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Want to have a backup router/modem

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I have a Actiontec MI424WR Gen 2 router/modem.

 

As the internet is very important to me I would like to have a backup router. Can I use any high speed modem as a backup? I would only use it as a temporary measure until a Verizon replacement arrived.

 

If any replacement is ok I note that the Actiontec has a coax cable with F connecter. Any recommendations for a suitable substitute?

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@GGA wrote:

Can I use any high speed modem as a backup?


 

No.  FIOS does not use modems.  There are no routers other than the Actiontec and the Westell 9100EM that support a MOCA (coax) WAN connection.

 

You have two options.

1)  You can buy an additional Actiontec router from VZ.  It's listed on the VZ website for $79.

https://teleproducts.verizon.com/fios/index.cfm/eh/DisplayDetails

2)  You can have your WAN connection switched from a MOCA connection to a cat5 connection.  Then you can use a router of your choice as backup.  Note that there are special considerations when you use your own router if your also have FIOS-TV.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#16077

 

 

 

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Thank you for the info and especially the links. To keep things simple I went ahead and bought the VZ router.

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