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Is my signal too low on FiOS?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by DCIFRTHS, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I had an older one. One from 2007 that is outside. The housing stayed the same, they just replaced the internal components. No idea why they didn't just replace the entire thing though.

    But a few months later I got the 150/65 speed tier and they switched my BPON ONT to a GPON ONT.
     
  2. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    At that point they had to change the entire ONT? Does it look the same as the one I have? What model do you have?

    Do you use Ethernet directly from the ONT to your own router, or do you use MoCA for internet?

    I'm considering going to the 150 speed so that they have to install a new ONT as my Ethernet port is only 100Mbps (BPON I believe).
     
  3. aaronwt

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    They changed the entire ONT when I needed a GPON ONT for the 150 /65 service. The GPON ONT I have is gray while the BPON ONT was off white.

    I've always used an Ethernet connection from my ONT. Thats the best solution since with MoCA if your router craps out, you are screwed until you can get a replacement. With Ethernet you can replace the router right away if there are issues. ,

    Although I have at least three of the Actiontec routers that FiOS gave me gathering dust in my closet. I've mostly used my own router during the last six years with FiOS. But FiOS loves to send me a router out of the blue. One time they were supposed to be sending me a cable card and I got a router instead. That means I must have four of then in my closet now.
     
  4. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    Speaking of routers, what are you using? I am in the market, and can't decide. They all seem like junk to me. Either flaky, or hot, or cloud based...

    Was actually considering the Apple Airport Extreme, but I don't like the fact that it doesn't have SPI. Thoughts on this?
     
  5. aaronwt

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    I've been using an ASUS RT-N56U router with the custom Padavan firmware since last year. I was so impressed with it I got a second one to use in AP mode. Although I was not happy with the stock Asus firmware on the RT-N56U. The second one replaced and Asus EA-N66 AP that I was again not pleased with the Asus firmware. So I returned it and picked up a second RT-N56U.

    I have been very pleased with them.
     
  6. DCIFRTHS

    DCIFRTHS I dumped SDV / cable

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    When you used the Verizon router, how did you like it? Why did you stop using it?
     
  7. aaronwt

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    I used it initially when I had a STB for VOD. I still used a DLink Gaming router though. I would just switch them around, sometimes connecting my FiOS router to the ONT and sometimes connecting my DLINK to the ONT. And over the years I would periodically connect the FIOS router, but since I've had the Asus router I have not connected the FiOS router.

    I remember the FiOS router didn't have as good specs as the ASus or DLink routers I've used. For your average home it would be fine, but I use dozens of devices and other routers have more options than the FiOS router. Plus the wireless capability of the FiOS routers has never been as good as other routers or APs I've used.
     

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