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Router Confusion - Rev "F" vs Rev "I"

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RipRoarer
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Router Confusion - Rev "F" vs Rev "I"

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When I recently upgraded my service, the Verizon Rep insisted that I needed a new modem/router to full advantage of the faster service.  I trusted the person and bought a new router for $79.99.  I was shocked to see that the new router was almost identical to the one I had already.  Can anyone tell me if the new router is faster?  I don't see any improvement in service.  Verizon has been unable to answer this question.

 

Old Router: M1424WR rev. F (Fios Router)

Speed: LAN Ethernet 10/100 MBPS auto-sencing

Wireless 802.11n

 

New Router: M1424WR rev. I (Fios Router)

Speed: LAN Ethernet 10/100/1000 MBPS auto-sencing

Wireless 802.11b up to 11 MBPS

Wireless 802.11g up to 54 MBPS

Wireless 802.11n up to 160 MBPS

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rip

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Yes, the rev I is faster.  It has gigabit (1000 Mbps) wired Ethernet and 802.11n (130Mbps) wireless.  The rev F is 100Mbps Ethernet and 802.11g (54Mbps) .

 

The rev F. does not have 802.11n.

 

Enjoy

 

 

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@gs0b wrote:

Yes, the rev I is faster.  It has gigabit (1000 Mbps) wired Ethernet and 802.11n (130Mbps) wireless.  The rev F is 100Mbps Ethernet and 802.11g (54Mbps) .

 

The rev F. does not have 802.11n.

 

Enjoy

 

 


Actually the rev F does have 802.11n support.  But its radios are limited to draft 802.11n and only get to about 65Mbps (real speed) vs 802.11g which is limited to about 20-25 Mbps (real speed)

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Thanks so much for your reply.  Since I have the 50/25 service, does it really make a difference?  I cannot get more than about 20.0mbps download and 20Mbps upload on my wireless devices, which is about the same or worse than on my old modem.  Is there a setting that I need to change?   Cheers, Rip

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I can get my wireless to perform at 50mbps using the ref F.  But to do so need to follow the tuneup suggestions that optimize that.

 

  • use wireless n devices
  • not be to far from router
  • make sure to switch router to WPA2 encryption
  • set router to wireless N only support

 

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