Description: The following article mainly has the topic about fios login, in which the author shows you how you can have Phone, Data and TV service with Verizon FIOS, ditch their router and use your own. Verizon provides an internet router that connects to the ONT.
My name is Steve with technospeak, today I am going to talk to you about Verizon FiOS phone, data, TV service and how you can use your own router instead of relying on their router, you can have full phone, data, TV service and all of its functionality.
The Verizon router is not that great of a router, the wireless range isn’t that good, it airs out a lot, we’ve seen in our experience that it fails at some point within a year, Verizon will replace it but that’s a big inconvenience for everybody.
It is not something you want to partake in, there are also a lot of features, some are the more advanced features from this particular router that are available on the marketplace, you should be able to put in your own router, you could take advantage of it.
This is going to be a step-by-step tutorial on how you would go about doing this, before we start, you need to know something about how the standard Verizon FiOS system is set up which I’m going to cover now, all Verizon FiOS systems have an ONT which is going to be somewhere on the outside of your house, it’s going to be anywhere from a big box to a tiny little modem sized box on the inside of your house.
It’s going to have two outputs coming from it, one is going to be a TV coax output and the other is going to be a computer output, the computer output in your standard installer is disabled by default, there’s going to be this coax coming out.
This is going to feed a coax splitter which all of your set-top boxes and DVRs are connected to, one of the inputs on the Verizon splitter is going to be your router which you’re going to plug all your network connected stuff in, that’s their standard setup.
These are a couple of problems with the Verizon router, the second part is that this is in a good arrangement, they charge you for this 10 to 15 dollars a month forever, if you have the Verizon FiOS router service or a phone data TV service for years on end, you could be paying five $600 for this router which isn’t worth compared to what you can get if you purchase one on your own.
In order to configure this, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to call Verizon FiOS and say I would like to have my data port on my ONT enabled, you may have to ask for that a few times because some people don’t even know what that is.
Some people don’t think it’s possible but it is, you have to get to the right person, I usually say the rule of three, the third time you call back and ask the same question, you typically get a helpful answer, you have that enabled, then on the other end of that, you’re going to want to connect your own router.
Then you can connect all your network devices to that, you would remove your Verizon router, however, there’s one problem, because this Verizon router is doing two things, one is that it’s a router for all your network connected devices, but it’s also acting as a MOCA bridge.
What a MOCA bridge does or what MOCA is is a network protocol over coax, this Verizon router will take a network connection and allow all the set-top boxes that are connected via coax to have a network connection as well.
A sneaky little trick that Verizon FiOS does is that this ONT is capable of sending out network over the coax and not needing this at all, however, they couldn’t charge you 10 to 15 dollars a month for it, so they disabled the MOCA coming out of here, they only send TV signals coming out and have to put this in place to be the MOCA bridge to all these boxes to charge.
What you want to do instead is to put back in something called a MOCA bridge which you can find online, Amazon’s got it for about 100 bucks, you inject that network connection back into the TV coax, it’s important to have this because TV signals are coming through this coax cable to all your set-top boxes.
The ONT is using the internet for your on-demand channels, for your programming guide and for your whole-home DVR service, all that functionality is going to go away if you cut off this network connection to all these boxes, this MOCA bridge restores it.
Hopefully you found this helpful, if you’re in the LA area, you would like to do this, you can own your own gear, please give us a call, we can be reached at 855-832-4775 or you can find us on the web at www.technospeak.com.