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FLUIDJ
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"Help me to understand something internet/data/speed related please."


  

          

I used to know this shit....but evidently my brain decided it needed the storage space for more important things.....

So I got FiOS right? Right.
My package is the 50/50 Mbps which in my opinion seems just fine. I came up on Kbps speeds and thought I was in heaven when I finally got DSL back in the day....

Right now my router says I have around 12 devices connected and using internet typically. This includes 2 Laptops, 2 phones, A few Amazon Alexa (Echo & Echo Dots), An Amazon Fire Stick, a Chromecast, A couple of Nest Thermostats, a Philips Hue system, an iSmart security camera, a couple of Tablets...I think that covers it...

Anyway...so i'm paying OUT THE ASS for this FiOS bundle that I know isn't even their top tier.... i'm talking $175/month for 50/50 Mbps; Telephone (which I don't even need or use); HD package standard & I pay an extra $10 for HBO. My "package price" is $99...but my monthly bill is $175....

Anyway...riddle me this....they trying to tell me I need faster speed internet because i use so many devices... That's Bullshit right??? It's all about the router I thought....and I have their Quantum Router which is supposed to be the bees knees....

  

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Help me to understand something internet/data/speed related please. [View all] , FLUIDJ, Thu Jun-22-17 06:05 AM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
They just want more money.
Jun 22nd 2017
1
We got the faster shit and most of our things can't use it
Jun 22nd 2017
2
ha, yep...same here...
Jun 22nd 2017
4
But that's more router based right? Like...has nothing to do with the sp...
Jun 22nd 2017
5
      Faster internet is running on higher HZ
Jun 22nd 2017
6
      Ahh ok, so long as like half of my devices are on one band and the other...
Jun 22nd 2017
8
           How often is every device using the network as opposed to just on it
Jun 22nd 2017
13
                Not very often at all really. At night we're watching the TV together. A...
Jun 22nd 2017
14
      The 2.4GHz and 5GHz is about the WiFi freq from the router, but
Jun 22nd 2017
51
that's a lot of devices IMO
Jun 22nd 2017
3
That's just it though, I really don't have an issue with speed at all.
Jun 22nd 2017
7
      So out the blue they say you need more speed?
Jun 22nd 2017
10
           Well...there's a part 2 to all of this...stay tuned.....lol
Jun 22nd 2017
12
                CANT WAIT!!! - Bart Scott (c)
Jun 22nd 2017
15
bruv, you got about the same amount of devices as we do...
Jun 22nd 2017
9
So you could probably be fine with a slower internet speed? Long as your...
Jun 22nd 2017
11
Part 2: So i'm trying to dead this bundle and just go Internet Only from...
Jun 22nd 2017
16
What if they just cap the number of devices?
Jun 22nd 2017
17
Hmmm, good question. Is that something they can actually do? Damn. Hope
Jun 22nd 2017
19
      It's that cable companies.
Jun 22nd 2017
21
           Ahh yes. yes indeed. And now they're using 45 to undo Net Neutrality...
Jun 22nd 2017
22
we on key, today...
Jun 22nd 2017
Is Playstation Vue worth buying a Playstation for? Or am I better with T...
Jun 22nd 2017
20
      You don't need a console for Vue
Jun 22nd 2017
26
      Oh wow! Now I gotta factor THIS into the equation then..
Jun 22nd 2017
37
      smaller tv in my bedroom is a Vizio Smart tv...
Jun 22nd 2017
27
           roku or firestick? Imma make a separate post.
Jun 22nd 2017
29
                as someone who has both....
Jun 22nd 2017
32
                     you can put kodi on a roku?
Jun 22nd 2017
33
                          I'm fairly certain
Jun 22nd 2017
34
                          ok, cool...I had no idea if you could or not...
Jun 22nd 2017
35
                          I could be wrong
Jun 22nd 2017
50
                          And it appears I was wrong.
Jul 12th 2017
52
                          I read up and they said you can stream/mirror kodi thru roku
Jun 22nd 2017
39
                          My firestick updated and Kodi got booted off. Haven't bothered putting
Jun 22nd 2017
38
                               I have a few family members cable passwords
Jun 22nd 2017
40
                               Since you're anti Amazon, you might prefer Roku.
Jun 22nd 2017
42
                                    I could get over it for streaming purposes
Jun 22nd 2017
43
                                         Firestick is only worthwhile with Prime honestly.
Jun 22nd 2017
46
                               I've gotten so good on the firestick...
Jun 22nd 2017
44
we on key, today...
Jun 22nd 2017
18
sounds great accept for the Tivo price.
Jun 22nd 2017
23
We loved TiVO when we had it years ago with DirecTV.
Jun 22nd 2017
41
I looked on the FiOS website...
Jun 22nd 2017
24
      Yeah they don't say limit, they just say "Ideal for 1-3 Devices"
Jun 22nd 2017
25
           prolly a way to protect themselves when it doesn't hit 50MB's
Jun 22nd 2017
28
           Yeah, I would think you'd be fine with the 50/50 plan.
Jun 22nd 2017
30
                That makes sense. I'm thinking so too. Never had problems with it
Jun 22nd 2017
36
Yeah, you need to upgrade the router. I'm in a similar boat
Jun 22nd 2017
31
Part 3: Negotiation results with FiOS
Jun 22nd 2017
45
If you go with PS Vue, you may not need the TiVO
Jun 22nd 2017
47
      With the streaming on PS Vue, do you still get commercials?
Jun 22nd 2017
48
           There's still *some* commercials.
Jun 22nd 2017
49
I ended up getting Verizon to shave $65 off my plan...if I turn in my ro...
Jul 13th 2017
53

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