Friday, July 24, 2009
The Router from my favorite FIOS provider
I got this new router with my snazzy FIOS service. It's made by actiontec and seems to be a pretty powerful unit. By default, at least in my area, the ISP connected the COAX side of the router to their ONT (Optical Network Terminal) which usually sits just outside your house by the phone lines. On the inside they split the COAX, one side goes to your STB (Set Top Box), and the other to your router. The router uses the MOCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) protocol on the COAX line to get intelligent networking to your STB (so it can get program updates...kinda like Tivo).