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MOTOROLA SBG6580 MODEM/ROUTER WIRELESS N COMPATIBLE WITH VERIZON FIOS ?

MOTOROLA SBG6580 MODEM/ROUTER WIRELESS N COMPATIBLE WITH VERIZON FIOS ?

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pizman
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hi can anyont tell me if the motorola surfboard extremewireless cable modem gateway is compatible with verizon fios ? i purchased it not long ago for my cox internet so like to use it for the wireless n portion of it so the wireless is stronger and travels farther...please any input would be kool........ty

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Platinum Contributor I
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not compatible as a replacement for the actiontec, but you should be able to piggy back it to the verizon router and use it's wireless signal instead. 

pizman
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ty for reply and answer !!!!!

Deucebaby
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Hi...I'd like to chime in on this with to ask a little deeper into it. I, too, have a Motorola SURFboard (SB6121) that I want to use to connect to my verizon router/modem to increase speed, but for some reason it's not working out and the verizon rep I just got off the phone with was clueless about computers/networking in general :-(  I have the new modem plugged into port 4 of the verizon one, but no beans!-what am I missing?

Platinum Contributor I
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This should be a good walk through that you can use to connect your surf board with the fios router.

 

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Deucebaby wrote:

Hi...I'd like to chime in on this with to ask a little deeper into it. I, too, have a Motorola SURFboard (SB6121) that I want to use to connect to my verizon router/modem to increase speed, but for some reason it's not working out and the verizon rep I just got off the phone with was clueless about computers/networking in general :-(  I have the new modem plugged into port 4 of the verizon one, but no beans!-what am I missing?


I'm afraid the SURFBoard SB6121 from Motorola won't be of much use. That's a cable modem only that relies on DOCSIS technology, something FiOS does not use. Doesn't have built-in Wireless and instead only has a single port for connecting devices TO the modem when it's set up on a DOCSIS network (it otherwise, might be running itself as a router as older Motorola cable modems do without a signal, which will cause issues with your network).

 

The reason the SBG6580 can be set up to work with FiOS is because it happens to be a Cable modem with a built-in Wired and Wireless router, which can be disabled enough to not cause issues and set up as a bridge. While the DOCSIS "Cable modem" portion is useless with FiOS, it works fine otherwise.

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