Rich Freeman on 25 Jan 2015 05:07:37 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Boxes for Internet in Garage?

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 1:39 AM, Ed Dunlop <> wrote:
> I don't know if your ONT is exactly the same as mine, but I was able to buy a replacement battery for mine at Home Depot.

I have to imagine that they're easy to find in any area with FIOS
since everybody needs them every few years.  I'd expect them to sell
better than car batteries at a retail store that doesn't have
installation service, and it seems like everybody stocks those.

FYI - that alarm silence button just makes the beeping stop.  It has
nothing to do with burglar alarms.  The alarm indicates that you need
to change your battery, or that the box is running on battery.  There
should be another button for emergency use - the device will run on
battery until it is fairly low and shut off.  If you have landline
service (or VoIP presumably) and need to make an emergency phone call
you can push the button and get more time out of it.  Of course,
you'll need a POTS-powered phone or UPS-powered equipment to do that
if you have a power outage (which is the most likely reason for the
ONT to not have power).

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