02-05-2009 03:54 AM
02-05-2009 07:47 AM - edited 02-05-2009 07:50 AM
It has been three days straight now and my wireless signals have not dropped.
Thanks Provider 7 and Techman.
However, I really do think that the FIOS internet tech/customer service should build a database of possible solutions to Vista/FIOS internet issues. I am sure by switching the network sharing from public to private will probably not work for everyone but a database should be developed for all possible solutions.
02-05-2009 07:54 AM
02-06-2009 11:39 AM
It has been 4 days and my wireless connection works perfectly(has not dropped yet).
However, the globe went away yesterday but my connection did not fall off which is fine with me.
02-17-2009 10:16 AM - edited 02-17-2009 10:18 AM
Well, the above solution only lasted a total of 5 days when the router/Vista started to drop signals again like before with me losing my wireless connection
I have since bought and installed the Trendnet Draft N Signal Booster(I turned off the Actiontech's Wireless signal) and it is looking good so far. It has been only day 1 and no signal loss so far. (signal is much stronger than the Actiontech). Globe still goes in and out but the wireless signal is strong and active.
I will keep you guys updated as this week goes by.
02-18-2009 04:39 PM
02-18-2009 09:01 PM
Well after spending hours over several days. I can understand your frustration at the problems with the Actiontech. I have actually had FIOS for close to two years and my original Actiontech router (even when I used Vista) worked flawlessly. Never had connection problems and could be up to three rooms away (or further outside the house) and never have signal problems. A week and a half ago, the router kicked the bucket. After going thru several techs, they finally got me a new router and it is having the problems you describe. I can usually connect wirelessly when I first turn on my laptop from another room, but after a while, signal gets week and all of a sudden you are local only and then simply cannot connect at all. This is also the case with ALL of my other equipment that uses wireless signals in the house which had never had a problem before.
Here was Verizons response - "we only guarantee wireless signals within 10 feet of the router". "If you want to talk to billing, they can probably set you up with a Westell router" (at of course additional cost) - which after reading these posts apparently would have been a waste of money. Or just go to radio shack and see if buying a signal booster might help.
These "newer" Actiontech routers obviously have signal strength problems. How about Verizon actually making sure the equipment that we are paying good money for works as it should - a signal that they advertise with the technology in the equipment they are using should not have problems reaching further than 10 feet.
I have referred a number of friends to FIOS service in the past, but if this is going to be the response of Verizon and people in their supervisory positions, that will not only stop, but I will be looking at new service. I don't need to pay close to $120/mo to be blown off.
02-19-2009 07:42 AM
Signal strength wasn't the issue with me and the Actiontech because it would drop a signal even if I had the laptop right beside the router.
Its just a crappy router period.
Its now day 4 and my Trendnet is still working flawlessly and I am very happy about it.
I would highly recommend anyone with wireless issues with the Actiontech to just get the Trendnet. It much faster(Wireless N on the Trendnet) versus Wireless G on the Actiontech. Consistent signal levels anywhere in my house.
Its alot simplier than having to bridge the actiontech router with another router and having VOD, widgets and remote DVR setup issues.