[Novalug] Verizon FIOS Question
linuxbodger at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 08:47:10 EDT 2008
Forgive my ignorance, but can someone enlighten me on the definition of ONT?
We are in Sterling and would be interested in FIOS when/if it is available
in our neighborhood and I want to be as knowledgeable as possible.
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> 1. Is verizon filtering any ports?
> 2. What was the cost of FIOS internet only?
> > I got FIOS internet last week. I only ordered Internet without TV or
> > Telephone service. I got only Ethernet connection (RJ45) on the ONT. No
> > Cable or routers whatsoever. Now I am responsible for the entire network
> > in-house including the cable that plugs into the ONT. I refused the free
> > router, that saves me about a $99 for the initial setup fees and having
> > to return it later on. I do have static IP and that is available off the
> > ONT directly. I had the technician check the speed and he verified
> > up/down speeds 20/20. I have work to do now to build firewall and
> > connect it to my internal network.
> > For TV I have the Radio Shack that looks like the Star Trek Enterprise
> > Spaceship. It is a disk about a foot across, and comes with wireless
> > remote control to position its internal (disk like) antenna. I get
> > about 17 broadcast stations (in Ashburn, VA) , and broadcast HDTV is far
> > sharper and better than any HD service I have seen via subscription
> > services. Of course I don't get HBO etc. but I realized that we mostly
> > watch broadcast channels only 95% of the time.
> > The other 5% is adequately supplied by NetFlix, iTunes and Costco DVDs.
> > The entire 100%, although, has shrunk significantly in real time, since
> > the acquisition of my new Ducati, and real reality is winning the
> > competition with reality TV.
> > - Sri
> > Chris Sykes wrote:
> >> The advantages of ethernet are flexibility mostly. Flexibility of
> >> upgrade to your own router or of their service (bandwidth). It's cheap
> >> if you want to rewire and extend. And it's just the way it should be
> >> done (personal opinion).
> >> Now as to issues, I'm aware of two separate types of installs Verizon
> >> has done which seem mostly based on ONT availability in the area.
> >> Greg P on the list has an install where from the Verizon ONT comes out
> >> two coax cables. One goes direct to his STB and the other goes to a
> >> internet router/ cable modem wannabe (some say it's just a bridge).
> >> There is no ethernet out from the ONT in this configuration and I'm
> >> not sure if that is a result of the ONT not having an ethernet port or
> >> the configuration of the upstream nodes in the area.
> >> My install has both an ethernet cable and a coax cable coming from the
> >> ONT. The ethernet cable goes to the Verizon provided router
> >> (originally) and the coax patches into the router and the house wiring
> >> which eventually reaches the STB. From packet traces I know for a fact
> >> that VOD and what seems to be guide updates go from the STB to the
> >> router to the ONT. But it looks like all actual programming goes
> >> through the STB from the ONT directly (which makes sense technically
> >> from a QAM and networking perspective). All I had to do was insert my
> >> router between the ONT and the their router. This allows me to both
> >> monitor and separate my data network while still keeping all
> >> functionality of my fios STB.
> >> YMMV
> >> -Chris
> >> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 7:39 AM, Ken Firestone <kenf at speakeasy.net>
> >>> After hearing some of the discussion on this I would like to know what
> >>> is the advantage to ethernet other than using my own router, and what
> >>> about the tv side not working correctly without their router and coax?
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