ipad on fios router =fail

flyguy206

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i was at a friends house and the wifi sucked but at my house i never have a problem with wifi asking for a password.
 

otis123

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It's not fios, it's the router that came with the service. I have an airport extreme on my fios and it's great.
 

flyguy206

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There's quite a difference between poor wifi reception and a wireless network asking for a password.

what i mean is you gotta keep putting the password in And that sucks some times it takes for ever for you even to see the network on the ipad
 

bytethese

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i was at a friends house and the wifi sucked but at my house i never have a problem with wifi asking for a password.
If it's the crappy router they provide, that could be it. But those who value a more robust router, have purchased something else to use with their FiOS service and iPad works well with my DIR-655. :)
 

gorkt

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Yeah its the router. I got a Wireless N-router and I have had no problems since.
 

kes601

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It's not fios, it's the router that came with the service. I have an airport extreme on my fios and it's great.
Ditto. Actually just did a Speedtest using the iPhone app that is in the store, got 16m down on the iPad.

And, yes, the wireless on the Actiontec Router is poor. Best $150 I ever spent was on the Airport Extreme.
 

patp

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Airport express are $99. Very reasonable and they work great. No drop outs and full bars pretty much all the time.
 

CrAkD

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i have the actiontec wireless router everyone complains about. I switched the security on it the day i brought home my ipad from wep to wpa and ive had ZERO issues. its WEP! turn it off!
 

mikethebigo

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Tell your friend he should change to WPA regardless of the iPad issues. WEP is very easily hacked into (we're talking minutes).

EDIT: yeah, I get 16 Mb/sec download with FIOS too. God I love it.
 

CrAkD

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Tell your friend he should change to WPA regardless of the iPad issues. WEP is very easily hacked into (we're talking minutes).

EDIT: yeah, I get 16 Mb/sec download with FIOS too. God I love it.
on the ipad? I usually get around 10mbps over the wireless network. I have the 35/35 plan and whenever I check on my wired desktop im pretty close like 36/30
 

kes601

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Aug 3, 2008
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on the ipad? I usually get around 10mbps over the wireless network. I have the 35/35 plan and whenever I check on my wired desktop im pretty close like 36/30
Yep, I get 16/10 w/the iPad + AE bridged off my Actiontec. I'm on the 25/15 plan.
 

kes601

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Aug 3, 2008
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I'm getting 16 with the wireless G from the actiontec.
What revision is your Actiontec? The older ones are much worse when it comes to wireless. I am on revision A. That is why I added the AE. I actually have 2 Airport Extrmes setup. I bought a 2nd Actiontec off eBay and set it up as a coax bridge, so I have one AE at each end of the house bridged off the Actiontecs. Works great.
 

bosox2009

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Yep, I get 16/10 w/the iPad + AE bridged off my Actiontec. I'm on the 25/15 plan.
I don't heave the iPad yet: FRIDAY! but saw the threads about FIOS. So I can use an airport express as a bridge instead of an access point? That would mean wireless N, right?

Thanks for the good info.
 

xraydoc

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I don't have FiOS TV, so things might be different for me, but when I had the Verizon guy install my FiOS Internet service he was able to have the Ethernet port on the optical terminal turned on so I could use my own router (Apple Time Capsule) instead of the Actiontec that Verizon supplies.

My main concern was with double NAT services and the port-forwarding I use to get in to my home server from outside the house.

I've got the 50/20 service and I'm very happy.
 
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