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Ditch Frontier modem

I am completely new to networking - the acronyms and lingo as well. We own a house wired completely with coax cable. We have Frontier FIOS from the old, initial install wired only with coax cable. Currently, we have an old Frontier modem/wifi router with coax from the outside box to the house and from the outlet in the house to the modem. It is my understanding a new modem/router I would purchase will not use the coax cable - requires an ethernet cable into the modem/router.

Can I purchase a simple converter to connect at the wall and run ethernet to my modem/router instead of a wiring ethernet from the outside box into my house? Is there a better solution?

Thank you for your patience and responses.

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Use a coax to Ethernet converter

While it is preferable to have a DSL/Fiber modem/router connected to Ethernet or Fiber Optic wiring, you can work around this. Using a coax to Ethernet converter, you can connect your old Frontier modem to the Cable infrastructure. You may also want to consider running an Ethernet of Fiber cable to the outside box. It will likely be the best option in the long run. However, you should consult with Frontier about this, first.

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Could I use a converter...

Ideally, an ethernet cable would be nice.

Since I have coax coming in, can I use a converter at the incoming coax and run ethernet to a new non-Frontier router/modem? Or is it more complicated than that?

Thank you for the response!

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