Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Get it fast with In-Store & Curbside Pickup or same day delivery.

Wifi bad outdoors change to Google wifi?

Reply
xxnonamexx
Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎08-05-2011

Wifi bad outdoors change to Google wifi?

Message 1 of 3
(1,045 Views)

I have fios quantum router the newest from Verizon. I noticed when I am outside my porch the wifi signal drops considerably. The router is about 20' away. The walls are sheetrock nothing to prevent the signal to degrade. I was reading about Google wifi. Does that mean I eliminate the fios router?

2 REPLIES 2
tns2
Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 4,437
Registered: ‎12-16-2012

Re: Wifi bad outdoors change to Google wifi?

Message 2 of 3
(1,030 Views)

There are tons of different choices if you don't want to use a Verizon supplied router. 

 

I have no experience with Google wifi mesh system, but suspect other routers may be even better.

 

For verizon routers 20 feet is unusually low range.  I can get a signal well away from the house (to a router originally supplied by Verizon, although I am now Frontier), although I actually usually connect to a different router I have in my network.

jonjones
Platinum Contributor II
Platinum Contributor II
Posts: 5,293
Registered: ‎10-18-2016

Re: Wifi bad outdoors change to Google wifi?

Message 3 of 3
(1,011 Views)

@xxnonamexx wrote:

I have fios quantum router the newest from Verizon. I noticed when I am outside my porch the wifi signal drops considerably. The router is about 20' away. The walls are sheetrock nothing to prevent the signal to degrade. I was reading about Google wifi. Does that mean I eliminate the fios router?


https://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios?

Section 3.1 will assist you in your questions. You can use any good router. Your last post said something about a Netgear Nighthawk that is a fantastic router. There is also Asus and TP Link etc. 

How-To Videos
 
The following videos were produced by users like you!
   
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.
Have a spare Fios-G1100?Learn how to bridge it into your network
Get Started


Covid19

Browse Categories
Categories:
Posts

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.
Modal Dialogue Title