This is a question on how to split the coaxial cable into 5 or more Ethernet wires when wiring up you house. I am with Verizon and currently I used the wireless router to do this in the basement when I ran Ethernet/coax everywhere in the house. However, the duck work is blocking most of the wireless signal in the basement. I put in a hot spot box to work around the problem but Verizon on demand requires it to be connected to the Verizon router to work. What I want to do is replace the router in the basement with some other Ethernet splitting device so I can move the wireless router upstairs so the signal strength is strong but I am not sure if this can event be done.

  1. Do you have to use the Verizon router to convert the coax to Ethernet? I have seen online 1 coax in and 1 Ethernet out boxes for sell, but my brother thinks the Verizon router is ďdecodingĒ something so only Verizon equipment would work for the conversion process. Is this correct?
  2. I was thinking of buying the 1 coax in Ė 1 Ethernet out box and then run it into a splitter so that I would have enough Ethernet outputs to plug in all my wires. Is this ok, or can I buy a box that had 4 or 5 Ethernet outputs already? I.E. something like the router but without the wireless.
  3. My Brother thinks that there are 1 or more Ethernet plugs inside the Verizon box outside the house that I can plug into. When they installed FIOS they just plugged in the old Comcast coax wires and ran no Ethernet wires at all into the house. I havenít tried to open it because I donít want Verizon complaining about messing with their stuff and I might break something. So is this correct? And is this the right way to do it? If so, can I plug in the Ethernet wire(s) myself or do I need Verizon to do it?

I called Verizon but their online tech support is zero for these types of questions. My current setup is working OK, but I really want the router out of the basement so I can get a strong signal for all the on demand stuff and also run some more Ethernet wires in the future (which means more output plugs).