06-30-2018 12:22 PM - edited 06-30-2018 12:30 PM
Upon my request, Verizon sold me television service to go along with my internet service. I do not have a Verizon router, I use my own equipment.
They didn't tell me their Set Top Boxes (STB) would not activate without a Verizon router. Is anyone able to answer whether they can activate the STB's at their store and then I can install them in the house and see them function? Or, can I activate them at a neighbor's house on Verizon equipment, then bring the gear home to install?
I know the guide, VOD, and some other services will not work without further mods.
06-30-2018 06:35 PM
The same mods for guide, etc, are also needed for activation. There is a post at the top of the forum that talks about the mods required to use a non Verizon router with FiOS stb.
09-02-2018 03:00 AM
I don’t think you can activate them somewhere else. Has to be on your service. I would say maybe go online and order a Actiontec rev i or G1100 FiOS Quantum router just to activate your STB.
I use my own router too and I have a VMS DVR and whenever there are updates I put in the Verizon router for a few days. Then once updated I put my own router back in place.