[wplug] FiOS questions

Zachary Uram netrek at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 10:50:35 EDT 2011

Does anyone here run Verizon FiOS? If so do you have a positive or
negative experience overall? Does FiOS let you run your own web
server, game server, teamspeak server, IRC server? Do you get a static
IP or a dynamic one that constantly changes? I am interested in the
15Mb/5Mb plan for $49.99/month. It says there are taxes and fees
applicable as well. Just how much are these fees per month? I did live
chat with a FiOS rep., but they seemed to just give formulaic answers
and I really didn't get my questions answered. Right now I have
Speakeasy (Megapath) DSL and it is direct connection to my desktop
machine (static IP too) so I have no router. The Verizon rep. said I
need a wireless router and a wireless NIC, Verizon has promotion where
they give you a wireless router. This doesn't help me because I don't
trust wireless security (even WPA2 has been cracked) and I don't want
to buy a wireless NIC. Is there anyway I can have FiOS just connect
directly to my (wired) NIC? Here is what she said:

Archer(23:53:23): When you sign up for FiOS Internet, you'll receive a
wireless router at no cost that will provide firewall protection and a
fast, reliable connection to multiple computers.That means everyone in
your household with a wireless-enabled computer will be able to use
FiOS Internet when and where they want to, as long as they?re inside
the router?s signal area.
Archer(23:53:30): The wireless router allows you to connect up to 4
computers through the four wired ports, and/or up to ten additional
computers without wires.

This $49.99/mo price is a promotion so it's only good for one year. I
asked her what the price would be after that and she had no clue. Does
anyone know? She said:

Archer(23:47:44): We do not have any details on the future prices and
offers; however, Verizon will notify you at least 30 days prior with
the exact prices and offers.

Also what is Verizon's attitude towards bittorenting? Would this be
blocked and would I then need a router that does port forwarding?

I pay $55/mo now, but I only get 1.5Mb/384Kb, so having 15Mb/5Mb for
only $5 more seems too good to pass up!

Another question I had was how long it takes from the day I order
service until it is finally up and running? I live in Carrick so I
don't know if they already have fiber in here and just need to run a
secondary line to our building. She couldn't answer this question

Thanks for any info.


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