We recently moved and chose Frontier (formerly Verizon) FIOS for our Internet service since the other option was Comcast. The service is the lowest tier (50/50) but we were coming from DSL with lower speeds and it was fine so we were expecting it to be OK. And it is. Sometimes. Other times it is really slow to unusable. Like, the airport on my Mac won't even connect to the router sometimes. Sometimes it will connect but I have to wait 2-4 minutes for an URL I typed in to load. Sometimes it goes up and down, disconnectng and reconnecting our wifi devices every few minutes. And other times, like right now, it's absolutely fine. [more inside]
Please help me sort out using a VPN only for traffic going to my Roku. [more inside]
Yay--we bought a house! The house has what seems like miles and miles of coaxial cable in every room. I'm trying to figure out if we actually need it or not. [more inside]
A friend told me that I should ditch the FIOS router Verizon gave me a few years ago and buy an off-the-shelf router for better results. Has anyone had any luck doing this? I've searched the internet and I'm not able to find any specific details on what routers one would buy to do this.
My Internet connection is terrible. All efforts at tech support have failed. Could switching companies fix the problem? Details inside. [more inside]
Verizon Fios installation today. Technician crashed my computer. Said they will pay to have it fixed or replaced! Have any of you dealt with this before? What was your outcome?
Getting FIOS installed right now. Should I use Verizon's router or my Airport Extreme? [more inside]
Is Verizon lying to me? [more inside]
Should I stick with my Comcast high-speed internet plan or switch to Verizon FiOS? [more inside]
Our house has no coaxial cable installed... but I want FiOS. Do I need to get something done before Verizon comes? How much will it cost? [more inside]
Help me, AskMe, you're my (last) hope. The Actiontec wireless router that Verizon insists is the only thing they can give me to use for our home FIOS service is keeping me from accessing MetaFilter at home. [more inside]
Verizon Fios or Cablevision Optimum Online? [more inside]
Our company is moving and getting Verizon FIOS with 5 IP's. They said all 5 IPs are coming in on one ethernet cable. How does this work? Bonus question: What's the best router to handle this job? [more inside]