Needing a FiOS 'device' !!

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  1. WVZR1

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    I'm wanting 1 or more of these for a couple possible Layer3 TV installs, also to use in my Network which was Xfinity & TiVo. Anyone have 1 or more hanging around? Any experience with these? I'm not in a FiOS area but I could likely have a friend (who is 60 miles away) buy for me. I've called the FiOS stores and they're 'not stocked' so regardless they need ordered. I use a G1100 Quantum router because of the MoCA capability.

    Fios Network Adapter | Verizon®

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  2. krkaufman

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    Wow, $55 is a great price, relatively, for a bonded MoCA 2.0 adapter, let alone one with 4 GigE ports.

    This appears to be a rebranded Actiontec ECB5240M:

    MoCA Network Adapter ECB5240M - Actiontec.com


    edit: p.s. Kudos to Verizon for truth in advertising:
    • Connector Type: RJ45
    • Configuration: Four Ports
    • 10/100/1000 Base T 802.3ab Ethernet LAN
      Note: 1000 BaseT speeds may be restricted by MoCA protocol being used

    p.p.s. It remains a mystery why they chose standard MoCA 2.0 for the G1100 Quantum Gateway, given this device and the Wireless Network Extender both being bonded MoCA 2.0.
     
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  3. WVZR1

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    I found the Actiontec 1st and saw the sales 'restrictions' - I later found the FiOS device having thought I'd seen the image previously. I believe these will work well for me with my intended project.

    ***The G1100 has been around for a very long time - I believe this is maybe newer.
     
  4. krkaufman

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    Long enough that they should, at least, have released an update (G1102?) that included bonded MoCA 2.0, especially since their MoCA extenders are bonded 2.0.

    The G1100 will limit the throughput to these other Verizon devices to 400 Mbps; replacing the G1100’s built-in MoCA with a standalone bonded MoCA 2.0 adapter would bump the throughput up to 800 Mbps.
     
  5. WVZR1

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    I'm not 'educated' but could have the 'Bonded' have been added through 'Firmware' updates. There's several I believe out there but all seem to have the same hardware spec. Hardware 1.03?
     
  6. krkaufman

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    I wouldn’t expect so, but that sure would be a nice surprise for G1100 owners.
     
  7. WVZR1

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    There's some interesting FiOS threads regarding the MoCA 2.0 and the 'Bonded 2.0' it's NOT a firmware fix and it's thought to use the 'Bonded 2.0' you bypass the G1100 and use Actiontec hardware. It will do what I want I believe.
     
  8. krkaufman

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    Yep:

    ... though other vendors beside Actiontec now also offer bonded MoCA 2.0 hardware, and often at a lower price (Verizon-branded gear aside).
     

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