05-31-2014 03:25 PM
MODEL NAME MI424WR-GEN3I
HARDWARE VERSION: I
I would like to turn the wireless feature of on the above FIOS Actiontec in order to use a NetGear WNDR4500, which is a N900 wireless dual band gigabit router. I purchased this in order to improve the range of the wireless signal in my house.
If someone could walk me through the process I'd be grateful.
06-01-2014 05:10 AM
Type 192.168.1.1 from your browswer's address bar. The user name is admin and the password is on the sticker on the back of the router. Click on wireless settings on top. Then click basic security settings on the left. Under number 1 turn the wireless off and scroll to the bottom of the screen and click apply.
06-01-2014 06:22 AM
06-01-2014 06:29 AM
Unless you need a 2nd router due to coverage issues, I would indeed turn off the FIOS wifi.
There is not point in having the FIOS router broadcasting and potentially intefering with the other routers signal. There is nothing to be gained by having 2 routers broadcast unless you are going to put at opposite ends of the house in an attempt to address a range or coverage issue. I have an ASUS that covers a 4200 sq ft house. If you are going to get a 2nd router, get a good one, and turn off the FIOS wifi.
06-01-2014 10:29 AM
You probably want to read this too.
There is actually no reason to turn the wireless on the the Verizon router as they can co-exist.
Option or config 1 is the easiest most universally used method, described as LAN to WAN and you likely won't have to configure anything at all. simply look at the actiontec, find it's LAN ports (labeled 1-4) plug an ethernet in there, and the other end plug into your WAN or Internet Port on your netgear.Turn em on and have fun.the LAN to LAN config is probably the 2nd most used config, and I only use that if I have some real heavy intensive stuff going on in my network. If it's simple browsing, downloading, streaming a movie here and there, light to medium internet useage, then option 1 is the winner for me. Power users should do LAN to LAN IMO
06-03-2014 04:43 PM