verizon came out this past thursday to hook me up with gigabit, which is awesome… then i ordered a new router — NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S — to replace the one that verizon gave me so i could return it and save myself an additional $15-20 a month.
i got it saturday afternoon, and then went about trying to set it up… for some reason it just wasn’t seeing the internet at all, and after awhile i broke down and called verizon tech support… ended up hard rebooting the netgear router half a dozen times, swapped out the ethernet cables a few times, and verizon checked the line… released the IP a couple times, and finally rebooted the FiOS box on the outside of my house — still wasn’t able to see or connect to the internet. g’damnit.
so i talked to my buddy ron, and after remoting into my macbook and messing around with it for 20 minutes or so… he figured out what the problem was, and had me up and running on my new nighthawk router.
thanks again buddy, you rock dude!