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Re: Using your own router with Verizon FiOS/Fios Mini

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@Techn0Papi wrote:

Hey Techies,

 

I followed the instructions provided by @JustinG on how to integrate your own router with FIOS Internet and TV.  https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-Internet/Using-your-own-router-with-Verizon-FiOS/td-p/851632 

 

This article got me to about 90% of where I want to be. My setup is as followed: 

  • Google WiFi - 3 pucks bridged ONT to Ethernet
  • Actiontec MoCA 2.5 Network Adapter for Ethernet Over Coax 1 Gbps Ethernet, Coax to Ethernet Adapter.

I've totally removed the Verizon G3100 Router with the intention of sending it back to Verizon to bypass paying the $20 monthly rental charge. Now the issue that I am now encountering is that the two Verizon Minis that I have in other rooms along with a Google WiFi puck do not connect to the new wifi SSID. I cannot even find a way to point the connection to the new SSID from the FIOS Mini itself. Is this a byproduct of the limitation of this type of setup? Any advice?

 

 


Look here, looks like someone figured it out:

 

You can replace the Verizon router completely by using a 3rd party router and a MOCA-Ethernet device. You need to do some port forwarding in order for Guide, OnDemand, DVR and remote FiOS app to work. 

 

  1. I changed/cloned my new router's MAC address to match the MAC address of the original FiOS router but am not sure if this is necessary or not. 
  2. I set my new router DHCP up to assign the same address range as my FiOS router (192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.200).
  3. I added two DHCP reservations for my Set-Top-Boxes [STB] (192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101).
  4. I added an ActionTek MOCA adapter to an "internal" port of my router and plugged the coax cable into my primary STB.
  5. I created a port-forward from the router's external IP to the IP of my primary STB (192.168.1.100) for source UDP port 63145 UDP -> destination UDP port 63145.
  6. I created a port-forward from the router's external IP to the IP of my primary STB (192.168.1.100) for source TCP port 35000 -> destination TCP port 7547.
  7. I created a port-forward from the router's external IP to the IP of my second STB (Mini) (192.168.1.101) for source TCP port 35001 -> destination TCP port 7547.
  8. I created a port-forward from the router's external IP to IP 127.0.0.1 for source TCP port 4567 -> TCP port 4567.
  9. Rebooted all equipment.

With these changes, everything works just as if the Verizon router was in place.  Of course I can't promise this will work for everyone but it may be worth a shot.  I got the port numbers to forward from the original FiOS router, so you may want to check your router, if you have one, to see if your port numbers might be different.

 

Good luck.

 

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