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Using My Own Router Confusion

Using My Own Router Confusion

Nickel Contributor
Nickel Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-06-2009
Message 1 of 6

Hello all,


I have read all the posts on using your own router but seem to be missing something. I can get TV service from mySTB but I do not get guide information. My setup is as follows:


1) Ethernet from ONT to my Orbi router

2) Coax from ONT to splitter. STB to the splitter. Quantum router(coax) to the splitter.

3) Ethernet connection from WAN port of the Quantum router to the LAN port of the Orbi router.

4) Quantum router setup to pull a DHCP address from Orbi(DHCP server).


Is it ok for the WAN port of the Quantum router to get a DHCP address from my Orbi, or should I hard code the WAN port to an IP address that is not under DHCP control?


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Platinum Contributor II
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Registered: ‎11-04-2008
Message 2 of 6

Read the thread on using your own router.

There are specific ports that need to be opened to support guide data and on demand.

If a forum member gives an answer you like, give them the Kudos they deserve. If a member gives you the answer to your question, mark the answer as Accepted Solution so others can see the solution to the problem.
Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Posts: 4,677
Registered: ‎10-18-2016
Message 3 of 6



Section 3 will show you how to do different installs. In essence you have the ONT-YOUR ROUTER-MOCA ADAPTER-SPLITTER (your situation may vary) but its harder reading about it than actually doing it.



Copper Contributor forumuser123
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Contributor fiosuser219
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-29-2019
Message 5 of 6

I found this more helpful than https://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios

Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Posts: 4,677
Registered: ‎10-18-2016
Message 6 of 6

If you found the link for the forum post better?  Go back and read it again.

it mentions https://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios to where to get that info.


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