If Fios Quantum Gateway router is on your list of next-to-buy, here is the review that will help you decide. The Fios Quantum Gateway router is undeniably known for its good performance and reliability. Not to mention that this router is from Verizon itself. So you can expect quality and performance when you use this device. But does expectation meet reality in everyday use?
One thing to keep in mind when buying this router is despite that it seems like a gaming router, it actually is not. Sure it can provide good connectivity and ping response but if you are a hardcore gamer, this is not for you. But if you are a power user for internet and data, you should give this a head’s turn. It has a promising hardware specification that can deliver quality and performance.
Let’s give you a more detailed overview of Fios Quantum Gateway router so you would better understand where I am getting at. In the end, decide for yourself if this is the right router for you or you should just move on and find a better one.
- AC1750 WiFi, a next generation Gigabit WiFi technology that delivers up to 3 times internet speed.
- It sports a dual-core processor which can handle multitasking with different loads and priorities.
- Superior WiFi range of up to 325ft. which is best for a bigger house.
- 4 Gigabit wired LAN ports mean any port can deliver the same speed at any given time.
- 2 USB 2.0 ports for network data sharing.
- Supports dual-band frequency of 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
- Comes with integrated antennas so that no more clumsy physical parts dangling out of the way.
- Supports MoCA 2.0 for data transfer through a coaxial cable.
- Easy to set up. No more software installation.
- Supports mobile app for Android and iOS.
- It has parental Control so that you can manage their screen time and keep them safe.
- Create guest network if you have other people coming over.
Based on our month-long test and usage, the reliability of this router is outstanding. We never encountered hiccups and delays with Fios Quantum Gateway router. It really delivers on that cursor. The dual-core performs as it should. Perhaps this is why Verizon is proud of this product.
The three stories building that we are staying has a good WiFi signal coverage. Well, at least 90% of the area because there are two rooms that have signal coverage issue. It probably is the location because it is on the topmost part of the house. And considering the number of obstructions the signal has to travel through, it’s no wonder that it will not really receive a proper and consistent WiFi coverage.
The Fios Quantum Gateway is easy to set up. There is no need for you to install any software just to get started. You can check out our short step-by-step instruction if you are not so tech-savvy about this. In short, you just need to go to your router admin panel by logging in at http://192.168.0.1, so go ahead and log in at this page.
Now, this is the part of this article that we have to discuss the not so good thing about the Fios Quantum Gateway router. First of all, let’s hit the most obvious one. This router has no Quality of Service (QoS) feature. Yes, you read it right. So just like I have mentioned earlier, this router is not best for gaming activities. This is true especially when you have other people with their Android smartphones and wireless devices connected and probably both downloading and streaming media.
Another downside is the part where huge data transfer is not as fast as we have anticipated. This is most noticeable when you are transferring a single huge data over the network. It really is frustrating to be waiting for minutes when we are only sending out 2GB of video to another device upstairs.
And then there is that USB 2.0. It’s the year 2018 and the USB 3.0 is the new standard for media file sharing over the network. So you can assume why we are not so fond of the USB 2.0 that comes with the router.
In terms of price, it is easy to understand why it is not made for the gaming buddies. But hey, if you are the only one using this router’s connection then it should be fine with some online gaming. But if you are sharing your network with other people then the performance is not that great. You could just watch your ping go higher by the second.
But if you are a regular Joe that is more into multimedia consumption, then this should be one of the best routers available for you. Yes, this is not the best. But it could be one of the best out there on its price range. That is of course based on our one-month test experience.
Its lack of QoS really is a bit of a downer since there are five of us connected on the same network. When the two of us starts downloading and the other streaming videos, I am left with the most buffering time. You can imagine my frustration considering that I had to endure it for the whole month.
This router is a good buy for the specific people. It is has some ups and downs so weigh your options carefully. What type of online user are you?
If you have other concerns or even questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section. And if you have to explain why you chose the Fios Quantum Gateway router as your network device, share them this article. This might help with the explanation.