Just got switched to Gigabit Internet. Install/MoCA questions re: G3100
5String99
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I just dropped FiOS TV and the new deal they offered includes Gigabit Internet and home phone (which we need for the alarm system and business phone). VZ shipped a G3100, which I still need to install. This means I need to have the ONT switched to Ethernet. However:

  • My ONT (model I-211M-L) is in the back corner of basement. I only have coax running through the house -- a 3 floor townhouse, 600 sq ft per floor. My concern is I won't get Wi-Fi coverage on the top floor
  • I have been using MoCA to connect several MI424WR routers as wireless access points. I have an Asus RT-ACRH13 router that I added to give me 5G Wi-Fi -- will I still be able to use this via MoCA with the G3100?
  • Speaking of MoCA, Once I connect the ONT to the G3100 via Ethernet, do I then move the coax cable from the ONT to the coax stud on the G3100?

I know it would be great to run Ethernet everywhere, but realistically, that isn't going to happen. VZ says they will monitor my wireless coverage for 30 days (oh, great, they are monitoring me) and see if they need to send an extender for free, but in the meantime, we need reliable Wi-Fi for work.

I'd appreciate any ideas on how to manage this new setup. Thanks in advance. 

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Cang_Household
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WiFi is not going to be as reliable as a wired connection. Always Ethernet or fiber if you can, or use coax as a backup choice.

You should recycle all MI424WR as they are EOL and EOS, and continue operation is a security risk. Typical consumer routers do not have a MoCA Ethernet bridge. To use the Asus router with G3100 via MoCA, you need a MoCA Ethernet bridge. For example, MoCA Ethernet Adapter sold by Verizon for $99 including shipping.

Since you have dropped Fios TV, there's no need of a coax cable from the ONT.

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Cang_Household
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WiFi is not going to be as reliable as a wired connection. Always Ethernet or fiber if you can, or use coax as a backup choice.

You should recycle all MI424WR as they are EOL and EOS, and continue operation is a security risk. Typical consumer routers do not have a MoCA Ethernet bridge. To use the Asus router with G3100 via MoCA, you need a MoCA Ethernet bridge. For example, MoCA Ethernet Adapter sold by Verizon for $99 including shipping.

Since you have dropped Fios TV, there's no need of a coax cable from the ONT.