[wplug] FiOS questions

Martin James Gehrke martin at teamgehrke.com
Mon Jun 20 11:51:45 EDT 2011

Not to swing this from FIOS to dd-wrt but while I had picked that exact
router out for my next dd-wrt purchase, the online docs said that it has
intermittant wifi failures.
there is a script in there that is a "fix" for wifi dropouts.

Have you had any issues?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Duncan Hutty <dhutty at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:

> On 06/17/2011 11:02 AM, Martin James Gehrke wrote:
> > I have FIOS for about year before I moved out of the area.
> > I loved it. Right now I have Armstrong and it just doesn't compare.
> > I paid the extra for the 25/25 symmetrical and I really got 25/25,
> whereas
> > now I have 15/5 and I am lucky to get 10/3.
> >
> > With FIOS you are required to use their router which is an Actiontec
> > MI424WR. If you want to do DD-WRT this can be a pain.
> There are various different versions of the MI424WR (A-E at least). Some
> of which are straightforward to change to an opensource router that you
> can control, some much less so.
> I just bought something that I know will work easily, buffalo
> wzr-hp-g300nh which has 32Mb flash and 64Mb ram. from the openwrt wiki:
> "easy to flash and hard to brick. Quite possibly the best
> gigabit-capable router that openwrt runs on at this point".
> Lots of help in the wiki and elsewhere for those who are unfamiliar,
> openwrt on this device is able to run various network services for my
> network and happily routes mail, voip and all sorts of other stuff to
> other machines in my network.
> Once I had a tech move my FIOS from coax to ethernet, I haven't had a
> problem, before there were problems every few months or so, but as noted
> previously you have to use coax if you want TV service (or phone, I think).
> The  only other point that I'm aware of is that they block port 25, so
> my mailserver relays to my colo through port 587.
> --
> Duncan Hutty
> Senior System Administrator, ECE
> Carnegie Mellon University
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