Bridging two Fios Routers without Coax
Hi. I have 2 fios actiontec routers - a rev F and a rev I. i was told by the verizon technician that because of how my building is configured, the rev I router wouldnt work, so my internet connection comes through the rev F. Since i still have the rev I though, I'd like to hook it up to the rev F and use that as a second wireless network in my house. does this require using the coax port on the rev I? can I do it simply by connecting a cat5 cable from a lan port on the F to the WAN port on the I (and doing whatever software configurations necessary)? What settings do i need to change?
Thanks a lot for your help. I've looked around a lot but most posts talk about Coax (which I'm not sure how to connect) or Moca (which i dont understand)
thanks much in advance!
If you "hook it up" and just position it next to the other router, what do you hope to accomplish?
The very basic steps to configure a router as an access point will have you disable the DHCP on the 2nd router and then connecting the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports on it.
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Yes, connecting them with Cat 5 will work; it's actually preferred vs coax.
1) Change the IP address of the I. I like going 1 off (so if the F's at 192.168.1.1 make the I 192.168.1.2).
2) Write that IP on a sticky label or piece of paper and tape it to the top of the I.
3) Disable the DHCP server on the I.
4) Use the Cat 5 cable and connect a LAN port on the F to a LAN port on the I.
Mackey, thanks! Worked great.
West Chester, PA
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said by Nibs :Utter nonsense. There is no FIOS configuration where a rev. I won't work in place of a rev. F.
i was told by the verizon technician that because of how my building is configured, the rev I router wouldnt work,
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