In the next few months, I plan on upgrading my router to wireless n w/ gigabit ethernet -- Probably going to the D-Link 825 or 855. I currently have the VZ supplied D-Link Extreme G router with the attached motorola NIM 100. All three of my services (TV, Internet, and Phone) are from VZ FiOS. I have read the FiOS wiki info on using own router, so no need to supply that link to me.
My question is this -- on the fioswiki board, they say you must call Fios Supplort and have them release your DHCP. Is this true or can I just do this within the DLink router management tools (and if so, how)? Also, is it possible i am set up with Open PPPoE, and if so, how does that change what I need to do?
Assuming the DHCP/ Open PPPoE is resolved, is it as simple as disconnecting the Extreme G router and replacing it with my new D Link (and setting it up) --- just reconnect the NIM and the NIM will/should work the right way? Do I need to reset the NIM?
Is there anything I am missing?
Thanks in advance for your reply and advice.
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I have a similar setup as you. If you are setup PPPoE, its pretty much plug in, log into router and setup PPPoE, then your router should pickup an IP without calling tech support. Usually you will need to call techsupport if you are DHCP since our leases are 24 hours from our DHCP server you would have to wait too long to finally get an IP address.
Note: When setting up your router for PPPoE, it will ask you for a username and password, just put verizon, verizon. You can really put anything in there but SOMETHING needs to be in each of the fields.
Thanks for your reply -- I just accessed my router, and it seems that the WAN settings are a PPPoE dynamic connection. There is no mention of DHCP under the WAN settings. DHCP is only mentioned under LAN settings. Unless I am mistaken, this means I can "plug and play" like you described. Any "tips or tricks" I might find helpful?
Again, thanks for your help. My experience with FiOS @ verizon has been great -- the quality of service and tech support has been wonderful -- the billing side of things is a little tricky at times, but "tech"-nically, its been no hassle.
i tried hooking up a belkin router i have, but it wont connect. belkin support has no idea why. should i be connecting dynamic or PPoE? neither works. anyone have any idea what is going wrong?
Log into you Verizon supplied router when it is operating and see if the connection is PPPOE or Dynamic with DHCP for the address. If you click on the globe on the left side of the router screen, it will bring up the connections and show if PPPOE is being used, "connected". Before changing anything with routers it is a good practice to see what you have that works and how it is configured. Also if your Verizon router is connected to the ONT with coax and you use CAT-5 Verizon would need to change settings on the ONT for Ethernet. If you use the Belkin router and have PPPOE in your area, use verizonfios for the PPPOE user name and password.
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If your D-Link router is connecting fine with DHCP then that is what your service is cofigured for and there is no need to set up PPPoE.
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