Originally Posted by rickypicky
In other words, can you do a two-way split of the COAX coming out of the ONT and have one of the outputs of the splitter go to the NIM, and the other output of the splitter go to an 'x' output splitter for distribution to your TVs
I believe the coax from the NIM can be plugged into the coax "network" at any point (so either scenario you mention should work). The NIM uses the MOCA capability of the QIPs to communicate via IP with the NIM (and with each other eventually), so I believe that all is needed is that they be somewhere on the wires to those boxes.
In regard to a previous post on the D-Link router:
The word on the street is that the D-Link router is loaded with specialized firmware for the FiOS internet, and updated again for the FiOS TV service. It is a high bandwidth router, and you may actually find that your netgear or Linksys router is not capable of the 30Mb speeds necessary in the combined internet/TV setup.
One metric I noted in my installation is that the best throughput I could get out of FiOS with my Linksys WRT54GX4 connected directly was < 9Mb/sec. With the DLink in the lead position this jumped to closer to 14 Mb/sec. Definitely something going on there.
I personally like the level of network isolation I get with my current "wishbone" configuration. The DLink sits at the front connected to the FiOS internet connection. Behind this is the WRT54GX4 for the home wireless/wired network, including all machine-to-machine chatter, the WRTP54G for Vonage VoIP (with wireless turned off), and the FiOS NIM. Everything runs absolutely flawlessly and I have noted doing the following in parallel:
1. Two Video-on-Demand broadcasts over the NIM
2. A number of sizable podcast downloads
3. A VoIP phonecall with flawless quality.
No degradation or problems encountered on any of the above. YMMV