How do I open my Verizon ONT box?

What is Verizon FiOS ONT box?

ONT stands for “Optical Network Terminal” (ONT). It’s that bulky box the Verizon technician installs for FiOS Internet, TV, and phone. This device takes the fiber optic signals coming from the Verizon backbone and translates them for use with devices in your house.

Is Verizon ont a modem?

Fios is a pure fiber service, so it doesn’t use modems. The service instead uses an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), which acts as a modem of sorts to convert the fiber signal.

Can I connect directly to the ONT?

You just cannot connect your computer directly with ONT and expect internet to work. ONT is a modem. So to connect to your ONT modem device, connect your computer to the ONT’s WAN port using ethernet (LAN) cable.