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HD_Ride
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join:2000-10-18
Jerseyastan
reply to Smith6612

Re: MI424WR-GEN2 Rev E Configuration Thread

said by Smith6612:

Your FiOS TV will still work. The ONT just won't be providing an internet signal via the Coax anymore. So, if you have FiOS TV, take your router and plug it into the RJ45 cabling, and then take the ActionTec you have and hang it off of your DD-WRT router. That way, the ActionTec will act as a NIM100 and can give your STBs information. To make sure though, since the boxes do store quite a bit of guide info in them, unplug the STBs and plug them back in and make sure they download guide data, once you verify that your Ethernet setup is in fact working.
there’s a little more than just that, in addition to running CAT5 for the new router he will need to re-route the coax.

1. He will need a coax run FROM the ONT TO the splitter
2. He will also need coax run FROM the splitter TO the bridge (A/T or NIM100)

he may be able to salvage the one length of coax running from the ONT, but he will be running some additional coax for sure.


More Fiber
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join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
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said by HD_Ride:

there’s a little more than just that, in addition to running CAT5 for the new router he will need to re-route the coax.

1. He will need a coax run FROM the ONT TO the splitter
2. He will also need coax run FROM the splitter TO the bridge (A/T or NIM100)

he may be able to salvage the one length of coax running from the ONT, but he will be running some additional coax for sure.
If someone already has internet over coax and FIOS-TV, their Actiontec is already connected to the main splitter. There is no need to reroute the coax. Adding a coax run through the splitter is only necessary when adding FIOS-TV to an internet only install.


HD_Ride
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Jerseyastan

That’s true and I should have been more specific and said adding or changing locations.

What I should have said is it’s going to require a little more than going to BestBuy and picking up a 25ft patch cable if he (or she) plans to keep it semi neat by concealing the install. But if the guy doesn’t mine cables, power strips, and power supplies obstructing the living space have at it. Now may be a go time to reconfigure if necessary