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Verizon Fios - New Router Needed

Mrdapper5 38 10 February 3, 2016 at 06:25 AM
I am getting Verizon Fios Internet setup in the near future with 100/100Mbps and wanted to get a decent router of my own rather than spending $10/month renting theirs. Can someone please recommend a decent router that can handle the speed in the ~$100 range?

Looking to stream movies, light gaming, and regular browsing usage for 3-4 people in my household so I don't need anything too fancy but power enough that I won't run into any issues.

Thank you!

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I always point people to this guide http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/...fi-router/

100x100 is fast but not extreme so a good mid range router should work.
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will take a look over, thank you
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Theirs is a built in router / modem, there is only like 2 options that work with their system and will cost you $80-160 on amazon. The newer one is Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway AC1750 with Z-Wave Support and there is the older Actiontec Verizon Fios Router. Of course you can always daisy chain your high end router to theirs.
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Theirs is a built in router / modem, there is only like 2 options that work with their system and will cost you $80-160 on amazon. The newer one is Verizon FiOS Quantum Gateway AC1750 with Z-Wave Support and there is the older Actiontec Verizon Fios Router. Of course you can always daisy chain your high end router to theirs.
You can have them run ethernet from the ONT then use any router you wish. You lose some tv options i think like on demand (not certain)...
https://www.groundedreason.com/us...-internet/
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Alternatively the quantum router can be had for about your price range on eBay. It's actually a pretty good router with nice range. I just installed one over the weekend.
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thanks everyone, will have to check out ebay for some deals
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You can have them run ethernet from the ONT then use any router you wish. You lose some tv options i think like on demand (not certain)...
https://www.groundedreason.com/us...-internet/ [groundedreason.com]
This is correct. But, it is up to the discretion of the installer. Not all of them will do this. They don't have to. I just recently got Fios 100/100. Instead of running network to the ONT, I am using their G1100 router/modem with a VPN router for a private VPN and a 3rd wireless router. I obviously have DHCP disabled on the G1100 and the wireless router. I have the G1100 wide open and my VPN router in the DMZ. I only have 1 Verizon box. I gave it a static IP reservation on the G1100 so that it will get the guide and On Demand.
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This is correct. But, it is up to the discretion of the installer. Not all of them will do this. They don't have to. I just recently got Fios 100/100. Instead of running network to the ONT, I am using their G1100 router/modem with a VPN router for a private VPN and a 3rd wireless router. I obviously have DHCP disabled on the G1100 and the wireless router. I have the G1100 wide open and my VPN router in the DMZ. I only have 1 Verizon box. I gave it a static IP reservation on the G1100 so that it will get the guide and On Demand.
No its not. They have to do it. Any installer telling you that they dont is lying.
Using their router costs you an extra monthly fee or the cost to buy it.
Verizon employees as do cable companies will lie to your face. When I was getting fios installed, I was told that I MUST rent at least 1 set top box or my TV wont work (using a cable card) I explained that it was against fcc regs and sent them the cite. Took a while but he relented.
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No its not. They have to do it. Any installer telling you that they dont is lying.
Using their router costs you an extra monthly fee or the cost to buy it.
Verizon employees as do cable companies will lie to your face. When I was getting fios installed, I was told that I MUST rent at least 1 set top box or my TV wont work (using a cable card) I explained that it was against fcc regs and sent them the cite. Took a while but he relented.
It wasn't the installer who told me that. It was the salesman who sold me the service. Then, the installer said the same thing and he was resistant to do it. I've seen online that many people do get the installer to do it. But, an equal amount are denied. So, they obviously aren't required.

I was told the same about having one box. But, that fit for us because the box is needed in the bedroom and the CableCard and HTPC are in the living room.

I was also told that a supported model is needed for the guide on their box which from what I can see is true. I purchased mine. I didn't want to pay them even more in rental fees.
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What am I missing? I've had FIOS for years in three different locations. Each time I've been given a new router and never been charged a monthly or up-front fee for it. I assumed it was just free... (and to be returned upon cancellation).
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It wasn't the installer who told me that. It was the salesman who sold me the service. Then, the installer said the same thing and he was resistant to do it. I've seen online that many people do get the installer to do it. But, an equal amount are denied. So, they obviously aren't required.

I was told the same about having one box. But, that fit for us because the box is needed in the bedroom and the CableCard and HTPC are in the living room.

I was also told that a supported model is needed for the guide on their box which from what I can see is true. I purchased mine. I didn't want to pay them even more in rental fees.
The salesman and installer were full of it. They both say that they dont have to do it because they want you to rent/buy their modem. If you told the installer that you would call his supervisor he would have done the install the way you wanted.
I believe you do need their modem if you want video on demand and their guide..though I use the cable card with hdhomerun so I dont need the guide.
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You are paying a monthly charge for a Verizon router just make sure you are getting latest and best revision.
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