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Netgear Mesh or orbi with Verizon Fios Triple play?

Netgear Mesh or orbi with Verizon Fios Triple play?

Copper Contributor xxnonamexx
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Registered: ‎08-05-2011
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I have Verizon's latest router for the 3 services. I want to increase the range and was looking into the Netgear Mesh router over Orbi. Can I use the mesh router with Fios? Has anyone used it yet? Thanks

Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
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Registered: ‎12-15-2010
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Saying "Orbi" and "Netgear Mesh Router" make me think of the same thing, since the Orbi is a Netgear product. Is there something specific you're looking for?


Any router can be used with FiOS. The only requirement is that you must keep a FiOS router in the mix if you have FiOS TV service (especially with the VMS/Quantum boxes). Ideally the FiOS router stays as the primary and you use a mesh product or an access point to extend the coverage of your Wi-Fi network, disabling the FiOS router's Wi-Fi if it is unneeded.

Gold Contributor VII
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Registered: ‎10-18-2016
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However the one verizon sells is locked down to Fios as in another post where they could not get a firmware update from Verizon and Netgear had one which could not be used on the Verizon bought one.

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