Just wanted to come back to say thanks to Hubrisnxs for his response.
Changing the wireless channel helped a little bit, but using your suggestion and the instructions at the link provided to "piggy back" a new wireless N router to the existing actiontec router worked the best. The speeds I'm getting on my wireless connection now are as good as the wired connection and I have better wireless coverage throughout my house.
Users like you are worth their weight in gold. Thanks again.
I am another one who is not getting correct speeds outside of verizon network.
I have 50/25 service. The verizon test shows 50/25, but all other speed tests, like speedtest.net and speaskeasy.net, show 50/5.
I previously had 25/15 service. Speakeasy.net showed 25/15 on their test.
Verizon tech replaced the router. No change.