What router can I use with Verizon FiOS?

The best Verizon Fios-compatible routers

  • Overall best performance router: The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 R7000.
  • The router provided by Verizon Fios: Fios Router.
  • Most affordable router: TP-Link AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router.
  • Best for gaming: Linksys – WRT AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 Router.

Can I use my own router with Verizon FiOS?

Call Verizon’s support number 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) and follow the prompts to get to internet technical support. Once you get a real person on the line, let them know that you want to switch your ONT from coax to Ethernet so you can use your own router.

Can you use any WIFI Router with Verizon?

Verizon FiOS (Fiber optic internet) only needs a router connected to the ONT. While for DSL you need a modem and router (often as one device). Also, If you have FiOS, make sure your ONT has an Ethernet connection. Because otherwise, you won’t be able to use a third-party router.

Does Verizon FiOS need a special router?

FiOS can be configured to provide an Ethernet connection from the ONT. This makes it easy to use a non-Verizon router. However, reports are that Verizon will not complete a FiOS install without one of their routers; regardless of if Ethernet or MoCA is used. You can buy or rent a router from Verizon.

Is Netgear Compatible with FiOS?

Your NETGEAR router will not replace your existing FiOS router/gateway device. However, it will be able to work in conjunction with the FiOS device in one of two ways. Option 1: The FiOS device can provide router functions while the NETGEAR router works as AP mode only to provide wireless access.

Can I use a Linksys router with Verizon FiOS?

Re: How to connect a Linksys AC2600 router to fios.

You don’t connect that way. first off the Verizon router is primary, it gets DNS then you take an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports (there are 4 LAN ports & 1 wan port) on the Verizon router and then place that into the linksys wan port.

Does Verizon charge for a router?

Verizon modem and router rental fee — With Verizon Fios internet plans, you can either rent the Fios Router for $15/mo. or purchase it for a one-time price of $199.99. You also have the option to use your own modem and router. The Fios Router monthly rental fee is waived with the Fios Gigabit Connection plan.

Are Verizon routers any good?

For me, YES, it’s definitely worth it – especially for the speed improvements over WiFi on the Verizon G3100 vs G1100. If you look at the WiFi speed scores in the G1100 dead zones it’s unbelievably better.

Can I connect another router to my Verizon router?

Secondary Router Setup

You can connect Netgear routers to Verizon FiOS or use another brand, if desired. Using a second FiOS router is the easiest approach, but other brands are compatible with a workaround. If you have a different brand, you must set up the IP to match the Verizon network.

Will Netgear AC1750 work with FiOS?

Re: Netgear AC1750 router

You can’t use a cable modem/router with FIOS. It has to be an actiontec or other QAM based router. Or you can use ethernet from ONT to router.

Is the FiOS router also a modem?

FiOS does not use modems. FiOS does not use modems.

Is Arris router compatible with FiOS?

ARRIS – SURFboard G36 DOCSIS 3.1 Wi-Fi 6 Cable Modem

“Great modem and wifi router works great on fios!!!…

Do I have to rent Verizon Fios router?

Re: Rent-to-own router

Verizon does not have a rent to own policy. You either purchase a router on your own or rent from Verizon. If you purchase a Verizon router, they will provide tech support for it. And will provide warranty service.

What is Quantum gateway router?

The Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway lets you transmit and distribute digital entertainment and information to multiple devices in your home or office. Your gateway supports networking using cables, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi, making it one of the most versatile and powerful gateway routers available.

What is the difference between router and modem?

Your modem is a box that connects your home network to the wider Internet. A router is a box that lets all of your wired and wireless devices use that Internet connection at once and also allows them to talk to one another without having to do so over the Internet.

Do I need both a modem and a router?

Do you Need a Modem or a Router? You will need both a modem and a router if you want to use WiFi or connect multiple devices. Since most modems only have one LAN Ethernet port, you can only connect one computer at a time, but it won’t provide the same security that a router does.

Does any router work with any internet provider?

As long as you have a modem that’s compatible with the ISP (as either a standalone device or part of a modem and router combo), you can use any router with any internet provider.

Do I need a modem if I have a router?


You can use a router without a modem to transfer files or stream content between devices on a wireless network. However, you need a modem and an internet service provider (ISP) if you want to access the internet.

What is a smart router?

A Linksys wireless router that provides interaction with mobile applications. For example, apps can change router settings, monitor network devices, restrict access to certain websites, view network cameras live and browse or stream photos. See wireless router.

Does Nighthawk router need a modem?

No, the NETGEAR Nighthawk is just a router, not a modem. You’ll need to use a modem in combination with this router to get your network up and running. It will work with nearly any modem. For top performance, we recommend a DOCSIS 3.1 modem such as the NETGEAR CM1000 Ultra-High Speed Cable Modem.

Is Linksys a modem or router?

Yes. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Modem Router, XAC1200 supports simultaneous dual-band.

What is the purpose of a Linksys router?

This router can be used to connect one computer, or multiple computers to the internet. Some attach it directly to their computer, while others use a wireless network card to use the internet without using any cords or wires. In the majority of cases users chose a Linksys router to meet their needs.

How much is Linksys Internet a month?


Pay as you go for as long as you want.