Please dont turn this into a “shouldve stayed with cable” topic. It wont help.
My dad recently decided to go for Verizons FiOS package for my family as a surprise. The TV and phone service is great. The internet though I’m still having networking headaches with. Verizons tech support was no help.
Before we got the FiOS service installed, we had a cable internet connection, and a wireless router servicing our home, a Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router, model # F5D8230-4, a 108g speed router with tremendous range.
When we got FiOS, the new modem was one of those shitty hybrid modem/router things. It’s a ActionTec MI424WR. The way FiOS is connected, you have forced to use the router ports built in so you can connect it to your main PC. Coax cable and ethernet cable come into the device from your wall, and another ethernet cable goes into your PC from on of the 4 ports.
Since I have to use wireless to get online with my computers(wires are out of the question, I am just too far away), I have to use my Belkin router, which offers huge ass range and double the speed. Naturally, this hybrid thing is messing it up.
Here are the issues I’ve had with my wireless PC(the “main” PC is my fathers, not mine):
-Totally unable to join any game servers via Steam. HL2/CS:S/etc.
-Torrents have gone to shit. They have NAT issues(whatever those are) and take forever. I use Azuerus.
-My wirelessly networked XBOX360 has occasional hiccups when playing games online.
-All of the fowarded ports on the Belkin router seem to go ignored.
How can I stop this FiOS hybrid thing fro messing up my network?