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Connecting a second modem/router to me dvd playery?

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jjiderr
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I would like to hard wire my dvd player in the basement because I cant run wire to it and the wireless signal is weak. I have tried a booster but it isnt fast enough. I currently have the ultraline router in my computer room and bought a motorala surfboard sb5101 to put in the basement. Fios tech support said I just have to split the rg6 cable and send one to the tv and one to the motorola. Then wire that to the dvd player. Simple enough. It never is. I cant get an internet connection from the modem. I dont know much about them but do I have to change the ip address to match the ultraline? Thanks for the help.

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BrianMcD
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@jjiderr wrote:

I currently have the ultraline router in my computer room and bought a motorala surfboard sb5101 to put in the basement. Fios tech support said I just have to split the rg6 cable and send one to the tv and one to the motorola.


The Westell Ultraline Router used by Verizon for FIOS uses a Coax Connection from the ONT.  It communicates with the Set top boxes over the Coax Cables in your house using MOCA.

 

The Motorola Surfboard is a Cable Modem for use with ISPs like Comcast and can not be used with FIOS.

 

You need a Motorala NIM-100 or a 2nd Westell or Actiontec Router to hard wire the DVD player.

 

Some additional information can be found here:

 

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#15984

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Thanks. I wish verizon had told me that in the first place so I didnt order the modem.
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Which one would work better? I see I can get a used actiontec for around $35 and a nim100 for $68. Thanks.

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I would go with the Actiontec since it is cheaper.  It will also give you more lan ports.
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