[Dclug] Bypassing a FIOS Router?
eric at andante.org
Sun Feb 28 13:13:01 EST 2010
For what it is worth, the verizon wireless router that we have isn't
connected by coax - it is connected with a standard Ethernet
connector. The other end of the cable is in the garage near where all
of the wires come into the house. To me, the thing appears to be a
standard consumer-grade firewall/router. For our purposes it works well
enough, I guess. As time goes on we get more and more wireless devices
that want to connect to the thing (most recently two new Android
phones), but nothing that uses tons of bandwidth either.
At this point, we only have Verizon FIOS Internet, but we are getting
fed up with a contract dispute between Versus and DirecTV and will
probably switch to FIOS TV as well. It is on my list of things to do to
schedule this, actually. We might save a few $$ by combining
everything, but Verizon customer support is legendary for their awfulness.
On 2/23/2010 10:19 AM, David C Niemi wrote:
> It turns out I was mistaken -- the Verizon wireless router is connected to
> the bigger box by coax, not twisted pair. So it is probably not practical
> to bypass it.
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