Had FIOS installed today and here's the issue I'm having - when I try to connect my existing router up to the FIOS router, my router goes nuts on handling things. If I plug my computer directly to FIOS, things are great. But my router, and things go south. I've actually managed to get things somewhat useable, but the current issue I'm having is that other devices can't use the internet if it has an IP different from what the FIOS router assigned to it.
What I'm wanting to do is let the FIOS router do it's own thing on it's own level, but everything connected up to my router gets handled by my router, and treats the FIOS simply as the WAN as it should.
I want to clarify that I am NOT talking about using my router in place of the FIOS as the source of the internet connection. Rather, treating the FIOS router as sort of a cable modem. It brings the internet, connects to my router, my router handles the work of spreading it to my LAN.
So here's the main question. How am I supposed to have it set up? With Comcast, the WAN device is set to DHCP to establish a connection to the cable modem. If I have DHCP enabled with the FIOS router, my router becomes unreachable, then I have to unplug it from FIOS and restart the router. Unmanaged and Static IP seem to give the same results. I only started getting it to work when I went to Switch and set the WAN to be "untagged" with the other ports on vLan1.
When I've tried to Google for help on it, I get results about using my own FIOS based router to connect to the internet, or flashing a FIOS router, etc. Nothing that is to the point about the protocol to use to connect, settings to use, etc.
Any guides that I've been unfortunate enough to not come across? Or someone else have this issue and figured out how to tame the beast?
Thanks in advance, now to go pull out more of my hair.