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
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
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.
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)
06-25-2013 05:28 PM - edited 06-25-2013 05:31 PM
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
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.