A Guide on Self-Installing Spectrum Internet Connection
This is the age of digital advancement and the internet lies at the heart of everything. Everyone needs a high-speed reliable internet connection to carry out their day-to-day tasks. There are several internet service providers in the US but, only a handful fall into the category of reliable networks. Spectrum is considered one of the best cable service providers in the US. Since you have subscribed to one of the spectrum internet plans, it is time to understand how you can purchase its self-installation kit.
Ordering the Self-Installation Kit
Before you begin searching the process of self-installing the spectrum internet connection, it is best to familiarize yourself with the self-installation kit, and how you can get one. You can choose to opt for the spectrum’s professional installation. If you are adamant about doing it yourself, then knowing what comes with the self-installation kit will give you clarity regarding the contents and the process.
The kit itself is free and can be ordered in 2 ways. You can order it while subscribing to spectrum’s internet service online or by phone. Or, you can call the spectrum’s customer service later and tell them to send the self-installation kit to your address by mail.
The Contents of the Kit
A self-installation kit for spectrum internet connection typically includes the following things:
A complete set of instructions in the form of ‘A Welcome Guide’
An Ethernet Cable
A Wi-Fi Router
Coaxial Cable with Coaxial Splitters
Power Cables (2)
Once you receive your self-installation kit, go through it and make sure that you have everything mentioned in this list. In case anything is missing, call the spectrum’s customer service and they will send it to you.
The Process of Self-Installation
Before starting the self-installation process, make sure you have all the equipment and read all the instructions carefully. Don’t miss any steps to ensure a successful installation.
#1. Connecting the Modem
Follow the steps given below to connect your modem.
Take the coaxial cable from the kit. Plug one end in the cable outlet and the other end in the modem.
If you have only one outlet for connecting the modem and spectrum receiver, use the coaxial splitter from the kit. Plug the coaxial cable’s shorter end into a socket and the other end into the ‘IN’ side of the coaxial splitter.
Use the ‘OUT’ ends of the coaxial splitter to connect the modem and the receiver.
Once that is done, grab the power cord from your kit, plug one end into the modem, and the other into the wall outlet.
It may take approx. 5 min. for the connection to complete. So, wait for the blinking lights on your modem to turn solid.
Once the lights stop blinking and turn solid, the connection is established.
#2. Connecting it to Router
Now, it is time to connect the modem to a router.
Take the Ethernet cable from your kit, attach one end to the modem and plug the other into the Ethernet port of the router.
Grab the power cord, plug one end into the router, and the other into a wall outlet.
Once plugged in, you should see blinking lights on the Wi-Fi router.
It may take up to 10 minutes for lights to stop blinking and become a stable, solid green color.
Stable and solid green lights indicate that the connection is complete.
In case the router remains disconnected, power it off by pressing the power button at its back and repeat the steps.
#3. Activating the Internet Connection
To complete the Spectrum modem setup, you need to activate your internet connection through the spectrum’s website. Use your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access spectrum.net/self-install, then follow the provided instructions.