01-09-2009 03:49 PM
I have only ordered FIOS Internet but I am thinking about getting FIOS TV soon.
I want to install the Actiontec router next to my TV, so when I get the FIOS TV, I won't have to run a long wire between the router and the box. Also, it will be very close to the ONT (about 4-6 feet). However, my desktop is in another room, and I will need a CAT5 wire installed between my computer and the router. Will that be covered in the installation?
If you can think of another workaround, please let me know.
01-09-2009 11:54 PM
01-11-2009 12:35 PM
When you get Fios TV service installed, the Actiontec router will be connected to your TV box through the coax in your house. If you have a working coax jack in the same room as your computer, then you would not need any extra cables run from the router to the TV. If not, then the tech can run a coax cable to the room with the computer from a coax splitter to provide that connection.
Connecting the router in the room with the computer should end up being a lot easier then having it next to the TV and running CAT5 to your computer.
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01-15-2009 09:09 AM - edited 01-15-2009 09:13 AM
I want to install the Actiontec router next to my TV, so when I get the FIOS TV, I won't have to run a long wire between the router and the box.
I have to ask...What box are you referring to? In a typical installation with or without Television, the router is generally placed near the computer. Do you have some special needs that require broadband next to your televisions?
Just wanted to add, if your considering FioS Television you may want to consider having it all done at once. It makes life a little easier and they can wire to accomodate to your needs the first time.