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Netgear AC1750 router
rjhokie
Newbie

I spoke with a Verizon Fios tech who said that pretty much any dual band router should work with Fios.  I purchased a top of the line netgear only to find out that there is no coax recepticle...  Any suggestions? 

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Re: Netgear AC1750 router
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

You can't use a cable modem/router with FIOS.

It has to be an actiontec or other QAM based router.

Or you can use ethernet from ONT to router.
This assumes you don't have Verizon STB fot TV service.

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Re: Netgear AC1750 router
gs0b
Super User
Super User

The WAN link between the ONT and router can be coax or Ethernet.  Most FiOS installs use a coax.  There are no consumer routers that have a MoCA coax WAN port.

You can call Verizon and have them switch your ONT's WAN connection from coax to Ethernet and plug your new router into that.  But know that if you have TV service you must have a Verizon router in the system.  The Verizon router provides guide data, VOD and other management function to the set-top-boxes.

Verizon does not support non-Verizon equipment.  If you install your new router as primary you will get zero support from Verizon for any and all FiOS issues.  For that reason, be sure to keep a Verizon router around for troubleshooting.

There are many ways to add a router to a home network.  The simplest is to plug your new router into the existing Verizon router.  The following FAQ describes the options:

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

Enjoy.

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Re: Netgear AC1750 router
DLFarthing
Newbie

Buy the one that says, "AC1750 Wifi Cable Modem Router"

Model C6300

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Re: Netgear AC1750 router
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

You can't use a cable modem/router with FIOS.

It has to be an actiontec or other QAM based router.

Or you can use ethernet from ONT to router.
This assumes you don't have Verizon STB fot TV service.

Re: Netgear AC1750 router
LawrenceC
Community Manager
Community Manager

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