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kryptonian

join:2005-09-14
Philadelphia, PA
reply to HardwareGeek

Re: [Northeast] My FIOS install

interesting.....I have the same router as you. Yet, I dont have ethernet attached to the WAN port. My PC connection is on one of the LAN ports. Obviosuly the tech did this for a reason, but I wonder what the difference is?


HardwareGeek

join:2003-11-15
Brooklyn, NY
I believe it was because I am on the 150 tier. They actually had to dismount the entire setup just to run a cat 5e cable that is connected to the wan port on the router. Before that the internet wouldn't even work and they said it was because I was on the 150 tier.
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HardwareGeek

join:2003-11-15
Brooklyn, NY
reply to kryptonian
Just to be clear that cable goes from the ONT outside the apartment to the router.
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Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
reply to kryptonian
said by kryptonian:

interesting.....I have the same router as you. Yet, I dont have ethernet attached to the WAN port. My PC connection is on one of the LAN ports. Obviosuly the tech did this for a reason, but I wonder what the difference is?

Just MoCA WAN vs CAT5 WAN.

MoCA is only supported on up to the 50Mbps tier (maybe the new 75Mbps tier too). If you order 150/35, they'll switch you over to gigabit Ethernet to get full speeds.
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kryptonian

join:2005-09-14
Philadelphia, PA
Ahh I see, thanks for the clarification folks! Well compared to you HardwareGeek, i'm on measly 25/25 lol. Congrats on your new install!


HardwareGeek

join:2003-11-15
Brooklyn, NY
Someone said I can't wall mount the router, you can it even comes with a template to wall mount.
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Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11
Who said that?

If you wall mount it, the preferred orientation is portrait (long side perpendicular to the floor), same way as it stands on the base. It allows the most heat dissipation.
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HardwareGeek

join:2003-11-15
Brooklyn, NY
Sorry I misread.