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Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« on: October 19, 2020, 10:39:32 AM »
Know nothing about this stuff, so would appreciate if someone who has Fios can recommend a good/cheap router. In case it matters, have the 200/$39.99 plan and will be moving into apartment.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 11:45:48 AM »
Which do you prefer, good or cheap?

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 11:52:38 AM »
Someone can suggest a router regardless if they have FiOS. What matters is that it have a gigabit WAN port.
You should specify the number of devices you will connect with Ethernet and the number of devices with WiFi that you will use simultaneously. Also, square footage of the apartment and the distance from where you will put the router to the farthest corner and the material of any intervening walls.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 12:16:22 PM »
Which do you prefer, good or cheap?

Are they mutually exclusive? Don't mind paying extra for a good one. Thanks!

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 12:18:22 PM »
Someone can suggest a router regardless if they have FiOS. What matters is that it have a gigabit WAN port.
You should specify the number of devices you will connect with Ethernet and the number of devices with WiFi that you will use simultaneously. Also, square footage of the apartment and the distance from where you will put the router to the farthest corner and the material of any intervening walls.

Maybe 3-4 devices that will use Wifi simultaneously. Apartment is small, around 1000 square feet. Thanks for your help

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 03:52:59 PM »
Maybe 3-4 devices that will use Wifi simultaneously. Apartment is small, around 1000 square feet. Thanks for your help
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btw you can return the router Verizon gives you and save $10/month
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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 03:55:39 PM »
Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway G1100 Wireless Wi-Fi Router FiOS-G1100 Dual Band
i bought this on ebay used for 30$

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 03:57:42 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DHCC8BN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
i just bought this and you can turn a wired connection into wireless one with this
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The Ethernet port of RE230 can easily turn your wired Internet connection into a wireless access point.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 05:22:13 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DHCC8BN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
i just bought this and you can turn a wired connection into wireless one with this
Wrong product. OP is looking for a router. This does not seem like a router. Furthermore, it does not have gigabit, so even if you only have one WiFi device and therefore don't need a router, this technically can't exceed 100Mbps. OP has 200Mbps internet service.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 05:29:23 PM »
Wrong product. OP is looking for a router. This does not seem like a router. Furthermore, it does not have gigabit, so even if you only have one WiFi device and therefore don't need a router, this technically can't exceed 100Mbps. OP has 200Mbps internet service.
technically why not use the fios cable as the input and it has the capacity for more then 200mbps

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 05:33:26 PM »
technically why not use the fios cable as the input and it has the capacity for more then 200mbps
The Ethernet cable that connects from the FiOS ONT to the RE230 can't communicate at more than 100Mbps because the RE230's Ethernet port is Fast Ethernet, not Gigabit.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 05:39:00 PM »
The Ethernet cable that connects from the FiOS ONT to the RE230 can't communicate at more than 100Mbps because the RE230's Ethernet port is Fast Ethernet, not Gigabit.
thanks for explaining

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2020, 01:46:17 AM »
Bump

Anyone have experience using other routers except fios?


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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2020, 07:52:05 AM »
I use my own router and it works fine
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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2020, 10:09:42 AM »
I use my own router and it works fine
Does it require a modem or do they provide that?

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2020, 11:10:22 AM »
Does it require a modem or do they provide that?

They have something, I don't know if it's called a modem or not, but you don't need a modem yourself. Just the router is sufficient
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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2020, 01:04:05 AM »
I use my own router and it works fine
My existing router isn't working, they say you need a gigabit router.

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2021, 02:20:20 AM »
Verizon is charging me $15 a month to rent their router, my plan gives 300/300 (what ever that means) Any recommendations which router I should bay to have my own and save myself from paying this Ridiculous rent fee?
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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2021, 02:26:05 AM »
Verizon is charging me $15 a month to rent their router, my plan gives 300/300 (what ever that means) Any recommendations which router I should bay to have my own and save myself from paying this Ridiculous rent fee?
Depends on the size of your house / needs (and budget!)

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Re: Verizon Fios Router Recommendation?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2021, 07:31:06 AM »
Depends on the size of your house / needs (and budget!)
Size is small tree floors needs one laptop and 2 phones,
What specifications should I look for and what do they do?

Thanks
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