using cable tv line for own router via moca adapter
TJD48
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I have Fios internet ... no TV. My G1 100 router is connected to the ONT in the garage via a cable  line (not an ethernet line).

I want to replace the G1 100 router with my own, but I prefer not to run an ethernet line from the ONT.

Can I use a moca adaptor instead of running an ethernet line:

i.e. leave the cable line in place, and attach it to a moca adaptor, and connect the adaptor to my new router?

if this would work, do I have to release the DHCP lease before turning on the new router?

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smith6612
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You'll probably want to get a pair of MoCA Adapters and also get your ONT converted from Coax to Ethernet for the WAN handoff if you're planning to use your own router. MoCA WAN runs on different frequencies from MoCA LAN, and many of the MoCA Adapters (at least out of the box) won't be configured to use those frequencies. On good Coax, a pair of bonded MoCA 2.5 adapters should be able to provide Gigabit+ connectivity.

If your speed is 100Mbps or lower you might be able to get 300Mbps for less money by just switching to Mix & Match pricing, which will convert the ONT over to Ethernet as part of the upgrade. Just something to think about. At that point, it might be viable to ask Verizon to move your ONT to the house and out of the garage if your garage happens to be detached, or they can come out and install Ethernet for you.

As for changing the router, just plug it in. If you don't get an IP, hook up the old router and do a DHCP Release. Verizon made a change to the network to only allow one IP to route at a time, but DHCP Releases are not required to change the router anymore.

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Capricorn1
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Take a look at this (now fairly old) post that is similar to what you are looking into.

Bonded MoCA 2.0 with Gigabit plan and STBs

This one was more complicated in that they had Fios TV service in the mix, which required that they split and remix their coax so that the video and Internet signals were on the proper frequencies.

smith6612
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You'll probably want to get a pair of MoCA Adapters and also get your ONT converted from Coax to Ethernet for the WAN handoff if you're planning to use your own router. MoCA WAN runs on different frequencies from MoCA LAN, and many of the MoCA Adapters (at least out of the box) won't be configured to use those frequencies. On good Coax, a pair of bonded MoCA 2.5 adapters should be able to provide Gigabit+ connectivity.

If your speed is 100Mbps or lower you might be able to get 300Mbps for less money by just switching to Mix & Match pricing, which will convert the ONT over to Ethernet as part of the upgrade. Just something to think about. At that point, it might be viable to ask Verizon to move your ONT to the house and out of the garage if your garage happens to be detached, or they can come out and install Ethernet for you.

As for changing the router, just plug it in. If you don't get an IP, hook up the old router and do a DHCP Release. Verizon made a change to the network to only allow one IP to route at a time, but DHCP Releases are not required to change the router anymore.