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Offline mrclose

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HELP!! DSL TO FIOS
« on: November 11, 2012, 08:04:58 PM »
I am hoping someone can answer these questions before tuesday.

 I am upgrading from verizons DSL to FIOS and as much searching as I have done, I can't seem to find answers to these questions.

 First, I am told that it will take from four to six hours for the workers to install, whatever it is (besides) a battery backup to complete the job?

 Does this mean that they are going to have to rewire all of my phone jacks?

 Do they have to run FIOS cables to every room (5) that has a phone jack or does FIOS run on the same lines as DSL?

 My second question involves my two pc's and the netgear equipment.

 I run two pc's .. one from the typical westell modem which is also the one connected to the netgear router.

 The second pc uses a usb dongle.

 Will I have to replace both of these "G" netgear (802.11g 54mbps) pieces of equipment to run at the higher FIOS speed?

 Any help will be Greatly appreciated!

An update and even more confusion!

After asking around .. some folks say that the pc will run over existing phone lines 'but' Now I am told, by others that my pc has to be hooked up to a coaxial cable?
(FIOS is coaxial?)

I have comcast cable TV in my rooms but is that where the fios will come from?

I am now officially confused!

I, for now am keeping comcast TV and am only getting internet and phone from verizon fios.

Is that going to be an install for a separate cable for verizon?



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Re: HELP!! DSL TO FIOS
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 06:56:21 AM »

Unless you already have fiber optics in your neighborhood, they need to run it out, then to your house.
The only choke point in fiber optics is when it leaves the cable.

If you run it through a router, the routers limit will be your limit as well, so wiring every room that has a pooter is the best idea.
Warning, they may charge you for every connection, they may even charge you monthly for every connection every month, even though you never plan on using it.
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Re: HELP!! DSL TO FIOS
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »
I think that I have it worked out.
The fiber optic will run to the outside of the house.
From there it is converted to digital.
I will not have to change anything as far as the pc goes.

The fios internet and phone will still use the same phone lines.

It is only the fios TV that uses the cable and I am not getting that.
Capeesh ?

Thanks Everyone!

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Re: HELP!! DSL TO FIOS
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 07:21:49 PM »
I think that I have it worked out.
The fiber optic will run to the outside of the house.
From there it is converted to digital.
I will not have to change anything as far as the pc goes.

The fios internet and phone will still use the same phone lines.

It is only the fios TV that uses the cable and I am not getting that.
Capeesh ?

Thanks Everyone!
To put it bluntly, that shit will scream!
My area will never have it, or DSL, cable, that's why I'm on satellite.
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Re: HELP!! DSL TO FIOS
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 01:49:59 PM »
To put it bluntly, that shit will scream!
My area will never have it, or DSL, cable, that's why I'm on satellite.

well ... IT'S DONE!!!
Yaaaa!!!

The tech spent about 5 hours at it and did a great job!

He ran coaxial for the battery backup and pc modem into places that I thought were impossible!
(yes, you need coaxial. Lots of folks were confused about that .. including me.)

Solar ... I did a lot of 'speed tests', using different speed test sites.

Last night, while still on dsl, my average download speed was around 2.85 mbps.

Today, with FIOS it is now averaging 5.50 to 6.00 mbps.

I don't know a thing about mbps and download speeds but the numbers look a lot better! 8)

 

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