Verizon Fios compatibility

Is the Airport Extreme Verizon Fios compatible? Can I plug it directly into the ethernet port of the wall or would I have to connect it to the existing Verizon Fios router. If it has to plug into the router, how would I go about setting up the wireless provided by the Airport Extreme?

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QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    I use Fios and Airport everyday. My Airport Extreme is hard wired to my Fios router. I disabled the wireless on my Fios router to lessen the chance of interference and because I wanted the features of an Apple Airport network (music, ease of use). I then set my Airport Extreme to bridge mode so it isn't creating another subnet, my Fios router is still providing the wireless network IP addresses to all the wireless clients. I also have an Airport Express operating in WDS mode providing streamed music to a speaker and also extending my network. Lastly, I have a basic Canon inkjet printer connected via USB to my Airport Extreme acting as a network printer. My clients are a MacBook, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, and an iPad.
    Good luck!