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I have the Actiontec MI424 Router and Fios 50/25 mps plan. What router should i upgrade to?

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September 16, 2013 11:18:18 AM

Should i get the Apple Extreme? or something else?

i live in a house with a yard and my current wifi only reaches to the patio. i would like to go straight from G to AC so i dont have to upgrade again.

suggestions?
September 16, 2013 11:26:19 AM

First off, with FiOS...that ActionTec needs to be in the chain. It does a lot more than just be a router (I have 50/25 as well)

What you need is an access point, not another router.
Where is the current router located?
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September 16, 2013 11:28:56 AM

In my home office, which is in an extreme corner of the house.
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September 16, 2013 3:13:09 PM

Something like this will work:
NETGEAR WN3000RP-100NAS Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender


It picks up the WiFi from your router, and rebroadcasts it. Place it closer to the patio/backyard, and it should extend your range outside.

(no specific experience with this device, but there are many more just like it)
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September 16, 2013 3:18:27 PM

But that will still be G, no? If I got an AC wouldn't it go faster?

I read reviews that the apple extreme had a much longer range.
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September 16, 2013 3:18:28 PM

A visual of how they work:
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September 17, 2013 6:54:13 AM

Ok, but the only thing i still don't get is that the Fios modem/router is wireless G. if i keep that Fios router and purchase a wireless N or AC access point, connect it hardline to the fios modem, will my wireless be faster? or does it bottleneck at the fios modem since it is only G?
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September 17, 2013 7:12:13 AM

mojorisin23 said:
Ok, but the only thing i still don't get is that the Fios modem/router is wireless G. if i keep that Fios router and purchase a wireless N or AC access point, connect it hardline to the fios modem, will my wireless be faster? or does it bottleneck at the fios modem since it is only G?


If you connect the AP via ethernet cable directly to the router, yes, you will get the N or AC speed (internally). Externally, you're still at 50/25.

If you get a full wireless AP (as in the picture above), then you're limited to what the router can give out. In this case, 802.11G.
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