FiOS Quantum Gateway Nears Release (Zigbee!?)

Dave Zatz —  August 31, 2014


Back in March, we learned Verizon was prepping a home automation-centric router. And, based on their FCC confidentiality request, it appeared they’d been targeting a summer release. While we’re not quite there, the unannounced Greenwave G1100 has popped up in one pal’s online account as the FiOS Quantum Gateway. Based on its presentation, we assume the G1100 replaces Verizon’s existing Actiontec hardware and handles both television and Internet duties… in addition to potentially bringing Zigbee home automation, via a HAN expansion port and as indicated by the emblazoned label previously submitted to the FCC. Of course, we don’t know if this is a simple extension of Verizon’s existing home suite… or some sort of new collaboration. Given home automation’s current retail struggles, acquiring this functionality via a provider like Verizon could very well remain the preferred sales channel.

Other tidbits from the just uncovered guide:

  • Ethernet (Gigabit) supports speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • MoCA 2.0 and 1.1 enabled to support speeds up to 700 Mbps over coaxial cable
  • 802.11b enabled to support speeds up to 11 Mbps wirelessly
  • 802.11g enabled to support speeds up to 54 Mbps wirelessly
  • 802.11n enabled to support speeds up to 450 Mbps wirelessly
  • 802.11ac enabled to support speeds up to 1300 Mbps wirelessly
  • Fully customizable firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • Content filtering with URL-keyword based filtering, parental control, and customizable filtering policies per computer

8 responses to FiOS Quantum Gateway Nears Release (Zigbee!?)

  1. I assume the Greenwave IP Client (IPC2100) that Verizon pushed through the FCC on Friday is related – perhaps a sidecar to bring RF home control capabilities to existing Actiontec routers.

  2. I’d love to try is out soon … hopefully there will be no delays so they can deliver it to consumers on time!

  3. A bit more trolling and I may have turned up a manual … with no mention of Zigbee #sigh

  4. Nice work, Michael! Looks like Zigbee would use that HAN port. If/when Verizon pulls the trigger, who knows.

  5. So after all these years does FiOS have a router that is actually worth using? All the previous routers were crap compared to my personal routers I used during the last seven years.

  6. They rush too fast. They let the wps enable .

  7. I will be receiving and installing one tomorrow (11/19/14), so I will post something soon regarding performance / features!

  8. The wireless is much better then the red router that verizon had. But the cost is too much for most customer.