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I have them because I like the fact that their TV service has the most and best HD channels. They also have the fastest connection speed in my area. I have the 25/25, but I believe up to 100 mbps is available at an unreasonable price.

What I hate, though, is that I have to use their Actiontec router that they provide. The wireless signal is weak and I'm not a huge fan of the control panel. Does anyone know a way to use a different wireless router without sacrificing the DVR boxes guide? Verizon explained to me that the DVR box uses the router to receive the TV guide through the internet.
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Hang another wireless router or access point off of the actiontec.
If you connect them together by LAN ports, you can exclusively use your other device as the entrypoint for wireless (simply assign a static IP in the same subnet and disable DHCP. Auto MDI/MDIX should alleviate any crossover requirements.).

Then you can disable wifi on the actiontec and set up whatever wireless credentials or SSID on this new device.
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It's only available in Greenwich for Connecticut. That really, really, sucks. Concast FTL...

Well, I guess "beggers can't be choosers" really applies here
 
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There are multiple ways to use a different router I am currently using a G router and an N router both as wireless access points. This is the easiest way to go but you also must still use the Aciontec router as the DHCP server as well as use it to control port forwards and such. I have heard the Actiontec has a small nat table but so far I have not run into any problems with it.
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Wish I had access to 25/25 speeds.
    
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Wish I had access to 25/25 speeds.
I wish I had access to d/l speeds HALF that fast.
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Originally Posted by LastBucsfan View Post
I have them because I like the fact that their TV service has the most and best HD channels. They also have the fastest connection speed in my area. I have the 25/25, but I believe up to 100 mbps is available at an unreasonable price.

What I hate, though, is that I have to use their Actiontec router that they provide. The wireless signal is weak and I'm not a huge fan of the control panel. Does anyone know a way to use a different wireless router without sacrificing the DVR boxes guide? Verizon explained to me that the DVR box uses the router to receive the TV guide through the internet.
I just switched to Verizon FIOS last week from Comcast. I had more HD channels with Comcast, SD channels is about the same. Verizon's TV guide is pretty bad compared to Comcast also. I have 35/35 a connection now

you should look at this for more info http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077
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35/35 ftw I had a download last night at 5MB/s.
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Yea it seems to start out feeling pretty fast, mine started out like that but by the time they finished connecting all of the new suckers in my subdivision it was creeping. Many of the new subscribers that they stole from Cox in my area have returned to Cox in less than a years time, Sure your speeds will be blazingly fast until they hook up the next 200 subscribers in your neighborhood, then creep-a-long-cassidy. Don't listen to all of the fiber optics network hype, verison is far from being a contender in the broadband market....warning will robinson....warning!

Give it a month or so and you will notice a difference, things will heat up when your internet goes out, you call them, they set you up an appointment 1 to 2 weeks away, no one ever shows for service call...need I say more.
The fios service is almost non existent, they bit off more than they could chew and it shows when you loose your connection and resetting their NID does not work hahahahahaha....mumuhahahahahhaha!
Edited by Fuego - 3/25/11 at 8:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redalert View Post
I just switched to Verizon FIOS last week from Comcast. I had more HD channels with Comcast, SD channels is about the same. Verizon's TV guide is pretty bad compared to Comcast also. I have 35/35 a connection now

you should look at this for more info http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077
This link is exactly what I needed!

Thanks to everyone for helping! Now to figure out what router to get. Haven't looked at them in 4 years or so (since I've had FiOS). Any suggestions are appreciated.
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