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Can I use my own router with fios?

by savsol7 / December 30, 2015 6:10 PM PST

I currently have a first generation fios router. I'm having problems with the signal in the back of my house. I've been told that my options are the following:
1. Update to Quantum fios and purchase their new router for $150.00
2. Purchase my own router and booster.
Any suggestions? I'm also looking for ways to cut the cable/fios by using Hulu or the like. Keep in mind, I have a college student who's major calls for a gaming computer. Thanks for your advice.

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cut cable/FIOS
by James Denison / December 30, 2015 6:52 PM PST

Uh, how do you intend to get Hulu if you cut your internet connection? Also FIOS is not DOCSIS, so if expecting such a modem/router to work with it, NO. You can use any router, but it must come through a MOCA type modem for fiber optic if not using wire cable.

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by savsol7 / December 30, 2015 7:00 PM PST
In reply to: cut cable/FIOS

I'm keeping internet. Just thinking about getting rid of bundle to save money. I just want my best options for the most speed and bandwith.

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Of course.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2015 6:14 PM PST

But you may have to keep their modem. You didn't reveal part numbers but for years folk have used their routers as a WAP when need be. But boosters are usually a bad idea for streaming as you lose speed.

I usually cure this issue with a powerline network to the TV or such.

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by savsol7 / December 30, 2015 7:11 PM PST
In reply to: Of course.

How would you solve the problem of SmartTvs and Xbox One in the back bedrooms? One suggestion I received was to purchase a spool of cord and run it under the carpet and splice it to each room. Thoughts? I also need enough speed and bandwith to also handle laptops, phones and tablets via wifi. Thoughts?

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Gamers always complain
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2015 7:30 PM PST
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So there's no solution for them. Just use a powerline network to the other location and wire the SmartTV and let the Xbox One be on WiFi. Here's one of the usual.

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by savsol7 / December 30, 2015 9:15 PM PST
In reply to: Gamers always complain

Thank you very much. I'm a hands-on visual learner and your diagram is spot on. You have been a great help. Thank you again for your time.

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