Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
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I recently signed up for FiOS home internet, and the apartment I am moving into is already wired for it. After signing up for service with Verizon, I opted to bring my own router rather than opt to rent one from Verizon for $10/month. The agent who helped me couldn't really indicate which types of routers are FiOS-compatible, but since I have an Apple Airport Express, I was hoping to simply use that.

It seems that I don't need a separate modem for FiOS either, so is it simply plugging in the ethernet cable from the wall directly to my Airport Express? Or is there more to it that I am missing?

Thanks

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Re: Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
CRobGauth
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Verizon doesn't use modems.

You can get a straight ethernet connection and use any Internet router.

If you are ordering TV service using Verizon boxes, it is best to use a Verizon router as it has all the rules to allow guide and VOD data.

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Re: Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
CRobGauth
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Verizon doesn't use modems.

You can get a straight ethernet connection and use any Internet router.

If you are ordering TV service using Verizon boxes, it is best to use a Verizon router as it has all the rules to allow guide and VOD data.

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Re: Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
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RIght so if they don't use modems my assumption is I can plug the ethernet cable directly into my router (rather than the tradiitonal setup of internet source from ISP > modem > router). 

I won't be using TV or phone—internet only. So I'd really prefer to pass on the Verizon router since it costs an extra $10/month. 

Does this mean that the Airport will work? 

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Re: Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
GFVALVO
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@CRobGauth wrote:

Verizon doesn't use modems.

You can get a straight ethernet connection and use any Internet router.

If you are ordering TV service using Verizon boxes, it is best to use a Verizon router as it has all the rules to allow guide and VOD data.


Is not the ONT a modem?

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Re: Verizon FiOS + Airport Express
CRobGauth
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Ont is not a modem.  More like a transceiver.

Yes you can use any router you want so airport will work.

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