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    Changing Internet Providers

    Tomorrow I am changing from Brighthouse Networks high speed internet to FIOS high speed Internet for my home iMac.

    When the technician wires my Apple Extreme wireless router to the new FIOS modem, should I expect my iPad to work the same in the house as before the change? Any adjustments I should be aware of besides the changing of email address in mail settings?

    I must admit I am a bit nervous about the change.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by hpowders; 02-01-2012 at 03:54 PM.

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    Yes!! I just switched to FIOS a couple of weeks ago!! If you use their router the id will be a number instead of your name or a chosen id with a very long alpha numeric password which is why I don't want to refresh my network settings on this thing unless I have to. I also tether my iPhone to my iPad or vise versa for 3G data via Bluetooth.

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    So I can still use my Apple Airport Extreme router with FIOS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders
    So I can still use my Apple Airport extreme router with FIOS?
    Probably, but ask Verizon and Apple and please let me know. I have a Cisco 4200 sitting in the chair in my office where FIOS is hooked up!!

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    Okay. I spent plenty for the Airport Extreme. Hope I can still use it. The technician isn't getting out of my house until my iPad works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders
    Okay. I spent plenty for the Airport Extreme. Hope I can still use it. The technician isn't getting out of my house until my iPad works just fine.
    Oh absolutely. I am using mine now just not with my personal router, using Verizon's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbaker View Post
    Oh absolutely. I am using mine now just not with my personal router, using Verizon's.

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    That's good to know. I will find out first hand in about 5 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders

    That's good to know. I will find out first hand in about 5 hours.
    Please report back on your findings!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbaker View Post
    Please report back on your findings!!

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    I will. The technician arrived about an hour ago and he said the Apple router should be no problem with the FIOS system, but he's not leaving until I'm satisfied my iPad is working okay. Should be done in about 3 more hours.

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    Update: The tech asked me what the heck "upgrade "Airport Extreme" meant on the computer screen. I explained to him it was my wifi router. So I pressed "upgrade" and the router adjusted in an instant. My ipad is running perfectly with the FIOS system.

    If my Airport Extreme could talk, it might just say:

    "Verizon FIOS: This looks like it could be the start of a beautiful relationship."


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