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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject: Vonage with FiOS service using Actiontec MI424 Router (QoS) Reply with quote Back to top

A buddy has Verizon FiOS with the Actiontec MI424-HR (or MI424HR) router. The router has a ton of options/settings for all sorts of things including Cos but not a lot of documentation on how to configure these features.

I helped him setup his wireless and it all seems to be working well.

He's ordered Vonage service with the phone adapter (not router just the basic phone adapter) as we decided we could get the Cos configured in the Actiontec router.

Has anyone setup the Cos on the Actiontec router? I think i just have to plug the adapter into a port then give bandwidth priority to that port. Is there some specific amount of bandwidth that should be reserved (it seems that 256/256 should be plenty)?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Question: Is it really an HR or is it the WR?

I would appreciate a follow up post on this topic when you get the system configured. I currently have FIOS with the D-Link router, but having a higher speed switch would be nice for connecting the TiVos.

I did some snooping to try to find out some information about this router, Verizon has a simple datasheet that is almost useless. It does mention specific QoS mechanisms.
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– Pass-through of WAN-side DSCPs,
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Some other thoughts;

One of the advantages of this wireless router is that it comes shipped from the factory with WEP enabled with a unique key. The reason is obvious if you wardrive through any FIOS equipped neighborhood. There are a bunch of wide open access points connected to fat pipes. Unfortunately this is bad for consumers, it may prevent casual or inadvertent Internet sharing, but it provides no real consumer protection.

Also a feature on this router is a coax port supporting MoCA. MoCA is a next generation home networking technology with a real world speed around 100Mbps and a target speed of 270Mbps. I believe MoCA will support both star and daisy chained topologies. These daisy chains are necessary to interconnect a rack of entertainment equipment in existing homes (set top boxes, dvrs, etc).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm sorry, that was a typo, it's the WR, not the HR.

Yeah, having WEP enabled by default is nice, we swapped that out to use WPA though.

He has CAT5 throughout the house but the fios installer pluged a coax cable into the coax port. Do you know if the fios STBs use the coax network for anything? Or is that just connected in case someone wants to attach another MoCA device to the coax in the house and have internet access? Or is it to support the new STBs ability to all work off of one DVR device?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Or is it to support the new STBs ability to all work off of one DVR device?


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The new Motorola QIP6416 is a high-definition (HD) capable, dual- tuner DVR with watch-and-record capability; the Motorola QIP6200 is a single-HD tuner set-top; and the Motorola QIP2500 is a single-tuner standard- definition model.


These three new Motorola set-tops are the first to include built-in home media networking capabilities. Using a technology known as MoCA (short for Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance), the Motorola QIP set-tops can create a multimedia network using the existing coaxial cable already found in the walls of a consumer's home. This network is capable of transporting high- definition video, high-quality digital voice, and high-speed data to televisions, DVR, game consoles, wireless access points, and home computers.


Tying this back to Vonage, the MoCA network has it's own built in QoS features. It will be imperative in the MoCA saturated home to ensure that the phone adapter is given priority in the MoCA router or that the phone adapter is a MoCA device itself (not yet available).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well altho this is a MoCA capable router, it also has 5 ethernet ports (one wan connection, 4 lan). So, the adapter will be pluged into one of these lan ports. If that's what this device will use then, you aren't kidding it is important that we get QoS setup corectally so he doesnt experience bad voice quality.

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A router is used to provide program information and On Demand programming to your STBs over the coaxial TV wires in your home. The broadband router provides a more secure networking environment and ensures the quality of service necessary to deliver the FiOS TV experience.


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Data for the FiOS TV Interactive Programming Guide and On Demand programming travel over our network to the Optical Network Terminal and through the router before reaching your STBs, allowing you to take control of your viewing experience and experience the interactivity that this network enables.


I called Verizon specifically to ask about sharing recordings between DVRs. They told me that rollout for that has been delayed.

I have been trying to determine if the MoCA network is currently used for OnDemand video programming or just for the signalling. The two quotes above are from Verizon's site. They, not so clearly, imply that OnDemand programming is delivered through the router. Since the D-Link router does not have a MoCA connection on it I am curious if another device is used to provide the MoCA interface. I guess I will find that out next week.

There is a big flaw, in my opinion, in passing all of the multimedia traffic in the house through the router that serves as the gateway to the Internet. It would seem to me that a separate switch to handle the majority of the MoCA traffic and allowing the gateway to only have to deal with incoming external streams would be better. Perhaps that's why the ActionTec router is so overpowered (according to them).

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:45 pm    Post subject: RE: Vonage with FiOS Actiontec MI424 Router QoS Reply with quote Back to top

I setup my Vonage service on the router using the QoS page -- you can specify the device to which you want to prioritize traffic. I selected the Linksys PAP2 device, connected straight into the router, and set it's priority as being the highest. So if I'm downloading a trailer and talking on the phone at the same time -- my voice traffice should be prioritized the highest. Tested it out a few times and didn't notice any voice glitches from either end.


As far as the MoCA comment. MoCA simply is a transport medium to convert IP traffic to travel over the existing coax in a house. Typically -- you'll find most TVs in a house are co-located to a Coax jack not a Cat5 jack. So it is useful to use a technology, like MoCA (alternatively there is HPNA), to transport data (in this case video that is data) over MoCA throughout the house.
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