always Actiontec. Last week they sent me that model in the picture (the red one), and told me to keep my old one, that they dont even want it back. So now I've got two, LOL.
Firmware Version: 40.19.22
Model Name: MI424WR-GEN3I
Btw, newer Firmware absolutely sucks ass vs the old one. :/
Re: Hmm? Can add on that I also have the newest GEN3 Actiontec from this April when my current home was installed with FiOS. Currently and originally had 25/25.
edit: Didn't even ask; tech automatically gave it to me.
People who know what they're doing... Have a different router or another router acting as an AP anyways. Or they just have Ethernet.
So they finally update to a router.. that has features that my Dlink router had five years ago. I recently upgraded my DGL4500 router to an Asus RT-N56U router and an Asus EA-N66 Access Point(using 5Ghz). I was able to max out my 150/65 tier through my AP from my laptop using the FiOS Broadband speedtest from the laptop.. Will the FiOS router achieve those speeds over Wi-Fi as well?
I have this newer FiOS router but never tested it out. They gave me one with my upgrade to my 150/65 tier. But as soon as my tier was active, I disconnected it and connected my own router. Now it is gathering dust along with the other three routers that FiOS has sent me over the last five years.
Got a cheap wireless G router frOm them I found A link on fatwallet to a westell wireless G router on Verizon's site like a year and a half ago for 10 bucks plus free 2 day shipping! I got one and I was pretty good so I ordered a second. I think these were supposed to be for dsl customers....not sure. I modded one and gave it POE on one port. Nice little router for 10 bucks. Also very easy to use as a access point for extending your range in the house. 1. Just assign it a static IP outside your main routers dhcp range, but between .1 and .254 2.disable it's dhcP server 3. Plug your LAN cable running from your main router into one of the four LAN ports,yes LAN not wan. This will make any wireless router a access point, google it you'll find this info everywhere.
Solution I found it easier to buy a GigE switch and put it on the LAN side of the old Actiontec in the basement. I then put a nice/cheap/buffalo GigE DD-WRT .N on the first floor and operate it as an AP. Done, GigE in the entire house with great .N coverage.
Cheaper than $80 too. Just not as cheap as getting a free one from VZ. However, I do get DD-WRT coolness and still retain all the VOD/Moca/caller ID tv stuff. No hackery involved either like some of the moca bridge tricks.
They already issue 802.11n routers... I got FiOS installed in June. It came with an 802.11n router. I just double-checked...
Re: Wondering When we moved two months ago they upgraded us to the new router.