I currently have the router my ISP (Verizon) provided us connected to our own router. I did this because the ISPs router only had WEP wireless encryption.
So instead of having to troubleshoot 2 routers each time there is a problem with the internet connection is it possible to just buy your own router with an RJ11 input? Or do their routers also decode the signal in some way that other routers would not do?
Answer by Lamethrower · Jul 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM
I am using the pre configured DSL modem that my ISP provided (it also only has WEP encryption and is 802.11g standard) and ran an Ethernet cable out to a Netgear Wireless N access point and it seems to work just fine. A friend suggested doing this instead of using a Modem/Access point combo unit as it spreads the workload and heat between the two devices making them a little more stable and possibly allowing them to last longer due to running a little cooler. Saved a little money only getting an access point instead of a combo unit too.
Answer by dannyzx · Jul 16, 2011 at 03:51 PM
I always find it better, performance, range and quality to use your own router. I have the Road Runner Lightning Ubee modem/router and according to them they "took out the wireless code remotely, the code that activates the Wi-Fi use" out of the modem. So in short, you can always check with your provider to see what options they have for you. Hope it helps.