Using your own router on Google Fiber

John pontifier at
Fri Oct 24 09:26:16 MDT 2014

I don't have tv through google, but I did find some instructions that say they will work. Maybe we can get together and try it out. If it works we could help others get it set up.

-John Fenley

--- Original Message ---

From: "Dan Stovall" <dbstovall at>
Sent: October 24, 2014 8:07 AM
To: "Provo Linux Users Group" <plug at>
Subject: Re: Using your own router on Google Fiber

Thanks.  I have been so frustrated by the wireless service on google
fiber.  I finally went out and bought a wireless router but I haven't had
the time to set it up yet. I have been reading about plenty of people that
have been struggling to get their configured correctly.  Ideally I would
like my router to replace the wireless service that the google network box
provides and have everything else work the same.  I have read that many
people that use their own router lose all the features associated with
their wireless devices.  They can no longer play recorded shows on their
tablets and phones.  Their tablets and phones can no longer function as a
remote control, and they can no longer send videos playing on their
wireless devices to their TV's.  Have you seen any of these drawbacks?

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:01 AM, John <pontifier at> wrote:

> Just wanted to share this. I was able to bypass the Google network box
> with a DD-WRT router.I was having trouble because the network box is
> I bought this Buffalo router with dd-wrt pre-installed:
> All I had to do to get it working was turn on tagging on the wan vlan
> under Setup->VLANsI was then able to get an ip address via dhcp.
> There's some discussion online about setting the 802.11q p-bit to 2 to
> enable gigabit speed, but I'm not sure how, and haven't tried to do this as
> I'm on the free plan right now.
> I hope someone finds this useful.
> -John Fenley
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