How can I use my own router with FIOS?

Episode 1190 (26:37)

Steve from Hermosa Beach, CA

Steve has FiOS and the Wi-Fi seems to be slow. How can he speed it up? He'd like to bypass the Verizon router and use his own. Leo says that he'll have to use the Verizon device to connect to FiOS, but he can disable the router part and use his own router instead. He'll need to connect them with ethernet to make it work. The router is also built into the modem and is using network addressing. Steve should put the router part in "bridge mode" to just hand it off to the router. He should check out this FAQ on how to do it - http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077. He has several options here.