1. Yes, it's a whole new look! Have questions or need help? Please post your question in the New Forum Questions thread Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
  2. Seeing tons of unread posts after the upgrade? See this thread for help. Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice

Existing Patch Panel and Verizon FiOS

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by GeorgeSC, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. GeorgeSC

    GeorgeSC Southern Walker

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    6
    My House was wired through out the house and I was curious to know if the new Verizon FiOS will be ran to my existing Patch Panel in the Garage.

    I also heard that a Coaxable is used in some cases if we do not ask for the Fibre to the House, I like how the Fibre line for Openband was ran into my garage and used a media converter (fibre to rj45) to plug into my Router/patch panel.

    Any information on this will be helpful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,685
    Likes Received:
    118
    During the meeting we had with engineers from Verizon, they indicated that fiber would be connected directly to each home and that they would use the existing panel infrastructure and connections wherever possible. They will also need to install a wireless router as well (I assume).
    I assume you are talking about the new Southern Walk installation.
     
  3. GeorgeSC

    GeorgeSC Southern Walker

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    6
    Yes asking for southern walk and thank you for the information.


     
  4. krmckee

    krmckee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    5
    This may be a dumb question but I'm not a techie..... Do we need to provide anything for the Verizon internet or video installation? My understanding is that they provide the router - is that correct? We have not done anything in terms of upgrading our home setup since openband came in 2006 - are there any improvements we can do in order to ensure that the Verizon internet and video is the best that it can be in our home? I hope my question makes sense.
     
  5. Weasel

    Weasel New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    3
    I replaced the switch with a gigabet switch, and and am using both my old wireless router and the verizon provided one .... if you just want it to work, you won't have to buy anything. If you want optimal speed, you need to replace your original switch. Here is my setup (pasted from another thread):

    My house setup has the panel in the basement, not in a storage room, but in a very small cabinet in the wall. Since I'm crunched for space in that cabinet, i've gone with the following setup: Wired 8 port gigabit router (non wifi) in the cabinet (i needed something very small to fit) which replaced my old switch which i used to distribute the openband connect to the patch panel. I'm using my old wireless router (which I previously had on the main level) and the verizon provided router to both act as wireless access points connected to wall Ethernet ports - one in the basement and one on the top level of the house. Both wifi access points are setup with the same SSID and are using the main router as the gateway/dhcp server. I've got good coverage throughout the house and am getting similar speeds as when plugged directly into the ONT. There may be a better way to set everything up, but this was easy and seems to be working well for me.
     
  6. krmckee

    krmckee Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    5
    Thank you, I wouldn't know what to buy or how to install it but I will look into it.
     

Share This Page