How to use your own router with Verizon FiOS

Post date: Mar 22, 2018 3:10:09 PM

We subscribe to Verizon FiOS Gigabit internet service. Unfortunately, I found the performance of Verizon's FiOS router to be lacking at best... I searched for a way to replace the FiOS router with my own router, but everything I read said you had to use the FiOS router in some funky bridged configuration to provide program guide information for TV service. This type of setup is complicated, and unreliable, and ultimately still relies on the sub-par FiOS router somewhere in the link.

Well, I'm happy to say, I've found a way to use my own router, with full MOCA and a working program guide for TV service, without needing to use the FiOS router at all..... Its not even plugged in. Simple, easy configuration, and no complicated bridge setup.

Here's how I did it....

1. Buy any router of your choosing.... I personally am using the ASUS AC-3200 If you've got Gigabit, you need a high performance router

2. Buy this simple and inexpensive Motorola MOCA Adapter Model MM1000

3. Plug the ethernet cable from your FiOS ONT into the WAN port of the router

4. Plug an ethernet cable from any of the LAN ports on the router into the LAN port on the Motorola MOCA adapter

5. Plug the Cable TV Coax coming from the Verizon ONT into the cable connector marked NETWORK on the back of the Motorola MOCA adapter.

6. Plug the Cable TV coax coming from your set top box into the cable connector marked DEVICE on the back of the Motorola MOCA adapter.

7. Power everything up....

8. Throw out your old cheap Verizon FiOS router... you don't need it anymore.

That's it.... The MOCA adapter converts the ethernet signal to MOCA and connects the set top box to the network, your router will serve an IP address to your set top box automatically. No complicated bridge mode, and no cheap Verizon router in the mix at all.

I'm using this setup myself right now, and I can confirm 100% it works flawlessly.