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Contributor hydeyoshi
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i upgraded last week to 50/20.verizon said i cant the newer router because my old 1 which is mi424wr gen2 can handle the speed but i can buy it for 79.99.my ? is it worth it to buy the new router or the old 1 is just as good.i read the new 1 gives you better wireless speeds.i found the router on ebay for 60.00.Thanks in advance

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Copper Contributor Comet2011L4
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Hello hydeyoshi,

 

Yes the new router, MI424WR GigE red band router, is suppose to give you better wireless performance with the newer 802.11n support.  However your devices and applications will need to support the 802.11n otherwise the speed will go only as fast as the slowest device.

 

I think Verizon will only sell you the newer MI424WR GigE router if you have the right FiOS Internet plan (150/65 plan). Can anyone confirm this?

 

Again make sure your devices support 802.11n otherwise your MI424WR original will do just fine.

 

 

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@Comet2011L4 wrote:

I think Verizon will only sell you the newer MI424WR GigE router if you have the right FiOS Internet plan (150/65 plan). Can anyone confirm this?

 


I have the 75/35 plan and received that router free when I signed up.

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Hello Walt178,

 

Yeah that would make sense because the wireless 802.11n would be able to deliver that speed to those 802.11n devices. In other words, the 75/35 plan is when you should upgrade to the MI424WR Gig E for best wireless performance.

 

802.11g  speed limited is at 54mbps @ 20 Mhz

802.11n speed limit is 72.2Mbps @ 20MHz   or   150Mbps @ 40 Mhz

 

 

 

 

 

Contributor hydeyoshi
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thanks.i do have laptops and other devices that support wireless n.i was thinking about also trying the 2nd router way.but dont know if it will be more of headache or work better thant buying verizon wireless n router.

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@hydeyoshi wrote:

thanks.i do have laptops and other devices that support wireless n.i was thinking about also trying the 2nd router way.but dont know if it will be more of headache or work better thant buying verizon wireless n router.


To achieve the benefit of wireless n, all of your devices will need to be n. If any of your wireless devices are g, you will be limited to that speed. 

 

 

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If it were me, I would go buy a cheap Wireless N router/access point and use that for my N-type devices.

 

If I were really feeling frisky, I might buy a dual-band device and split my G-devices (if I had any) away from the N devices.

 

Of course, I would disable wireless on the Actiontec.

 

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@Comet2011L4 wrote:

 

I think Verizon will only sell you the newer MI424WR GigE router if you have the right FiOS Internet plan (150/65 plan)  


 

Not true.  Anyone willing to pay $79 can purchase the Gig-E router.

 

 

Contributor hydeyoshi
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how easy is it to connect a cheap wireless n router  and what are some recommendation cheap routers

Contributor hydeyoshi
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i also found the out i have MI424WR (Rev F).i went to speedtest.net and ran it thru the laptop and it varies from 17/15 then drops lower than that.no where near the 50/25.i made the suggested adjustments on the router.i change it to performance 802.11n and changed to wpa2.if any 1 can give some info on cheaper routers and how to's so i can maybe get a better wireless n speed or steady speed.

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