[Cerowrt-devel] Verizon FIOS - How to use CeroWRT directly with interactive TV
dave.taht at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 02:13:50 EDT 2014
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Aristar <LeetMiniWheat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Frits Riep <riep at riepnet.com> wrote:
>>> · I have an WNDR3800 running CeroWRT 3.10.24-8 and it is directly
>>> connected to the ONT (Optical Network Terminator), and no Verizon Router.
>> Oh, cool. I had figured the actiontec router was a hard requirement.
>>> · To get the interactive TV (guide, multi room dvr, and video on
>>> demand) you need to bridge the ethernet LAN of the router to the TV Coax in
>>> order to control the settop box and send the video content from the internet
>>> to the settop box.
>>> · The easiest way to bridge the Ethernet network to the Coax is to
>>> use a MoCA bridge (Media Over Coax Alliance).
>>> · http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_over_Coax_Alliance
>>> · D-link, Actiontec, and Netgear offer these MoCA bridges and they
>>> are under $100. You can run them with the factory defaults in this mode
>>> (lan mode). There is also a WAN mode if you want to use the COAX to the WAN
>>> interface of the router which is useful if you only have COAX wiring in your
>>> home and you want to locate your router in a different location from the ONT
>>> Ethernet jack.
>> Can you point us at a specific one?
> This is particularly interesting since Verizon will start charging an
> equipment rental fee for their routers. (They've already started
> offering a "improved" router for $100 which probably still sucks).
> Would be nice to give them the middle finger and send their crappy
> router back ^^
That would be a start. Their routers aren't all that bad, when compared
to cpe provided by others. I'd hope, given their vendor, that they'd
start adopting some of this new stuff. In particular I keep hoping they'll
I note that there will still be some way to get screwed on the rental fee.
I bought a bunch of CM822T modems and replaced the existing cable
modems for a bunch of boxes, and tried to return the old modems - only
to be told that even though telephony worked, they had no way to
"enter the info into the FCC database" and that if I returned the old
modems and stopped getting charged the rent they'd have to turn off
Still, I'd rather have good internet than bad, and maybe they will put
the extra 7 dollars a month to good use on improving their own
>>> Thanks for the great work being done. I am using this for our home network.
>>> Should I update to the latest version 3.10.32-10 or is there a new stable in
>>> the near future?
>> 3.10.32-9 is in the "happens to be pretty stable" catagory, rather
>> than "intended to be stable". :/
>> We started shooting for a long-term stable build last august, I'd
>> hoped to have one by december, and then by mid-feburary...
>> We seem to be getting close! There are no priority 1 or 2 bugs left, churn
>> upstream is settling down as barrier breaker gets closer to a freeze, dnsmasq
>> w/dnssec is nearing a release.
>> Aside from a couple features I really wanted to have (bcp38, babeld in
>> procd), and a protocol I wanted to obsolete (ahcp replaced by hncp),
>> and a daemon I wanted to replace (mdns hybrid proxy in place of
>> ... it is long past time to draw a line and declare it done enough.
>> I think the biggest thing left to do is push the SQM system upstream to openwrt
>> for comment and revision.
>> I'd like to gateway a "stable" cerowrt 3.10 on barrier breaker itself
>> going into a freeze, but can live without that.
> I'm very eagerly awaiting the next 3.10 stable release as well, I'm
> afraid to upgrade the 3.7.5 on my FiOS gateway for fear of stability
> issues (30+ days uptime no problems). I do a lot of online gaming and
> I really appreciate all the work you guys do.
Well 3.10.32-9 and later are looking pretty good.
>> AFTER there's a stable release...
>> There is a ton of new work to do (if I care to think about it) with
>> the new hnetd (hncp) stuff, the mdnsproxy, hardening the OS further,
>> getting source specific routing to work better with vpns, finding a
>> higher end platform with more oomph, etc, but we have to go looking
>> for grant money to do any of that.
> I'd really love to see dnscrypt-proxy included too, but I understand
> there's more pressing work to be done.
There is seemingly no existing dnscrypt-proxy source package available
for openwrt. I'll gladly toss one into ceropackages if it can be found.
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