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Contributor thnewton
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Hi folks,

 

I'm nearing a decision to switch from Cablevision TV and Internet to FIOS. But I plan to keep my Vonage phone service. I have a few questions and would also appreciate any advice. 

 

First is about coax cabling within my home, a two story house plus basement. Currently, Cablevision has the cable coming into the basement, where it goes into a triple splitter, as follows. One coax goes to the second floor office (which houses the Cablevision modem, Vonage adapter and my wireless router), another to my living room TV, and the third goes to other splits distributing coax to several outlets throughout the house. There is currently no Cat5 from the basement to the second floor office. Also, the Vonage adapter currently resides between the Cablevision modem and my wireless router (it’s a pass through arrangement, as required). Assuming the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) goes in the basement, how would the FIOS folks likely setup shop from that point on?

 

Is it better to have Cat5 run from the ONT to the router, instead of coax? Assuming we use coax, with the Version supplied A/T router eliminating the need for a modem, so I’m told, how will the Vonage adapter get the signal first and pass it through to the router?

 

Any info is appreciated, thanks .

Tom

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Verizon will reuse your coax. The Fios router will attached in place of the cable modem. Your Vonage adapter will attached to the Fios router and your router is no longer needed.

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Problem is the Vonage adapter must get the Cat5 first and then pass it through (Cat5 out) to the router.  How can that happen? Am I missing something?

 

Thanks, Tom

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You simply plug the Internet Port on vonage router into one of the LAN ports on the Verizon Provided router.  I have been using Vonage in this type of set up for 5 years without any issue.

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@thnewton wrote:

Problem is the Vonage adapter must get the Cat5 first and then pass it through (Cat5 out) to the router.  How can that happen? Am I missing something?

 

Thanks, Tom


I also had a Vonage Adapter (Linksys PAP2) for years and it lived happily behing my Router on a Lan Port.  This worked when I was on Cable Internet and when I switched to Verizon FIOS.  If you have a different type of Adapter that needs to be exposed to the Internet Directly you can configure it with a static address and place it in the DMZ of your FIOS Router.

 

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