Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by The King Of Magikarps, Jan 27, 2008.

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  1. The King Of Magikarps

    The King Of Magikarps Active Member

    Does any else have thier Fios service? The reason I ask this is because there service is horrible. I'm so mad because I get disconnected at least 3 time a day from the wireless network. Plus I can no longer connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi. We had Comcast and we rarley had problems except for no service for about a month but the rest of the time it was all good. Now with verizon we get really bad service they "say" its faster and more reliable, but my wi-fi service is very bad. My parents say its better but they just don't see the facts that verizon was a very bad choice in internet selection. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  2. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    Verizon is a DSL service, right? Similar in form and function to satellite?

    How far away from the main hub of the DSL carrier? Distance does add some quirks to the system.
  3. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    No he has some fiber optical service. I actually have their DSL, and it is insanely reliable. I guess it is just new technology, and it is far from perfected.
  4. The King Of Magikarps

    The King Of Magikarps Active Member

    Well Comacast had a much faster and reliable internet service. No we don't have DSL, we have boardband.
  5. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    DSL is considered broadband. I guess you meant broadband when you said "boardband" :tongue:
  6. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    Both DSL and Cable are considered to be "broadband" internet connections.

    I've never heard of fiber optic internet service before. Sounds interesting, if it could be perfected.
  7. unknown

    unknown New Member

    Did you change your router? It sounds more like a router issue, than a service issue. You state that you "get disconnected at least 3 time a day from the wireless network," not that you cannot connect to the internet, but from your network. Also, as long as you can get online you should be able to utilize Nintendo Wi-Fi.

    Which brings me to my next question, DS or Wii? If it is the DS, then again, it sounds you like you changed routers or just the settings. The Nintendo DS cannot connect to WPA encrypted networks, so if the (I am assuming) Verizon tech used WPA (the standard) when/if he set up the network, your DS will not work. The Wii should be able to connect, if you set it up correctly.

    I dunno, maybe I am assuming it is the router, because I have heard very few horror stories with FIOS. From majority of the things that I have read/heard, Verizon was doing a great job with their fiber lines. But then again, it seems that you are not mad at the internet, just your wi-fi network.
  8. BJJ763

    BJJ763 Trading Mod Supervisor Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    We recently switched to Verizon and my sons enjoy using the Wii for the internet now. No problems here.
  9. drrty byl

    drrty byl New Member

    I've had fios service for over a year now. Extremely fast and reliable compared to all available alternatives. It does sound like a router issue you're experiencing. Are you using a Verizon-provided unit? If so, read your instruction manual and reset the router. You may also need to run a firmware update or restore the router to default settings to get things functioning properly.
  10. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

    Verizon sucks.

    (Disclaimer: I am a Sprint employee.)
  11. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    go back to comcast :)
  12. The King Of Magikarps

    The King Of Magikarps Active Member

    Yes were using the Verizon provided router, I'm only having issues with the DS connection no issues with the Wii.
  13. unknown

    unknown New Member

    Okay, the Nintendo DS will not work unless you change the encryption. They are only designed to work with WEP, or no encryption. This is an issue because WEP is easily hacked, it takes about 30 seconds. For security issues, WPA or WPA2 is reccomended.

    Now, do you have you other wireless router still, the one that you had for comcast? And if you do what kind is it? Also what kind did Verizon give you.

    At my house, we wanted our network secure, but also wanted our Nintendo DS's to be able to get online. I had two routers and was able to segment my network for security. This can get pretty complicated, but was worth it.
  14. drmario

    drmario New Member

    It's new. They just finished rolling out the network last summer. They deliver internet, tv, and phone completely over fiber optic wires.
  15. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    Interesting. Is it reliable? Fast? How does it compare to Cable and DSL in both regards?
  16. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Fiber optics are incredibly fast (I've heard of speeds of up to 50 Mbps), making it possible to have TV, phone and internet all on one connection. They do tend to be quite expensive.

    For the sake of clarity, are both the DS and the Wii connecting directly to the router or through a USB adaptor?
  17. bullados

    bullados <a href="

    What about restrictions? I know that DSL is limited by the distance from the central hub, and that cable is limited by its maximum download speed (which, for me at least, is plenty, comparable to a shared T1 line). What are the limitations on this type of technology?
  18. drrty byl

    drrty byl New Member

    Throughput is insanely fast. My service usually feels quicker than a t1-fed WAN I use sometimes. Bandwidth is severely throttled however, but at speeds faster than cable/DSL service. 15mbps down/2mbps up for ~$45/mo. Bandwidth is not shared with nearby subscribers as each line feeds directly into switching equipment. My service has also been incredibly reliable. The only downtime we've had in a year were the 3 times our lines were cut by neighbors doing construction, but that's another story... My only complaints are that I never received a $50 gift certificate that was supposed to come when signing up for the service (despite repeated attempts to claim it), and that Verizon's customer service has been mediocre.
  19. unknown

    unknown New Member

    FiOS is faster than a T1 line. A T1 maxes out at about 1.5 Mbps whereas FiOS starts, at 5 Mbps and who knows how fast it goes. So far the highest reports I have seen was around 50 Mbps.

    As for limitations, the only one that I can think of is that it is not available everywhere yet. It is still a new concept (about 3 years, I think). I am not sure if there is a practical distance limit for FiOS. It is a fiber-optic line, so I would imagine that it could go pretty far.

    As a word of caution to those thinking about getting FiOS. Make sure that the do not cut your copper. I am not sure if they are still doing this because of the backlash they got, but last time I heard anything about this they said that you have to tell them not to cut the copper, or they will just do it.
  20. The King Of Magikarps

    The King Of Magikarps Active Member

    It's connecting directly to the router. Also Verizon said we have to reset our Dell's Memory Card or something to fix the problem.?.?.?

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    I'm really getting PO with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2008

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