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Verizon Fios Modem

63 14 November 28, 2017 at 12:23 PM
Hello, I currently rent out Verizon's cable modem (10usd/month) and was wondering if I can just purchase third party modems instead.

If anyone had past experience on this, it would be great!

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FIOS is a Fiber Optic product so your not actually renting a modem, its more of a router. A Cable modem (that goes on sale frequently) will most definitely not work.

As far as using your own you should find this helpful https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fio...d-p/796207 It also depends on if you have their TV and phone service as well. As the Quantum router provides these services too.

You can also call customer service to see if policy has changed.
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Yes, for Internet service you can use pretty much any decent router.

As LR says above, if you have TV then it gets a little more complicated since the set-top boxes pull the guide from the Internet and need access for that, VOD, and various other functions. Their router provides the MoCA bridge to that side of the network (i.e., the coax cable to the STBs). But it still can be done in various ways.

I have my own up front since theirs doesn't provide VPN and an older version of their router serving as the gateway for the set-top boxes.
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Yes, for Internet service you can use pretty much any decent router.

As LR says above, if you have TV then it gets a little more complicated since the set-top boxes pull the guide from the Internet and need access for that, VOD, and various other functions. Their router provides the MoCA bridge to that side of the network (i.e., the coax cable to the STBs). But it still can be done in various ways.

I have my own up front since theirs doesn't provide VPN and an older version of their router serving as the gateway for the set-top boxes.
Not any router will work depending on the speed of their package. They most likely will need a decent to higher end router if anything is above about 75mb/s service. Cheaper consumer routers don't have the power to operate faster and faster packages especially if they are symetric.
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Thanks guys for the feedback.

I have GB connection and Triple package.... I know that the Fios router is needed for tv guide, however, paying 10usd/month is so unnecessary.

Their modems usually sell for 150usd + tax or 3 payments of 50ish.... A lot of people sell the modems on ebay, etc, however, there is too much risk buying from these random dudes.
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Thanks guys for the feedback.

I have GB connection and Triple package.... I know that the Fios router is needed for tv guide, however, paying 10usd/month is so unnecessary.

Their modems usually sell for 150usd + tax or 3 payments of 50ish.... A lot of people sell the modems on ebay, etc, however, there is too much risk buying from these random dudes.
The easiest/cheapest way to preserve the guide, VOD, etc., is to use one of their older red/black Actiontec routers behind your own. They come relatively cheap or if you already have one they usually don't even want them back now. All that it needs for the guide is outgoing Internet access to permit the STBs to periodically pull-down the updates. So you don't need to do any port forwarding or otherwise open up your network. That configuration won't permit remote control functions like mobile DVR scheduling. At least without some more complicated set up anyway. But gets your better router up front while still keeping most TV functions.
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I've owned my FIOS router/modem outright since I first signed up with them 2 years ago. Just look for the same model for sale.
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