Originally Posted by steetyj
I am having FiOS installed in a couple weeks.
Currently have Comcast and a roamio. So I will be swapping my cablecard out for the Verizon equivalent they supply.
As I understand it, Verizon will install an ONT in my home. I would like to avoid having to rent their router as I own my own Archer C7.
Will I be able to have the install tech hook my C7 to the ONT and the cable card up via coax?
Or is this setup not possible?
A couple of things. You do not mention what speed tier you are getting. The lowest speed tiers ordinarily come with a coax install, i.e., 75/75 is the break point, although I have seen reports of getting a default Ethernet and coax install at the 75/75 level too. Anything higher will have both runs for certain. Usually if on the lowest speed tiers, either you will have to run your own Ethernet to the ONT or possibly pay extra to get it run by the Fios people.
In any case with Ethernet you can use the router of your choice so long as you are not using any Fios TV equipment. The downside to not having a Fios router handy is that without one installed any problems you have are likely to be referred to a service call automatically, i.e, wait for a truck roll.
One nice feature of the Fios routers is the builtin MoCA LAN, which is handy for your Tivos, there are also some fairly idiot proof wireless "network extenders" (really MoCA based wireless AP's) that are very easy to setup and usually will give you your full speed tier without issue.
Older Actiontec W1424WR routers Rev F-I are MoCA 1.1 and can be configured as MoCA bridges with or without the wireless enabled and are pretty inexpensive off of Ebay.
Highly tech types don't like the newest G1100 gateway router but unless your needs require something special, the G1100, dual band, MoCA 2.0, and AC rated does an ok job. If you are thinking of getting one the prices on non-Fios sources are better, i.e., Ebay or even Amazon sometimes.
You will not have VOD on Fios like with Comcast, but picture quality is generally very good.