I have a cautionary tale to share…
I got FiOS gigabit internet installed but they didn’t run Ethernet cable cause I didn’t clear access to where they needed to run it. They told me over the phone they wouldn’t need access to that location. Then when they’re here, they pushed to get in there, but the person they had to deal with at home (I was at work) could not grant them access, so they installed the router in the garage and a repeater in the house. Epic fail! Should’ve told them to come back when I could clear access.
We called and told them I wanted Ethernet run for full speeds. They sent someone back a few days later. Tech is a total dick. When I tell him what I want, immediately he responds, “we don’t guarantee speeds.” He then tries to talk me into leaving the current setup, “I’ve seen plenty of setups that work like this.” What moron would leave a router in their garage, and yeah sure, you can use a repeater if you want to sacrifice half your signal. He then makes an unflattering comment about my home when he walks in.
Guy asks me how old my computer is, “about five years old.” He laughs and says I won’t be able to get gigabit internet through it. I give him a look that screams, “horseshit!” He hooks up my computer with Ethernet straight to the ONT and I get about 500 Mbps. Fuck you, I still want Ethernet cable run and I’m going to get it. (I have a gigabit Ethernet port on my mobo, but my real motive is to have the ability to use my own equipment). It was probably a bad cable anyway.
Only after telling the tech I took the time to clear access to run the cable and that the router’s current location isn’t secure does he acquiesce. After he leaves, I find out he drilled through the floor to run the cable where I wanted it, and didn’t put anything back that he had to move. He hardly communicated with me, but man, I thought I could trust the guy to run a frakking cable!
I was talking to a neighbor about this, and he told me they steal too. While I shouldn’t be surprised, I can’t say I’m not.
Moral of the Story
Watch your Verizon maintenance tech. Don’t trust them to even do a simple job they do all the fucking time.
Yes, I should’ve watched the guy and asked questions. Please don’t be smug and rub it in.
How the hell do I create a tag? You sure don’t allow for that many to be attached to a thread.