[Novalug] Verizon FIOS Question
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 20:16:19 EDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 17:12 -0700, Ken Firestone wrote:
> Verizon has just brought FIOS to my neighborhood and one, my wife
> wants it, and two, I have about had it with Speakeasy/BestBuy.
> So I have a question. I gather from previous posts that I should go
> for an ethernet rather than a coax connection for internet. I spoke to
> one of the Verizon tech guys in the neighborhood today, and he said
> that "they don't like to do that," "that I need a good reason for it,"
> and "if I use a router other than theirs my tv reception/functionality
> will not work correctly." I suspect the last may be bs. So, how do I
> go about convincing them to give me the ethernet connection?
To have your cablecard work, you have to be using the coax->their_bridge
(what they keep mistakenly calling a modem). To get more than 10mbit,
you have to be not using the coax because their bridge only does 10mbit.
Pick your poison.
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