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Recently, the Actiontec router (MI424WR) I purchased from Verizon some time ago has been providing poor wireless for my laptop. After working with tech support, I've come to the conclusion that the router is toast and cannot be fixed. Instead of renting or purchasing a sub-par Verizon router, I want to use a third-party router. I've done some research and think I understand the process (e.g., the steps located at https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-Internet/Using-your-own-router-with-Verizon-FiOS/td-p/851632 and https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Your-Own-Router-With-Verizon-FiOS). I do have some questions that I hope someone here can clarify. FYI, I have both Internet (50/50) and TV and a coaxial cable is connected to the Actiontec. 

  1. Is there anything else I need to do to the old Verizon router, other than releasing the DHCP Lease?
  2. Is there anything else I need to do to the new third-party router in order for FIOS Internet to work?
  3. For TV, which do folks recommend and why?
    1. Connecting an Ethernet cable from the LAN port of the third-party router to the WAN port of the old Verizon router, leaving the coaxial cable attached to the old Verizon router, and rebooting the Verizon router, OR
    2. Connecting the coaxial cable from my old Verizon router to the coax-in port on a MoCa adapter, and then connecting an Ethernet cable between a LAN port on the new router to the MoCa adapter's Ethernet port. And then rebooting the set top box after the MoCa adapter has been connected.
  4. Re: a new router, are there any specs of which I need to be aware in order for the router to work?
  5. Re: a MoCa adapter, are there any specs of which I need to be aware in order for the adapter to work?

TIA!

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