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Hello, i am inquiring about some of the limitations and drawbacks of FIOS vs. Cable (Router)
Samzonx
Newbie

i am currently on a cable internet plan, and i know they do not support routers, verizion does. because of this lack of support i have little limitations on the rotuer, i currently have a linksys router (unsure about specific model, doesn't matter) which has both wired and wireless capablity. from what i've read and seen in my expeirence Verizion only allows wireless routers to be used by fios, which i know can be anywhere from 20-35% slower in speed, due to encryption, location, distance, obstacles - etc.

i was wondering if there is any way for me to get fios service, and get a router that supports both wireless and wired connection, as my household has a few computers which are more casual PCS, yet im an active gamer and i cannot afford to loose such bandwith, as having a router in the first place hinders my speed. if anyone has any information on this i would apprecaite it a ton, thank you for your time.


P.S. (I googled this already and found some guides on how to set up a linksys router but there were drawbacks in the FIOS TV service, which i will also be getting.)

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Re: Hello, i am inquiring about some of the limitations and drawbacks of FIOS vs. Cable (Router)
Samzonx
Newbie
to elaborate on this, after scannng the site more i found wired routers, but are there any that allow simultanious wired and wireless?
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Re: Hello, i am inquiring about some of the limitations and drawbacks of FIOS vs. Cable (Router)
jumpin68ny
Master

The Verizon provided router supports both wired (4 ports) and wireless connections.

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Re: Hello, i am inquiring about some of the limitations and drawbacks of FIOS vs. Cable (Router)
dslr595148
Super User
Super User
This is one of the major issue(s) that I am aware about.

http://www.verizonfioswiki.com/index.php/Using_Your_Own_Router

and

URL: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077

Title/Location: All DSLR (.dslreports.com) FAQs » Verizon Online FiOS FAQ » Networking » What are the tradeoffs between the various router configurations.

^^
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Re: Hello, i am inquiring about some of the limitations and drawbacks of FIOS vs. Cable (Router)
prisaz
Legend

I hope these links help. I have run many different routers, and now I am back to running the Actiontec. Do not do much gaming or peer to peer.

Fios vs Cable

http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/FiOSInternet/FiOSvsCable/FiOSvsCable.htm

Hardware

http://www22.verizon.com/ResidentialHelp/FiOSInternet/General+Support/Getting+Started/QuestionsOne/8...

User Guides

http://www22.verizon.com/ResidentialHelp/FiOSInternet/Networking/User+Guides/User+Guides.htm

Message Edited by prisaz on 06-11-2009 06:55 PM