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I have an Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I Router that I got from my new FiOS Internet installation. I previously had Comcast internet which uses a Modem > Router setup. Within this setup, I had a Wireless Distribution System setup within my house using 2 ASUS RT-AC66U (802.11ac 3x3 band routers). [note: 802.11ac is an unofficial/new standard after 802.11n, providing wider coverage and faster link speeds]

 

I have read through a significant amount of posts here and on dslreports.com which mention ways to use a 3rd party router with the Actiontec provided by Verizon. Those methods seem to deal with the older revisions of this router. 

 

I cannot just simply use the Actiontec for wireless coverage because it's wireless is too poor and degrades at very short distances.

 

Therefore, is it possible to enable my 3rd party router to be bridged by the Actiontec or to route the Actiontec into my  3rd party router to allow my router to control the connection?

 

The WDS is simple once I can get past this elusive step. The 3rd router connects to my own router and the Actiontec acts very similar to a modem.

 

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Several things are not clear from your post.

  • How is your Actiontec connected to the ONT?  coax or cat5?
  • Do you have FIOS-TV?

 

Review the following following FAQ for the trade-offs regarding different third-party router configurations.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077

The trade-offs are valid for the rev. I.

 

If you have a coax connection to the ONT, it's easy to have it switched to a cat5 connection.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15990

 

If you have FIOS-TV, you still need the Actiontec behind your router to act as a MOCA LAN bridge for the STBs.

 

 

 

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How is your Actiontec connected to the ONT? 

  • coax or cat5? - Coaxial
  • Do you have FIOS-TV? - Yes

Review the following following FAQ for the trade-offs regarding different third-party router configurations.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077

The trade-offs are valid for the rev. I.

 

I had read this but was unsure if it qualified for Rev. I, thank you for clearing that up.

 

If you have a coax connection to the ONT, it's easy to have it switched to a cat5 connection.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15990

 

I run on coaxial because it would require a 100+ft ethernet cable from the ONT to the router.

 

Appreciate the response and I will revisit the link once again...

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@Harder wrote:

 

I cannot just simply use the Actiontec for wireless coverage because it's wireless is too poor and degrades at very short distances.

 

Therefore, is it possible to enable my 3rd party router to be bridged by the Actiontec or to route the Actiontec into my  3rd party router to allow my router to control the connection?

 

The WDS is simple once I can get past this elusive step. The 3rd router connects to my own router and the Actiontec acts very similar to a modem.

 


Configure your secondary router to not be a dhcp server and to be a wireless access point - basically a switch

Connect your rotuer to the VZ router lan port to lan port

all port forwarding done at the VZ router

 

 

 

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