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#1 vargint

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

is it necessary to use the verizon router?

 

"If you already have one of the models listed, let us know which one by selecting the router model and then confirm below to continue. Otherwise, you’ll need to rent or buy a router to complete your order.

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Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway, Model G1100

By checking this box, I am confirming that I have the above router model and a router will not be added to my online order. If the technician determines that the router onsite is not compatible with my Fios service, I will need to rent or purchase one when the technician is installing my service."

 

Does that mean that they only allow one to use the above two routers with their internet?  And their tech may not be willing to do the work if I don't have one of those two?  Shouldn't I be able to use just any router?  

 

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#2 britechguy

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:22 PM

You should certainly be able to use any Verizon FIOS compatible modem-router.  That being said, there aren't all that many of those.

 

Also, depending on what speeds a FIOS compatible router may be capable of on the wireless side this may be a part of why a specific router is required.  If they're promising you throughput that the wireless protocol the modem-router uses can't support that would not be their fault, but you can be sure that some would be ranting at Verizon because of that.

 

I've got plenty of things I would love to rant at Verizon about, for the record.  Their DSL service, once rock-solid and reasonably priced, has become flaky and far too expensive for a mature technology in the area where I live.  I expect costs for wired connectivity to be decreasing and reliability to be increasing and the reverse has been the trend for a while now with Verizon high-speed internet provided via DSL.


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