Verizon Fios is one of the affordable ISPs out there in the US and their services can be relied upon to have stable internet connectivity round the clock for domestic purposes and small offices with one or two PCs. While the internet connectivity is pretty stable and there are no such issues with the connectivity.
However, you can have problems sometimes while using the MOCA over the network and it will be showing a red blinking light on the MOCA connector that you might be using. This should be easy enough to fix and all you need to know is as follow:
Verizon Fios MOCA Red Light: Reasons?
Well, there are multiple reasons that can cause you to have a red light on your MOCA device on the Verizon Fios network. The first and most common reason that you can face is that your ONT or the Optical Terminal Network does not support MOCA and will not be able to work with it.
Another reason that you can have the issue is that the MOCA doesn’t support internet connections over 100Mbps, so if you have a package that supports 100Mbps speed, you will need to reconsider that. Here are a few ways to have this fixed.
1) Check Compatibility
The first thing that you should be doing if your MOCA is showing a red light while you are trying to connect it with your ONT over the Verizon Fios network is to check the connectivity. You need to make sure that you are using the right ONT that would support MOCA. So, call Verizon Fios support and ask them if the ONT you are using is compatible to be used with MOCA.
If not, you will need to have an upgraded ONT and it is always recommended that you use the right ONT from the ISP that is Verizon Fios, in this case, to ensure that you are not voiding the warranty on the rest of your equipment and also making sure that you are getting the safe device that will not cause any harm or risks for your usage and privacy of the data.
2) Check Package
Another thing that you will need to make sure if you are unable to use your MOCA over the Verizon FIOS and it is showing a red light is that your package should not be exceeding the data transfer speed of 100Mbps. You need to call Verizon Fios and ask them if you are using a package that is offering over 100Mbps speed. If you are getting something like over 100Mbps in bandwidth speed, that would mean you will not be able to use it with the MOCA as coaxial cables don’t support such speeds.
You will either need to step down on the speed and get a package that is below 100Mbps or you need to switch to Cat5 cable and bid farewell to MOCA. Either way, you will make it work, but you cannot possibly have both over the same network.