Fios Ethernet Only Setup

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  1. gbo000

    gbo000 New Member

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    I am looking to have a Bolt and a Mini in my home using Verizon Fios. I plan on using all my equipment with the exception of the ONT and the Cable Card for the Bolt. I have my Router directly connected to the ONT via Ethernet. I have Ethernet available in both the location for the Bolt and the location for the Mini. My question is, when connecting my Bolt, I will connect it via Ethernet - Do I also need to connect the Bolt Coax to the ONT Coax or can I get everything over the single Ethernet connection? If I do need to connect the Coax, do I need a filter?
    Im not sure which of the 2 pics attached I should use.
    Sorry if this has been answered, all the searching reverences Moca set up and I could not find an answer to this. Thanks for any help you can give me.
     

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  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Coax connection from the ONT to the BOLT is required for the cable TV signals to be delivered to the BOLT.

    Your diagram is correct, though I did a bit of cleanup for clarification...

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  3. gbo000

    gbo000 New Member

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    Thank you very much this is very helpful. Can I assume that a Coax POE filter is not necessary between the ONT and the Bolt?
     
  4. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    With Fios a MoCA filter is not required for security as the MoCA lan signals do not pass beyond the ONT, but it will do no harm and can boost the MoCA frequencies a bit.
     
  5. Pete716

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    In your scenario, the mini will be connected via ethernet. You won't be using MoCA at all, so you can skip the filter.
     
  6. gbo000

    gbo000 New Member

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    Awesome, thanks both. I appreciate the help. I will connect the Bolt to the ONT with Ethernet and Coax with no filter. I will connect the Mini with just Ethernet. Im not currently worried about signal strength as the Bolt will be the only thing connected via Coax with a direct connection about 10' away.
    Thanks again
     
  7. Dec 9, 2018 #7 of 10
    gbo000

    gbo000 New Member

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    Hello, I have one more question that I am looking for confirmation on. I need to use the Fios G1100 Router for a couple of weeks and I dont understand one aspect. I have seen post that have the ONT Ethernet running to the G1100 WAN then the G1100 LAN to the Tivo. The Coax runs from the Fios ONT to a splitter - one Coax to the Tivo and the other to the G1100. Do I need to run Coax to the G1100 in this case? I would assume that I could run the Coax from the ONT to the Tivo (bolt) directly and just use the G1100 to pass the Ethernet for now, am I mistaken? Also, do I need any settings changed other than just running the guided setup? The reason I ask is I believe I have a cable card issue and I want to confirm I have done everything correctly on my end before calling verizon. Thanks again for any help.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2018 #8 of 10
    gbo000

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    Here are the 2 options I am looking at to give a visual
     

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  9. Dec 9, 2018 #9 of 10
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Perhaps for FiOS setups where the TiVo box is connecting via MoCA, rather than strictly Ethernet as you are doing.

    If you're not using MoCA then the G1100 doesn't require a coax connection. Your Opt1 diagram is the correct setup, with a direct coax connection from the ONT to the BOLT.
     
  10. gbo000

    gbo000 New Member

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    Thanks, that worked perfectly. Verizon had to reactivate the card - the main issue was on their end. Now I am up an running. I appreciate the help.
     
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