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Do I have to use the router provided by Verizon or can I buy my own?

GARJAC3
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I have been a Homefusion customer for over three years now and have been very happy with it.  I would like to use a more modern and secure router.  Do I have to use the router provided by Verizon or can I buy my own?

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Re: Homefusion & using a different router

7e18n1
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Yes, you have to use the Technicolor router (HBR) provided by Verizon. You can dumb it down and add your own router, but it requires advanced networking knowledge to successfully implement and maintain.

Google: "how to bypass cable wireless router and use my own wireless router"

All the hits on the first page of hits are useful and should help.

Additionally, Google: "how to bypass MoCA wireless router and use my own wireless router"

MoCA is the coax interface between the HBR and HBA, the closest thing to this is Verizon FiOS (Between the newer Actiontec routers and the FiOS optical network terminal). I include this Google search so you know what this interface is called and you have something that uses it to view as reference.

Re: Homefusion & using a different router

7e18n1
Sr. Member

Yes, you have to use the Technicolor router (HBR) provided by Verizon. You can dumb it down and add your own router, but it requires advanced networking knowledge to successfully implement and maintain.

Google: "how to bypass cable wireless router and use my own wireless router"

All the hits on the first page of hits are useful and should help.

Additionally, Google: "how to bypass MoCA wireless router and use my own wireless router"

MoCA is the coax interface between the HBR and HBA, the closest thing to this is Verizon FiOS (Between the newer Actiontec routers and the FiOS optical network terminal). I include this Google search so you know what this interface is called and you have something that uses it to view as reference.

Re: Homefusion & using a different router

GARJAC3
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Thanks 7e18n1.  I appreciate your response.  I keep hearing about routers that get hacked.  If I put the Technicolor router into bridging mode will that protect me from hackers (putting the burden on the new router) or does that not minimize the hacking potential?

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Re: Homefusion & using a different router

7e18n1
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I have no knowledge that the HBR is any more or less prone to attack than any other router. As long as you change default passwords on internet connected devices, use strong passwords not easily hacked, use antimalware and firewall software on computers, and practice general safe hex guidelines, you gain an edge over most hackers regardless of the router used.

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