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Switch from Spectrum to Fios using existing coax without ONT install

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keny
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Switch from Spectrum to Fios using existing coax without ONT install

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I am thinking of switching from Spectrum to Fios by utilizing the existing coax cable. Is it even possible this can be done without installing an ONT inside my apartment? My apartment building is wired for Fios but I think the ONT needs to be installed inside the apartment and I don't have an electric outlet close to my front entrance.

 

I understand there is a speed limit of 100/100 and I only want internet service.

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Re: Switch from Spectrum to Fios using existing coax without ONT install

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Correct on Dexman, if G3100 and E3200 are used as MoCA adapters to convert ONT Ethernet to LAN Coax, then LAN Coax to Ethernet LAN on the other end, you will have a highest throughput of gigabit symmetrical, which enables you to order the gigabit speed package.

 

If you can put the ONT in your apartment, that's the best and the most secure way to get Internet. If you have to use the coax wire, you would need a pair of MoCA Ethernet bridges, one at the ONT outside of your apartment, and one in your apartment. As dexman mentioned, G3100 and E3200 can serve as a pair of MoCA adapters, but that is quite inadvisable because you would need to put a $300 G3100 outside of your apartment with its WiFi 6 disabled for security.

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Verizon is moving away from installing ONTs outside buildings. A technician can survey the building and make appropriate recommendations.

 

If a 3100 router and 3200 extender are added, 400/400 speed can be supported via coaxial cable as long as an Ethernet cable is used to connect the router to the ONT

 

If Gigabit service is ordered, Verizon will waive router rental charges and in some cases rental charges for an extender.

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Correct on Dexman, if G3100 and E3200 are used as MoCA adapters to convert ONT Ethernet to LAN Coax, then LAN Coax to Ethernet LAN on the other end, you will have a highest throughput of gigabit symmetrical, which enables you to order the gigabit speed package.

 

If you can put the ONT in your apartment, that's the best and the most secure way to get Internet. If you have to use the coax wire, you would need a pair of MoCA Ethernet bridges, one at the ONT outside of your apartment, and one in your apartment. As dexman mentioned, G3100 and E3200 can serve as a pair of MoCA adapters, but that is quite inadvisable because you would need to put a $300 G3100 outside of your apartment with its WiFi 6 disabled for security.

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