[wplug] FiOS questions

Zachary Uram netrek at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 11:19:19 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Bruce Adams <bruce.adams at acm.org> wrote:
> I have had FiOS for a couple of years. Initial installation took most of
> a day. I've had a couple of outages. One required replacing the unit at
> my house. That outage lasted about a day. The other outage got fixed
> over the phone, but was it was a tedious process. I doubt Verizon would
> even be willing to talk with you about FiOS unless they already have
> fiber near your house.

That sounds about comparable to my DSL service, like 3-4 outages a
year ranging anywhere from a couple hours to 18 hours.

> Verizon uses several different routers. Don't assume you will get any
> specific model.


> The four physical ports on their router work fine. You get
> administrative control of the router and will need to open up ports for
> incoming connections and setup port forwarding to whichever machine you
> want to really service that port.

So this is all done in router's web interface not in Linux? It sound a
bit complex is it hard?

> Bittorrent has worked fine for me, but I'm not a heavy user. Verizon
> might react to heavy use.

Last year I pulled down about 1.5 - 2 TB of data.


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