Curious: Odd FiOS Setup at Rented Vacation Condo in FL Hey all,
This isn't a service call or anything. I just have encountered a setup I have never seen before, and am wondering how it works.
At home I subscribe to FiOS and I am very happy with it. The fiber line goes all the way to the ONT. The default setup had it transmitting data over Coax (moca) but I have since switched it to ethernet.
The vacation place we have rented is interesting though. It is a condo on the 9th floor of a building on the beach in Siesta Key in Sarasota, FL. The TV set boxes all have FiOS logos on them but the wireless router appears to be some sort of DSL router (It's an Actiontec GT704WG).
I can't seem to figure out how it is getting its signal though. If it truly is FiOS and not DSL, then there are no fiber lines in sight. If it is DSL, well, then that is weird too. I haven't had DSL in years, but they used to always go over the phone lines, but nothing is hooked up between the router and the phone line (there isn't even a phone port on it) In fact the WAN Ethernet port is unused as well. The only wire connected to the router is the power adapter.
This leads me to believe it's either rebroadcasting a wifi signal, OR its somehow getting its signal through ethernet over powerline (which appears to be absent from the units specs)
Does anyone know what kind of setup I may have encountered?
There is an ONT is likely in the basement, Internet is using the phone lines as VSDL2 for the internet, which is feed by the ONT, standard for multi-tenant locations
That makes sense, but as I said there are no phone lines hooked up to the router. The only wire connected to the router is the power cord.
Does DSL go over powerline these days?
So you have a router with just a power cable, no coax or Ethernet? if so, its not doing anything
Maybe its a second unused router and there is an ONT/Router in the closet somewhere
Fountain Valley, CA
reply to mattlach
that's an adsl router, not a vdsl router, I don't believe that rouer is being used directly by the fios. it might be serving as an access point, but I don't believe anything more than that.
North Tonawanda, NY
reply to mattlach
That's strange. If there's nothing plugged into the ActionTec I imagine it's just being used to create a private LAN for whatever reason. The GT704WG if it's a Verizon unit doesn't have WDS support from what I've seen in other ActionTecs.