While in multi family dwellings you use VDSL. In untapped markets you could use White Noise routers. In areas where only DSL or Cable is offers, and often by a competitor, Verizon could install a White Noise access point and potentially tap unattainable markets. Say run a nice strong backbone into a Comcast market and install a Few White noise RF routers. Example. Currently I am in Germantown, MD and have a friend in Frederick, MD 20 miles away. My internet route to him goes 30 miles South to the MCI/Verizon Business backbone in Virginia then route through 5 Comcast routers in West Virginia before getting back to him 20 miles away. It seems that the competition likes to regulate access, control connections to the outside world and limit connectivity. Will the FCC watches and lets them ignore Net Neutrality. Verizon has a huge untapped market nation wide. I say research this and go for it!
bymoanne10-20-201011:23 AM - edited 10-22-201007:58 AM
Currently call trace which used to be a functional means of identifying harassing or threatening phone calls over copper wire is functionless with VOIP calls. Hacker technology has developed to the extent that calls can be "spoofed" such that they appear to orginiate from another location. This same technology would also be applicable to data which is a scary threat for security.
My #1 interest in technology development which I think is a marketable idea that would bolster Verizon as the # 1 security provider is that we develop ANTI SPOOFING technology/methodology to effecively combat this latest and I think greatest threat to security which to date there is nothing that can be done about.
bytweek10-03-201001:22 PM - edited 10-04-201007:39 AM
I just wasted most of my Sunday to discover that there is some fundamental compatibility issue between the iPAD and the Actiontec MI424WR wireless router that Verizon has provided to me. The issue isn't connectivity as the iPAD was able to connect and access non-secure sites fine. The problem appears to be with sites that require authentication like Facebook, popular banking sites and even the iTunes Application store. The Safari browser would always hang while trying to authenticate and eventually report back that the server had stopped responding. I have several other wireless devices on the same network (including a MacBook) that worked normally.
After researching the problem on the web and trying all of the suggestions of what appeared to be related issues, I still had the problem. The suggestions were to change the security type to WPA or WPA2 and use a fixed channel instead of automatic. I called both Apple support and Verizon support, neither of which could identify nor solve the problem. Verizon indicated that they do not support specific devices just to add to my frustration.
I tried connecting a different wireless access point which I happened to have to the same network that my Actiontec MI424WR is connected to and found that when the iPAD used the other access point, it worked great. This verified that the Verizon connection and the wired portion of the Actiontec works fine but the problem is buried in the wireless driver somewhere.
My suggestion is to get this issue worked out with Actiontec as quickly as possible and add this information to your knowledge base to save some other poor Verizon customer the same frustrations that I had. I can only imagine what a less knowledgeable person would have gone through
Verizon Webmail's "basic" version had a link on the right side to view the source code to get the full header of an open E-mail. The "rich" version did not have this link. I do not know anyone who will investigate spam and phishing without the full header. When Verizon changed its website several months ago, it deleted "basic". Tech support supplied the old web address and I continued using "basic" to get full headers until Sunday, when Verizon changed the site again. Now, neither "rich" nor "new email version" have the link. ADD THE LINK TO BOTH OF THEM!!!!! If there is any way to use "basic"? If so, HOW?
I find it incredible that Verizon does not permit Apple products to access its wi-fi hotspots. If the company insists on using a proprietary program (which in itself is outdated and creates unnecessary coplexity), then there is simply NO EXCUSE for not making it available for the range of Apple devices. I have searched the forums and found Verizon employees repeating the statement, "An apple compatible solution is in the works, but no eta"--- for OVER TWO YEARS. I literally heard that exact same line from Wi-Fi technical support 10 minutes ago. Well, let me say that at this point repeating that statement is a pure and simple LIE. It is an insult to your customers to continue to claim you are working on a solution when nothing has been released for years.
Here is my idea -- solve the problem!! If you are going to advertise and promise Fios customers that they will have access to Verizon hotspots then you have an obligation to do so for all customers. If the concern is that all of your Verizon wireless customers with iPhones will use wi-fi instead of their data plans, then deal with that issue instead of making wi-fi inaccessible to Fios customers. If you do not intend to provide any solution for Apple products then just say so instead of continue to perpetrate this lie.
Allow users of FIOS routers to see and control the number of devices connected to the router/wireless network. Meaning, make it possible to detect the number of users and the types of devices connected to the router and give the Administrator/owner of the network the ability to disconnect any unauthorized users. In my apartment complex for example, for at least a year people from the same complex were connected to my router and I didn't even know it. If maintenance enters your home and gets the WEP key from the router, what esle can one do other the change the SSID and security to wap/wap2?
Verizon, please supplement your existing online guidance with the following info:
When setting up Internet E-mail Settings, after completing fields within the sections 'User Information', 'Server Information' and 'Logon Information', click on MORE SETTINGS and ensure that the following two actions are taken in addition to existing guidance:
(1) On the Outgoing Server tab, tick the box 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' and then click on 'Use same settings as my incoming server'
(2) On the Advanced tab, choose 'SSL' in the dropdown choices under 'Use the following type of encrypted connection'.
Provide FIOS in Downey CA. Surrounding cities have it and DSL is not reliable. The wiring for the phone lines was installed in the 50s and 60s and can't handle the high speeds. I have called technical help many times and from what I have been told nothing more can be done. It's almost like you want us to subscribe to the local cable company in order to get reliable internet. I have a Roku streaming video player and waiting for the video to buffer is a common event.