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Tips before installation?

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by mikefour77, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. mikefour77

    mikefour77 Mentor

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    Hey all -

    I have a Fios internet (50/25) and voice installation coming up and was wondering if there was anything that I should know before the installation, like can they use the existing cabling inside the house, or do they need to rewire?

    Just want to get a sense of what I should be prepared for...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cobra611

    Cobra611 New Member

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    They should be able to use existing wiring.
     
  3. hallrk

    hallrk Legend

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    All the wiring in the house should be OK. They may need to run a line to your phone box on the outside of your house. I had to leave the gate open to my backyard for them to do this. It was done a couple of days before the in home part. They will install a box inside close to where your outside box is located. This is like your central hub for all things Fios related. The installer was ther about two hours installing everything for Internet and phone and he will give you a demo on how everything works. I just had Fios TV installed and it went smoothly too.
     
  4. mikefour77

    mikefour77 Mentor

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    Jan 24, 2011
    Sounds good... thanks for the replies!
     
  5. brenta1x

    brenta1x Cool Member

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    Hi Mike,
    Hope your install went well. I'm having 75/25 installed in two days. Currently have Time Warner Broadband. Wondering if you or anyone else knows that once they run the coax from the pole into the house and plug into the FIOS router, if it just simply a matter of unplugging my various ethernet cables from my current router and plugging them into the back of the FIOS router? For my multitude of wireless devices I obviously assume I'll need to "remap" those to the new FIOS wireless network, yes?

    Thanks
     
  6. mikefour77

    mikefour77 Mentor

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    Hey -

    Yes, the installation went very well.

    For me, it was a simple as plugging everything into the new FIOS router (which has wireless built in) and then simply setting up the new router with the same wireless information as the old one (so the SSID and WPA password).

    Once that was all done, everything connected without hassle as if nothing had even happened.
     
  7. brenta1x

    brenta1x Cool Member

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    Great, thanks! That is what I was hoping for. Thanks for responding so quick, too.
     

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