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@jhil1234 wrote:
Ok i thought i had to keep fios router i have a linksys n but thought i have to use verizons?

The easiest thing to do is use the Linksys as a wireless access point (WAP).  If you have FIOS TV, you need to keep the Actiontec in order to supply the internet connection for the STBs.  You can find more information about different router configurations here:

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#16077

 

 

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Oh ok i am not good with networking so maybe ill have to jus keep it how it is unless sumone has a step by step
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I just did anouther test i pulled 20mbps and only 7 uploading i dunno y and tgen pluged into router pulled 43 mbps and only 8 mbps upload weird
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If you already changed the channel between 1, 6 and 11 and didn't find a stronger signal then you may just have wireless interference going on, or the router is simply too far.  there are a few things you can do, you can go buy a bigger antenna, or you can buy your own wireless N router (assuming the wireless on your PC Supports it)

 

I like the MOCA adapters that are being sold right now.  They provide a hardwired ethernet connection in rooms that already have coax, and that means you get a very strong and stable connection as opposed to wireless.  they are plug n play, and available online. 

 

 

If you end up going with a wireless N router, then you'll want to use this walk through to get it connected to the actiontec.

 

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@jhil1234 wrote:
tgen pluged into router pulled 43 mbps and only 8 mbps upload weird

@Hubrisnxs - Since the OP is only getting 8 up wired, there is something else going on besides slow wireless.

 

@jhil1234 - Since you're getting slow upload speeds with a wired connection, have you run this FIOS optimizer?

http://my.verizon.com/micro/speedoptimizer/fios/default.aspx

 

 

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How do I check what channel my router is on as opposed to my neighbor's networks?

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Login to the router at:  http://192.168.1.1 and click Wireless.   The summary page should tell you unless it's set to auto -- in that case, you can go into the settings and pick a channel.   Otherwise the router should choose an open channel when it boots automatically.

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I appreciate your ingenuity and self starter attitude in taking your wireless speed issues into your own hands but I have a bit different view on the subject.  I just re-signed with Verizon for another two year contract and at the prices I am paying them, I think it would be a good idea for them to provide me a new 802.11n modem/router. 

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@keelhauld wrote:

How do I check what channel my router is on as opposed to my neighbor's networks?


Download, install and run inSSIDer.  It will let you see what wifi networks are in your local area and what channels they're on.

 

http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider


@keelhauld wrote:

I just re-signed with Verizon for another two year contract and at the prices I am paying them, I think it would be a good idea for them to provide me a new 802.11n modem/router.


Maybe you should've discussed that with Verizon before you signed the contract. Smiley Wink

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