02-25-2014 10:15 AM
thanks so much for the info buddy. basically last night i was firmware on the router 22.214.171.124. and now after the firmware update it has Current Version: 126.96.36.199. this is what causing the issue. before the firmware update everything was super fast and excellent. now everything is horrible.
EVERYONE be careful of the new firmware update.
02-25-2014 10:32 AM
OUTAGE IN USA. the new firmware version. 188.8.131.52 has caused dropping packets and caused an outage all over the States. just found out by technical support.
BEWARE of this NEW FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
02-25-2014 10:37 AM
No problems with it on my end, aside from the reboots, which were happening with the previous firmware too. Only sites that are slow to load for me are these Verizon Forums and the main Verizon site - and they've always been clunky. Otherwise, no difference whatsoever from the .2 firmware.
Could just be the default answer for the tech support people when they can't fix your problem.
02-25-2014 05:23 PM
Yeah, I second that. The .3 firmware didn't have an appreciable impact on my connection at all. Of course, it didn't fix my rebooting issue either, but I didn't have much confidence that it actually would.
So, cyberdome, tech support is telling you that the new firmware is causing widespread connection issues? Did they mention when a fix would be coming?
02-25-2014 06:13 PM - edited 02-25-2014 07:19 PM
Signed up to reply. I am a long time FiOS customer and have also been having issues with my Actiontec router for months. I have been calling tech support non stop. I just did the firmware update as well and it hasn't helped. Even changed that proxy setting that was mentioned earlier in the thread.
Sometimes when my router would reboot itself the 'Internet' light would remain lit up Amber instead of Green. This could happen anywhere from 15 minutes to well over an hour and a half I would'nt have a connection. I am completely fed up with this Rev. I router. I have a tech coming to my house in the morning to run an ethernet cable so I can buy my own router, looking at that nice Asus one.
I can't deal with the Actiontec rebooting itself 2-5 times a day whenever it feels like it. Whenever I call, none of the techs knew about the router issue. I have had my ONT which was only maybe 6 months old replaced, the router replaced twice, cleaned my coax connections individually at the request of a tech support rep. I've done everything like some of the other posters have.
I have wanted off the Actiontec router for awhile but I have TV/Internet/Phone. I hope they get a fix out for the router soon so that everyone doesn't have to deal with it anymore. Good luck to everyone else!
02-25-2014 07:13 PM
No, ETA yet, they said they are working on it. I just changed the MTU settings to 1496 and everything is working fine now. so far so good. ***knock on wood***
good luck to everyone! hope Verizon is coming with a FIX.
02-26-2014 06:22 AM
02-26-2014 05:56 PM
I posted my solution. Works great so far and my internet should never drop again.
Essentially buy a new router from someone other than Actiontec and only use the Actiontec router with the coax for the STB's. There is a link in my post that gives detailed step by step instruction which I followed. The only difference was that that this was for the Rev A and changing the IP of the Actiontec router required a couple of extra steps.
02-28-2014 04:46 PM - edited 02-28-2014 04:48 PM
Looks like Verizon pushed .3 a little while ago, which is odd since there's a report that it's responsible for an outage of some kind. My router upgraded on its own about 14 hours ago.
03-01-2014 07:49 AM
Update from m y side:
Tech came out replaced everything still rebooted (shock and awe). Came back out, I asked for a REV F router, installed and all is good with the world. I could care less about N and dual antenna's. Stable connection is key for me. So I'm "happy" (for now). Good luck to everyone else, I'm not sure what it's going to take for verizon to see it's an issue with the REV I, but all signs point to that direction.