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What would be a good modem and router? I currently have 50 mbps download and 25 mbps upload. Every modem that I see only says it goes up to 25 mbps or 30 mbps, obviously, that would be throttling my internet speeds. I was thinking of getting the WRT54GL. Would that live up to the 54mbps as advertised? I'm getting 45mpbs on speedtest.net currently on the Actiontec router.

So what router and what modem should I get to replace this crappy Actiontec one?
Edited by RileyD - 2/26/11 at 8:27pm
    
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I dont know about modem but I just replaced my Asus RTN-16 with Netgear WNDR3700. Difference was huge!!! To be honest, Asus is not as good as like everyone says.

I have 50mbps cable from Comcast.

I am constantly getting 50-60mbps with wireless connection from my laptop. With Asus router my speed was 25-30mbps.

I tried Linksys E3000 too and results were same as Asus. WNDR3700 is the best router I have ever owned. Go with netgear you wont be disappointed!
 
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The actiontec's they give you are actually pretty beastly.

I'd go with the RT-N16 if you don't need a dual band router.
Poster above seems to be lacking knowledge, you're generally going to get more throughput on the 5 Ghz band due to less interference.

I would not get the WRT54GL as the hardware platform it's built around is getting a bit dated.
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The main reason I want to get rid of it, is its hard as **** to port forward.
    
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The main reason I want to get rid of it, is its hard as **** to port forward.
i have fios as well, and have the 30/20 package, and dont have any issues with the actiontec router...port forwarding is pretty easy too
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Hmm, no matter what I do I can't get port 82 to open. I tried the Verizon forums, and even called them. Neither one was any help.
    
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The actiontec's they give you are actually pretty beastly.

I'd go with the RT-N16 if you don't need a dual band router.
Poster above seems to be lacking knowledge, you're generally going to get more throughput on the 5 Ghz band due to less interference.

I would not get the WRT54GL as the hardware platform it's built around is getting a bit dated.
And how do you know i am using 5ghz band? Did i mention that? I urge you rereadmy post.Reading>you
I m lacking knowledge.? I was just sharing my.experiences with different routers.

In order to use the 5ghz band, one needs change all the wireless cards that are 5ghz compatible and none of my equipment has that. They are all 2.4ghz.

linksys e3000 is a dualband router too so how come I didnt get the same results as i did with netgear? Since your "knowledge" is not lacking explain me that.
 
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Wow, someone took it a bit personally..

1) How do you get 60 mbps when your WAN is 50 mbps?
2) Any laptop with an Intel N card supports 5 Ghz band.
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Just FYI - you don't use a modem with FIOS. It's a digital packet-switched fiber optic connection (GPON) that is converted to either moca (coax cable) or ethernet at the ONT (white thing in the basement) in your home.

Make sure that ethernet output is enabled in your ONT and that you are able to run cat6 cable from the ONT to your router. Otherwise, you will be forced to go through the Actiontec's moca port anyway.

As for which router to get - you will need something decent to equal the Actiontec. See:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/compo...rt/Itemid,189/
Those are basically maximum speeds. If you are using features such as NAT, QoS, or built-in VPN support, the maximum throughput can drop dramatically. As you can see, you're better off getting a used business/enterprise router when using the fastest broadband available (100Mbps+).
Edited by thefreeaccount - 2/27/11 at 1:50pm
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Wow, someone took it a bit personally..

1) How do you get 60 mbps when your WAN is 50 mbps?
2) Any laptop with an Intel N card supports 5 Ghz band.
I dont see the relevance how I get 60mbps. However, I didnt say I am constantly getting 60mbps. It varies between 50-60mbps and it all depends on the bandwidth. If there are less people using the internet around me (assuming they have cable too) I will get a lot more speed and bandwidth to myself. Therefore, it peaks to 60mbps.

I used to get 20mbps all day on a 12mbps plan. So explain that! Hint: read above.

I have an older laptop with Airlink Wireless N usb adapter which is 2.4ghz and it gets the same speed as my laptop. Also, I dont see my 5ghz network listed in my wireless network connections list because my built-in wireless is NOT capable of 5ghz.
5ghz network has different name than 2.4ghz network. So, all these test are done under 2.4ghz connection.

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