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I currently have Comcast for my internet and am receiving the 16/2 "blast" package. I looked into getting FIOS and for the same price I could have 20/20 speeds which sounds like a no brainer...

My issue is that with FIOS I have to use the Verizon provided router which apparently is only 802.11 g. Right now I have a N router with a couple N devices on my network. Additionally, my router has DD-WRT which I've always considered a necessity.

So my question is... Is is worth switching to a faster internet package if I have to step back to a slower network infrastructure with a less desirable non-dd-wrt router interface?

I'm stuck on this one. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by DBEAU View Post
I....My issue is that with FIOS I have to use the Verizon provided router ....
Good News! NO! you do NOT have to use their P.O.S. router!
When I got Verizon FIOS, after ditching the B.S. Comcast, I still kept my D-Link GamerLounge Gigabit router. I since upgraded to the DGL-4500.

DGL-4500 Specs:http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=643

You do not need to use their router, simply put the NIM [Verizon's TV Guide "box"] ( that thing that sends the info to your FiOs TV) on DMZ in your router.


So as one FiOS owner to another, do not worry you will not have to use the Linksys garbage FiOs sets you up with.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 1/1/11 at 11:30pm
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From what I've read there is no modem like with cable, there is just the all-in-one converter router unit. If this is correct, how are you still using your own router.

I've also read that people have found work arounds but it seems very confusing and usually results in double NAT-ing of the network and many more problems that I don't want to deal with.
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You can use your own router. I think they setup their device in bridge mode so it acts like a normal router.
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I'd go with FIOS anyway.
You can always disable wireless on the verizon one, and hook your AP into the current router using the LAN ports (make sure only one device has a DHCP server enabled, and that both routers have static IP's in the same subnet outside of the DHCP range).

You won't be using your DD-WRT for routing in this fashion but you'll still have the benefits of N.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
You can use your own router. I think they setup their device in bridge mode so it acts like a normal router.

I never used the router Verizon gave me, I never set it up, it never was set "as a bridge". I used my own router since day one.
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...You won't be using your DD-WRT for routing in this fashion but you'll still have the benefits of N.
My DGL-4500 has Wireless-N, so I have the best of both.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 1/2/11 at 7:32am
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