I have Verizon Fios, will Airport Extreme can be use?

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    Yes it will, as long as you connect it to your Verizon provided Actiontec router.

    You can use this AirPort Extreme without the Verizon router, as long as you disable the DHCP hold it has to your Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Make sure you have an Ethernet handoff from the ONT, and not coaxile. Also, if you intend on doing this, your Verizon cableTV set top boxes will no longer be able to receive on-demand, and the guide will no longer work.

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  • Yes, but you will need to keep the router Verizon gave you to function as a modem. Keep the coax cable plugged into the Fios router, then run a cat5 over to the AE. I recommend this set-up, because I have Fios and just set up my apple router today, and it is a huge improvement in speed.

    The Genius at the apple store recommend that I turn off the wireless on the fios router by logging in (url is This prevents network interference, since the two devices are very close to each other.

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  • Yes, you need to change the settings on your verizon cable modem/ router to TURN OFF the wifi that is built in to it. Then you connect the airport extreme to your verizon cablemodem/router with an ethernet cable. You will need to call verizon and they can tell you how to go to the website that allows you to switch off the wifi in the verizon cable modem/router. This is what I did. The system works very well. The verizon wifi was very slow.

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