FIOS Router

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Thu May 27 20:24:21 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Chris Burwell <cburwell at> wrote:
> To be honest, I'm not sure how they got the 100Mb service. The fastest
> service I have seen on the FiOS website is the 50/20. I can only
> assume that it varies by region.

It does, or it used to... rumors were DFW was a good place to get the
100/100 service.

As to the actiontec, just ditch it, if you have cat-5 from the ONT
you've been presented with an ethernet LAN, plug that into any old
switch and feed your end systems off that (presuming you have more
than 1 ip address and static addressing).

If you NEED a router/firewall, then get an ssg5 or use a little linux-alike box.


>On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Robert Enger - NANOG <nanog at> wrote:
>>  Sadly, I have only the 50/20 FiOS service.  I would love to get 100/100.
>>  Where do I sign up.
>> My initial installation used MoCA.  It would not reliably deliver 50Mbps on
>> tcp-based download tests.  (coax network brand new, very small).  Test
>> results were erratic, typically between 30 and 40Mbps.  Technician told me
>> to put up with it (not making this up).
>> I fought with VZ and had them re-provision me to 100BaseT connection on the
>> ONT.  I immediately observed reliable, consistent download speeds at
>> 51.8Mbps.  (Since dropped to 49.2 after their speed re-provisioning a few
>> months ago.)
>> MoCA is a half-duplex channel with sophisticated MAC (e.g. BW reservations
>> and so forth).   The MoCA diag displays show that the STBs see each other
>> and the Actiontech at speeds over 220Mbps.  I doubt the issue is inadequate
>> phy connection.  I assume the interplay between the MoCA MAC and TCP yields
>> poor performance.  But, I did not research this.  I had them take my
>> Internet off the MoCA path and it has worked fine since.
>> So, how I go about getting 100/100?

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