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I recently had Fios (internet only) installed, and with it came the G3100 router. Not wishing to pay $15 per month for this router, I intend to return it to Verizon after buying my own router. Does it make sense to buy a Verizon router from Amazon, eBay or wherever (such as the Quantum Gateway or the Actiontec Fios MI424WR)? I'm thinking that in the event that I have trouble in the future, I will have Verizon equipment, and therefore could receive Verizon support.  It looks like I can find a Verizon router for $100 or less, which is far less than the $300 Verizon G3100.

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You can really buy any router you want since you don't have TV. Definitely stay away from the MI424WR because it is pretty out of date. It is only 2.4 GHz wifi4(N standard). You also have to be careful buying Verizon routers online. Sometimes they are stolen and Verizon will start charging you a rental when you connect it. You can definitely get a decent router for $150. Just make sure it has dual band wifi, wifi5(wireless AC) gigabit ethernet ports. 

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You can really buy any router you want since you don't have TV. Definitely stay away from the MI424WR because it is pretty out of date. It is only 2.4 GHz wifi4(N standard). You also have to be careful buying Verizon routers online. Sometimes they are stolen and Verizon will start charging you a rental when you connect it. You can definitely get a decent router for $150. Just make sure it has dual band wifi, wifi5(wireless AC) gigabit ethernet ports. 

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Thanks so much for the useful information. I see lots of routers on eBay, but I had not considered that they could be hot--good point. I will probably do as you suggest, and perhaps see what Best Buy has to offer. I'll take along the specs you provided. 

 

Many thanks!

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I have both TV and WI-FI with Verizon. What modem/routers would work with FIOS?

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@swampfox1 wrote:

I have both TV and WI-FI with Verizon. What modem/routers would work with FIOS?


Since you have FIOS TV, you must use the FIOS router.

 

This is not say that you can not use your own router too.

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Check out SmallNetBuilder for router reviews.

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In 2021, there are plenty routers that will work flawlessly with Verizon. But, I recommend anyone who don't want to waste their $$ to first check out the Best Router for Verizon FiOS.

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