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How good are Verizon FIOS Wireless Routers?

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The ones that they give you for free?

Or should I just buy a Netgear/D-Link (I HATE LINKSYS*) router and connect it to the FIOS wireless router and turn the wireless off on the FIOS (the router is required as it changes the cable-wire to ethernet wire)?


*I had SUCH a bad experience with LINKSYS WRT54GS (hell, I still know the product model # by heart). Went through a dozen of them, warranty was non-existent, support was terrible... arg.
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I hear the password on the wifi is easily cracked via an online generator. The default password is NOT random and is really easy to crack. I'm not sure if you can change it.
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No gigabit Ethernet and no wireless N. Also the NAT table is easily overloaded, really bad for torrenting.

I chose not to use mine, keep in mind that if you use video on demand, you need to have it plugged in to the network and cable lines, so you may have to run an Ethernet line from the router you're using, to the wan port of the fios router, and then hook the fios router up to your coaxial cable line.
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No gigabit Ethernet and no wireless N. Also the NAT table is easily overloaded, really bad for torrenting.

I chose not to use mine, keep in mind that if you use video on demand, you need to have it plugged in to the network and cable lines, so you may have to run an Ethernet line from the router you're using, to the wan port of the fios router, and then hook the fios router up to your coaxial cable line.
I actually don't care for VOD (I don't think I've ever used one for Cablevision). Why make it so complicated? Why can't it go from:
Coaxial -> Verizon FIOS -> Ethernet -> My Router -> Computers/Laptops

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Ethernet (ask guy to install it as ethernet) -> My Router -> Computers/Laptops





Damn, this means I have to buy a router...
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IF you do buy, get a WRT54GL if your going wireless g. Flash it with Tomato or DD-WRT and your good to go. For Wireless n I would get a d link.
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post #6 of 7
What's your budget?If your around $100 or less this is still one of the better routers out 1GB ethernet/G & N support.I also agree with IntelLover the GL is solid.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127215
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You can change the password, i have FioS. On wirelss my speeds are about half of my wired connection (speedtest results)

On wirless im pulling about 12mb/s down and up

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