Upgrading replaced FIOS router
philj3
Enthusiast - Level 1

Hi

It may be a simple question for many, but I did not want to take any chances of having no internet since everything is dependent on that. I have replaced my old FIOS router with Asus AC68u and it has been working great for past few years. I don't have FIOS TV/STBs. I do use my old Actiontec FIOS modem/router and another cheap actiontec for MOCA setup to leverage existing hardwired connection to another floor mainly for better coverage.      

I am now planning to upgrade my Asus to a higher end router since it has started getting unstable. Is that as easy to just power off and replace the 68U with new Asus and power on? Or do I need also take some steps on the ONT side such as release ip etc. I will appreciate if any one who has the experience can share some pointers .

I can see many posts that lays down how to change from FIOS to your own (which I used in the first place for my existing setup), but I did not see any posts that comments on how to upgrade existing setup.

Thanks in advance

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Cang_Household
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No need for DHCP release. Just unplug the WAN Ethernet from the old router and plug it into the new router. What high end router are you looking for?

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Cang_Household
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No need for DHCP release. Just unplug the WAN Ethernet from the old router and plug it into the new router. What high end router are you looking for?

philj3
Enthusiast - Level 1

Thanks for replying. I have merlin on Asus ac68u. I am thinking of upgrading to ax86u or similar.

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