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Re: Truly Sorry to Ask: Using Own Router with M1424WR Rev I
I highly recommend using the CAT5 method. My router, not a Rev I, is connected to the Ethernet port though it does do the bridging which Rev I models mostly cannot do. If you're actually in Kirkland and want some help trying to get Ethernet run, drop me a PM. I live in Redmond and would be willing to have a look. I have an older model MI424WR that I could bring if you want to potentially swap for a device that CAN bridge.
Getting at the port is very easy, just remove whatever panel or cover says "customer access." On outside ONTs, it is done by loosening (not removing; it's designed to stay put) the single hex nut then pushing in the top and bottom plastic tabs to allow the door to swing open. You will see an Ethernet jack inside. DO NOT open the "technician" or "telco" access side. Those contain the fiber port and can be quite finicky. Inside ONTs usually have a metal panel on the bottom right that is opened by unscrewing one screw and pulling the panel down and forward.