Long time Comcast customer , switched to FIOS and have questions
OpethNJ
Newbie

Hey All, 

Been with Comcast on cable for probably 20 years and just last week I switched to Verizon FIOS and I have some questions..

1. According to Verizon Support I cant go from my STB to my AV receiver via HDMI and then leverage the HDMI out on my reciever? They said I have to go to the TV directly from the STB then from the TV to the AV Receiver. Is that true and if so why as it seems terribly ineffecient plus how does Dolby Digital or other multichannel content function that way? 

2. I have my connection in a bit of a hybrid **bleep** right now. After the install from Verizon I have the following coming from the ONT outside I have coax and and Ethernet.   I have the Ethernet going to my LInksys router WAN port and from my WAN port to the Verizon gateway. Internet works fine this way, basic TV functions work.   So to that end is there a way to change the wireless network the STB users or should I be connecting things differently ?   I dont want to use the Verizon Gateway as my primary router and from what I read bridge node is a kludgy mess though seems I ended up that way anyway.. lol 

THanks for any help

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dslr595148
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Not known all of the answers to all of your questions, so I point to the answer to one of your questions. Can I use my own RJ-45 WAN port NAT router - as the primary NAT router and keep FIOS TV? Note the first FAQ, shows all options - not just this one.

https://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077

https://www.dslreports.com/faq/16858

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CRobGauth
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Previous post showed how to use your own router.

But if you are using new FiOS TV One hardware and want to use the wireless feature, you have to use the FiOS gateway for that function.

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