My Verizon FiOS connection is an old one, using COAX cable from the ONT to a Verizon-provided Actiontec M1424WR Rev I Router. I just ordered a Synology RT2600AC router which, I have been informed, provides far better security than does the Actiontec and is much more configurable. Because the connection to the Actiontec is via COAX, I have to keep the Actiontec router. The more I research how to manage the settings in both routers, the more confused I become. Some instructions indicate it is easy; others are bafflingly complex and involve DMZ settings, netmasks, non-routable subnets, etc. I am beginning to worry that I have bitten off way more than I can chew (my wife is sure I have ;-).

Does anyone have the knowledge and patience to point me in the right direction and if so, many thanks.

  • Unfortunately, questions about home networking and consumer-grade devices are explicitly off-topic here. You could try to ask this question on Super User.
    – Ron Maupin
    Jun 29, 2018 at 22:15


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