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Planning to use a different router rather than ActionTec Rev. I but......
Vigz
Contributor

I'm planning to buy the ASUS AC66U AC1750 Router since I really do not like the ActionTec router that was provided by FiOS. I will set up using the guide that DSLReports.com provides:http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12506 . However, I have one question that I would like to ask before I purchase this router. I have FiOS TV and Internet. Will I lose my FiOS TV service I follow this guide? Or do I have to do something else in order to use the ASUS router and have TV service?

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Re: Planning to use a different router rather than ActionTec Rev. I but......
smith6612
Super User
Super User

The TV service will be uninterrupted without the ActionTec in place. Just be sure you can get network connectivity to the ActionTec however, as it delivers Guide and Video on Demand information to the Set Top boxes from Verizon via MoCa.

See this page for more info on how you could go about doing this: https://secure.dslreports.com/faq/16077

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Re: Planning to use a different router rather than ActionTec Rev. I but......
Anti-Phish1
Master

@Vigz wrote:

 Will I lose my FiOS TV service I follow this guide?


If you follow the link you quoted, you will not lose FIOS-TV service.  However, that link turns your router into a wireless access point (WAP) and a switch.  The WAN features of your router will not be used.  The Actiontec will stil be your primary router.

There are a number of other options listed in the link that smith6612 provided.

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Re: Planning to use a different router rather than ActionTec Rev. I but......
Vigz
Contributor
By WAN features, do you mean like dualband and 802.11ac? I like the ActionTec for its automatic port forwarding and its list of features. However, i do not like the wireless performance.
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Re: Planning to use a different router rather than ActionTec Rev. I but......
Anti-Phish1
Master

Vigz wrote:
By WAN features, do you mean like dualband and 802.11ac?


No.  Those are wireless features.

WAN features include port forwarding, firewall, DNS and routing.

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