Routers that Can Be Used for Verizon FiOS Service

By Ryan Heiser

The Verizon FiOS Internet service provides users with modems that are configured to be compatible with the first-party Actiontec Verizon FiOS Router. Though the Actiontec Verizon FiOS Router is the easiest router to connect to first-party modems, all Verizon FiOS modems allow third-party router support when set to "bridge mode."

D-Link DI-624

The D-Link DI-624 is a high-speed wireless desktop router with a 54 Mbps transfer rate. It has a maximum indoor wireless range of 330 feet and a maximum outdoor range of 1310 feet. In order to use the D-LInk DI-624 with first-party Verizon FiOS Internet modems, a user must reset the Verizon FiOS modem to "bridge mode" to allow third-party router compatibility. "Bridge mode" settings are configured in the Verizon modem's LAN and VC 1 settings menus.

Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400

The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Router WNDR3400 is a high-speed four-port switch wireless desktop router with dual-band support and long range. Its USB external hard drive network storage function lets users share content contained on storage devices connected to the N600 router. In addition, it offers true dual-band support that lets users create two dedicated wireless paths to reduce unwanted traffic. Users must configure their Verizon FiOS modem to "bridge mode" in order to allow third-party router compatibility.

Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is a high-speed wireless desktop-style router with dual-band support. The E4200 features true dual-band functionality (2.4GHz and 5GHz), with a maximum transfer rate of 450Mbps on the 5GHz band. The E4200 comes with Cisco Connect software to ease set up and management of home wireless networks. Users must configure their Verizon FiOS modem to "bridge mode" in order to allow Linksys E4200 compatibility.

Verizon FiOS Router

The Actiontec MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router is the number one router used in Verizon FiOS homes. It features robust security options such as a customizable firewall, content filtering/parental controls, intrusion detection and WPA/WEP Wi-Fi encryption to keep leechers off your wireless network. It features eight input and eight output channels, as well as transfer rates beyond 100 Mpbs. The Actiontec MI424WR Verizon FiOS Router is compatible with Verizon FiOS modems out of the box, and does not require users to reconfigure their modem settings.