Like many users of Genius on UFB, the genius has firmware issues and needs manual restarts everyday. Plus it only has 3 available 10/100 ports and limited functionality. I wanted to use a NETGEAR WNDR3800 that has Dual Band Wifi and Gigabit LAN/WAN and supports IPV6, plus I needed more ports for connectivity.
Here is my work around to use any current consumer router with outstanding reliability and performance gains over the Genius:
Due to the way Chorus is delivering the service over an untagged VLAN service using VLAN 10, and that no current consumer routers support VLAN's on their WAN, all you actually need is a Smart switch or better that supports VLAN's. I choose a NETGEAR smart switch, GS108T its $203 on Ascent.
Create VLAN 10 on the switch under Switching > VLAN > VLAN Configuration
Assign VLAN 10 to 2 ports on the switch using U for untagged. Switching > VLAN > VLAN Membership
I suggest ports 1 and 2 for ease. Leave ports 3-8 untagged - you'll see why soon.
Step 3: Remove Orcon Genius from the Chorus ONT.
Plug the ONT Port 1 into Port 1 on the switch.
Plug your consumer Routers WAN Port into Port 2 on the switch.
Step 4: Plug in a LAN port from the Consumer Router into port 3. This will issue DHCP addressing to ports 4-8 on the switch, plus you still have the other 3x LAN ports on your Router.
Enjoy your new highspeed UFB with full GigE network performance, and the increased port count for connectivity.