Problem getting STBs to Activate / Show Guide with ECB2200V
I am hoping someone can help me out.
I have a pretty complicated FIOS install at my workplace: 135/65mbps Internet with 13 Static IP's. ONT is configured for internet over Ethernet. ONT ethernet passes through a DMZ switch into a set of Sonicwalls.
I have 2 cablecards that work fine, and 3 STBs that will not activate or show guide data. On boot, the STBs say activation failure - can't get MoCA data. Guide info doesn't show, and I can only view broadcast basic from the STBs.
The Actiontec ECB2200V is hooked up to one of the interfaces on the Sonicwall that is providing a DHCP range and internet connectivity thru the FIOS connection. The STBs get a DHCP IP from the SonicWall and show 'Network Online' under system information along with the IP. But again - no guide data, no activation.
Verizon won't help, they insist I use their router (I am trying to avoid that, but can put it on the DMZ switch and burn one of my statics if necessary).
Thanks in advance!
The ECB2200V will not pass any MoCA traffic to the STB's, so that's why they state activation failure.
ECB's are MoCA bridges, but they can't be used with STB's. STB's require a direct MoCA connection to a BHR or NIM-100.
Verizon will not support a non-standard configuration like yours, so that's why they want you to hook up a BHR.
Thank you for your quick reply!
What I was trying to accomplish was basically option #9 from this DSL Reports FAQ: »Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »What are the tradeoffs between the various router configurations
I see that you mentioned the NIM 100 specifically. Is there a reason that unit would work in this configuration whereas the ECB2200V wouldn't? They are both MoCA LAN units, correct?
The ECB2200V has a setting that prevents it from working correctly with STB's. The NIM-100 is an older MoCA bridge, and it may work in your setup.
Would the newer Actiontec ECB2500C work and allow the traffic pass? Is the ECB2200V specifically blocking the traffic?