Using own equipment with Google Fiber + TV

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Upgrayedd, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd [H]Lite

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    Hello, I would let to replace my current original GoogleFiber NetworkBox with something better.

    I have found guides to setup for internet only but not for internet+TV.

    I have read that I would need a switch like the Netgear GS108TV2 and a gigabit router like the Netgear R7000.

    Does anyone have any experience replacing their Networkbox with their own equipment and getting TV setup as well?

    I have original Google Fiber equipment as well which I believe is the easiest to setup for - Fiber Jack GFLT100 - NetworkBox GFRG100 - StorageBox GFMS100 - TV Box GFHD100.
     
  2. Budwise

    Budwise [H]ard|Gawd

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    You must use their Network box if you have the TV service. I just DMZ to my own appliance behind the Google box so it just forwards all traffic to my security appliance and the Google box effectively does no routing at all.

    Unless you plan to get your own routing appliance of some sort whether its an R7000 or whatever, just stick with the Google box. Unless you drop some major coin on a mesh system or something the 3rd party wireless AP's arent going to be all that much better than the Google box.
     
  3. obs

    obs [H]ardness Supreme

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    Good luck. This is likely possible but you're going to need something more geared toward the prosumer that you can do a lot of customer configuring with. I have had a lot of issues with consumer gear working with multicast IPTV. Here's a guide on getting tv setup:

    https://netswat.com/blog/google-fiber-ubiquitis-edgerouter/

    I just went through setting this up on my Ubiquiti USG router and it took some time to figure it all out but I eventually got it working.

    Here are other guides I used for my TDS IPTV:

    https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeRouter/TDS-IPTV-with-EdgeRouter-Lite/td-p/1494635
    https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Routing-Switching/IGMP-IPTV-on-USG-PRO/td-p/1497835/page/5
     
  4. FNtastic

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