Did you recently subscribe to Spectrum Internet Deals and are waiting to get your internet installed? Well, the wait is over because after reading this guide, you will be able to install the internet all by yourself. Follow the instructions and you will be on your way to enjoy seamless service in no time. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into it.
Step 1. Connect the Modem
Connect one side of the coaxial cable to the cable outlet and the other side to the modem. After that, connect the power cable to the modem and plug it in the electrical outlet. Then, wait for the modem to establish a connection with the network. It usually takes around two to four minutes for the modem to show you its online status. When the light indicator for online status is stable, you will know that the modem is connected to the internet.
Step 2. Connect the Modem to the Wi-Fi Router
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the modem and the second end to the internet port located at the back of the router. After that, connect the power cable to the router and plug it in the electrical outlet. Then, wait for the Wi-Fi status light to turn green. This can take up to 10 minutes.
In case, there is no light on the router, switch it off and on again or you can disconnect it from the electrical outlet for a minute and then turn it on.
Step 3. Connect a Device to the Wi-Fi Network
Connect a device to your Wi-Fi, open settings and select the appropriate network to connect. You will have two network options: 5GHz and 2.4GHz.
- 5GHz is a faster network but has a limited range.
- 4GHz has a wide range but limited network speed.
The name of the Wi-Fi and its password can be found on a label that is located on the back of the router. The password for both the networks (5GHz and 2.4GHz) is the same.
Step 4. Activate the Equipment
To activate your internet service, visit the activation website which is available in most of the states. You will be able to see the website link once you have established a connection with the router via your smartphone, laptop or tablet. You will be directed to the activation page automatically.
In case you are unable to log on to the website, call 1-855-814-6041 and one of the customer representatives will assist you to set up your internet service.
Setting up the internet service on your own is simple. To facilitate its customers, Spectrum provides a full-fledged guide with easy-to-follow instructions, which is included in the kit.
You will find the following things in the self-installation kit:
- Welcome Guide and Installation Instructions
- Wi-Fi Router
- Coaxial Cable
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Cables
It is always a good idea to ensure that you have been provided with all the things required to self-install internet service. Once you have verified the contents of the installation kit, follow the aforementioned steps and you are on your way to enjoying incredibly fast and stable internet service.
If your modem is to share the cable with a Spectrum Receiver, make sure that you use a splitter. It helps split the cable signals between two devices so that they do not lose the connection. For optimal results, use the one that is rated at 3.5 dBm. You can easily get it from any Spectrum store.
In order to optimize your Wi-Fi experience, make sure that you place the router in a central location so that you can use the internet from anywhere in your home. Plus, keep it away from other electronics because other devices such as a microwave or baby monitor can disrupt your network’s signals, making it impossible for you to access the World Wide Web.
Spectrum internet comes with a security suite, which monitors all your online activities and ensures that your computer is safe from the online threats.
You can also rename and change your network’s password by visiting the Spectrum website. So, in case you are experiencing slow internet speeds, try changing the password of your network because your neighbors might also be using your service. That’s it, you are all set to go.