04-10-2019 06:31 PM
I have been a FIOS customer for a few years - currenlt Internet Only 100/100.
I had a FIOS router for a few years and decided to replace it with my own router. I connected to Linsys EA7300.
Since I started using the Linsys router, certain websites actually hang (stop streaming) after a few minutes of use... I have changed settings on the router (from google searches and Linsys support site) with no change..
So, I have two options now:
- return the Linksys and purchase another model/brand OR
- purchase FIOS router (which will make me a bit unhappy).
I need your help with either a solution for the Linsys EA7300 and/or suggesting some proven brand/models that work well with FIOS..
Appreiate your help in advance!
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04-11-2019 02:18 AM
You may simply have bottleneck in your area. Or you could try doing an release/renew on the router and you could simply reset your router via the reset button and use the setup routine for your router.
i use a Netgear Nighthawk however it costs over $400 and it is great. When you say certain websites hang do you mean via direct connection? Or wifi? If wifi that is a non issue. However like i said you may have congestion. Verizon fios customer support will not fix your own router, only up to your ONT
look into either a Netgear or Asus or TP Link which is AC and has external antennas for better wifi coverage. At 100/100 any decent router should get that speed and slightly above.
04-11-2019 04:10 PM
I haven't used a Verizon router - ever really. That's over a decade, now. One suggestion I have is to use alternate DNS servers if you aren't already. See: Opt Out of DNS Assistance and Free and Public DNS Servers. I use:
NAMESERVER_1="188.8.131.52" # ISP's Nameserver primary NAMESERVER_2="184.108.40.206" # ISP's Nameserver primary NAMESERVER_3="220.127.116.11" # Google's Open DNS server
See if that helps.