FiOS modem Wi-Fi speeds...?

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Dec 7, 2012

FiOS modem Wi-Fi speeds...? by Joe88 at 11:02 PM (604 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. Joe88
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    so about a year ago I finally got fios (upgraded from DSL) and got 15 up and 5 down speeds, this was the box I got
    http://computershopper.com/var/ezwe...4-1-eng-US/verizon-fios-modem-wifi-router.jpg

    which is a 802.11n router, I got the same speeds with LAN and and WLAN

    now fast forward a year later
    I signed up for FiOS quantum and got their 75 up and 25 down package
    but only the LAN can achieve those speeds (im actually almost getting 90 up and 35 down) however the WLAN is the exact speed 15 up and 5 down

    I called version and now they want me to buy a new $70 router to get those speeds over wi-fi

    most of the devices I use (my laptop for instance) are wireless G but so that would mean I should at least get up 54 mbps

    so does anyone know whats going on here? is this blatant wi-fi throttling or what?
    it just doesnt make sense they ship a wireless N router but it can only go half of what wireless G is.

    and I get 5 full bars on my wi-fi signal so that is not the problem
     
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    Without going into any technical detail (I'm in bed just lurking before dropping off to sleep), find out which version of WiFi N your router (and devices) are based on. Draft 2 onwards had significantly better throughput than draft 1.

    Also, double check what Windows detects as the WiFi G connection speed. It often changes depending on the quality of reception to your router (bars means signal strength, but that doesn't give any indication of speed).

    The final thing to mention is that even though WiFi G is specced to 54mbps, it's rare to get that full speed. I personally only expect 16-20mbps over WiFi G, but then again my area has a lot of radio traffic (being next door to the BBC broadcast centre doesn't help).
     
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    windows sees the wi-fi connection as 802.11n

    the rev.f model is capable of 65mbps max on wi-fi
    http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-Internet/65mbps-via-802-11N/td-p/282349

     

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