Verizon Fios G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Home Router Manual

Welcome to the Verizon FiOS G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Router Product Manual page. This state-of-the-art router is designed to offer you an unparalleled internet experience with lightning-fast speeds and superior coverage, ensuring seamless connectivity for all your devices. Engineered with the latest advancements in Wi-Fi technology, the G3100 router employs a powerful tri-band system that delivers exceptional performance, reliability, and security to your home network. As you navigate through this manual, you will find comprehensive information and easy-to-follow instructions to help you set up, configure, and optimize your router. With the Verizon FiOS G3100, experience the true potential of fiber-optic internet and transform your home into a digital haven.

How to Install the Verizon Fios G3100 Home Router

Follow these easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions to install and activate your Verizon FiOS G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Router:

  1. Unbox the router: Carefully unbox the G3100 router and its included components. Inside the box, you should find the router, power adapter, Ethernet cable, and the Quick Start Guide.
  2. Find a suitable location: Choose a central location in your home, preferably elevated and away from large metal objects, to place the router. This will ensure optimal Wi-Fi coverage.
  3. Connect to the ONT: Locate your Optical Network Terminal (ONT) box, typically installed by Verizon in your home. Using the provided Ethernet cable, connect one end to the ONT’s Ethernet port and the other end to the router’s WAN (Wide Area Network) port, usually marked as a globe icon or labeled “WAN.”
  4. Power up the router: Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet and connect the other end to the router’s power port. Press the power button on the back of the router to turn it on. Wait for the Power LED on the front of the router to turn solid white, indicating it’s ready for use.
  5. Connect to the router’s Wi-Fi network: On your smartphone, tablet, or computer, navigate to the Wi-Fi settings and search for available networks. Connect to the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) printed on the sticker at the back or bottom of your router. Enter the default Wi-Fi password (also found on the sticker) when prompted.
  6. Activate the router: Open a web browser on your device and enter the following web address: http://fiosrouter.home. This will take you to the router’s web-based setup page. Follow the on-screen prompts to activate your router and complete the initial setup. You will be asked to create a new Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password during this process.
  7. Connect additional devices: Once the setup is complete, you can connect other devices to your new Wi-Fi network using the SSID and password you created during the activation process.
  8. Secure your network: To enhance the security of your home network, change the router’s default administrator username and password by following the instructions in the router’s web-based interface.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed and activated your Verizon FiOS G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Router. Enjoy your high-speed internet experience!

Verizon Fios G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Home Router Ports

Verizon Fios G3100 Tri-Band Fiber Optic Home Router Ports

How to Factory Reset Verizon G3100 Router

To factory reset your Verizon Fios G3100 Tri-Band Wireless Fiber Optic Router, follow these simple and easy-to-understand steps:

Step 1: Locate the Reset Button Find the reset button on the back of your router. It is usually a small, recessed button labeled “Reset” or “Factory Reset.”

Step 2: Power On the Router Make sure the router is plugged in and turned on. The power LED should be illuminated.

Step 3: Press the Reset Button Using a small, pointed object like a paperclip or toothpick, gently press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds. You will notice the router’s LED lights start blinking, indicating that the reset process has begun.

Step 4: Release the Reset Button After 10 seconds, release the reset button. The router will now begin the factory reset process. This may take a few minutes.

Step 5: Wait for Router to Restart Once the factory reset is complete, the router will automatically restart. The power LED should turn solid green or white, depending on the model. This indicates that the router has successfully reset to its factory settings.

Step 6: Reconfigure the Router After the factory reset, you will need to set up your router again. Connect your computer or device to the router’s Wi-Fi network (the default network name and password can usually be found on a sticker at the bottom of the router) and follow the setup instructions provided by Verizon to configure your router and re-establish your internet connection.

Remember to change the default Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password to something unique and secure during the setup process.

That’s it! You have now successfully factory reset your Verizon Fios G3100 Tri-Band Wireless Fiber Optic Router.

How to Change Verizon G3100 Router WiFi Password

Here are simple, easy-to-understand steps to change the Wi-Fi password on your Fios G3100 router:

Step 1: Connect to the Router Connect your computer or device to the router’s Wi-Fi network. The default network name (SSID) and password can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the router.

Step 2: Access the Router’s Web Interface Open a web browser and enter the router’s default IP address, which is usually http://192.168.1.1, in the address bar. Press Enter to access the router’s web interface.

Step 3: Log In You will be prompted to enter a username and password to log in to the router’s interface. The default username is “admin,” and the default password can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the router. Enter the required information and click “Log In.”

Step 4: Navigate to the Wi-Fi Settings In the router’s interface, click on the “Wireless” or “Wi-Fi” tab located at the top of the page.

Step 5: Select the Wi-Fi Network The G3100 router supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to change the password for by clicking on the corresponding tab or section (either “2.4 GHz” or “5 GHz”).

Step 6: Change the Wi-Fi Password Look for the “Security” or “Password” section in the Wi-Fi settings. You will see a field labeled “Pre-Shared Key,” “Wi-Fi Password,” or something similar. Delete the current password and enter your new, secure password. A strong password should be at least 8 characters long and include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Step 7: Save Changes Click “Save” or “Apply” to save your new Wi-Fi password. The router may take a few moments to update the settings.

Step 8: Reconnect Devices After changing the Wi-Fi password, you will need to reconnect all of your devices to the network using the new password.

That’s it! You have successfully changed the Wi-Fi password on your Fios G3100 router. Remember to share the new password with anyone who needs access to your Wi-Fi network.

How to Set Verizon G3100 Router to Bridge Mode

Setting your Fios G3100 router to bridge mode will disable its routing capabilities, allowing it to function as a simple access point or switch. Here are easy-to-understand steps for setting your G3100 router to bridge mode:

Step 1: Connect to the Router Connect your computer or device to the router’s Wi-Fi network, or use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer directly to one of the router’s LAN ports.

Step 2: Access the Router’s Web Interface Open a web browser and enter the router’s default IP address, which is typically http://192.168.1.1, in the address bar. Press Enter to access the router’s web interface.

Step 3: Log In You will be prompted to enter a username and password to log in to the router’s interface. The default username is “admin,” and the default password can be found on a sticker at the bottom of the router. Enter the required information and click “Log In.”

Step 4: Navigate to the Advanced Settings In the router’s interface, click on the “Advanced” tab located at the top of the page.

Step 5: Enable Bridge Mode Under the “Advanced” tab, look for the “Network Settings” or “Network” section. Find the “Bridge Mode” or “Operating Mode” option and enable it. This may be a checkbox or a dropdown menu where you need to select “Bridge” or “Bridge Mode.”

Step 6: Save Changes Click “Save” or “Apply” to save your changes. The router may prompt you to confirm that you want to enable bridge mode, as it will disable some features, like Wi-Fi and DHCP. Click “OK” or “Yes” to confirm.

Step 7: Restart the Router The router will automatically restart to apply the changes. This may take a few minutes. Once it restarts, the router will be in bridge mode and function as an access point or switch.

Step 8: Connect to the Main Router Using an Ethernet cable, connect one of the G3100’s LAN ports to a LAN port on your primary router. This will allow devices connected to the G3100 to access your primary network and the internet.

That’s it! You have successfully set your Fios G3100 router to bridge mode. Keep in mind that you will need to connect to your primary router’s Wi-Fi network or use an Ethernet connection to access the internet, as the G3100’s Wi-Fi will be disabled in bridge mode.

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