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Activating Verizon Set Top Boxes without a Verizon Router

Activating Verizon Set Top Boxes without a Verizon Router

Contributor newbcakes
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-30-2018
Message 1 of 4

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.



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Registered: ‎11-04-2008
Message 2 of 4

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.

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Contributor dlim98
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-01-2018
Message 3 of 4

I'm wondering about the same thing. I have my own router, but want to activate a quantum stb.

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Gold Contributor V
Posts: 1,213
Registered: ‎06-24-2018
Message 4 of 4

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.  

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