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DSLReports FiOS MoCA Broadband FAQ Correction Hey all,
I spent a good hour and a half trying to use a MI424-WR Rev. F to create a wireless access point via MoCA using Section 2 from this tutorial located in the FAQ:
»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »Can I get an ethernet connection in a room with only coax?
Even though it's extremely straightforward I couldn't for the life of me get it to work. At step 2.2 I kept getting this error:
"The device's IP address should not be in the range of the IP pool."
I couldn't figure that out, and so I kept hard resetting the router, or going through the settings in my primary router to see if something in there wasn't allowing me to choose an IP address.
In the end, after much Googling, I somehow luckily stumbled upon this thread:
»Using an Actiontec Rev D router as MOCA bridge/access point?
Where user DGGSLF very correctly points out that you must do Step 2.4 BEFORE you do Step 2.2 to make this work. Obviously a mere noob like myself would never have figured that out, and I am forever grateful to him for that.
He also mentions another key point, which is that once you finish Step 2.3 you will no longer be able to connect to the new router via your ethernet cable, and you'll need to go through your primary router and then type in your newly created IP address. I would have never figured that out either, and assumed I had failed yet again, and moved on to another hard reset and started over for the umpteenth time.
Anyway, I bring this all up not to complain (well, a little) but to ask that somebody who has the power update that particular FAQ to reflect his suggestions so that other poor souls like myself aren't pulling their hair out wondering what they're doing wrong