You may need MOCA capable modem instead, definitely for On Demand.
Here's what I'm talking about snooping by Verizon.
So, basically your least expensive and safest method is to use the ActionTec and then setup a second router's WAN with it's own hidden SSID and encrypted password hooked to a LAN port on the ActionTec. Whatever you do, whatever your settings, if all your home LAN is on the second router and especially turn off the wireless on the ActionTec, is all yours, none of Verizon's, other than the traffic you generate, and even that is bypassed if using https and VPN's.
simultaneous w/ getting rid of cable tv and phone service, i purchased new router, Linksys WRT1900 AC on advice of someone who knows more about this stuff than i.
Old configuration was coax cable connected to Verizon's ActionTec 1424WR which was connected to ATT 3g MicroCell modem via Ethernet cable.
New configuration i have connected Linksys WRT1900 AC router to ActionTec router via Ethernet cable. I cannot use the modem in the setup b/c it does not have a coax connection.
My assumption was I needed to replace the Verizon ActionTec router w/ a modem for proper/optimal setup, but am having trouble finding Fios-compatible modems. Verizon suggested I could buy a Quantum Gateway modem/router combo, but doesn't that obviate the point of the new Linksys router?
The thing is, this setup works! I have wireless access through the Linksys 2.4 and 5.0 GHz networks and it seems faster than previously w/ just the ActionTec.
So i guess my questions are should i / can i replace the ActionTec router w/ a Fios-compatible modem (not modem-router combo) and, if so, suggestions for which one(s) to look for.
Or should I stick w/ if it ain't broke...?
Sorry if this seems like a dumb question...this has gotten much more complex than the last time i actually completed a set up.
many thanks in advance for assistance.